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Kodak's EasyShare M1033 digital camera. Courtesy of Kodak, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Kodak: New digicams aplenty
By Michael R. Tomkins, The Imaging Resource
(Monday, January 7, 2008 - 00:01 EST)

Eastman Kodak Co. has today announced a large number of new digital imaging products alongside the start of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV.

Unfortunately we've not yet been able to obtain detailed specifications for any of the Easyshare digital cameras, but in total there are nine new digicams being launched. The Kodak EasyShare V1273 is a twelve megapixel device with 3x optical zoom lens and 3-inch touch-screen LCD display, and can be used with a Kodak HDTV Dock to show images on high-definition TVs. The EasyShare M1033 meanwhile has ten megapixel resolution and a 3x optical zoom lens, plus a 3-inch LCD display with wide viewing angle. Finally, the Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS Zoom has a ten megapixel imager and image-stabilized 5x optical zoom lens. Other new cameras for which we have no specific details are the touch-screen EasyShare V1073, image stabilized EasyShare M893 IS and Z8612 IS, EasyShare M763, EasyShare M863, and EasyShare Z1285 Zoom. There's also a new all-in-one printer, the Kodak ESP 3 All-in-One, which will come with "Facial Retouch" software that allows users to "[reduce] blemishes and [enhance] facial features in just one click".

All of the new products will ship in the first half of 2008. The V-Series cameras will cost between $199.95 and 279.95, the Z-Series models between $199.95 and 299.95, and the M-Series digicams will ship for $129.95 to 199.95. The KODAK ESP 3 All-in-One printer will have MSRP pricing of $129.95.

Kodak EasyShare M1033
Kodak's EasyShare M1033 digital camera. Courtesy of Kodak, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Kodak's EasyShare M1033 digital camera. Courtesy of Kodak, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
 

Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS Zoom
Kodak's EasyShare Z1085 IS digital camera. Courtesy of Kodak, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Kodak's EasyShare Z1085 IS digital camera. Courtesy of Kodak, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
 

Kodak EasyShare V1273
Kodak's EasyShare V1273 digital camera. Courtesy of Kodak, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
 

Kodak ESP 3 All-in-One
Kodak's ESP 3 All-in-One printer. Courtesy of Kodak, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
 

Original Source Press Release:

Kodak Brings Smart Technology to the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show

Kodak Unveils a Robust Portfolio of High Definition Digital Cameras Featuring Touch Screen Technology and a New Addition to its Revolutionary All-in-One Printer Line – Now with Facial Retouch Software

LAS VEGAS, NV, January 7 – Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) today announced a suite of new products that once again delivers on the company's enduring brand promise of making photography easy and enjoyable -- this time with smart digital technology that encourages consumers to explore their creativity without compromising on image or print quality.

“With our new products launched today at CES, Kodak is continuing to innovate and introduce smart technology that delivers on the promise of ‘you press the button, we do the rest”, said Pierre Schaeffer, chief marketing officer, Kodak’s Consumer Digital Imaging Group. “For 120 years, Kodak has helped consumers capture life-long memories and now, in this digital age, it all comes to life in high definition on HD displays, wireless picture frames and big bright prints—easily, affordably and without compromise.”

The KODAK ESP 3 All-in-One Printer continues to change the way the world prints at home by offering the latest in design and technology, providing high quality picture and document output, saving people up to 50 percent on everything they print compared to similar consumer inkjet printers*. The KODAK ESP 3 All-in-One Printer offers a sleek design and compact footprint, and will ship with a new software feature - Facial Retouch – that enables consumers to enhance their personal photographs right at home by reducing blemishes and enhancing facial features in just one click.

The new KODAK EASYSHARE V1273 Digital Camera offers new Touch Screen Technology, simplifying picture taking, reviewing and editing. This 12-megapixel, 3X optical zoom camera features a large 3-inch LCD touch screen for easy camera setup and control. HD-enabled, the V1273 takes incredible high definition still pictures and videos for viewing on HDTVs with the KODAK HDTV Dock. In addition to the V1273, Kodak is introducing the KODAK EASYSHARE V1073 Digital Camera with touch screen.

The new KODAK EASYSHARE M1033 Digital Camera is a bright and colorful, thin and stylish, 10-megapixel camera. Equipped with a 3X optical zoom lens and 3-inch wide-angle viewing LCD screen, this camera is packed with features that help ensure great pictures in just about any environment. Additionally, the M1033 captures HD pictures and videos. Kodak is also introducing the KODAK EASYSHARE M763, M863 and M893 IS Digital Cameras.

The new KODAK EASYSHARE Z1085 IS Zoom Digital Camera is a high performance, 10-megapixel, 5X optical zoom camera with optical image stabilization. The Z1085 IS allows consumers to get more creative with their photography by taking advantage of the camera’s manual features or easily capture pictures and videos with automatic controls. The Z1085 IS also captures HD still pictures and videos, enhancing the overall picture-sharing experience. Kodak is also introducing the KODAK EASYSHARE Z1285 Zoom Digital Camera and KODAK EASYSHARE Z8612 is Digital Camera.

Your Pictures and Videos in High Definition
All KODAK EASYSHARE Digital Cameras announced today at CES are HD-capable, capturing still pictures and video in high definition. Viewing the HD pictures is simple, thanks to the KODAK EASYSHARE HDTV Dock. Available as an optional accessory to the KODAK EASYSHARE System, the HDTV Dock connects to your HDTV to process and display pictures from HD-enabled KODAK Digital Cameras, SD Memory -Cards or USB drives to deliver an outstanding visual experience.

Pricing and Availability
All KODAK Products listed in this release will be available at retail and online at Kodak.com in the first half of 2008.
KODAK ESP 3 AiO Printer retails: $129.95 MSRP
The V-Series Cameras price range: $199.95 – 279.95 MSRP
The Z-Series Cameras price range: $199.95 – 299.95 MSRP
The M-Series Cameras price range: $129.95 – 199.95 MSRP

About Eastman Kodak Company
Kodak is the world’s foremost imaging innovator. With sales of $10.7 billion in 2006, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on helping people better use meaningful images and information in their life and work. Consumers use Kodak’s system of digital and traditional products and services to take, print and share their pictures anytime, anywhere; Businesses effectively communicate with customers worldwide using Kodak solutions for prepress, conventional and digital printing and document imaging; and Creative Professionals rely on Kodak technology to uniquely tell their story through moving or still images.

More information about Kodak (NYSE: EK) is available at www.kodak.com.

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Editor’s Note: Kodak corporate news releases are now offered via RSS feeds. Many RSS aggregators or readers, including my.Yahoo.com, NewsGator, and Google Reader, can be used to view these feeds. To subscribe, visit www.kodak.com/go/RSS and look for the RSS symbol. In addition, Kodak podcasts are viewable at www.kodak.com/go/podcasts. Podcasts may be downloaded for viewing on iTunes, Quicktime, or other PC-based media players. Users may also subscribe to Kodak podcasts via the iTunes store by typing “Kodak Close Up” in the search field at the top of the iTunes Store window.

Kodak, EasyShare, and ESP are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.

*Savings based on home printing of documents and photos, using average ink costs of comparable consumer inkjet printers. Actual results may vary. For more information visit www.kodak.com/go/inkdata for detail.

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