Eastman Kodak Co.
is unveiling a wide range of new digital film products at this week’s PMA (Photo Marketing Association) Show in Las Vegas, including the Kodak EasyShare DX6340 zoom digital camera, EasyShare LS633 zoom digital camera, EasyShare printer dock 6000, and EasyShare camera dock 6000.
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The US$329 Kodak EasyShare DX6340, a 3.1 megapixel digital camera due in May, comes with a wide-aperture 4x Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon zoom lens, a fully automatic mode, as well as creative controls. The controls include aperture and shutter priority modes, as well as sport, night, portrait, landscape, macro and regular program modes. The camera’s new high-speed precision auto-focus system provides focus lock capability in almost complete darkness and fast click-to-capture times, according to Pierre Schaeffer, chief marketing officer and vice president of Kodak’s Digital & Applied Imaging division.
The camera has a flash range of almost 20 feet. The Kodak EasyShare DX6340 camera is equipped with a 1.8-inch LCD and technology which helps match the color balance and skin tones used in Kodak film photography.
Additional features include an on-camera Share button (which tags for printing, e-mail or as favorites at the time of review) and a joystick control to capture video with audio. The DX6340 also lets you store up to 32 e-mail addresses on the camera for photo sharing. The camera is compatible with the new EasyShare printer dock 6000 and EasyShare camera dock 6000.
The Kodak EasyShare LS633 zoom digital camera offers 3.1 megapixel resolution, a 2.2-inch OLED display, a metal body, and a Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon professional 3X optical zoom lens along with continuous 3.3X advanced digital zoom. It has a suggested retail price of $399 and will be available initially in Europe, Asia, and Australia in April.
The new EasyShare printer dock 6000 is a combination photo printer and camera dock. Using it, you place your EasyShare 6000/600 series camera on the dock and press the “Print” button on the dock for 4 x 6 inch Kodak photos. The printer dock — which uses continuous tone thermal dye transfer printing technology — offers one-touch picture transfer and battery recharging. In addition, the printing process automatically adds a special XtraLife laminate coating, which helps ensure the prints are durable, waterproof, and long-lasting, according to Kodak.
The printer dock comes with a sample media kit containing a Kodak Color Cartridge and enough photo paper for 10 photo prints. Refill packs are available in 20, 40, or 80 print counts. The Kodak EasyShare printer dock 6000 costs $199 and will be available in May.
The redesigned Kodak EasyShare camera dock 6000 boasts a reduced desktop footprint and a new tilt mechanism for improved LCD viewing. Dock your camera on the $79.95 dock 6000, and the LCD display screen will face forward for picture viewing, sharing, and transfer confirmation. The camera dock allows users to upload their images onto their personal computer and takes less than three hours to recharge the batteries from completely empty.