Imaging Briefs

By Staff On Mar 24 2008 - 6:00am

Casio Bows Entry-Level Exilim

DOVER, N.J. — Casio will ship an entry-level Exilim camera to dealers this May. The 8-megapixel EX-Z9 sports a 3x optical zoom lens, 2.6-inch LCD screen, face detection and 23 scene modes, including the company's previously introduced YouTube capture mode. Additional features include an anti-shake DSP, an easy mode for simplifying the camera's menu items, 18MB of internal memory and VGA/30 fps movie capture. The Z9 will be sold in pink, black, silver and orange for $159.

Kodak And Wal-Mart Pair On Recycling

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Kodak and Wal-Mart said they are collaborating on a photo kiosk recycling program. The companies expect the program to recycle 2 million pounds of thermal printer ribbon, spools and cartridges from roughly 4,100 U.S. Wal-Mart and Sam's Clubs. Kodak has changed the way its thermal materials are packaged to decrease weight and package size to further reduce its waste. Kodak would be willing to support other retail partners who are interested in instituting a similar recycling program, a company spokesperson said.

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