The Kodak P850 is part of Kodak's new performance series which includes the P850 and P880. They were both Introduced in September 2005. The new series is marketed to be between a full DSLR and a compact camera. You can't change the lens on this camera but you can add both a wide lens and a telephoto lens by using an adaptor.
- Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon f/2.8–3.7 (36–432 mm, 35mm equivalent, 12X optical zoom) lens +3.3x digital zoom
- Image stabilization
- 5.1 MP CCD sensor for prints up to 20 × 30 in. (50 × 75 cm)
- Advanced video features
- 2.5 in. (6.4 cm) LCD
- Hot shoe flash connector
- Program, aperture priority, shutter priority, manual, and 3 custom modes
- RAW file format
- ISO range: 50 - 800
- Storage: SD/MMC cards
The included software EasyShare 5.01 (updates to 5.2 Automatically) is quite good and works in both Windows and Macintosh.