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Kodak's EasyShare DX7440 digital camera. Courtesy of Eastman Kodak Co., with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Kodak: 3 new EasyShare cameras, camera dock
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(Tuesday, May 4, 2004 - 03:28 EDT)

Eastman Kodak Co. will today announce three new digital camera models for its EasyShare line, ranging from three to five megapixels and all featuring optical zoom lenses (the announcement was scheduled for 8am Eastern time, however since several other sites have gone ahead with the news already, the information is now in the public domain and hence we're posting it too).

The Kodak EasyShare DX7440 is a 4.23 megapixel model with a Schneider Kreuznach Variogon 4x optical zoom lens. Other features include 32MB of internal memory, an SD/MMC card slot, 2.2-inch indoor/outdoor LCD display, orientation sensor, NTSC / PAL video out, Lithium Ion rechargeable battery and an MPEG4 video function.

The remaining two cameras share an identical body and lens seen previously on Kodak's CX7430 model (announced just prior to PMA), but with differing imagers and other options. While the Kodak EasyShare CX7330 and CX7530 both feature a Kodak Retinar 3x optical zoom lens, the effective focal length varies between models due to differences in sensor sizes, with the CX7330 offering an effective 37 - 117mm and the CX7530 offering 34 - 102mm equivalent. The CX7330 features a 1.6-inch LCD display, and the CX7530 upgrades this to a 1.8-inch display - both displays being hybrid indoor/outdoor types. Other features differentiating the models include improved movie functionality and more manual controls on the higher model.

Also announced alongside the new cameras is an updated EasyShare Printer Dock, featuring PictBridge compatibility and a 4" x 6" thermal print mechanism. The new Kodak EasyShare Printer Dock will ship in June with pricing set at $149. The Kodak EasyShare CX7330 will ship in June at a cost of US$199, followed in July by the CX7530 for $299. The DX7440 will round out the group at a price of $349, and June availability.

Specifications for all the new products follow:

Kodak EasyShare DX7440
Kodak's EasyShare DX7440 digital camera. Courtesy of Eastman Kodak Co., with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins.
Basic Features
CCD 4.23 megapixels (2408 x 1758 pixels)
Effective Pixels 4.0 megapixels ( 2304 x 1728 pixels)
Picture Size
4.0 MP – (2304 x 1728)

3.5 MP – (2304 x 1536); 2:3 ratio optimized for 4x6-inch printing

3.1 MP – (2048 x 1536)

2.1 MP – (1656 x 1242)

1.1 MP – (1200 x 900)
Lens
4X optical zoom (equivalent to 33 - 132 mm in 35mm format)
Professional-quality SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON lens
Auto-Focus
Multi-zone, center-weighted, selectable: left, center, right
Precision, low-light autofocus system
Focus Range

Normal Wide: 19.7 in. (50 cm) to infinity

Normal Tele: 29.5 in. (75 cm) to infinity
LCD 2.2 in. review/preview hybrid TFT, 153k pixel resolution, indoor/outdoor color display
Viewfinder Real image optical viewfinder
Aperture

Wide: f/2.8 - 5.6

Tele: f/4.8 - 9.5
Shutter Speed

Automatic: 1/8 - 1/2000 sec

Manual: 64 -1/1000 sec
White Balance Auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent
Built-in Flash Modes: Auto, Red-Eye, Fill, Off
Flash Range

Wide: 0.6 m - 4.0 m (2 ft. - 13.1 ft.)

Tele: 0.6 m - 2.3 m (2 ft. - 7.6 ft.)
Self Timer 10 seconds
Ease of Use Features
Auto-Picture Rotation Orientation sensor
Dedicated Buttons Display/Info, Delete, Share, Review, Menu, Mode Dial, Exposure Bracketing/First Burst/Last Burst, Close-up/Landscape, Flash, Jog Dial
Review Modes Limited and full picture information, fast 8X magnify, full-frame fast scroll, album, protect, image storage, slide show, copy, multi-up; Share button to print, e-mail and select Favorites
Video Out NTSC and PAL (user-selectable)
Software KODAK EASYSHARE software
Dock Compatibility Compatible with optional KODAK EASYSHARE printer and camera docks (except printer dock 4000 and camera dock II)
Performance Features
Still Capture Modes Auto, 16 scene (SCN) modes, program auto, aperture priority, shutter priority, manual, custom setting
Photo Settings
Color Modes: Color (high, natural, low), Black & White, Sepia
Sharpness: High, normal, low
Macro/Close Up Mode

