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Kodak's Zi6 Pocket Video Camera. Courtesy of Kodak, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Kodak Explodes onto the Pocket Video Camera Scene

Zi6 Pocket Video Camera Unveiled, Boasting HD Video Capture and Instant Uploading to YouTube™

Rochester, NY, July 10 -- Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) today announced its entry into the fast-growing pocket digital video camera market with the KODAK Zi6 Pocket Video Camera. This stylish HD video camera makes it fun and simple to shoot and share high-quality videos in moments, thanks to 720p HD video capture, a large 2.4-inch LCD screen, and easy-to-use software.

“Today’s connected consumers increasingly turn to video to express themselves and connect with others. The KODAK Zi6 Pocket Video Camera satisfies their thirst for an HD video camera that is simple to use and can go anywhere life takes them,” said John Blake, General Manager Digital Capture and Devices, Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. “With the launch of the Zi6 Pocket Video Camera, consumers now have a high-quality solution from the trusted brand in digital imaging.”

With the exploding popularity of video sharing sites such as YouTube, the demand for easy to use video devices is also growing rapidly. At the same time, the expanding penetration of HDTVs is driving consumer demand for HD quality personal content.

The KODAK Zi6 Pocket Video Camerais designed to meet these needs at the touch of a button -- no lens cap, dials to turn or settings to adjust.

A range of advanced features enables consumers to:

  • Capture video in HD quality on this fun and super simple pocket video camera (720p at 60 fps with 16:9 aspect ratio).
  • Upload your videos to YouTube quickly and easily using the built-in USB and software.
  • Record hours of video with the expandable SD/SDHC card slot that can hold up to 32 GB.
  • Experience your videos on HDTV in stunning HD quality with included cables.
  • Edit videos, add pictures and music, and share your creation anywhere with the included video software CD.
  • Go green with included pre-charged AA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries and battery charger.
  • Watch videos on the vibrant 2.4” LCD screen.
  • Catch the highlights with slow motion playback right in the palm of your hand.
Uploading to YouTube
YouTube is the world’s most popular online video community. The Kodak and YouTube relationship will enable consumers to quickly and easily upload videos to YouTube directly from the Zi6 Pocket Video Camera, or from the included simple and powerful video editing software (ARCSOFT MEDIAIMPRESSIONS for Kodak).

A range of accessories will be available for the KODAK Zi6 Pocket Video Camera:
  • KODAK 2GB and 4GB High Performance memory cards
  • 1-hour battery charger with 4 AA pre-charged Ni-MH batteries
  • KODAK tripods
  • KODAK camera bags

Pricing and Availability
The KODAK Zi6 Pocket Video Camera will be available from late September 2008, retailing for US$179.95 MSRP.

About Eastman Kodak Company
As the world's foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and printing to enrich their lives.

To learn more, visit http://www.kodak.com, and our blogs: 1000words.kodak.com, PluggedIn.kodak.com, and GrowYourBiz.kodak.com.

Editor’s Note: Kodak corporate news releases are now offered via RSS 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. Our 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 application if already installed on your computer. From the iTunes store, type “Kodak podcast” in the search field to view all of our podcast offerings.

KODAK is a trademark of Kodak.

Kodak's Zi6 Pocket Video Camera. Courtesy of Kodak, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!

(First posted on Monday, July 14, 2008 at 19:21 EDT)

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