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Kodak Launches New Cameras, Printer Dock

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Rochester, N.Y. – Kodak announced the replacement for its wide-angle dual-lens digital camera, in addition to several new C-series models and a new, portable printer dock this week.

The new Easyshare V705 replaces the V570, Kodak’s first dual-lens model and ships in September. It offers 7-megapixel resolution and a 5x optical zoom wide-angle lens. The V705 also features 22 scene modes, three camera modes, in-camera panoramic stitching and VGA movie recording at 30 frames per second (fps) with in-camera video editing.

It will build off its predecessor by offering anti-blur technology and retail for a suggested $349.

Select retailers will sell silver versions of the V705 while Kodak will sell black and pink versions exclusively through its online store. For every pink camera sold during the month of October, Kodak will donate $25 to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

The company also announced the 8-megapixel C875 with a 5x optical zoom lens, 2.5-inch LCD, VGA/30fps movie recording in the MPEG-4 format and Kodak’s Perfect Touch image enhancement technology. A “smart scene” mode enables the camera to automatically determine which scene mode the camera should be set to, based on the environment. The camera ships this month for a suggested $299.

Finally, Kodak announced the 7-megapixel C743, which features a 3x optical zoom and the 4-megapixel C433 which also offers a 3x optical zoom. No other details were announced. Both models ship in the middle of September.

Joining the new digital cameras is the Easyshare G600 printer dock. The ImageLink-compatible device features a new design, new paper tray and an optional battery for taking the G600 on the road.

When connected to PictBridge or ImageLink compatible digital cameras, the G600 can produce a 4-inch by 6-inch photo in 60 seconds. A $49.95 optional battery pack allows the printer to be used on the road and to charge Kodak cameras connected to the dock.

The G600 offers Kodak’s Perfect Touch image enhancement technology and coats all prints with the company’s Xtralife lamination to reduce smudging and water damage. The unit works with new paper kit for up to 100 prints

The G600 ships in August for a suggested $149.95.

Kodak will promote its printing solutions with a new microsite within Kodak.com. The “Simply Pictures” page will offer consumers suggestions for creative photo projects and will feature “scrapbooking icon” Sandi Genovese, who will create and update monthly an online scrapbook.

Celebrity party planner David Tutera will also be on hand to (virtually) provide tips and ideas for incorporating picture-taking and printing into party activities and décor.

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