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Kodak Ektra is a photography-focused Android smartphone

Discussion in 'News - Discussion' started by Andy Westlake, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. Andy Westlake

    Andy Westlake AP Staff

  2. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    want one.
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  3. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    certainly looks the business.
  4. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    The only problem is that it's Android and the most used application on my iPhone is IOS only with no suitable equivalent on Android. I'll just have to stick with my pocket Sony.
  5. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    And only slightly more expensive than a second-hand Leica M2!

    Seriously, if I used mobile 'phones more, I'd be very tempted. I'd even buy the ER case.


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  6. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    If they had embraced the smart phone camera communication era sooner, they might have dominated the market by now.
    This fills the equivalent space of an early 20th century Kodak (box) camera, in the way a compact was never likely to.
    both the Kodak Brownie and the smart phones have been ubiquitous for their time. but they were never aimed at "photographers"
    They satisfy the mass market, the majority of whom spend far more, time and money, on their phones and communicating than on their cameras.
  7. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    I rather fancy one as well but I may be too mean to pay that much for one
  8. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Roger,

    Mean be damned. I'm just too broke. And even if I had LOTS more money, there are quite a few things I'd spend that sort of money on before a mobile 'phone.


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  9. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    The nice leather never ready case seems to be designed so that it can be worn ostentatiously. It's a nice toy for people who like that sort of thing. It would sell better at ten times the price with a Gucci label.
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  10. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Or maybe it's just designed to provide good protection and to look good. To be sure, there are some people who buy things only for conspicuous consumption, but we're not all that stupid. There are also plenty who buy them simply because they like nice things, To deny the existence of the latter group is reverse snobbery, and the Gucci jibe is just plain meaningless.


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  11. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    Agreed on the price, I can't afford one,but maybe it will drop in price by the time I get a new phone. Mind you, as I dropped my Nokia, I may need to replace it soon anyway.
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  12. Prem Mohan

    Prem Mohan New Member

    HTC mobile is the best lens provide for the perfect photography.
  13. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    My old Nokia N8 had a physical shutter button, something I miss greatly on my current Galaxy Note 3.
  14. Andrew Wood

    Andrew Wood Member

    You are right, but there are other brands available in market which provide better lens quality for photography.
  15. PhotoEcosse

    PhotoEcosse Well-Known Member

    The review in this month's RPS Journal makes it sound quite enticing.

    I have searched but cannot find any of the telecoms companies offering it as part of a package of the sort that make things like the iPhone7 available with practically no up-front payment. My iPhone 3GS is starting to creak at the seams but I don't want to spend much money to replace it.
  16. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    I saw rumours about it last autumn so it's hardly a bolt from the blue but I really do not like the photo experience of all the other smart phones I have used so I will consider it when I my current phone contract comes up in the spring
  17. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Hopefully a phone?
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  18. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Looking at some of the reviews he's maybe hoping the box is empty.:)
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  19. Roy5051

    Roy5051 Well-Known Member

    At last, a camera with a built-in phone! Why didn't all the other manufacturers think of that? Much more useful to photographers than a phone with a built-in camera.

    At half the advertised price, I would be sorely tempted.....
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  20. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    There's the excuse that you wanted, Andy ;), and, but, has anyone, actually,
    checked to see if the phone bit works :eek: ....... :D



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