Kodak will be revealing a 24x image stabilized wide-angle optical ultra zoom (26-624mm equiv.) at CES 2009 on January 8. As is increasingly the case with many point-and-shoot cameras, Kodak is also introducing a new “Smart Capture” feature that analyzes scenes and adjusts camera settings automatically. The Kodak Z980 also features a vertical shutter release with detachable vertical grip, HD picture and video capture and a Hot shoe for optional KODAK P20 zoom flash. It will be available at US$399.95 MSRP Spring 2009.