Kodak Ektra Review

June 21, 2017 | Mark Goldstein |
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Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 20 megapixel JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 5Mb.

Noise

The Kodak Ektra has 7 manually-selectable ISO sensitivity settings available at full resolution, ranging between ISO 100 and ISO 6400.

JPEG RAW

ISO 100 (100% Crop)

ISO 100 (100% Crop)

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ISO 200 (100% Crop)

ISO 200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 400 (100% Crop)

ISO 400 (100% Crop)

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ISO 800 (100% Crop)

ISO 800 (100% Crop)

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ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

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ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

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Focal Range

The Kodak Ektra's fixed focal length lens is equivalent to 26.5mm in 35mm camera terms.

26.5mm

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Macro

The Kodak Ektra is able to focus as close as 5cm from a subject. We found this claim to be accurate, though autofocusing does occasionally struggle to lock on at this kind of range.

Macro

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Flash

The Kodak Ektra uses a dual-LED flash, and as usual for this technology, it gives a weaker flash burst than a standard xenon camera flash.

Flash Off

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Flash On

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Selfie Mode
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Night

Thanks to the six-axis optical image stabilisation system and a wide f/2.0 maximum aperture, the Kodak Ektra performs fairly well at night, although the maximum shutter speed of 1 second is disappointing. This image was taken at the camera's ISO 100 sensitivity at a shutter speed of 1 second, and though there's some noise and detail smoothing, the result is still comparable to what a typical compact camera would produce.

Night

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Panorama

The Kodak Ektra's automatic sweep panorama mode works well and lets you stop panning at will. The results aren't always perfect, but ghosting is rare. The Kodak Ektra has enough processing power to capture panoramas at fairly high resolutions, so they are usually around 1800 vertical pixels.

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