Saturday 22 October 2016

Kodak brings its smartphone

Kodak Ektra

US camera manufacturer Kodak brings its smartphone called Kodak Ektra.

One of the world's most iconic camera brands has launched into the smartphone market with the reveal of the Kodak Ektra.

The device is packed full of nifty camera tricks to help you get the most of your daily snaps as it looks to steal away dedicated DSLR camera users.

The Kodak Ektra is named after the company's iconic rangefinder camera from the 1940s, and features a retro design thanks to a leather-like surface coating the rear of the device.

The rear of the device is dominated by a DSLR-esque camera lens which protrudes from the back, made up of a 21 megapixel Sony IMX230 sensor.

Kodak Ektra

This is packed full of top-line features including optical image stabilisation and autofocus, 4K video capture and Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) and HDR Imaging.

There's even a Super 8 video recorder for those looking for a bit of retro flair.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the camera is the dominant force in the device, with a dedicated shutter button on the top joining a 13MP front lens, alongside a digital "Scene Selection Dial" that gives access to a number of different shooting modes.

But your snaps will also be able to link into a number of leading photo apps, including VSCO, Adobe Lightroom and Prisma, as well as a new Prints app from Kodak which will allow users to order physical prints and books.

Kodak Ektra

The Kodak Ektra was built by American device manufacturer Bullitt, which has previously made phones for the likes of JCB and the Ministry of Sound.

The hardware specs suggest the phone itself is firmly within the mid-range area, packing in a deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which can be boosted up to 128GB more using a MicroSD card.

To show off all your pics, there's a 5 inch, 1080p display, powered by a 3000mAh battery that supports "Pump Express" quick charging on USB 3.0, alongside Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

The Kodak Ektra will go on sale in the UK from December for £449.



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