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EasyShare Z981 14MP 3` LCD 26x Zoom Digital Camera (Black)
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Kodak EasyShare Z981 14MP 3" LCD 26x Zoom Digital Camera (Black)

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
14 Megapixels, 26X SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON, Optical Zoom Lens w/optical IS, 26 mm wide-angle lens, 3 inch Bright LCD, Kodak's Share button, High ISO (up to 6400*), HD pictures and video, HD pictures and video, SDHC/SD card compatible

The new KODAK EASYSHARE Z981 Digital Camera is where creativity and versatility come together. It zooms in faster, wider, and closer than ever, giving you sharp, steady shots you'll be proud to share. Kodak's Share Button lets you tag pictures directly from your camera for e-mailing or uploading to YouTube, FACEBOOK, FLICKR, and KODAK Gallery. And its unique vertical shutter release and detachable grip give you the flexibility to go from horizontal to vertical shots with ease. From dramatic wide angles to the convenience of ultra-zoom, the Z981 delivers extraordinary performance. Outstanding pictures are within your reach - put them out there for everyone to see. Because the real KODAK Moment happens when you share. 


  • Just press Share - One-button upload to YouTube, FACEBOOK, FLICKR, and KODAK Gallery, plus email too
  • Zoom in and get crisp, steady shots with the 26X SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON Optical Zoom Lens featuring optical image stabilization
  • Shoot vertical as well as horizontal with the convenient vertical shutter release and detachable vertical grip 
  • Capture dramatic shots in tight quarters or in front of spectacular landscapes with the f/2.8 26 mm wide-angle lens 
  • Kodak's Innovative Smart Capture feature automatically identifies the scene, finds faces, and adjusts camera settings for beautiful pictures, more often - automatically.
  • Capture that challenging action shot without delay with fast click-to-capture speed (<0.2 sec.)
  • Take stunning HD pictures and videos and view them on your HDTV
  • Get creative with advanced settings including program, aperture and shutter priority, as well as full manual mode (PASM)
  • Capture the details in low light conditions and fast action situations with high ISO (up to 6400*)
  • Losing track of your favorite faces is a thing of the past - Kodak's Face Recognition Feature recognizes faces so you can easily locate and share them later
  • Relive moments and share your pictures on the 3 inch bright LCD featuring KODAK Color Science Technology for brighter, more vibrant details
  • Don't miss a shot with the power of the included Ni-MH rechargeable battery and charger
  • Tell your story your way with the multi-media slide show feature - combine your pictures with music and transition effects right on camera
  • Add text or Favorite tags to your pictures and easily find and organize them later using multi-field search
  • Advanced video features include audio capture, playback, on-camera editing and prints from video  (1, 4, 9, and 16-up)
  • Make better, brighter, more vivid pictures on-camera, using KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology in PASM mode
  • Get the right shot - manually select from multiple scene and color modes
  • Achieve your perfect shot with on-camera picture enhancing features: cropping, blurry picture alert, histogram, and auto picture rotation
  • Combine up to three shots into one large picture with on-camera panorama stitch mode
  • Enjoy SDHC (high capacity)/SD card compatibility


Standard features

  • Sensor type: 1 / 2.33 type
  • Effective pixels: 14 MP (4368 ? 3256)
  • Lens: 26?676 mm (35 mm equiv.) f/2.8?5.0 SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON optical zoom lens
  • Zoom: 26X optical, 5X digital, total zoom range 130X
  • Image stabilizer: optical
  • Shutter speed: auto, 16-1/2000 sec. (S/M modes)
  • Viewfinder: high-resolution (230K pixels) electronic, 100 percent field of view
  • Display: 3.0 in. (approx. 230K dots), Smart Display, 2 level brightness adjustments
  • Storage: 64 MB internal memory[1]available, SDHC/SD card expansion slot

Auto focus

  • Focus Type: TTL imager AF system
  • Modes: normal, macro, super macro, infinity, manual
  • Focus range: normal: 0.7 m (wide)/2.5 m (tele)?infinity; macro: 0.1?1.0 m (wide)/1.7?3.0 m (tele); super macro: 1.7?3.0 m (f=52 mm, 35 mm equiv.)
  • Auto focus control: single, continuous
  • Auto focus zones: TTL multi-zone, center zone AF, selectable zone AF (25 zones)
  • Face Recognition: yes
  • Face Detection: yes
  • Face-priority AF: yes
  • AF (Auto Focus) assist light: yes

Exposure control

  • ISO sensitivity: auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400[2]
  • Metering modes: multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot
  • Compensation: ?2.0 EV with 1/3 EV steps
  • Bracketing: ?1.0 EV with 1/3 EV steps, 3 images
  • White balance: auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade


