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Kodak unveils flagship 4.0 Megapixel digital camera: The Kodak LS443 Zoom






Kodak unveils flagship 4.0 Megapixel digital camera: The Kodak LS443 Zoom - digital camera and photography news

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ROCHESTER, NY, Sept. 24 -- Eastman Kodak Company today announced the LS443 Zoom Digital Camera, the flagship model in Kodak's 2002 EasyShare portfolio. The camera combines form and function with its sleek, ultra-stylish design, professional quality lens and 4.0 Megapixel (MP) resolution, producing stunning prints to fit wallets and walls.

Continuing its tradition of quality and innovation, Kodak has teamed up with Schneider-Kreuznach, the German producer of the world's highest-quality professional lenses and a leader in lens technology and design for 89 years. Together, the companies developed the professional-quality Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon lens used by the LS443. The precision engineered 3X optical lens capability, coupled with Kodak's proprietary color science technology, ensures LS443 camera users get stunning pictures from edge to edge every time. The powerful 10X zoom capability - combining the Schneider 3X optical unit with Kodak's proprietary 3.3X Advanced Digital Zoom - allows users to take impeccably crisp close-ups.

The LS443 is the newest addition to Kodak's award-winning EasyShare digital photography system, the recognized industry benchmark for ease-of-use in consumer digital photography. In addition to the Kodak EasyShare software, which simplifies editing, organizing, emailing and printing, the LS443 comes with a new special-edition dock. The complete package will be available in October.

Additional features include an 1.8" Indoor/Outdoor LDC screen with a non-glare coating; an on-camera "Share" button for quick printing, emailing, and organizing; a special-edition dock for one-touch picture transfer and fast recharging of the high performance Li-Ion rechargeable battery; a feature dial to access five scene modes close-up, landscape, sport, night and movie; option controls including a menu of three color modes; a burst mode for high speed sequence shooting; advanced auto focus; continuous video and playback option with built in speaker; automatic picture rotation; a "camera always ready" feature ensuring picture capture capabilities regardless of setting; 16MB of internal memory; and memory expansion slot.

As with all of the digital cameras in the Kodak EasyShare portfolio, the LS443 is packed with the best image technology and built with ease and simplicity in mind so that picture takers are just one step from stunning photo prints. Using the Kodak EasyShare software, consumers have even more options to help them print, share, edit and organize their pictures. The EasyShare system, including the EasyShare software, makes getting prints virtually effortless, giving consumers the option to print at home using Kodak's proprietary One Touch to Better Pictures feature with Kodak's extensive line of inkjet paper products; from home by uploading to either the EasyShare print service or another online photofinisher; in or at retail using Kodak digitally-enabled kiosks or over the counter.

About Eastman Kodak Company and Infoimaging
Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, enhance, preserve, print and enjoy pictures for memories, for information, for entertainment. The company is a major participant in "infoimaging" a $385 billion industry composed of devices (digital cameras and PDAs), infrastructure (online networks and delivery systems for images) and services & media (software, film and paper enabling people to access, analyze and print images). Kodak harnesses its technology, market reach and a host of industry partnerships to provide innovative products and services for customers who need the information-rich content that images contain. The company, with sales last year of $13.2 billion, is organized into four major businesses: Photography, providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services; Commercial Imaging, offering image capture, output and storage products and services to businesses and government; Components, delivering flat-panel displays, optics and sensors to original equipment manufacturers; and Health, supplying the healthcare industry with traditional and digital image capture and output products and services.

Kodak and EasyShare are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.

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September 24, 2002
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