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Kodak launches Z712 IS and Z885 digital camera

Kodak announces the EasyShare Z712 IS and Z885 Zoom digital cameras, with high ISO and image stabilization. The 7.1 megapixel EasyShare Z712 IS boasts 12x optical zoom and best-in-class click-to-capture performance (0.26 second) at an affordable price, it retails for US $299.95. The 8.1 megapixel EasyShare Z885 boasts a fast AF 5X optical zoom lens (36-180 mm equivalent) combined with 10 automatic smart scene modes for a price for US $199.95. The Z712 IS will be available in April, the Z885 in May...

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The Kodak Z-series digital camerasKODAK EASYSHARE Digital Cameras Combine High ISO and Image Stabilization for Sharp Pictures in Any Lighting Conditions

Eastman Kodak Company today announced the latest additions to its award-winning line of consumer digital cameras, including the KODAK EASYSHARE Z712 IS and Z885 Zoom Digital Cameras, with high ISO and image stabilization for taking great action pictures in any lighting conditions.

“The powerful combination of high ISO and high zoom with image stabilization gives consumers the ability to take incredible pictures in any lighting conditions,” said Pierre Schaeffer, Chief Marketing Officer of Kodak's Consumer Digital Imaging Group.  “Kodak continues to deliver easy-to-use digital cameras with higher performance features to consumers who are looking for new ways to advance their digital photography experience.”


The KODAK EASYSHARE Z712 IS Zoom Digital Camera combines an impressive 12X optical zoom lens (36-432 mm equivalent SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON) with optical image stabilization, delivering superior performance to aspiring photographers.  The 7.1 megapixel camera boasts best-in-class click-to-capture performance (0.26 sec.) with superb picture quality at an affordable price, making it a solid alternative to digital SLRs.  Available in April, the KODAK EASYSHARE Z712 IS Zoom Digital Camera will retail for US $299.95 (MSRP).


The KODAK EASYSHARE Z885 Zoom Digital Camera boasts a 5X optical zoom lens and 8.1 megapixel resolution.  When combined with high ISO (up to 8000), it tackles low-light environments and action situations with ease.  The fast AF 5X optical zoom lens (36-180 mm equivalent) combined with 10 automatic smart scene modes makes it easy to get stunning shots every time.  Available in May, the KODAK EASYSHARE Z885 Zoom Digital Camera will retail for US $199.95 (MSRP).


The KODAK EASYSHARE System Advantage

Kodak continues to bring groundbreaking features to its award-winning KODAK EASYSHARE Digital Photography System, enhancing the digital photography experience for consumers worldwide.  The system consists of cameras, wireless digital picture frames, all-in-one inkjet printers, snapshot printers, docks, software, inkjet and thermal photo papers and accessories—making taking, printing, sharing and archiving high quality digital pictures effortless.  

The cameras and printer introduced today come with the latest Version 6.2 of KODAK EASYSHARE Software to make it easier for consumers to find, organize and share their pictures.  Version 6.2 includes direct access to KODAK Gallery, making it simple to find albums stored online.  The new KODAK EASYSHARE Software Version 6.2 can be downloaded for free.


New KODAK Pre-Charged Rechargeable Ni-MH Digital Camera Batteries Stay Charged up to 4X Longer than Ordinary Ni-MH Batteries

Kodak announced today a new series of Ni-MH pre-charged batteries (2100mAh, 1.2Volts) in the popular AA format, supporting all AA format digital cameras on the market.  The new KODAK Digital Camera Batteries (available in AA 4-pack and AAA 2-pack) are ready to use out of the package and will stay charged up to four times longer than ordinary Ni-MH batteries.  

The batteries can take up to 300 digital pictures per charge with the ability to recharge up to 1,000 times, which allows up to 300,000 digital pictures over the life of the batteries.  The KODAK 1-Hour Battery Charger and Value Ni-MH Charger both include a set of four pre-charged batteries and is projected to retail for US $29.99 and $15.99 respectively.  The KODAK AA Battery 4-Pack is projected to retail for $13.99 and the KODAK AAA Battery 2-Pack for US $8.99 (MSRP).  The new batteries and chargers will be available in July.

Additional information: The Kodak Z-series digital cameras
March 7, 2007
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