Kodak Ektra – The smartphone designed with Photographers in mind

Kodak today announced a new smartphone called the Ektra that’s designed for photographers. The phone features imaging and editing capabilities that will help photography lovers to capture the photos they envision.

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The original Kodak Ektra camera was released back in 1941, and Kodak says this new smartphone is the “latest reincarnation” of that famous model. It’s a phone that’s being produced by the UK-company Bullitt Group, which is licensing the Kodak brand name for the product.

Inside the Kodak Ektra is a 21-megapixel sensor behind an f/2.0 aperture. On the front of the phone is a 13-megapixel sensor with Phase Detection AF behind an f/2.2 aperture.

The industrial design and weight of the camera are both reminiscent of point-and-shoot cameras, and on the horizontal edge is a dual-press shutter button for holding the phone like a traditional camera.

On the back of the Ektra phone is a large 5-inch HD touchscreen with a digital interface that features DSLR-style dial, part of what Kodak calls “a tactile camera experience.” The dial allows you to shoot with manual settings, adjusting shutter speed and ISO.

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