  • Range: 6.2 m (@ wide, ISO 400); 3.5 m (@ tele, ISO 400)
  • Modes: auto, red-eye reduction, fill, off
  • Compensation: ?1.0 EV in 1/3 steps

Shooting specifications

  • Drive modes 
  • single shot, burst (0.9 fps up to 3 frames), high-speed burst, self-timer (10 sec.), delay shutter (2 sec.), 2-shot self-timer
  • Shooting modes: Smart Capture, sport, portrait, P (programmed AE), A (aperture priority AE), S (shutter priority AE), M (manual exposure), portrait, panorama (left?right, right?left), video, SCN (scene modes)
  • Scene modes: high ISO, night portrait, landscape, night landscape, flower, sunset, backlight, candlelight, manner/museum, text, beach, snow, fireworks, children, self-portrait, stage
  • Click to capture: < 0.2 sec.
  • Shot to shot: < 1.6 sec

Still capture

  • Still format: JPEG/EXIF v2.21, KDC RAW image file format
  • Picture size: 14 MP (4288 x 3216)-4:3; 12 MP (4288 x 2848)-3:2; 10 MP (4288 x 2416)-16:9; 6 MP (2832 x 2128)-4:3; 3 MP (2048 x 1536)-4:3; 2 MP (1920 x 1080)-16:9; 1 MP (1280 x 960)-4:3
  • Compression level: PASM: fine standard, basic, RAW[3]
  • Smart Capture: standard
  • Color modes: high, natural, low, sepia, black and white
  • Sharpness: high, normal, low
  • Review options: single, magnification with navigation box, multi-up, multimedia slideshow, histogram, view by, face recognition
  • Editing: on-camera crop, KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology, voice annotation, RAW[4]file development
  • File management: delete, undo delete, copy, protect, text tagging, one-button upload, favorite tagging

Video capture

  • Format: H.264 (.MOV), ACC LC
  • Quality: HDV (1280 ? 720) at 30 fps; VGA (640 ? 480) at 30 fps; QVGA (320 ? 240) at 30 fps
  • Microphone: yes (monoaural)
  • Speaker: yes (monoaural)
  • Length: HDV: continuous up to 29 min. based on memory card capacity; VGA/QVGA: continuous up to 80 min. based on memory card capacity
  • Review options: play, rewind, pause, fast-forward and rewind, forward and rewind by frame, multi-up, multimedia slideshow, bookmarks, smart finder
  • Editing: make a picture from video, action print (4, 9, 16-up), trim, bookmark
  • File management: delete, undo delete, copy, protect, text tagging, favorite tagging, multi-select, Share


  • Share menu: YouTube, FACEBOOK, FLICKR and KODAK Gallery sites, e-mail


  • Custom settings: LCD brightness (5 levels), date stamp (on/off), image storage, capture frame grid (on/off), image stabilizer control, red-eye preflash (on/off), quick view (on/off), advanced digital zoom, orientation sensor, sound, volume, date & time, auto power off, video out, language, reset camera, favorite, set tag, format, about

Physical specifications

  • I/O interface: digital (USB 2.0 high speed) connector for data and video
  • Power: KODAK Ni-MH Pre-Charged Rechargeable / Ni-MH Rechargeable Digital Camera Batteries (4 AA), optional AC adapter
  • Dedicated buttons: 1. top: power, shutter, mode dial, jog dial, drive, focus, flash, shutter, select switch; 2. back: zoom, EVF/LCD, 4-way switch, OK, info, menu, review, delete, Share;  3. right side: secondary shutter (vertical shutter)
  • Tripod mount: 1/4-inch standard
  • Dimensions: W x H x D: 4.9 x 3.3 x 4.1 in.
  • Weight: 519 g without batteries and memory card

System Requirements


  • INTERNET EXPLORER 6.0 or higher


  • MACINTOSH 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 or higher


  • PENTIUM-4 1.4 GHz processor or higher
  • PENTIUM-4 2.86 GHz processor or higher for HD video
  • 1 GB RAM and 64 MB video RAM
  • 300 MB hard drive disk space available
  • CD-ROM drive
  • USB v1.1 or higher
  • 1024 ? 768 display resolution


(1) 164 MB internal memory/ 42.4 MB available for picture storage (1 MB equals 1 million bytes).
(2) 2ISO 3200 and 6400 available at 3 MP setting or less in PASM modes.
(3) 3RAW editing not supported on MACINTOSH operating systems.
(4) 4RAW editing not supported on MACINTOSH operating systems.

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