Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Kodak C513 is becoming available!

Why is an $80 entry-level 5mp, 3x optical zoom digital camera getting discussed in the photography forums? Is there something magical or special about the Kodak Easyshare C513? Well, not exactly, but there is the curiosity factor. This camera appears to be the first one using Kodak's new CMOS 1/2.5" sensor. As you may be aware of, almost all compact digital cameras from the major manufacturers are using CCD sensors, so the arrival of CMOS for the masses from one of the major sensor manufacturers (Kodak) creates sensor-related interest in the camera. Kodak makes sensors for DSLRs and digital backs, as well as for the Red Dot (Leica). As a refresher, here is the official announcement from late July 2007 at dpreview. The camera is starting to become available online and offline, such as Circuit City, Target, and Amazon via Target.

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