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Press Releases - August 8, 2006



Kodak Announces the World’s Smallest Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Digital Camera and Additions to the C-Series Line of Digital Cameras

Company Stays on Top with the Launch of Attractive, Feature-Packed Cameras Designed to Unleash Creativity



ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, August 08 -- In the latest addition to its award-winning EASYSHARE consumer digital photography system, Eastman Kodak Company today announced four new innovative and user-friendly products to the C and V lines of EASYSHARE Digital Cameras. The KODAK EASYSHARE V705 Dual Lens Digital Camera – the world’s smallest ultra-wide-angle optical zoom digital camera, and the KODAK EASYSHARE C875 Zoom Digital Camera, with 8.0 MP, 5X all glass SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH optical zoom lens, are two impressively designed and unbelievably equipped offerings from Kodak.

"As a leader in the digital camera marketplace, Kodak once again surpasses the competition by designing innovative and powerful ultra-compact cameras," said Mary Hadley, General Manager, Digital Still Cameras, Kodak’s Consumer Digital Imaging Group. "Kodak continues to raise the bar by providing picture takers with the tools to create high-quality photos, enhancing the overall digital photography experience."



Style and Power

The KODAK EASYSHARE V705 camera allows consumers to capture amazingly wide views with the world’s smallest ultra-wide-angle optical zoom digital camera. Strengthening its commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology, Kodak designed the V705 to include KODAK RETINA Dual Lens Technology, which touts two 7 MP sensors, anti-blur technology and KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology. With the V705, consumers can get closer and see the details with 5X optical zoom range, and automatically adjust its setting when choosing from 22 scenes and three color modes. Picture takers can even capture the most expansive shots in just seconds with panorama stitch mode, capturing up to 180 degrees with only 3 shots.

The powerfully simple video features include the ability to record VGA video (640 x 480) at 30 fps with sound, and convenient on-camera video editing tools offers consumers to trim clips and create prints from video (4, 9 or 16 up), plus view and share single frames.

Easy-to-Use and Packed with Innovative Features



With 8.0 MP and 5X all glass SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH optical zoom lens, the affordable and feature-packed KODAK EASYSHARE C875 Zoom Digital Camera gets consumers closer to their subject and creates exceptional quality prints up to 76 x 102 cm (30" x 40"). Perfect for the second-time buyer, this unique camera combines a sophisticated design with ease of use and captures stunning shots with the smart scene feature – which automatically selects the best scene mode. Viewing these shots is made easier with its large 6.4 cm (2.5") indoor/outdoor color display featuring a wide viewing angle.

The camera also boasts KODAK PERFECT TOUCH technology for better, brighter pictures. Picture takers can even capture life in motion with TV quality (VGA) video at 30 fps, and create action prints from video (4, 9 or 16 up), plus view and share single fames while using less memory with MPEG-4 compression.

Additional Introductions

In addition to the KODAK EASYSHARE V705 and C875 cameras, Kodak announced two other products today, including extensions of the popular EASYSHARE digital camera line with the new KODAK EASYSHARE C743 (3X optical zoom, 7.1 megapixels) and the KODAK EASYSHARE C433 (3X optical zoom, 4 megapixels) Zoom Digital Cameras. The new C743 and C433 Cameras provide remarkable features at reasonable prices, allowing consumers to capture and share quality pictures with family and friends.

Pricing and Availability

The KODAK EASYSHARE V705 camera will be available worldwide beginning in September. The KODAK EASYSHARE C875 camera will be available worldwide beginning at the end of August, while the C743 and C433 cameras will be beginning mid-September.

About the KODAK EASYSHARE System

Kodak continues to bring groundbreaking features to its award-winning KODAK EASYSHARE digital photography system, enhancing the digital photography experience for consumers worldwide. The EASYSHARE system consists of cameras, snapshot printers, services, docks, software, inkjet and thermal photo papers, and accessories, making taking, sharing and archiving high quality digital pictures effortless. All four cameras being introduced today include the latest Version 6.0 of KODAK EASYSHARE Software featuring an array of enhancements to help consumers find, create and share pictures like never before. Version 6.0 includes a photo card printing feature that turns pictures into invitations, KODAK PERFECT TOUCH technology in home printing, file watch feature that reorganizes file systems without losing any pictures, personalized photo backgrounds, and much more. The new KODAK EASYSHARE Software V6.0 can be downloaded for free at www.kodak.com/go/easyshare. Further information on KODAK EASYSHARE products is available at www.kodak.com/go/EasyShare/

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.







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