Kodak intros new EasyShare printer dock, digital cameras

Eastman Kodak Co. has unveiled a new redesigned printer dock and three new digital cameras -- DX7440, CX7530 and CX7330 -- in its EasyShare line. The new printer dock incorporates Pictbridge technology that makes it compatible with other brands of cameras; its multi-function connector works with EasyShare 600/6000 and 700/7000 series digital cameras. It produces 4 x 6-inch full-size and multi-image picture sheets with its thermal printing system and can transfer pictures to a computer as well as recharge your camera's battery. Minimum system requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2.3. You'll be able to find the new printer dock on store shelves in June for US$149. Kodak's Web site lists July availability, but the company confirmed with MacCentral that most retailers will have it in June.

The DX7440 is a 4 megapixel camera with a 4x optical zoom lens, 22 scene and color modes, a Color Science image processing chip and more. The CX7530 is a 5 megapixel model that offers a 3x optical zoom lens, a multi-zone auto-focus system, 9 shooting modes, Pictbridge compatibility and more. The CX7330 features 3 megapixel resolution, a 3x optical zoom lens, 8 scene and color modes and more. The DX7440 and CX7330 will be available in June for $349 and $199, respectively. The CX7530 will retail for $299 when it ships in July.

All three cameras will ship with the latest edition of Kodak's EasyShare software for Mac, which requires Mac OS X v10.2.3 and Safari 1.0 or higher. A company representative told MacCentral that version 3.4, which features minor performance enhancements, won't be available for download. The Kodak Web site will continue to host version 3.3 for the Mac.

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