This month Kodak has taken the wraps off their new smartphone lens camera attachments Kodak has created in the form of the new Kodak Pixpro which will be launched in the spring.
The Kodak Pixpro smartphone lens camera will compete with the already available Sony Cyber-shot QX10 and QX100 smartphone lens camera attachments that launched late last year. As well as the new Vivitar IU680 smartphone interchangeable lens camera system we featured yesterday and is also expected to launch later this year.
The new Kodak Pixpro smartphone lens camera attachments take the form of the Kodak SL10 and SL25 designed to be attached to Android and iOS smartphones.Both smartphone lens camera attachments connect to companion applications to be controlled from the smartphone touchscreen and offer impressive zoom features.
The Kodak SL10 offers a 10x optical zoom rate and features a 28 – 280mm wide-angle lens, and the Kodak SL25 offers a 25x optical zoom and a 24mm wide-angle lens. Kodak explains:
“With the introduction of the brand new KODAK PIXPRO SMART LENS® camera models SL10 and SL25, consumers now have a viable option to outfit their existing iOS or ANDROID smartphones with a snap on lens boasting powerful 10x or 25x optical zoom.
The SMART LENS® Camera is also wireless for added flexibility and can be controlled via a free app. Features on the SL10 ($199 MSRP) include 10x optical zoom, 1080p video, 28-280mm wide angle lens, optical image stabilization (OIS), a micro SD card and compatibility with iOS/ANDROID phones. The SL25 ($299 MSRP) adds 25x optical zoom and a 24mm ultra-wide-angle lens. The SMART LENS® devices will be available in spring 2014.”
The Kodak SL10 is priced at $199 and the Kodak SL25 is priced at $299, for more information on the new Kodak smartphone lens camera attachments jump over to the Kodak press release website for details.