Kodak Bows M590 Digicam

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Rochester, N.Y. -

Eastman Kodak

introduced Monday a new ultra-compact point-and-shoot digital camera with enhanced social-network sharing capability.


Kodak also introduced a 10-inch Pulse digital frame.

The EasyShare M590 digital camera includes Kodak's Share Button technology that helps consumers tag pictures and videos directly on the camera for easy uploading to such sites at Facebook, Kodak Gallery, Flickr, Orkut and YouTube.

The M590, which will ship in the fall at a $200 suggested retail, features a 5x optical zoom lens, face recognition, and Kodak's Smart Capture feature that helps users take better pictures automatically.

"We are thrilled to see how people have embraced Kodak's Share Button as an easier way to share life's moments with family and friends, in three simple steps," stated Phil Scott, Kodak digital capture and devices marketing VP. "With the new Kodak EasyShare M590 digital camera, we are continuing our commitment to bring to market innovative, intuitive and stylish products that make it fun and easy for today's socially savvy crowd to share all their favorite moments."

Other features include Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon optics, built-in image stabilization, a 2.7-inch bright LCD with Kodak Color Science technology, HD video recording and MicroSD slot.

The M590 will be available in a choice of silver, red, purple and blue.

The new 10-inch Pulse digital frame ($200 suggested retail) will ship this fall featuring Wi-Fi connectivity and a customizable email address.

Pictures can be emailed directly to the frame from mobile phones, computers and any device with email capability. It also connects to Facebook and Kodak Gallery photo albums, offers easy set-up with no software, and has a touchscreen interface.


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