Today, Kodak has announced four new digital cameras and a new portable printer. The Kodak Easyshare V705 is another dual lens camera that takes wide angle shots (upgrading the V570). The Kodak Easyshare C875, C743, and C443 will be added to Kodak's simple to use, entry level C series. The new Kodak Easyshare G600 Printer Dock will provide some portability to Kodak's Easyshare printing solutions.
The V705 is essentially an upgrade to the Kodak Easyshare V570. (Why did they have to use the same numbers and just mix them around!?!). It is still the world's smallest ultra wide angle digital camera, with a lens that has 35mm equivalent focal length of 23mm. The other lens provides a 3x optical zoom with a more standard focal length range (39-117mm). With the V705, Kodak has bumped up the capture resolution to 7 megapixels. A 2.5" LCD provides a nice, larger area in which to frame and review your images and movies.
Like its predecessor, the V705 can take 180 degree panoramas in 3 shots with the wide angle lens. Kodak's panorama mode will stitch together 3 images in-camera automatically.
The Kodak Easyshare V705 will be available in September at an MSRP of $349.95.
Kodak Easyshare C875, C743, C443
Kodak is also bolstering its entry-level, easy to use, C line with three new digital cameras. The Kodak Easyshare C875 features an 8 megapixel capture resolution, an all-glass 5x optical zoom lens, and a 2.5" LCD. A "smart scene" mode automatically selects the best scene mode for your shot, but you can also manually select a scene mode. If you want more control, the camera also has the "PASM" modes (program auto, aperture priority, shutter priority, and manual). The Kodak Easyshare C875 will be available at the end of August for $299.95
In addition to the C875, Kodak is also adding the Easyshare C743 and Easyshare C443. The C743 shoots at 7 megapixels with a 3x optical zoom and will be available at the end of September. The C443 is a 5 megapixel camera with a 3x optical zoom and will be available in mid-August.
Kodak Easyshare G600 Printer Dock
The Kodak Easyshare G600 Printer Dock bundles up the easy to use Kodak Easyshare printing system into a nice portable bundle. A built-in handle, smart paper tray storage and a battery let this printer go with you to provide Kodak quality 4" x 6" prints in 60 seconds with one touch of a button.
The printer can handle all Pictbridge compatible and Imagelink print system compatible devices. If you get the optional battery pack, you can also charge your Kodak camera in 3.5 hours or less. A new photo paper kit, designed for the G600 gives you 100 prints.
Prints can be produced for as little as $0.29 per print and are waterproof, fingerprint proof, stain resistant, and wipable with the Kodak Xtralife lamination process. Automatically applied Kodak Perfect Touch technology provides red-eye reduction.
The G600 printer will be available in August at an MSRP of $149.95. The optional battery pack has an MSRP of $49.95.
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