Dream of the ultimate combination of camera For a smartphone that will be compact enough to carry in your pocket? Kodak (yes, yes) and Lassos have interesting suggestions for you
Most modern smartphones have reasonable photo quality that can justify keeping the good old compact camera at home in most cases (indicating the rapidly diminishing market of these products), but not all users are the same - and some continue to want more unique photography capabilities from their own pocket, And for them, dedicated models continue to be created that purport to enjoy the best of all worlds.
If you, too, belong to the same niche of consumers who are more interested in a camera that also goes online and makes calls than a smartphone that also shoots badly - you should know the new pair of devices now available for purchase and direct shipping to Israel through the US branch of Amazon, In intermediate prices that may surprise the better.
Kodak's moment for the new millennium
At the end of last year We have seen the old Kodak company, which in the distant past has become almost synonymous with photo technologies and in recent years has been fighting teeth to survive, announcing that it will try its luck in the busy smartphone market - with one (for now) product getting the name Ektra.
This smart device features an oiled and rounded bottom edge, a leather-like finish and a huge lens that makes it clear that this is a combination of a pocket camera and a smartphone - and is by far one of the most notable in the field, although not everyone will be impressed by it. Underneath the quirky design you will find an intermediate spec with relatively few surprises - the 5-inch IPS screen and the 1080p resolution with Gorilla Glass cladding, chip Helio X20 Ten-core processing by Mediatek, 3 dynamic memory, gigabyte expandable 32 storage capacity, system Android Marshmallows with a promise to update the nougat found on its way, connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11ac, a pair of noise-filtering microphones and an 3,000mAh battery with an 10 watts of Pump Express technology.
In the photography segment itself, you will find a main 21 megapixel unit based on Sony's somewhat old IMX230 sensor, with an optical stabilizer, a dual-color LED flash, develops a maximum f / 2.0,4k And auto focus based on phase detection, while in the secondary unit you will find a 13 megapixel sensor from Sony, While both benefit from a dedicated photography application from the company that purports to provide a variety of "professional" and wider-than-usual options, as you would expect from a dedicated camera.
The Kodak Ektra It's probably not a device to jump the American company into the major league in the market, nor will it revolutionize the world of mobile photography - but if you are well impressed by its different approach, you will probably hear that its current price is significantly lower than the price it launched for a while ago when 480 payment A dollar (about NIS 1,720) will allow you to receive it up to your doorstep here in Israel, including shipping and VAT.
Asus will not forget her
During the year 2015 Asus and its Zenfone 2 devices were at their peak in the smartphone market, with advanced specifications at the price of wink and refreshing collaboration with the chips of Intel - but since then there seems to be a downward trend for it, with most modelsZenFone 3 launched last year failed to generate interest and popularity similar to their predecessors. One model that claims to stand out in the field is theZenFone 3 Zoom, which adopts the dual-camera trend to offer optical zoom capabilities with no apparent loss of quality.
This new smartphone offers an 5.5 X-Super AMOLED screen and an 1080p resolution with a Gorilla Glass 5 protective cover, chip Snapdragon 625, an economical eight-core Qualcomm processor, a gigabyte 3 LPDDR3 memory, built-in 32 gigabyte storage, Android Marshmallows with an unexpected update to Android Nougat and a massive 5,000 battery with fast charging support.
The most interesting part ofZenFone 3 Zoom is of course its photographic capabilities, with a pair of main 12 megapixel units based on the IMX362 sensors of Sony, A four-axis optical image stabilization, three-axis electronic image stabilization, a generous maximum f / 1.7 shutter lens, an optical zoom capability of up to X2.3 and a combination of three auto-focus technologies for precise and fast results. There is also a 13 megapixel camera for SLF, based on the IMX214 sensor Sony.
The Zenfone 3 Zoom Landed on Amazon with an even lower price tag than Kodak's Ektra, $ 330, which becomes $ 396 after extra shipping and VAT - as NIS 1,430, which could interest both photography enthusiasts and those interested in the product with life battery Especially high quality.
If you want a camera-like smartphone at an even cheaper cost, you can also look in the direction of The Zenfone Zoom Asus' original, with the Z3580 Quad Atom chip Intel64 built-in storage, 4 RAM and 13 megapixel with optical stabilization system and real X3 optical zoom lens, priced at only 222 dollars (NIS 800) including tax and shipping Until the customer's house - not bad at all, if you are willing to compromise on a system Android A relatively old-fashioned marshmallow that would be his last program station.