Kodak may not make a full comeback on the market this year after all, as the PixPro S1 Micro Four Thirds camera has been delayed.
Kodak has been going through a lot over the past few years. Its financial troubles have resulted in the company filing for bankruptcy in the early parts of 2012. However, the digital imaging giant has been slowly awakening and it is on the verge of emerging out of bankruptcy this year.
JK Imaging is now the holder of the Kodak brand. Multiple cameras have been announced, as well as a Micro Four Thirds shooter. Plenty of compact and bridge cameras have received the official unveiling treatment, but the MFT system has simply been demoed at various events.
Kodak PixPro S1 is not coming in Q3 2013
JK Imaging and Kodak have repeatedly said that the device will be formally announced and officially released during the third quarter of 2013, which ends on September 30. One third of this period is over and the so-called PixPro S1 is nowhere to be seen.
According to sources familiar with the company’s affairs, the Kodak S1 has been delayed. The reasons for the postponement are unknown, but it appears that there is “no working sample of the camera”.
Kodak S1 Micro Four Thirds camera delayed until 2014
This could be a little weird as JK Imaging and Kodak should have begun testing the S1 by now. Despite that, it is better to delay a product rather than launch an unfinished one.
Unfortunately, it appears that the Micro Four Thirds shooter will not be released in 2013 and such an extended holdup may inflict further damage to the company’s reputation.
Testing and tweaking a product takes a lot of time, so the Kodak S1 Micro Four Thirds camera will most likely show its imaging prowess as of 2014.
Kodak PixPro AZ521 52x optical zoom bridge camera hitting stores soon
Both Kodak and the holder of its brand are really quiet on this one, but the PixPro AZ521 is coming soon. The bridge camera features a 52x optical zoom lens, which provides a 35mm equivalent of 24-1248mm.
Additionally, it is packing a 16.4-megapixel sensor, 3-inch LCD screen, and f/2.4-5.6 maximum aperture among others. It can also shoot 1920 x 1080 videos at 30 frames per second and it will cost £249 when it becomes available in Q3 2013.