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Kodak EasyShare Z612

Kodak EasyShare Z612

Kodak's new EasyShare Z612 ($400; May) fits nicely in our favorite digital camera group -- the superzooms. The 6.1 megapixel camera boasts a 12x Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon optical zoom lens with image stabilization, a 2.5-inch color display, and can record TV-quality video, up to 30 frames per second using MPEG-4 compression. All in all, a really nice device for those looking to add a touch of zoom power to their snapshots.

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