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.
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.