What’s a better deal than a 12MP digital camera for only $230? How about a 12MP digital camera with a 5X Schneider-KREUZNACH optical zoom, full manual control of aperture and shutter speed, and true High Definition (720p) video recording at 30fps? Kodak showed off its new EasyShare Z1275 today at its 2007 Christmas in July event. (Only it’s not called that anymore, its called the “holiday event” which doesn’t explain all the Christmas decorations.) This camera packs all of the above into a pocketable, stylish camera that’s easy to master.

Several M-series cameras (all with HD recording as well) were shown, as well as a few other items under NDA (non-disclosure). With the widely-popular (and free) Kodak EasyShare 6.3 software, Kodak’s Wi-Fi eight and ten-inch picture frames, photo greeting card stationery, film-based HQ Maximum Versatility Single Use Camera, and expanded collage options added to kiosks, it appears Kodak is going to have a good holiday this year.
—Michael J. McNamara
Executive Technology Editor