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Kodak to bring new DSLR to CES?

updated 10:00 am EDT, Tue October 20, 2009

Kodak to replace Zi8, unveil new cam at CES

Kodak is expected to unveil two new digital imaging products at CES 2010, including a successor to the Zi8 handheld camcorder launched this summer and a new but secret type of camera that could be a DSLR, which would represent a return to the field for Kodak. According to a Tuesday ElectricPig report, details on the device are thin, but the rumors are said to come from a "highly placed" source at the company.

The new camera will be a high-profile launch at the show, the source says, which implies specs and features very competitive with others in the camera's as yet undefined category. As in the past, Kodak may also have a price advantage over competitors.

The updates to the Zi8 are unknown, though the current model can record at 1080p resolution and 30 frames per second or 720p and 60fps. It has a 2.5-inch LCD and a built-in microphone jack. SDHC cards hold content, and users can capture 5-megapixels photos. An HDMI output lets users watch their recordings on their HDTVs. The Zi8 costs $180.

by MacNN Staff



  1. JBracy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not their first

    Kodak was one of the first to enter the DSLR field. They had a whole range of cameras which were basically Nikon or Canon film cameras modified with a digital chip in place of the film plate.

  1. JBracy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Here's a link

  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1 ever!

    JBracy was quick off the mark, so....ditto. Also, the question remains as to what lens mount the Kodak device would employ as it's unlikely to be proprietary. So the camera will either mount Nikon, Canon, perhaps even Sony MAF or the good old K variations.

  1. dliup

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Who ever did this story should be fired. Another story, Apple could release the first personal computer, with GUI, today! OMG!

  1. agno3

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Either this story is 18 years late OR....

    Either this story is 18 years late OR the editor should check out this cool thing called google that knows all.

    In 1991, Kodak released the first commercially available digital SLR, the Kodak DCS-100. It consisted of a modified Nikon F3 SLR body, modified drive unit, and an external storage unit connected via cable. The 1.3 megapixel camera cost approximately US$30,000. This was followed by the Kodak DCS-200 with integrated storage.[25]

  1. ClevelandAdv

    Joined: Dec 1969


    DCS 460

    My first DSRL was a Kodak DCS 460 (in 1995), a 6.2MP DSRL built on a Nikon D90s body.
    The cost was 26,800 for the body. Kodak invented the DSLR and owned the market in the 90's.

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