Meanwhile, a Kodak-branded bridge camera, the AZ521, is due to go on sale in the UK within days
The S1, which will adopt the micro-four-thirds format, was first announced in January and a model went on show at an event in China shortly afterwards.
It is being developed under a licensing agreement with US company JK Imaging.
However, there is, as yet, no working sample of the camera, suggesting it may not be available this year.
Meanwhile, a 16-million-pixel bridge camera with a 52x f/2.8-5.6 optical zoom, the AZ521 (pictured), is expected to land on the UK high street this weekend.
It is expected to cost £249.99 and will initially be available only through Argos stores.
Features include a maximum lens focal length of 1,248mm, a 3in display, top ISO of 3,200 and Full HD video.
Kodak AZ521 bridge camera spec (as supplied by JK Imaging):
Effective Pixels 16.38 Megapixels
Total Pixels 16.79 Megapixels
Focal Length 4.3mm (Wide) – 223.6mm (Tele)
35mm film equivalent 24mm (Wide) – 1248mm (Tele)
F number F2.8 (Wide) – F5.6 (Tele)
Lens Construction 13 groups 15 elements
Optical Zoom 52x
Normal: (Wide) 60cm ~ ɬ,
(Tele) 300cm ~ ɬ
Macro: 1cm ~ ɬ (Wide Only)
Autofocus System TTL Autofocus
Electronic Viewfinder Noʳ
Anti-Handshake Optical Image Stabilization
Digital Zoom 4x Digital Zoom (Combined Zoom: 208x)
Still Image (4:3)
0.3MP: 640×480 (3:2)
14MP: 4608×3072 (16:9)
Movie 1920×1080: 30fps
1280×720: 60fps / 30fps / 15fps
High-Speed Movie 640×480: 120fps
Image Compression Best, Fine, Normal
DCF, DPOF (Ver1.1) Support Yes
File Format Still Image Exif 2.3 (JPEG)
Movie MOV [Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo)]