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Press Releases - March 7, 2007



KODAK EASYSHARE Digital Cameras Combine High ISO and Image Stabilization for Sharp Pictures in Any Lighting Conditions

High-Zoom Feature-Packed Cameras, PC-Free Photo Printer and Long Lasting Digital Camera Batteries Introduced at PMA




Las Vegas, NV, March 7 -- Eastman Kodak Company today announced the latest additions to its award-winning line of consumer digital cameras, including the KODAK EASYSHARE Z712 IS and Z885 Zoom Digital Cameras, with high ISO and image stabilization for taking great action pictures in any lighting conditions.

"The powerful combination of high ISO and high zoom with image stabilization gives consumers the ability to take incredible pictures in any lighting conditions," said Pierre Schaeffer, Chief Marketing Officer of Kodak’s Consumer Digital Imaging Group. "Kodak continues to deliver easy-to-use digital cameras with higher performance features to consumers who are looking for new ways to advance their digital photography experience."

The KODAK EASYSHARE Z712 IS Zoom Digital Camera combines an impressive 12X optical zoom lens (36-432 mm equivalent SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON) with optical image stabilization, delivering superior performance to aspiring photographers. The 7.1 megapixel camera boasts best-in-class click-to-capture performance (0.26 sec.) with superb picture quality at an affordable price, making it a solid alternative to digital SLRs. Available in April, the KODAK EASYSHARE Z712 IS Zoom Digital Camera will retail for US .95 (MSRP).

The KODAK EASYSHARE Z885 Zoom Digital Camera boasts a 5X optical zoom lens and 8.1 megapixel resolution. When combined with high ISO (up to 8000), it tackles low-light environments and action situations with ease. The fast AF 5X optical zoom lens (36-180 mm equivalent) combined with 10 automatic smart scene modes makes it easy to get stunning shots every time. Available in May, the KODAK EASYSHARE Z885 Zoom Digital Camera will retail for US .95 (MSRP).

Two additional digital cameras are announced today, including the KODAK EASYSHARE C613 Zoom Digital Camera with 6.2 megapixel resolution and 3X optical zoom lens in a compact and stylish body; and the KODAK EASYSHARE C763 Zoom Digital Camera with 7 megapixel resolution and 3X optical zoom at a truly affordable price point. Available in April, the KODAK EASYSHARE C613 Zoom Digital Camera will retail for US .95 and the KODAK EASYSHARE C763 will retail for US .95 (MSRP).

New Printer Dock Prints Lab-Quality Pictures in 60 Seconds

In a recent J. D. Powers and Associates’ 2006 Photo Printer Customer Satisfaction Study, the KODAK Photo Printer performed particularly well among printer brands. The new KODAK EASYSHARE G610 Printer Dock is the latest addition to Kodak’s family of highly popular photo printers. Consumers simply dock their digital camera on the printer and high quality, real KODAK Pictures are printed in just 60 seconds. The prints are waterproof and stain-resistant; and with KODAK XTRALIFE™ Lamination, they will last a lifetime under typical home display conditions. Available in April, the KODAK EASYSHARE G610 Printer Dock will retail for US .95 (MSRP).

New KODAK Pre-Charged Rechargeable Ni-MH Digital Camera Batteries Stay Charged up to 4X Longer than Ordinary Ni-MH Batteries

Kodak announced today a new series of Ni-MH pre-charged batteries (2100mAh, 1.2Volts) in the popular AA format, supporting all AA format digital cameras on the market. The new KODAK Digital Camera Batteries (available in AA 4-pack and AAA 2-pack) are ready to use out of the package and will stay charged up to four times longer than ordinary Ni-MH batteries. The batteries can take up to 300 digital pictures per charge with the ability to recharge up to 1,000 times, which allows up to 300,000 digital pictures over the life of the batteries. The KODAK 1-Hour Battery Charger and Value Ni-MH Charger both include a set of four pre-charged batteries and is projected to retail for US .99 and .99 respectively. The KODAK AA Battery 4-Pack is projected to retail for .99 and the KODAK AAA Battery 2-Pack for US .99 (MSRP). The new batteries and chargers will be available in July.

The KODAK EASYSHARE System Advantage

Kodak continues to bring groundbreaking features to its award-winning KODAK EASYSHARE Digital Photography System, enhancing the digital photography experience for consumers worldwide. The system consists of cameras, wireless digital picture frames, all-in-one inkjet printers, snapshot printers, docks, software, inkjet and thermal photo papers and accessories—making taking, printing, sharing and archiving high quality digital pictures effortless. The cameras and printer introduced today come with the latest Version 6.2 of KODAK EASYSHARE Software to make it easier for consumers to find, organize and share their pictures. Version 6.2 includes direct access to KODAK Gallery, making it simple to find albums stored online. The new KODAK EASYSHARE Software Version 6.2 can be downloaded for free. Further information on all KODAK EASYSHARE Products can be found at www.kodak.com

About Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak is the world’s foremost imaging innovator, providing leading products and services to the photographic, graphic communications and healthcare markets. With sales of .3 billion in 2005, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on helping people better use meaningful images and information in their life and work. Consumers use Kodak’s system of digital and traditional image capture products and services to take, print and share their pictures anytime, anywhere; businesses effectively communicate with customers worldwide using Kodak solutions for prepress, conventional and digital printing and document imaging; creative professionals rely on Kodak technology to uniquely tell their story through moving or still images; and leading healthcare organizations rely on Kodak’s innovative products, services and customized workflow solutions to help improve patient care and maximize efficiency and information sharing within and across their enterprise. More information about Kodak (NYSE: EK) is available at www.kodak.com.

Kodak, EasyShare and Perfect Touch are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.







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