Announced at the end of June, the P712 has 7.1 megapixels, 12X zoom and image stabilization (its name says it all), and it belongs in Kodak’s Performance Series of entry-level digicams. It’s intended for the passionate novice who wants good performance from an easy-to-use camera because it has a full complement of manual modes to appeal to someone looking to get more creative.
The P712 is styled like a miniature SLR, with nice black finish, larger hand grip, larger lens, and a 2.5-inch LCD screen. Function buttons and a hotshoe for an external flash complete the SLR look.
Images can be captured at resolutions of: 3,072 x 2,304 (7.1MP), 3,072 x 2,048 (6.3MP in a 3:2 format), 2,592 x 1,944 (5MP), 2,048 x 1,536 (3.1MP), and 1,280 x 960 (1.2MP). Movies can be captured at 640×480 and 320×240 at 30 fps.