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PRESS RELEASE: New PocketWizard Upgrade Available for KODAK PROFESSIONAL Digital SLRs Supports DCS Pro 14n, DCS Pro 14nx and DCS SLR/n in U.S., Canada
ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 9-Eastman Kodak Company today announced a PocketWizard upgrade for several of its digital SLR cameras. The upgrade, available only as a service upgrade in the US and Canada, direct from Kodak, is compatible with the KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Pro 14n, DCS 14nx and DCS Pro SLR/n digital cameras.
The PocketWizard is a digital radio triggering system that fires the flash and camera simultaneously to capture split second action at every angle. It allows photographers more flexibility to position lighting where necessary without being tethered by a Synch cord.
"The integration of the PocketWizard system inside the camera body is another way to get the most out of KODAL PROFESSIONAL DCS Pro 14n, DCS 14nx and DCS Pro SLR/n digital cameras and enhance professional photographers' workflows," said John Witzel, Worldwide and US&C Marketing Manager, Eastman Kodak Company.
PocketWizard upgrades are US$395, including return shipping, in the U.S. and Canada. The device warranty is coincidental with the camera warranty or 90 days, whichever is longer. Upgrades will be available on a first come, first served basis.
Discount pricing applies to DCS Pro 14n models when upgrades are purchased in combination with other upgrades - see examples below:
| ||PocketWizard Upgrade (US$395)||RAM Upgrade (US$395)||Imager Upgrade (US$1,495)||Total Combined Cost (plus tax)*|
|Example 1||X||X|| ||US$690|
|Example 2||X|| ||X||US$1,790|
* Discount applies to new combination orders only
A DCS Pro 14n with an imager upgrade becomes a DCS Pro 14nx camera with an expanded ISO range from 6 to 1600, making it on par with the image quality of the newer generation DCS Pro SLR/n.
Built on a NIKON F-mount and introduced in February 2004, the DCS Pro SLR/n digital camera contains a high-performance imaging system and full size 35mm size CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor, boasts 14 million pixels with a total available ISO range of 6 to 1600 and offers variable resolution raw files. The camera delivers the highest resolution of any digital SLR with an ISO range that meets the needs of a wide variety of professional photographers, including wedding, portrait, event, commercial and advanced amateur photographers.
Additional PocketWizard upgrade details are available at www.kodak.com/go/pwupgrade
About Eastman Kodak Company and infoimaging
Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, print and view images - for memories, for information, for entertainment. The company is a major participant in infoimaging, a $385 billion industry composed of devices (digital cameras and flat-panel displays), infrastructure (online networks and delivery systems for images) and services & media (software, film and paper enabling people to access, analyze and print images). With sales of $13.3 billion in 2003, the company comprises several businesses: Health, supplying the healthcare industry with traditional and digital image capture and output products and services; Commercial Printing, offering on-demand color printing and networking publishing systems; Commercial Imaging, offering image capture, output and storage products and services to businesses and government; Display & Components, which designs and manufactures state-of-the-art organic light-emitting diode displays as well as other specialty materials, and delivers optics and imaging sensors to original equipment manufacturers; and Digital & Film Imaging Systems, providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services.
(Kodak and Kodak Professional are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)
(First posted on Wednesday, June 9, 2004 at 16:57 EDT)