Touch screen, 2GB storage highlight Kodak Slice
With fresh styling, solid specs, and an actual name, the slim Slice seems poised to grab some of the touch-screen-camera market from Sony, Nikon, and Samsung.
It's pretty safe to say that people like to share their photos either in person or online. The Slice is designed to improve the sharing experience with several features, including 2GB of internal memory.
The 14-megapixel camera is pure point-and-shoot, and is designed around a 3.5-inch touch-screen display and an internal 5x zoom lens with stabilization. It can record 720p HD-quality movies at 30fps, too.
Kodak has beefed up in-camera tagging options and paired it with a search system that lets you quickly sort by person, place, event, or date. Plus, the Share button that's a staple on the company's cameras has selections for tagging photos to automatically upload photos to Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, Kodak Gallery, and e-mail addresses when the Slice is attached to a computer.
Lastly, while it does have that internal memory that Kodak says will hold up to 5,000 photos, there's also a microSDHC card slot. Yes, these cards can be tricky to handle, but if you have a mobile phone that uses them, you can pop the card in and send your photos off to wherever.
At $349, it's more expensive than I'm used to seeing for a Kodak compact, but it is less than much of the touch-screen competition--and those don't have 2GB of storage on board. Look for it in April.