Wide: 3.9 – 23.6 in. (10 – 60 cm)

Tele: 9.8 – 33.5 in. (25 – 85 cm)
Burst Mode

First: 2 fps, up to 6 pictures in sequence

Last: Up to 30 frames at 2 fps, with last 6 frames saved
Exposure Metering
Auto: TTL-AE Matrix Metering
Selectable: Multi-Pattern, Center-weighted, Center Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 1.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
Manual Exposure Control

Aperture priority AE: Wide: f/2.8-5.6 Tele: f/4.8-9.5

Shutter priority AE: Wide: 64 sec.-1/1000 sec.

Manual exposure: f/2.8-9.5, 64-1/1000 sec., ISO 80-800*

Exposure bracketing: 3 frames with choice of +/-0.3, +/-0.7, or +/-1.0 EV brackets

Long time exposure settings: 0.7-64 sec.

*ISO 800 available only in 1.1 MP picture size setting
Click-to-Capture 0.2 seconds
Shot-to-Shot 1.2 seconds
Video Format QUICKTIME MOV (MPEG4 compression)
Video Resolution
VGA: 640 x 480 pixels at 13 fps
QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels at 24 fps
Video Length Continuous up to 80 min. based on memory capacity; or 5, 15 or 30 sec. clips
Other Features
Storage
32MB internal memory
SD/MMC card expansion slot
Power Options Optional KODAK EASYSHARE docks with Li-Ion rechargeable battery pack; KODAK EASYSHARE Li-Ion (1050 mAh) rechargeable battery (supplied) or KODAK EASYSHARE Li-Ion (1700 mAh) rechargeable battery, 5V DC adapter
Image Capture Format

Still: JPEG (EXIF v2.2)

Movie: QUICKTIME
Interfaces USB compliant; EASYSHARE printer dock; A/V connectors
Lens Protection Built-in lens barrier
Tripod Mount 1/4-inch standard mount
Weight Without batteries 224 grams (7.9 oz.)
Dimensions W x H x D: 100.3 x 69.2 x 40.2 mm (3.9 x 2.7 x 1.6 in.)
Warranty One year
KODAK EASYSHARE Software System Requirements
MICROSOFT WINDOWS

WINDOWS 98, 98SE, 2000, Millennium Edition, or XP OS

Internet Explorer 5.01 or higher

233 MHz processor or greater

64 MB RAM available (128 MB for WINDOWS XP OS)

200 MB hard drive disk space available

CD-ROM drive

Available USB port

Color monitor, 800 x 600 pixels (16 or 24 bit recommended)
APPLE MACINTOSH

POWER MAC G3, G4, G5, G4 cube; iMAC; POWERBOOK G3, G4; or iBOOK computers

MACINTOSH OS X (10.2.3 or 10.3)

SAFARI 1.0 or higher

128 MB RAM for OS X

200 MB hard drive disk space available

CD-ROM drive

Available USB port

Color monitor, 1024 x 768 pixels (thousands or millions of colors recommended)
Package Contents

KODAK EASYSHARE DX7440 Zoom Digital Camera

Audio/video out cable and USB cable

High-capacity Li-Ion battery and charger

Wrist strap

KODAK EASYSHARE software CD with interactive tutorial guide

Custom camera insert for optional KODAK EASYSHARE camera and printer docks

Welcome kit and user guide
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Kodak EasyShare CX7530
Kodak's EasyShare CX7530 digital camera. Courtesy of Eastman Kodak Co., with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins.
Basic Features
CCD 5.36 megapixel (2690x1994 pixels)
Effective Pixels 5.0 megapixel (2560x1920 pixels)
Picture Size

5.0 MP best (for up to 20 x 30-in. prints)

4.4 MP best (2:3 aspect ratio, optimized for 4 x 6-in. prints)

3.1 MP better (for up to 11 x 14-in. prints)

1.7 MP good (for small prints)

Lens

3X optical zoom

5.6 - 16.8mm (34 - 102 mm equivalent in 35mm format)
Auto-Focus TTL-AF
Focus Range

Normal: 23.6 in. (60 cm) to infinity

Landscape: 32.8 ft. (10 m) to infinity
LCD 1.8-in., 134,000 pixel resolution indoor/outdoor display
Viewfinder Real image optical viewfinder
Aperture

Wide: f/2.7 - f/5.2

Tele: f/4.6 - f/8.7
Shutter Speed

Automatic: 1/2 - 1/1400 sec

Selectable manual exposure: 0.7 - 4 sec.

