Kodak today unveiled an ultracompact digital camera boldly titled the “Kodak Slice.” It features a 3.5 inch touch screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Like some of Sony’s T series ultracompacts, the Slice will act as something of a digital photo album with storage space enough for 5,000 recorded images.
The Kodak Slice features a 14 megapixel CCD sensor and a 5x Schneider-Kreuznach lens with optical image stabilization. Their Smart Capture feature is included as well to automatically select an appropriate scene mode for the user. The Slice records 720p HD videos at 30 fps, and the whole unit is charged by a lithium-ion battery.
Users will be able to search through their up-to-5000 photos right on the camera via face recognition or by place, date, or occasion. Photos can also be tagged in-camera and uploaded to sites like Facebook or Flickr.
Pricing and availability
The Kodak Slice will be available in April 2010 for $349.99 in three colors – nickel, black, and radish.