Kodak intros wireless digital cameras

Eastman Kodak Co. on Tuesday took off the wraps of its new Bluetooth-equipped $449 Easyshare V610 digital camera and $299 Easyshare-One Wi-Fi camera. It also announced the forthcoming release of an updated version of its Easyshare photo management software.

Easyshare V610

The Easyshare V610 is a pocket-sized six megapixel point-and-shoot camera features a 10x optical zoom. It uses Kodak Retina Dual Lens technology, which provides it with 38 - 114 and 130 - 380 mm (35mm equivalent) capabilities.

The V610 shoots up to 8 frames in burst mode at 1.6 frames per second, and can record VGA-quality movies in QuickTime format at 30 FPS. It comes equipped with 32MB of internal memory and can write content to an SD/MMC card (not included).

The Easyshare V610 is also equipped with Bluetooth 2.0+EDR — wireless personal networking technology that’s the same as what Apple ships on newer Macintosh models. It can transfer pictures to any Bluetooth-equipped device up to 30 feet away, or receive them, according to Eastman Kodak.

The Easyshare V610 camera is equipped with a 2.8-inch LCD screen. Expect to see it on store shelves in May.

Easyshare-One

The Easyshare-One is billed as “the world’s first Wi-Fi consumer digital camera.” It’s a six-megapixel model that features a 3x optical zoom lens.

The camera sports a variety of scene modes like portrait, sports, landscape, night and more, can store up to three pictures at 1.5 FPS in burst mode, and records QuickTime MPEG-4 compressed video with audio at 640 x 480 pixels at 30 frames per second.

The Easyshare-One has 256MB internal memory and also supports SD/MMC flash media cards. It connects to a Mac or PC using USB 2.0, works with Kodak’s Easyshare camera docks and also can transfer pictures wirelessly using 802.11b Wi-Fi networking and an SDIO-based Wi-Fi card — an optional accessory that costs $99.

Easyshare Software v6.0

The new Kodak Easyshare v6.0 software is coming in May. The software provides digital image storage and cataloging features for Mac and PC users, and offers a way for users to organize, print and share their digital photos with others.

The new release features an improved user interface, photo card printing that lets your pictures get turned into invitations and anouncements, and more.

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