ISO Equivalent

Automatic: 80-160

Manual: 80/100/200/400; 800 in ‘Good' quality mode only

 

White Balance Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Fluorescent
Built-in Flash

Modes: Auto, Redeye, Fill, Off

Wide: 2.0 - 11.8 ft. (0.6 - 3.6 m)

Tele: 2.0 - 6.9 ft. (0.6 - 2.1 m)
Self Timer 10 seconds
Ease of Use Features
Auto-Picture Rotation Orientation sensor for on-camera picture rotation
Dedicated Buttons Delete, Share, Review, Menu, Flash/Information, Burst/Self Timer
Review Modes

Magnify (1X - 8X, pan), fast scroll, multi-up, slide show, protect, share/print, label, image storage, copy, video date display

Video Out NTSC or PAL, user-selectable
Software KODAK EASYSHARE software
Dock Compatibility

KODAK EASYSHARE printer dock

KODAK EASYSHARE camera dock
Direct-from-Camera Printing Available with EASYSHARE printer dock, plus other PICTBRIDGE-enabled printers
Performance Features
Still Capture Modes Auto, Portrait, Sport, Night, Landscape, Close-up
Photo Settings Color Modes: Color, Sepia, Black & White
Close Up Mode

Wide: 5 - 28 in. (13 - 70 cm)

Tele: 9 - 28 in. (22 - 70 cm)
First Burst Mode 2.4 fps, up to 5 pictures in sequence
Exposure Metering
Auto: TTL-AE Matrix Metering
Selectable: Multi-Pattern, Center-Weighted, Center Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0 EV in 0.5 EV steps
Exposure Control Programmed Auto Exposure
Click-to-Capture 0.6 seconds
Shot-to-Shot 1.7 seconds
Video Mode Continuous MPEG 4 compressed video with audio recording during video capture; Audio playback on camera
Video Resolution

VGA: 640 x 480 at 13 fps

QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels at 20 fps
Video Length Dependent on SD/MMC card capacity and battery life
Other Features
Storage
32MB internal memory
MMC/SD card expansion slot
Power Options Optional KODAK EASYSHARE docks with Ni-MH rechargeable battery pack (in-camera charging); 2 AA KODAK MAX digital camera batteries, 2 AA lithium or Ni-MH batteries or 1 CRV3 lithium battery; DC in jack on side of camera for 3V adapter
Image Capture Format

Still: JPEG (EXIF v2.21)

Movie: QUICKTIME MOV
Interfaces EASYSHARE printer dock; A/V connectors; USB compliant (PICTBRIDGE-enabled)
Lens Protection Built-in lens barrier
Tripod Mount 1/4 inch standard
Weight Without batteries <192 g (6.8 oz.)
Dimensions 102.5 x 65 x 38 mm (4.0 x 2.6 x 1.5 in.)
Warranty One year
KODAK EASYSHARE Software System Requirements
MICROSOFT WINDOWS

WINDOWS 98, 98SE, 2000, Millennium Edition, or XP OS

Internet Explorer 5.01 or higher

233 MHz processor or greater

64 MB RAM available (128 MB for WINDOWS XP OS)

200 MB hard drive disk space available

CD-ROM drive

Available USB port

Color monitor, 800 x 600 pixels (16 or 24 bit recommended)
APPLE MACINTOSH

POWER MAC G3, G4, G5, G4 cube; iMAC; POWERBOOK G3, G4; or iBOOK computers

MACINTOSH OS X (10.2.3 or 10.3)

SAFARI 1.0 or higher

128 MB RAM for OS X

200 MB hard drive disk space available

CD-ROM drive

Available USB port

Color monitor, 1024 x 768 pixels (thousands or millions of colors recommended)
Package Contents

