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Kodak have announced three new EasyShare models, the DX3900 Zoom, DX3700 and
DX3215 Zoom, plus three new Kodak inkjet papers and enhanced Kodak Picture
Each camera has the Kodak EasyShare Camera Docking System, which performs numerous functions simply at the press of a button. It automatically transfers images to the computer, opens the software ready to print and email, plus it cleans the images from the camera's internal memory - all in an instant. At the same time it recharges the battery pack so it's always ready for use.
The other added benefit of this system is that users always know where their camera is and can be confident that it is always ready whenever they need it.
The new cameras come with Kodak Picture Software, which automatically enables home users to produce quality inkjet prints without having to resize or make any alterations to the image, thus taking the guesswork out of printing and avoiding unnecessary paper wastage. The enhanced Picture Software optimises the colour settings on the printer, every time, to create the perfect print - invaluable to everyone, especially the new PC user.
"Today most people get confused by the technical details of digital cameras,"
says Gareth Jones, Regional General Business Manager & Vice President, Kodak
Digital & Applied Imaging EAMER. "With the EasyShare Camera Dock we
are making digital photography simple. We are focussing on explaining
technical advantages in terms that our customers will understand - the average
consumer has no idea what 3.1 megapixels means until you relate it to picture
size. We firmly believe digital photography is for all and with the
EasyShare range we are making it easy for everyone to access it." The
EasyShare system brings the benefit of simplicity to people in the digital age
by integrating digital cameras, imaging networks and services / media into one
Kodak EasyShare DX3215 is a 1.3 megapixel camera equipped with 8Mb of internal memory, which can store between 20 and 80 images and is capable of producing pictures that can be printed at up to 8x6in. The The DX3215 also has a 2xoptical and 2x digital zoom plus a MultiMediaCard/Secure Digital Card expansion slot, which offers the option of adding more memory. Available from September, including the supplied Camera Dock, it will be priced at 250.
Kodak EasyShare DX3700 breaks the price barrier for 3.1 megapixels for under 350, which means the DX3700 allows you to take bigger pictures than any other camera in its class, producing photo-quality prints at a substantial 11x14in size.
The DX3700 also has a 3x digital zoom to get closer and 8Mb of internal memory, but if you have filled your camera to capacity and there are still pictures to be taken, the DX3700 has a MultiMediaCard or Secure Digital Card expansion slot. Available from October 2001, the DX3700 will be priced 350.
Kodak feel EasyShare DX3900 is one of their most stylish
cameras to date. It's aimed at users who want a little extra when getting
started with digital photography. This camera has the widest array of
added functionality in the EasyShare range, yet Kodak say it's still very easy
It's the most sophisticated of the new models and features 3.1 megapixel resolution which is reflected in its impressive photo-quality prints which can be up to a substantial 11x14in size. This camera has a 2x optical and 3x digital zoom and allows picture-takers to choose between full auto functions or manual settings for enhanced creative control. These creative controls include, among others, a choice of colour mode - black & white, sepia and colour - plus an option to manually set the white balance. Kodak say the DX3900 has been specially designed with a whisper quiet zoom and shutter for candid impromptu photography. Available in September, the DX3900 will be priced at 450.
All EasyShare cameras come with:
- Kodak EasyShare camera dock and insert
- CD-ROM containing:
- Kodak enhanced picture software
- User's manual
- Cables for USB and video
- 7-volt AC adapter
- Kodak Ni-MH rechargeable battery pack
- Documentation kit