November 22, 2010

KODAK EASYSHARE Z981 Digital Camera


KODAK EASYSHARE Z981 26x Zoom 3 Inch Digital Camera features creativity and versatility that mix together.The 26x zoom was faster, wider, and closer than ever, giving you sharp, steady shots you’ll be proud to share. You can share your videos or images directly from your camera for uploading to YouTube, FACEBOOK, FLICKR, and KODAK Gallery sites with Kodak’s Share button.

From dramatic wide angles to the convenience of ultra zoom, Kodak Z981 delivers extraordinary performance. Feel the passion, you can shoot vertically and horizontally with the convenient vertical shutter release. Get detachable vertical grip that provides maximum comfort while you shooting an object vertically.

You'll get amazing quality prints with this 14 MP Camera. You can make stunning prints up to 30 × 40 in, crop and enlarge image with great picture quality.

Super fast < 0.2 second picture capture speed means you can capture that challenging action shot without delay. This 14 MP digital camera equipped with Kodak’s innovative Smart Capture feature adjusts camera settings for great pictures in just about any environment automatically.

KODAK EASYSHARE Z981 Digital Camera Specifications details:

Standard features

Sensor type 1 / 2.33 type
Effective pixels 14 MP (4368 × 3256)
Lens 26–676 mm (35 mm equiv.) f/2.8–5.0 SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON optical zoom lens
Zoom 26X optical, 5X digital, total zoom range 130X
Image stabilizer optical
Shutter speed auto, 16-1/2000 sec. (S/M modes)
Viewfinder high resolution (230K pixels) electronic, 100% field of view
Display 3.0 in. (approx. 230K dots), Smart Display, 2 level brightness adjustments
Storage 64 MB internal memory[1]available, SDHC/SD card expansion slot

Auto focus

Focus Type TTL imager AF system
Modes normal, macro, super macro, infinity, manual
Focus range

  • normal: 0.7 m (wide)/2.5 m (tele)–infinity

  • macro: 0.1–1.0 m (wide)/1.7–3.0 m (tele)

  • super macro: 0.01–0.3 m (f=52 mm, 35 mm equiv.)

Auto focus control single, continuous
Auto focus zones TTL multi-zone, center zone AF, selectable zone AF (25 zones)
Face Recognition yes
Face Detection yes
Face priority AF yes
AF (Auto Focus) assist light yes

Exposure control

ISO sensitivity auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Metering modes multi pattern, center-weighted, spot
Compensation ±2.0 EV with 1/3 EV steps
Bracketing ±1.0 EV with 1/3 EV steps, 3 images
White balance auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade



  • 6.2 m (@ wide, ISO 400)

  • 3.5 m (@ tele, ISO 400)

Modes auto, red-eye reduction, fill, off
Compensation ±1.0 EV in 1/3 steps

Shooting specifications

Drive modes single shot, burst (0.9 fps up to 3 frames), high-speed burst, self-timer (10 sec.), delay shutter (2 sec.), 2-shot self-timer
Shooting modes Smart Capture, sport, portrait, P (programmed AE), A (aperture priority AE), S (shutter priority AE), M (manual exposure), portrait, panorama (left–right, right–left), video, SCN (scene modes)
Scene modes high ISO, night portrait, landscape, night landscape, flower, sunset, backlight, candlelight, manner/museum, text, beach, snow, fireworks, children, self-portrait, stage
Click to capture < 0.2 sec.
Shot to shot < 1.6 sec

Still capture

Still format JPEG/EXIF v2.21, KDC RAW image file format

Picture size

  • 14 MP (4288 × 3216)—4:3

  • 12 MP (4288 × 2848)—3:2

  • 10 MP (4288 × 2416)—16:9

  • 6 MP (2832 × 2128)—4:3

  • 3 MP (2048 × 1536)—4:3

  • 2 MP (1920 × 1080)—16:9

  • 1 MP (1280 × 960)—4:3

Compression level PASM: fine standard, basic, RAW
Smart Capture: standard
Color modes high, natural, low, sepia, black and white
Sharpness high, normal, low
Review options single, magnification with navigation box, multi-up, multimedia slideshow, histogram, view by, face recognition
Editing on-camera crop, KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology, voice annotation, RAW file development
File management delete, undo delete, copy, protect, text tagging, one-button upload, favorite tagging

Video capture

Format QUICKTIME MOV h.264 (video) & AAC LC (audio)

  • HDV (1280 × 720) at 30 fps

  • VGA (640 × 480) at 30 fps

  • QVGA (320 × 240) at 30 fps

Microphone yes (monoaural)
Speaker yes (monoaural)

  • HDV: continuous up to 29 min. based on memory card capacity

  • VGA/QVGA: continuous up to 80 min. based on memory card capacity

Review options play, rewind, pause, fast-forward and rewind, forward and rewind by frame, multi up, multimedia slideshow, bookmarks, smart finder
Editing make a picture from video, action print (4, 9, 16-up), trim, bookmark
File management delete, undo delete, copy, protect, text tagging, favorite tagging, multi select, Share


Share menu YouTube, FACEBOOK, FLICKR and KODAK Gallery sites, e-mail


Custom settings LCD brightness (5 levels), date stamp (on/off), image storage, capture frame grid (on/off), image stabilizer control, red-eye preflash (on/off), quick view (on/off), advanced digital zoom, orientation sensor, sound, volume, date & time, auto power off, video out, language, reset camera, favorite, set tag, format, about

Physical specifications

I/O interface digital (USB 2.0 high speed) connector for data and video

Power KODAK Ni-MH Pre-Charged Rechargeable / Ni-MH Rechargeable Digital Camera Batteries (4 AA), optional AC adapter

Dedicated buttons

  • top: power, shutter, mode dial, jog dial, drive, focus, flash, shutter, select switch

  • back: zoom, EVF/LCD, 4-way switch, OK, info, menu, review, delete, Share

  • right side: secondary shutter (vertical shutter)

Tripod mount ¼ in. standard
Dimensions W × H × D: 4.9 × 3.3 × 4.1 in.
Weight 519 g without batteries and memory card

KODAK EASYSHARE Z981 26x Zoom 3 Inch Digital Camera available for $199.95 in price at kodak store.

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