A new Kodak EasyShare camera is to replace the P850 at the top of the manufactureru2019s prosumer range of cameras.

A new Kodak EasyShare camera is to replace the P850 at the top of the manufacturer?s prosumer range of cameras. The P712 promises an enhanced auto-focus system, 12x image-stabilised lens and 7.1MP sensor for a suggested price point of £349.99.

Aimed at third or fourth-time camera buyers, Kodak has emphasised both speed and precision in the design of the P712. Kodak is claiming a ?best-in-class click-to-capture rate? of less than 1/10th of a second.

Additional features include PASM, multiple burst modes, three-shot in-camera panorama stitching, a live histogram, 25 selectable AF points, custom white balance with selectable compensation and RAW/TIFF/JPEG support. The camera also includes a flash hotshoe, compatible with an optional Kodak P20 zoom flash.

As with all EasyShare cameras, the P712 is compatible with Kodak?s EasyShare snapshot printers and camera docks, the ImageLink print system, and PictBridge technology for direct photo output. The P712?s 2.5? LCD and electronic viewfinder is additionally on hand for framing, reviewing and sharing pictures. As part of the EasyShare system, photographers can select pictures for e-mailing or printing with a touch of the Share button, and mark them as favourites for automatic uploading to the Kodak EasyShare Gallery.

The P712 will hit stores later this month; full specifications can be found at www.kodak.co.uk