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Kodak Intros HD Dock, New Digicams

Rochester, N.Y. — Kodak has hopped on the high-definition bandwagon with three new digital cameras capable of capturing HD video, a new HD dock for viewing photos on HDTVs and a high-resolution photo frame.

The V1253 and V1233 cameras can record HD video at 720p/30 fps and feature 16:9 still image capture. These 12-megapixel models feature a 3x optical zoom lens, face detection, 32MB of internal memory and digital image stabilization. Both cameras ship in August offer light sensitivities to ISO 3,200 for 3-megapixel images.

The V1253 will have a 3.1-inch LCD and retails for a suggested $299. The V1233, for a suggested $249, will have a 2.5-inch screen.

The 8-megapixel Z812 IS offers the same HD capture options with a 12x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilization and a maximum ISO of 3200. The camera features face detection and a “smart scene mode” for adjusting camera settings according to the type of scene being photographed. Additional features include a 2.5-inch LCD screen, electronic viewfinder and shutter and aperture priority modes.

The Z812 IS ships in August for a suggested $299.

To compliment the new cameras, Kodak will ship a camera dock for viewing images on HDTVs. In addition to the three new cameras, the dock can display images stored on SD cards or USB drives. The dock will ship with a remote control in October for a suggested $99.

Lastly, Kodak added a new 10-inch photo frame to its lineup. The SV1011 displays images in 16:9 on its 800 by 480 screen. It offers 128MB of internal memory, slots for the popular memory card formats and a built-in speakers. It ships this month for a suggested $199.