JK Imaging has finally revealed the entire Kodak PixPro S-1 specs list after introducing the Micro Four Thirds camera several times, including at CES 2014.
In order to save itself from bankruptcy, Kodak has been forced to sell its brand rights to JK Imaging, which is now making sure that the camera and lens department will continue to carry on. Additionally, JK Imaging has even unveiled several devices along the way.
The most interesting of them is the Kodak PixPro S-1, a Micro Four Thirds camera finding itself in a sea of Astro Zoom bridge models.The S-1 has been mentioned at the beginning of 2013 and the shooter has been introduced at a select event just a few months later.
Nevertheless, it has never made it on the market, so the manufacturer has probably decided to change a few things. Anyway, the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 has arrived rather quickly after that so JK Imaging has announced the S-1 once again.
A preliminary list of specifications has been given, but not the full one. This has boggled photographers’ minds as the device has been introduced several times, but its features and capabilities are still unknown.
Thankfully, the Kodak PixPro S-1 specs list is now official and potential customers can finally know what they could buy for a price around $500.
JK Imaging reveals Kodak PixPro S-1 specs, no surprises here
As previously said, the camera sports a 16-megapixel CMOS Micro Four Thirds sensor, 3-inch 920K-dot tilting LCD screen, ISO sensitivity range between 200 and 12,800, 5fps continuous shooting mode, and a shutter speed range between 1/4000th of a second and 30 seconds.
The scene modes are joined by the regular manual modes, including Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual. The exposure compensation will range between -3 and +3, which is something that professionals will definitely enjoy.
The sensor-shift optical image stabilization technology will help you compensate for any camera shakes. The S-1 supports RAW photos and it captures videos at 1920 x 1080 resolution and 30 frames per second. Stereo sound during recording is supported, too and content is stored on a SD / SDHC / SDXC card.
Built-in WiFi is a nice feature that is becoming a standard in mirrorless cameras
A rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery is powering the MFT camera. The connectivity area includes USB 2.0 and HDMI ports, as well as built-in WiFi, allowing users to transfer content to a smartphone or tablet wirelessly.
Kodak S-1 measures 115.6 x 68.4 x 35.6mm and weighs 290 grams. The aforementioned $500 price also includes a SZ ED 12-45mm f/3.5-6.3 lens that provides a 35mm equivalent of 24-90mm.
A hot shoe is placed on top of the camera so that photographers can attach external accessories to the Micro Four Thirds shooter, such as a flash.
For the time being, this device does not have an official release date. All that we have been told is that it is “coming soon” therefore stay tuned for more details!