Steve's Digicams - Breaking News - Kodak 01/05/2005 Press Release
Press Releases - January 5, 2005
Kodak Redefines the Digital Camera; New EASYSHARE-ONE Camera Puts Sharing First
First-of-its-Kind Innovation Expands Picture-Sharing Possibilities with Storage for 1,500 Pictures; Wireless Connections for Instant Picture E-Mail and Printing
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 -- Eastman Kodak Company today unveiled KODAK EASYSHARE-ONE, a new digital camera designed as much for sharing pictures as for taking them. Kodak is showing the innovative camera for the first time at the 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show (Booth #31400; LVCC South Hall, Second Floor).
The EASYSHARE-ONE camera gives people extraordinary control over how and when they share pictures, whether on the LCD screen, online, or as prints. The camera is truly first-of- a-kind, with the ability to hold up to 1,500 favorite pictures for instant display on its crystal-clear, high-resolution, 3-inch touch screen display; direct picture e-mailing and online album viewing via a wireless connection to KODAK EASYSHARE Gallery (formerly Ofoto); and the capability to take high quality still pictures and video. No other digital camera gives people such extensive ability to take, organize, share and print their pictures.
"The EASYSHARE-ONE redefines what is possible with a digital camera. We’re changing the digital photography experience from point-and-shoot to point-and-share," said Greg Westbrook, vice president, Eastman Kodak Company. "We have combined the power of digital picture taking, intelligent organization, the freedom of wireless, and sophisticated picture sharing into a single innovative product."
"This is so much more than just another camera introduction. It’s about giving people the ability to instantly share a picture while they’re still in the moment - whether with a person by their side, or a person across the globe - simply, quickly, and elegantly."
Kodak designed the EASYSHARE-ONE camera specifically for sharing. It incorporates multiple benefits that avid picture sharers could only dream of until now, including:
Like all new EASYSHARE digital cameras, the EASYSHARE-ONE is compatible with the new IMAGELINK print system. By placing the camera on an EASYSHARE printer dock or other photo printers compatible with the IMAGELINK system, people can print their pictures in as little as 90 seconds at the touch of a button. And, with the EASYSHARE printer docks, people have the built-in convenience of rapid camera battery recharging and one-touch picture transfer to a connected computer.
The award-winning KODAK EASYSHARE consumer digital photography system — consisting of cameras, software, printer docks and camera docks, inkjet and thermal papers, and accessories — makes it simple for anyone to take, organize, share, and print high quality digital pictures. In the J.D. Power and Associates 2004 Digital Camera Satisfaction StudySM evaluating performance, connectivity, cost and appearance, KODAK EASYSHARE cameras in the US-399 and US-599 price ranges ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction.
More information on the KODAK EASYSHARE system is available at www.kodak.com/go/EasyShare.
About Eastman Kodak Company and infoimaging
Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, print and view images—for memories, for information, for entertainment. The company is a major participant in infoimaging, a billion industry composed of devices (digital cameras and flat-panel displays), infrastructure (online networks and delivery systems for images) and services & media (software, film and paper enabling people to access, analyze and print images). With sales of .3 billion in 2003, the company comprises several businesses: Health, supplying the healthcare industry with traditional and digital image capture and output products and services; Commercial Printing, offering on-demand color printing and networking publishing systems; Commercial Imaging, offering image capture, output and storage products and services to businesses and government; Display & Components, which designs and manufactures state-of-the-art organic light-emitting diode displays as well as other specialty materials, and delivers optics and imaging sensors to original equipment manufacturers; and Digital & Film Imaging Systems, providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services.
Kodak is a trademark of Eastman Kodak Company.
EasyShare One Specifications
|CCD resolution||4.23 MP (2408x1758 pixels)|
|image resolution||4.0 MP (2304x1728 pixels)|
|picture quality||4.0 MP best (print, enlargement)|
3.5 MP best (optimized ratio for 4"x6" prints; 3:2)
2.1 MP better (small prints)
1.1 MP good (email)
|zoom||10X total zoom |
3.0X optical zoom, 6.0-16.6 mm (35 mm equivalent: 36-100 mm)
3.3X advanced digital zoom
|auto focus||TTL auto-focus with selectable modes: multi-zone, center-spot|
|focus distance||wide: 60 cm (23.6 in.) to infinity; tele: 60 cm (23.6 in.) to infinity|
|display||3.0 inch (7.6 cm) high-resolution (230K pixel) indoor/outdoor display with polarizer and touchscreen with stylus|
|aperture||f/2.9 or f/4.7 (wide); f/4.9 or f/8.1 (tele)|
|shutter speed||1/2-1/1400 second|
|ISO equivalent||automatic; manual (80, 100, 200, 400)|
|white balance||auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent|
|flash mode||auto, red-eye, fill, off|
|flash range||wide: 0.6-3.1 m (2.0-10.2 ft.); tele: 0.6-2.1 m (2.0-6.9 ft.)|
|self-timer||user-selectable 2-30 seconds|
|scene modes||auto, portrait, close-up, self-portrait, museum/manner, night landscape, night portrait, sport, landscape, snow, beach, party, children, flower, backlight, fireworks|
|macro/close-up mode||wide 10-70 cm (4-27 in.); tele – 43-70 cm (17-27 in.);|
|burst modes||2 fps, up to 6 pictures|
|color modes||color, black and white, sepia|
|light metering method||automatic: TTL-AE; selectable: multi-pattern, center-weighted, center spot|
|exposure compensation||+/- 2.0 EV in 0.3 EV step increments|
|exposure control||programmed AE|
|click to capture||<0.5 seconds (wide)|
|shot to shot||<1.5 seconds|
|movie mode||continuous digital MPEG-4 video with audio capture, playback on camera|
|movie image resolution||VGA (640x480 pixels) at 30 fps|
|zoom during movie capture||3X optical zoom|
|movie length||limited by capacity of external memory card|
|sound||selectable sound themes|
|auto-orientation||auto picture rotation, auto display orientation|
|dedicated buttons||power, delete, menu, Share, flash, back, info, capture/review mode|
|review mode||slide show, multi-up, protect, share/print, image storage, copy, picture info, favorites, view by date, view by album|
|video out||NTSC, PAL (user-selectable)|
|software||KODAK EASYSHARE Software|
|compatibility||Dock compatability - KODAK EASYSHARE Camera Dock series 3, KODAK EASYSHARE Printer Dock series 3, KODAK EASYSHARE Printer Dock Plus|
|storage||internal storage: 256 MB internal memory|
external storage: SD/MMC card expansion slot
|wireless||SDIO WiFi 802.11b|
|power options||KODAK Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery KLIC 5000, DC-in jack on side of camera for 5V adapter, via the KODAK EASYSHARE Dock terminals|
|image file format||Still: JPEG/EXIF v2.21, Video: Quicktime MOV|
|interface||USB compliant, KODAK EASYSHARE Docks Series 3, audio/video connectors|
|lens protection||built-in lens barrier|
|tripod mount||1/4 in. standard|
|weight||225 g (7.9 oz.)|
|dimensions||WxHxD: 103x63x26 mm (4.1x2.5x1.0 in.)|