KODAK EASYSHARE CX7530 Zoom Digital Camera

USB and audio/video cables

KODAK MAX digital camera batteries AA or equivalent

Custom camera insert for optional KODAK EASYSHARE camera and printer docks

Wrist strap

Software

Documentation
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Kodak EasyShare CX7330
Kodak's EasyShare CX7330 digital camera. Courtesy of Eastman Kodak Co., with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins.
Basic Features
CCD 3.3 megapixel (2041 x1560 pixels)
Effective Pixels 3.1 megapixel (2032 x1524 pixels)
Picture Size

3.1 MP - best (print enlargements)

2.8 MP - best (2:3 optimized ratio for 4x6-inch printing)

2.1 MP - better (small print)

1.1 MP - good (e-mail)

Lens

3X KODAK RETINAR aspheric all glass optical zoom lens

5.6 – 16.8 mm (equivalent to 37 - 117 mm in 35 mm format)

Auto-Focus Multi-zone auto focus with improved low light performance
Focus Range 0.6 m (23.6 in.) to infinity
LCD 1.6-in. (4 cm), TFT indoor/outdoor color display
Viewfinder Real image optical viewfinder
Aperture

Wide: f/2.7 - f/5.2

Tele: f/4.6 - f/8.7
Automatic Shutter Speed 1/2 - 1/1400 sec
White Balance Auto
Built-in Flash

Modes: Auto, Fill, Redeye, Off

Wide: 0.6 m - 3.6 m (2 ft. - 11.8 ft.)

Tele: 0.6 m - 2.1 m (2 ft. - 6.9 ft.)
Self Timer 10 seconds
Ease of Use Features
Auto-Picture Rotation Orientation sensor for on-camera picture rotation
Dedicated Buttons Display/Info, Delete, Share, Review, Menu, Mode Dial for Scene Settings
Review Modes

Magnify/play (2X, 4X, pan), Slide Show, Protect, Albums, Multi-up, Image Storage, Copy, Video Date Display, Picture Information

Video Out NTSC and PAL (user-selectable)
Software KODAK EASYSHARE software
Dock Compatibility

KODAK EASYSHARE printer dock

KODAK EASYSHARE camera dock
Performance Features
Still Capture Modes Auto, Sport, Night, Landscape, Macro
Photo Settings Color, Sepia, Black & White
Close Up Mode

Wide: 0.13 m - 0.7 m

Tele: 0.22 m - 0.7 m
First Burst Mode 3 frames per second (fps), up to 3 pictures in sequence
Exposure Metering Automatic with matrix metering and multi pattern TTL auto exposure
Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0 EV with 0.5 EV step increments
Exposure Control Programmed AE
Click-to-Capture 0.6 seconds
Shot-to-Shot 2.1 seconds
Video Mode
Continuous digital video with audio
Audio playback on camera
Video Resolution QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels at 15 fps
Video Length Dependent on MMC/SD card capacity and battery life
Other Features
Storage
16MB internal memory
MMC/SD card expansion slot
Power Options Optional KODAK EASYSHARE docks with Ni-MH rechargeable battery pack (in-camera charging); 2 AA KODAK digital camera batteries, 2 AA lithium or Ni-MH batteries or 1 CRV3 lithium battery; 3-volt adapter
Image Capture Format

Still: JPEG / EXIF v2.2

Movie: QUICKTIME MOV
Interfaces USB compliant; EASYSHARE printer dock; A/V connectors
Lens Protection Built-in lens barrier
Tripod Mount 1/4-inch standard mount
Weight Without batteries: 175 g (6.2 oz.)
Dimensions W x H x D: 102.5 x 65 x 38 mm (4.0 x 2.6 x 1.5 in.)
Warranty One year
KODAK EASYSHARE Software System Requirements
MICROSOFT WINDOWS

WINDOWS 98, 98SE, 2000, Millennium Edition, or XP OS

Internet Explorer 5.01 or higher

233 MHz processor or greater

64 MB RAM available (128 MB for WINDOWS XP OS)

200 MB hard drive disk space available

CD-ROM drive

Available USB port

Color monitor, 800 x 600 pixels (16 or 24 bit recommended)
APPLE MACINTOSH

POWER MAC G3, G4, G5, G4 cube; iMAC; POWERBOOK G3, G4; or iBOOK computers

MACINTOSH OS X (10.2.3 or 10.3)

SAFARI 1.0 or higher

128 MB RAM for OS X

200 MB hard drive disk space available

CD-ROM drive

Available USB port

Color monitor, 1024 x 768 pixels (thousands or millions of colors recommended)
Package Contents

