You may have seen the Kodak name in the business section of your local paper, the news focusing on the venerable company’s restructuring. During that period, it sold off various rights to the name. JK Imaging is the worldwide licensee for Kodak Pixpro digital cameras, which may show up in your local Wal-Mart, for example.
The 2014 Astro Zoom line is highlighted with the flagship 65x optical zoom AZ651. This model features 1080p HD Video; 3.0-inch articulating LCD; OIS; and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
Other Astro Zoom cameras include the AZ251, AZ362 (25x and 36x optical zoom), AZ421 (42x optical zoom) and AZ525 (52x optical zoom plus Wi-Fi).
The company also says it will introduce its first Micro Four Thirds (MFT) camera, the S-1. The S-1 is WiFi enabled, boasts a 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, a 3.0-inch articulating LCD, sensor shift OIS, 1080p 30 fps H.264 FHD Video and lithium-ion battery.
The line also includes two new waterproof, freeze-proof, dust-proof, and shock-proof 1080p HD video cameras. The entry-level SPZ1 Action Cam offers 3x optical zoom, 14-megapixel CMOS sensor and Video Image Stabilization. The step up SP1 Action Cam features an ultra-wide-angle lens and built-in wireless capability.
The Friendly Zoom line of point-and-shoot digital cameras is also available, with many automatic and very easy to use features.