Kodak Ektra – A Smartphone Designed for Photographers

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A couple of days back, Kodak has announced the Ektra, a smartphone designed especially for the photographers. The smartphone is being produced by a UK-based company, Bullitt Group. Many of you might or might not be aware that the original Kodak Ektra camera was manufactured and marketed way back in the year 1941.

The Ektra smartphone by Kodak features a 21-megapixel camera with a lens which has the aperture as wide as f/2.0 and a dual-LED flash next to the camera at the back. The mobile camera comes equipped with Optical Image Stabilization, Phase Detection Auto Focus and can record videos in 4K resolution. For selfie addicts, the Ektra features a front-facing 13-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture.

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One of the key attractions of this Kodak smartphone is the built and the look of it, which will make you feel that you are clicking photos using a point-and-shoot camera. On the side panel edge, you will find a dual-press shutter release button which acts similarly as a digital camera.

The camera app in the Kodak Ektra has a classic interface which has a camera-like modes dial with extensive scene mode selection and allows the user to use the camera in manual mode. It comes with Super 8 app, which gives similar effects as of the vintage Super 8 films by Kodak after you have clicked the images. Ektra also comes loaded with the Snapseed app, which is in itself a great post-processing application.

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Key features of Kodak Ektra:

  • ANDROID 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Professional results from a 21MP fast focus camera sensor with F2.0, PDAF, OIS, Dual LED Flash
  • 13MP phase detection autofocus front-facing camera with F2.2 PDAF
  • Helio X20 2.3GHz Decacore processor with 3GB RAM
  • 32GB memory, expandable with MicroSD cards
  • Advanced Manual Mode – adjustable on Exposure, ISO, Focal Length (Manual/Auto), White Balance, Shutter Speed, Aperture (fixed f2.0 main camera)
  • Familiar scene selection dial experience – includes scene modes Smart Auto, Portrait, Manual, Sports, Bokeh, Night-time, HDR, Panorama, Macro, Landscape, Film / Video
  • Integrated high-quality printing app
  • Super 8 Video Recorder
  • Integrated social media sharing
  • 3000mAh, with USB 3.0 Type C fast charger

The Kodak Ektra will launch in the UK somewhere around this December and will bear a price tag of £449. Hopefully, we should expect it in India by next year. hopefully. To know more, visit www.kodak.com/go/ektra.

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Kunal Malhotra is a socially renowned photographer with 10+ years of practical photography experience. He started his journey as a photography enthusiast in 2011 while pursuing Mass Communication. After working for 5 years as a Digital Marketing professional, he quit his job to become a full-time Photography Mentor. Kunal is currently associated with Canon as a Canon Maestro, and is also working with Amazon to generate photography-centric informative content. He is also a staff writer at Digital Photography School, a leading Photography blog read globally. Kunal specializes in teaching, influencing and motivating photography enthusiasts by the means of his Photography YouTube channel ‘The Photography Blogger’, one of the biggest in the country. His aim is to spread the knowledge about photography across the country, by making videos in Hindi language. Kunal has conducted 50+ photography walks and workshops on various genres of photography. Kunal holds expertise in multiple genres of photography in order to further share his knowledge with 500,000+ people connected with him on digital platforms. Street, Fashion, Wedding and Product are among his favourite genres of photography.

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