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Press Release - August 5, 2003

New Kodak EasyShare 5 Megapixel Digital Camera Combines Signature Simplicity with Affordability

EasyShare System Grows with Two New Cameras and Printer Dock 4000

ROCHESTER, N.Y., August 5 -Expanding its award-winning EasyShare digital photography system, Eastman Kodak Company today introduced two new digital cameras and an additional printer dock.

  • At US manufacturer's suggested retail price, the Kodak EasyShare DX4530 zoom digital camera is one of the most affordable 5-megapixel cameras on the market.

  • Designed for digital newcomers, the Kodak EasyShare CX6230 zoom digital camera (US MSRP) is one of the simplest to use point-and-shoot, fully automatic zoom digital cameras.

  • The new Kodak EasyShare printer dock 4000 (US MSRP) designed to work with the EasyShare DX4530 digital camera and other EasyShare CX/DX 3000- and 4000-series cameras ? produces durable, borderless 4 x 6-inch Kodak prints in as little as 90 seconds with or without a computer.

"By making the 5 megapixel, EasyShare DX4530 camera available at an affordable price, Kodak continues to provide the blend of high performance and value that people have come to expect from the EasyShare system," said Rowan Lawson, director of worldwide product marketing for Kodak's Digital & Applied Imaging division.

Kodak EasyShare DX4530 zoom digital camera

The Kodak EasyShare DX4530 zoom digital camera will be available worldwide beginning this month. It features 5 megapixel resolution with unsurpassed image quality, resulting in crisp, sharp prints at sizes up to 20 x 30 inches, as well as a 3X optical Kodak Retinar all-glass aspherical lens, 3.3X advanced digital zoom and Kodak Color Science technology ? all with effortless operation. A press of the DX4530 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 bright, 1.8-inch indoor/outdoor LCD screen. The DX4530 comes with 32 MB of internal memory plus a MultiMediaCard/SD Card expansion slot to permit additional picture taking or extended digital video recording.

Kodak EasyShare printer dock 4000

The Kodak EasyShare printer dock 4000 is a simple way for owners of the DX4530 and other EasyShare CX/DX 4000 and 3000-series digital cameras to get durable, 4 x 6-inch Kodak pictures with or without a computer. Similar to the award-winning EasyShare printer dock 6000, the printer dock 4000 triples the functionality of a common photo printer. It combines all the benefits of an EasyShare dock ? quick battery recharging and one-touch picture transfer ? with high quality thermal printing. The application of an exclusive XtraLife laminate coating makes the photos durable and water resistant. People simply use the on-camera share/print option to easily select which images to print, dock the camera, then with the touch of a button, get their Kodak photos in as little as 90 seconds. The printer dock 4000 will be available beginning this month.

Kodak EasyShare CX6230 zoom digital camera

The EasyShare CX6230 zoom digital camera is ideal for digital newcomers who want to take pictures that can be made into crisp, sharp prints up to 8 x 10 inches. The point-and-shoot CX6230 provides 2 megapixel resolution, a 3X optical Kodak Retinar aspheric all-glass zoom lens, 3.3X continuous digital zoom, and eight easily accessed picture modes such as night, landscape, close-up, black and white, and sepia. The camera also captures 30-second digital video clips with audio, and incorporates the popular sharing features common across EasyShare products. It will be available beginning in September 2003.

Kodak EasyShare software and docks

EasyShare CX6230 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 MSRP). It also rapidly charges compatible camera batteries in less than three hours. People can also receive all the benefits of a dock, plus water-resistant Kodak 4 x 6-inch pictures in as little as 90 seconds, when using the Kodak EasyShare printer dock 6000 (US.95 MSRP). Both docks are compatible with all CX/DX6000 and LS600-series Kodak EasyShare digital cameras, and are available immediately.

The EasyShare DX4530 camera works with the new printer dock 4000 as well as the EasyShare camera docks I and II (US.95 MSRP) for one-touch picture transfer and battery recharging.

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

The award-winning Kodak EasyShare digital photography system - consisting of cameras, software, docks and printer docks, inkjet and thermal 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

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 .8 billion in 2002, the company comprises several businesses: Photography, providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services; Health, supplying the healthcare industry with traditional and digital image capture, storage and output products and services; Commercial Imaging, offering image capture, output and storage products and services to businesses and government; Components, delivering optics and imaging sensors to original equipment manufacturers; and Display, which designs and manufactures state-of-the-art organic light-emitting diode displays as well as other specialty materials.

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