Kodak has displayed its upcoming cameras at the 16th China International Photograph & Electrical Imaging Machinery and Technology Fair, which took place this weekend.
The 16th China International Photograph & Electrical Imaging Machinery and Technology Fair, or simply P&E Show 2013, has been the perfect opportunity for Kodak to show off its upcoming lineup of digital cameras.
Kodak PixPro S1 spotted at 16th annual China P&E Show 2013
Kodak will release several cameras on the market by the end of 2013, including a Micro Four Thirds system. The shooter has been recently announced as the Kodak PixPro S1 and has been scheduled for a Q3 2013 release date.
The shooter has been present at one of the biggest digital imaging shows in China, along with its compact siblings. The Kodak PixPro S1 features a Sony-made Micro Four Thirds CMOS image sensor and WiFi, the latter feature allowing photographers to backup and upload their photos on smartphones and tablets.
It will become available sometime in the late summer or early fall with an entirely new 14-42mm lens, while other optics should be released shortly thereafter. However, more details will be revealed closer to the shooter’s official launch.
Kodak mirrorless camera seen for the first time at the Chinese fair
As for the compact lineup, Kodak has presented a bunch of apparatuses, including a mirrorless camera. This new device does not have a name yet, but it has been flaunted alongside the PixPro AZ362 and AZ361 superzoom, PixPro FZ51 and FZ41 compact cameras.
The new superzooms feature an aspherical lens with 36x optical zoom, HD video recording, and a 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor.
Meanwhile, the new Kodak mirrorless camera will pack a 5x optical zoom lens, which provides a 35mm equivalent of 28-112mm.
Digital imaging giant is on track to emerge out of bankruptcy this summer
One thing that can be easily noticed is that the company will place all of its upcoming cameras into a series called “PixPro”. The camera maker is aiming at emerging out of bankruptcy in mid-2013.
Kodak has filed for bankruptcy in early 2012, after years of poor sales. However, the company has begun selling its assets and licensing its patents. The document imaging business has been sold to Brother for $210 million, while many of its patents have been licensed to a consortium of corporations, such as Microsoft, Google, and Apple, for $527 million.
Although Kodak lost $1.38 billion in 2012, the company is on track towards recovery and its CEO believes that the bankruptcy status will become history sometime in the following months.