Today Kodak announce the EasyShare DX6440 zoom digital camera for 299.99
and say the new camera incorporates stunning picture quality, powerful features,
a host of photographic creative controls and exceptional ease of operation.
It includes a professional quality Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 4X optical zoom
lens, a high-speed and low-light precision auto-focus system. The 4 megapixel
resolution delivers sharp striking prints up to 508mm x 762mm - all with effortless
operation that users have come to expect from Kodak. It will be available worldwide
"The EasyShare DX6440 demonstrates how Kodak is using its deep and vast
knowledge of imaging technology to deliver phenomenal picture quality, performance,
and ease of use," said Chris Bowen, UK country manager for Kodak's Digital
& Applied Imaging Division. "Its advanced photography features, new
image processing technology, and intuitive controls set this camera apart from
the crowd. Whether someone wants to take an artistic portrait or snap pictures
of their kids playing on the beach, this versatile camera delivers."
The EasyShare DX6440 digital camera features aperture and shutter priority
modes, as well as sport, night, portrait, landscape, close-up and automatic
program modes. Its new high-speed, low-light precision auto-focus system combines
rapid passive phase detection with highly accurate through the lens (TTL) contrast
detection to precisely fine tune and sharply define a subject while providing
focus lock in almost complete darkness. An impressive flash range of nearly
17 feet also aids low light shooting. In addition, the camera senses bright
backlit subjects and can automatically trigger a fill flash to help ensure that
a subject is appropriately illuminated.
The large maximum aperture of the f/2.2-13 Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 4X
zoom lens is one benefit of close collaboration with Schneider-Kreuznach, the
German developer of high quality, technologically advanced lenses. Another is
striking edge-to-edge brightness and sharpness across the image.
The camera exhibits exceptionally fast click-to-capture times ? as little as
0.4 seconds - reducing a common frustration among digital camera owners of significant
lag between pressing the shutter and recording the picture.
With a large 1.8-inch high-resolution indoor/outdoor LCD screen, the Kodak
EasyShare DX6440 camera is equipped for easy on-camera viewing in almost any
picture-taking situation. The camera also incorporates Kodak's Colour Science
algorithms, which are designed to match the award-winning colour balance and
skin tones of Kodak film photography, and a 3.8X advanced digital zoom, which
delivers noticeably sharper pictures than regular digital zoom.
The ability of the Kodak EasyShare system to help people share their digital
pictures is outstanding. A press of the DX6440 camera's red-jewelled "Share"
button allows a person to immediately select printing, e-mailing (with up to
32 on-camera e-mail addresses), and mark as favourite options for each picture.
Additional features include a joystick control with easy-to-read menu options
and the ability to record continuous digital video with audio. The camera's
new album feature, when used in conjunction with Kodak EasyShare software v3.0,
allows categorisation of pictures on the camera.
People can also quickly transfer their pictures to a connected computer with
just one touch using the optional Kodak EasyShare camera dock 6000 59.99.
The dock also provides a full Ni-MH battery charge in less than three hours.
DX6440 digital camera owners can also receive all the benefits of a dock, plus
water-resistant Kodak 4 x 6-inch photo prints in as little as 90 seconds, when
using the Kodak EasyShare printer dock 6000 199.99. Both docks are now
Like the entire range of EasyShare cameras, the DX6440 includes Kodak EasyShare
software, providing effortless digital picture transfer, organisation, editing,
e-mailing, and printing. The software's exclusive One Touch to Better Pictures
feature - which takes advantage of proprietary colour technologies developed
by Kodak - helps people get vibrant, true-to-life prints from home inkjet printers,
while reducing the trial, error and waste usually associated with home photo
The award-winning Kodak EasyShare digital photography system - consisting of
cameras, software, docks and printer docks, inkjet papers and accessories -
makes it simple for anyone to take, organise, share, and print high quality