Original Source Press Release:
Kodak makes LS420 official!|
(Monday, April 22, 2002 - 12:05 EDT)
New digital camera blends a beautiful metallic case with the low-cost, easy-to-use philosophy of its EasyShare system...
Eastman Kodak Co. has today officially announced the EasyShare LS420 digital camera which it first previewed in a flash teaser posted on its site last week. The LS420 is a very pretty 2.1 megapixel camera with a fixed focal-length lens, built-in five-mode flash, 8MB of internal memory and a MultiMediaCard (MMC) / Secure Digital (SD) storage slot. It also offers 3x digital zoom, video recording capability (including sound) with length limited only by media capacity, a new night-shot mode, ISO ratings of 100 or 200
and a 10-second self-timer.
The Kodak EasyShare LS420 digital camera will be available later this month at a cost of $299. Kodak provided us with a fact sheet for the camera, which we're reproducing below:
New Special Edition Kodak EasyShare LS420 Digital Camera Blends Pocket-Sized Style and One Touch Simplicity
The new special edition Kodak EasyShare LS420 Digital Camera, a stylish, metallic 2.1 Megapixel (MP) camera, gives consumers the ability to print high quality photo prints up to 8" x 10". The LS420 is sold with its own special mini-sized EasyShare camera dock, Kodak Picture Software, carrying case and rechargeable battery pack, and is available in late April 2002 for a suggested retail price of $299 for the complete package.
The LS420 also features a Kodak aspheric, all-glass lens, continuous 3X digital zoom and in-built Kodak color science technology that allows consumers to get the clearest possible shot. The LS420 also introduces a new night shot mode that improves the clarity of the subject and background of pictures shot during dusk and nighttime. With 8MB of internal memory and a MultiMediaCard/Secure Digital (MMC/SD) expansion slot, LS420 users will always be able to capture the moment and share that moment across various MMC/SD devices, including PDAs, cellphones and DVD players.
LS420 users can record video clips and review them on the camera. The camera has a built-in microphone to capture audio, and users can also choose to review their video clips with full sound on their PC and/or TV.
Combining an easy-to-use camera dock, enhanced Kodak Picture Software and digital cameras, the Kodak EasyShare system is the recognized industry benchmark for ease of use in digital photography.
|Camera ||Features |
|LS420 Digital Camera || |
- 2.1 megapixel resolution (1752x1168 pixels) for quality prints up to 8 x 10 inches
- Small, pocket-size metallic body
- High quality Kodak aspheric, all-glass lens with 3X continuous digital zoom
- 8MB internal memory (approximately 49 images in good quality setting or 12 images in highest resolution setting; approximately 40 seconds of video in highest resolution setting)
- Continuous digital video with sound, limited only by the size of internal memory or memory card
- Secure Digital Card and MultiMediaCard expansion slot for additional picture-taking, storing and sharing
- Two image quality modes
- Flash range of 2.6 to 8.2 feet
- Five flash modes: automatic, fill, red-eye, night shot and off
- ISO equivalency of 100, 200 (automatic)
- Lens focal length of 38 mm (35 mm equiv.)
- Automatic shutter speed from 1/2 to 1/1200 seconds
- 10 second self-timer
- Camera weight with battery: 160g (5.6 oz.)
- Camera dimensions WxHxD: 109 x 45.5 x 28.5 mm (4.3" x 1.8" x 1.1")
|Package Contents || |
- Kodak EasyShare LS420 Digital Camera
- Kodak EasyShare LS420 Camera Dock
- Kodak EasyShare Lithium Ion rechargeable battery
- Camera carry case
- 5 volt AC adapter
- Video cable out
- USB cable
- Neck strap
- Kodak Picture Software CD
(Kodak and EasyShare are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)
Editor's Note: For additional information about Kodak, visit our web site on the Internet at: www.kodak.com/go/easyshare.
Eastman Kodak Co.
|Kodak's EasyShare LS420 digital camera.|
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|Kodak Announces Special Edition Lifestyle Camera That Is Stylish, Pocket-Size and Easy to Use|
ROCHESTER, NY., Apr. 22 - Eastman Kodak Company today unveiled the new special edition Kodak EasyShare LS420 Digital Camera - a stylish, metallic 2.1 Megapixel (MP) camera designed with fun and fashion in mind. The LS420 weighs in at only five-and-a-half ounces and is part of the award-winning Kodak EasyShare system, the recognized industry benchmark for ease-of-use in digital photography. #
The LS420 comes with everything picture takers need to get started - a mini-sized EasyShare camera dock, Kodak Picture Software for easy printing and sharing, a carrying case and a rechargeable battery pack - and is available in late April, all for a suggested retail price of $299.
Ideal for the picture taker on the go, the LS420 delivers high-quality prints up to 8" x 10" thanks to its all glass lens, 3X digital zoom and built-in Kodak color science technology. This proprietary technology, also used in Kodak's professional digital cameras, is the result of decades of Kodak research and development on capturing and printing stunning pictures. For those out at night, the LS420 introduces a new night shot mode that improves the clarity of the picture subject and background. In addition, users can have great fun taking videos complete with sound of their favorite memories and are only limited in video length by the size of the memory card.
With 8MB of internal memory, users will always be able to capture the moment. And with a MultiMediaCard/Secure Digital (MMC/SD) expansion slot, consumers can expand their memory with these postage-stamp sized cards. The MMC/SD memory format is becoming popular with many digital devices such as PDAs, cell phones, DVD players and other products, opening up more and more sharing possibilities.
As part of the EasyShare line of digital cameras, the LS420, with its docking system and software, is the latest example of how Kodak is leveraging the convergence of digital imaging, PCs, and the Internet to provide consumers with more and better ways to take, share and print pictures.
Eastman Kodak Company and infoimaging
Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, enhance, preserve, print and enjoy pictures -- for memories, for information, for entertainment. The company is a major participant in "infoimaging" -- a $225 billion industry composed of devices (digital cameras and PDAs), infrastructure (online networks and delivery systems for images) and services & media (software, film and paper enabling people to access, analyze and print images). Kodak harnesses its technology, market reach and a host of industry partnerships to provide innovative products and services for customers who need the information-rich content that images contain. The company, with sales last year of $13.2 billion, is organized into four major businesses: Photography, providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services; Commercial Imaging, offering image capture, output and storage products and services to businesses and government; Components, delivering flat-panel displays, optics and sensors to original equipment manufacturers; and Health, supplying the healthcare industry with traditional and digital image capture and output products and services.
(Kodak and EasyShare are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)
Editor's Note: For additional information about Kodak, visit our web site on the Internet at: www.kodak.com.