Kodak EasyShare V1253
Right before the IFA 2007 show in Berlin begins another compact camera makes it appearance in the good old Google search engine. Although the camera is not confirmed by Kodak we may assume that the Kodak EasyShare V1253 will be introduced very soon. The Kodak V1253 camera offer 12 Megapixels resolution and is capable of shooting pictures at up to 4,000x3000 pixels. And like the new EasyShare Z812 IS the Kodak EasyShare V1253 is able to shoot video at up to 720p resolution; high definition is the key feature. The back of the camera shows a large LCD 16:9 high resolution indoor/outdoor 3.1-inch widescreen color display offering good brightness and clarity, even in direct sunlight.
Kodak V1253 camera - Face detection
The new Kodak V1253 camera incorporates the Kodak Color Science Chip which has to guarantee bright and live like colours. The Schneider-Kreuznach optical zoom lens (35 mm equivalent: 37–111 mm) lets the photographer close to the subject and the 5x digital zoom enlarges the picture even more. Even face detection is on board of the Kodak EasyShare V1253 digital compact camera. This feature detects faces and automatically adjusts camera settings like focus and metering.
Kodak EasyShare V1253 compact camera - Panorama photography
It seems that the new Kodak EasyShare V1253 lacks optical stabilization and is only offering digital image stabilization. Additionally the Kodak EasyShare V1253 provides also high ISO settings up to 3200 ISO. Officially to be able to capture details in low light conditions, but marketing will be the main reason to integrate such a non-usable feature into a compact camera. Furthermore the camera features multiple scene modes such as children, portrait, snow and panorama stich. This last feature is very nice to use in practice, however a 37mm ‘wide’ angle lens is not that interesting for panorama landscape photography.
Kodak EasyShare V1253 - Memory and Digital photography system
The images captures can be found in the 32MB internal memory or in an external Secure Digital or MMC flash memory card. The Kodak V1253 camera support SDHC (SD High Capacity) cards so you will be able to use 4GB storage capacities. The Kodak EasyShare V1253 is part of the Kodak EasyShare System, so sharing your pictures is amazingly simple. Kodak EasyShare Digital Photography System enhances the digital photography experience for consumers worldwide. The EasyShare System consists of digital cameras, picture frames, snapshot printers, online services, software, inkjet and thermal photo papers, and accessories - making picture-taking, sharing and archiving effortless. All Kodak EasyShare Products being introduced include the latest Version of Kodak EasyShare Software featuring an array of enhancements to help consumers find, create and share pictures like never before.