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Press Release - June 2, 2003




Kodak Extends Its EasyShare Digital Photography System with Three New Digital Cameras

EasyShare DX6440, CX6330, and CX6200 Cameras Deliver High Performance, Outstanding Image Quality and Simplicity to Digital Photographers


ROCHESTER, N.Y.--June 2, 2003-- Eastman Kodak Company today introduced three new cameras designed for its EasyShare digital photography system. The Kodak EasyShare DX6440 camera (US) incorporates stunning picture quality, powerful features, a host of photographic creative controls and exceptional ease of operation. The Kodak EasyShare CX6330 camera (US) combines award winning ease-of-use and multi-mode functionality with outstanding picture quality, while the Kodak EasyShare CX6200 camera (US) pairs simple operation with significant price-to-performance value.

"These new EasyShare cameras clearly demonstrate how Kodak is applying innovative technology to develop products that deliver superb image quality, performance, and ease of use," said Rowan Lawson, director of worldwide product marketing for Kodak's digital & applied imaging products and services. "Take the EasyShare DX6440 camera, for instance. It has a number of advanced photography features that, when combined with phenomenal ease of operation and new image processing technology, set this camera apart from the crowd."

Kodak EasyShare DX6440 zoom digital camera




The Kodak EasyShare DX6440 zoom digital camera, available in August 2003, provides stunning image quality thanks to a number of innovative features. It incorporates a professional quality Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 4X optical zoom lens, an exclusive high-speed, low-light precision auto-focus system, new Kodak Color Science image processing algorithms, and 4 megapixel (MP) resolution that results in sharp, striking prints up to 20 x 30 inches. The camera's programmable aperture and shutter priorities lend a significant degree of advanced functionality to the more accomplished photographer, yet its pre-programmed sport, night, portrait, landscape, close-up and automatic modes -- plus a new automatic fill flash for backlit scenes -- provide point-and-shoot simplicity.




A press of the DX6440 camera's red-jeweled "Share" button allows a person to immediately select printing, e-mailing, and mark as favorite options for each picture, and on-camera sharing is made simple with a 1.8-inch, high-resolution LCD screen. In addition, the camera's new album feature, when used in conjunction with Kodak EasyShare software v3.0, allows categorization of pictures right on the camera.

Kodak EasyShare CX6330 zoom digital camera




The EasyShare CX6330 zoom digital camera is ideal for taking pictures that can be made into crisp, sharp prints up to 11 x 14 inches. Multiple scene modes such as a sport, night, landscape and close-up make it simple to shoot under various conditions. It provides 3.1MP resolution, a 3X optical Kodak Retinar aspheric all-glass zoom lens, 3.3X Advanced Digital Zoom, exclusive Kodak Color Science technology for outstanding image fidelity, multi-zone auto focus, and auto picture rotation. The camera also captures continuous digital video with audio, and incorporates the popular sharing features common across EasyShare products. It will be available in June 2003.

Kodak EasyShare CX6200 digital camera




Designed for value-conscious people making their first foray into digital, the Kodak EasyShare CX6200 digital camera offers all the simplicity of the EasyShare system. Getting great prints -- up to 8 x 10 inches -- is no problem, thanks to 2 MP resolution and 3X continuous digital zoom. The 1.6-inch LCD screen can be used to both preview a shot and instantly review the snapped picture. Like other CX/DX6000- and LS600-series cameras, it includes Kodak's exclusive red-jeweled "Share" button. It will be available in August 2003.

EasyShare DX6440, CX6330, and CX6200 camera owners can quickly transfer their digital pictures to a connected computer with just one touch using the optional Kodak EasyShare camera dock 6000 (US.95). It also rapidly charges compatible Ni-MH and Lithium-Ion batteries in less than three hours. People can also receive all the benefits of a dock, plus water-resistant Kodak 4 x 6-inch photo prints in as little as 90 seconds, when using the Kodak EasyShare printer dock 6000 (US.95). Both docks are compatible with all CX/DX6000 and LS600-series Kodak EasyShare digital cameras, and are available immediately.




Like the entire range of EasyShare cameras, the newly introduced cameras include Kodak EasyShare software, providing quick, effortless digital picture transfer, organization, editing, e-mailing, and printing. The software's exclusive One Touch to Better Pictures feature -- which takes advantage of proprietary color technologies developed by Kodak -- helps people get vibrant, true-to-life prints from home inkjet printers, while reducing the trial, error and waste usually associated with home photo printing.

The award-winning Kodak EasyShare digital photography system -- consisting of cameras, software, docks and printer docks, inkjet papers and accessories -- makes it simple for anyone to take, organize, share, and print high-quality digital pictures. More information on Kodak EasyShare products is available at www.kodak.com/go/EasyShare.

Eastman Kodak Company and infoimaging

Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, enhance, preserve, print and enjoy pictures -- for memories, for information, for entertainment. The company is a major participant in infoimaging, a billion industry composed of devices (digital cameras, printer docks and PDAs), infrastructure (online networks and delivery systems for images) and services & media (EasyShare software, film and paper enabling people to access, analyze and print images). Kodak harnesses its technology, market reach and a host of industry partnerships to provide innovative products and services for customers who need the information-rich content that images contain. The company, with sales in 2002 of .8 billion, is organized into four major businesses: Photography, providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services; Commercial Imaging, offering image capture, output and storage products and services to businesses and government; Components, delivering flat-panel displays, optics and sensors to original equipment manufacturers; and Health, supplying the healthcare industry with traditional and digital image capture and output products and services.

(Kodak, Retinar and EasyShare are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company. Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon are trademarks of Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH used under license by Eastman Kodak Company.)





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