Eastman Kodak Co.
has introduced two new digital cameras — the EasyShare DX4530 and the EasyShare CX6230 — and a new printer dock, the EasyShare 4000.
The Kodak EasyShare DX4530 is a US$399, 5-megapixel camera. Due to ship later this month, it sports a 3X optical Kodak Retinar all-glass aspherical lens, a 3.3X advanced digital zoom, and an 1.8-inch indoor/outdoor LCD screen. Its “Share” button lets you select printing, e-mailing and “mark” as options for each picture. The DX4530 comes with 32MB of internal memory; more memory can be added via a MultiMediaCard/SD Card expansion slot.
The $199 EasyShare CX6230 zoom digital camera, targeted to amateur photographers, is a fully automatic zoom digital camera. It provides 2 megapixel resolution, a 3X optical Kodak Retinar aspheric all-glass zoom lens, 3.3X continuous digital zoom, and eight accessed picture modes such as night, landscape, close-up, black and white, and sepia. The camera — coming next month — also captures 30-second digital video clips with audio.
EasyShare CX6230 users can transfer their digital pictures to a connected computer via the optional Kodak EasyShare camera dock 6000, which costs $79.95. The dock can charge compatible camera batteries in less than three hours.
The $199 Kodak EasyShare printer dock 4000 is built to work with the EasyShare DX4530 digital camera and other EasyShare CX/DX 3000- and 4000-series cameras. It can produce borderless 4 x 6-inch Kodak prints in as little as 90 seconds, with or without a computer. It offers one-touch picture transfer and thermal printing. You can also use it to apply XtraLife laminate coating. The printer dock is coming later this month.
Both cameras include Kodak EasyShare software for Mac (Mac OS X and Mac OS 9.x) and Windows systems. The software handles the transfer, organization, editing, e-mailing, sharing and printing of digital photographs.