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Kodak EasyShare One Digital Camera Available in October
by Ben Stafford -  9/1/2005

Kodak has officially announced the availability of their EasyShare One digital camera.  Introduced at CES at the beginning of the year, Kodak delayed the release of this model earliter this year.  Kodak worked up a lot of anticipation for this camera, which has a 4 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom, 256MB internal memory and a rotating/flipping 3 inch touchscreen LCD.  Not to mention the the use of an 802.11 wireless network when using the Kodak WI-FI card.  Their goal is to let you sit on your couch while you send pictures to your Kodak printer.  The EasyShare One will be availabe in October for $599 with the Kodak WI-FI card.

 

Press Release:

ROCHESTER, N.Y., September 1 2005 - Eastman Kodak Company announced today that its innovative EASYSHARE-ONE zoom digital camera would be available for purchase this October, coinciding with the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Since it was announced earlier this year, the EASYSHARE-ONE model the world's first Wi-Fi consumer camera has won hundreds of accolades from industry organizations and consumer electronics writers for its groundbreaking design and functionality, making it one of the most talked about digital photography products in years.

"The KODAK EASYSHARE-ONE camera does more than just incorporate basic Wi-Fi functionality. It combines Kodak's signature ease-of-use with groundbreaking technology to give people a single, innovative device for sharing, taking, organizing, and printing pictures," said Mary Hadley, general manager, digital cameras, Eastman Kodak Company.

"With its ability to send e-mail from the camera, to connect to the KODAK EASYSHARE Gallery at home and on-the-go from thousands of public hotspots worldwide, to store up to 1,500 favorite pictures, and to simplify viewing and operation via its unique touch screen and graphical menus, the EASYSHARE-ONE camera marks a new era in digital photography. As the ultimate picture sharing device, it delivers a completely new digital photography experience unmatched by any other camera."

The company has also developed a new, interactive tour of the EASYSHARE-ONE camera, available at http://www.kodak.com/go/easyshare-one/. In addition to providing 360-degree views of the camera, the MACROMEDIA FLASH micro-site highlights the multiple ways in which people can easily share, take, edit, organize, and print their pictures ? all wirelessly.

Hotspot Providers and Retailers Prepare

Kodak is working with the world's leading wireless companies to make sharing pictures across town, across the country, or across the globe as easy and convenient as possible. All EASYSHARE-ONE camera purchasers receive a complementary, camera-specific trial service in conjunction with major hotspot providers. In addition to service from T-Mobile USA, with more than 6,000 T-Mobile HotSpots across the United States, EASYSHARE-ONE camera owners will also be able to enjoy public connections in other key world markets. Kodak plans to announce further market-specific service providers, as well as retailers that will sell the EASYSHARE-ONE camera, in the coming weeks.

Global Praise

The EASYSHARE-ONE camera continues to win global praise for its multi-faceted innovation. In addition to receiving extremely high praise from hundreds of journalists and analysts, it has also won some of the consumer electronics industry's top awards, including:

From Point-and-Shoot to Point-and-Share

Kodak designed the EASYSHARE-ONE model (US$599 MSRP, including the KODAK WI-FI Card) specifically for sharing, moving the camera experience from "point-and-shoot" to "point-and-share." It incorporates multiple benefits that avid picture sharers could only dream of until now, including:

The innovative KODAK EASYSHARE digital photography system consisting of cameras, viewers, software, docks, home snapshot printers, services, papers and accessories makes taking, organizing, sharing, and printing high quality digital pictures effortless. More information on KODAK EASYSHARE products is available at www.kodak.com/go/EasyShare.