KODAK EASYSHARE CX7330 Zoom Digital Camera

Audio/video out cable and USB cable

KODAK MAX digital camera batteries - AA or equivalent

Wrist strap

KODAK EASYSHARE software CD with interactive tutorial guide

Welcome kit and user guide

Insert for optional KODAK EASYSHARE docks

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Kodak EasyShare Printer Dock
Kodak's 2nd generation EasyShare Printer Dock. Courtesy of Eastman Kodak Co., with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins.
Basic Features
KODAK Photos Made Simple
  • Borderless 4x6-in. photos at the touch of a button
  • Treasure prints for a lifetime – XTRALIFE™ lamination makes them durable and waterproof
  • Multiple prints per sheet (1, 2, 4 or 9 images on a single 4 x 6-in. print)
  • One-touch picture transfer to a connected computer
Flexibility Use with or without a computer. Works with:
  • All KODAK EASYSHARE CX/DX 6000/7000 and LS 600/700 series cameras
  • PICTBRIDGE-enabled cameras (direct printing)
  • Popular memory cards (SD, MultiMediaCard/MMC, COMPACT FLASH Type I and II, MEMORY STICK, MEMORY STICK Pro, xD, SMARTMEDIA, and MICRODRIVE formats) with optional KODAK 8-in-1 card reader
Battery Charging

Rapid camera battery recharging and reconditioning (< 3.5 hours) for optimal performance

Printing
Printing Modes Print current, pre-selected (DPOF), all, or index
Print Sides

Borderless 4 x 6 in. (102x152 mm)

Two credit card-size photos per sheet (2 x 3.25 in., 51 x 85 mm)

Four photos per sheet (2 x 3 in., 51x76 mm)

Nine mini-photos per sheet (1.3 x 2 in., 34 x 51 mm)
Media Size

4 x 7 in. (102x181 mm), including two snap-off 0.6-in. (14.5 mm) perforated sections

Print Technology

Continuous tone thermal dye transfer

KODAK Color Science technology for outstanding skin tone reproduction and print color optimization
Print Speed 90 sec. per print (120 sec. first print direct from camera)
Power
Battery charging In-camera charging in less than 3.5 hours
Power options 24V AC adapter
Battery recharging compatibility
KODAK EASYSHARE Ni-MH battery pack (included)
KODAK EASYSHARE Lithium-Ion batteries (included with select KODAK EASYSHARE digital cameras)
Additional Features
Image Transfer One-button picture transfer to a connected computer
Compatibility Works with KODAK EASYSHARE CX/DX 6000/7000 and LS 600/700 series cameras, plus direct printing from PICTBRIDGE-enabled cameras. Printing from popular memory cards with optional KODAK 8-in-1 card reader accessory.
Accepted File Formats JPEG/EXIF v2.2
Weight 1110 g (39.2 oz.)
Dimensions WxHxD (with tray): 7.4 x 3.3 x 13.1 in. (18.8 x 8.3 x 33.4 cm)
Warranty One Year
KODAK EASYSHARE Software System Requirements
MICROSOFT WINDOWS

WINDOWS 98, 98SE, 2000, Millennium Edition, or XP OS

Internet Explorer 5.01 or higher

233 MHz processor or greater

64 MB RAM available (128 MB for WINDOWS XP OS)

200 MB hard drive disk space available

CD-ROM drive

Available USB port

Color monitor, 800 x 600 pixels (16 or 24 bit recommended)
APPLE MACINTOSH

POWER MAC G3, G4, G5, G4 cube; iMAC; POWERBOOK G3, G4; or iBOOK computers

MACINTOSH OS X (10.2.3 or 10.3)

SAFARI 1.0 or higher

128 MB RAM for OS X

200 MB hard drive disk space available

CD-ROM drive

Available USB port

Color monitor, 1024 x 768 pixels (thousands or millions of colors recommended)
Package Contents

KODAK EASYSHARE Printer Dock

KODAK Color Cartridge & Photo Paper kit (10-count)

KODAK EASYSHARE software for WINDOWS OS and MACINTOSH OS

KODAK EASYSHARE printer dock driver software

Ni-MH rechargeable battery pack for select KODAK EASYSHARE digital cameras

24V AC adapter

Welcome kit

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