They might not make photo film anymore, but that doesn’t mean they’re done with personal imaging. The Kodak Ektra Photography Smartphone is the venerable photo company’s latest foray into modern photography. Named and modeled after one of the company’s classic rangefinders, from the back it resembles nothing but a camera, with an oversized (for phone standards) f/2.0 lens protruding from a faux black leather surface. Spec-wise, it’s got a 21 megapixel sensor, with 6-axis optical image stabilisation and 4K video capture. There’s a curved grip and dedicated shutter button, just like a real camera, and the specialized camera app puts a DSLR-like scene selection dial within thumb’s reach. Otherwise, it’s pretty much a regular Android phone, with a Mediatek Helio X-20 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage with microSD expansion, and a 5-inch, 1080p display, all the better for framing what the company hopes are photos worthy of its storied brand.
Nov 21, 2018