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Press Release - August 13, 2002
Kodak Launches High Performance DX4330 Zoom and Point-and-Shoot CX4200 Digital CamerasKodak EasyShare DX4330 Debuts New LCD Screen for Improved Viewing in Direct Sunlight
ROCHESTER, NY., Aug. 13 - Eastman Kodak Company today added two new models to its industry-leading family of Kodak EasyShare digital cameras. The DX4330 Zoom Digital Camera is designed to deliver great pictures even under tricky picture-taking conditions, while the CX4200 Digital Camera allows people to explore the benefits and fun of digital photography. The DX4330 is the first camera to debut Kodak's new 1.8" Indoor/Outdoor LCD display for effortless viewing even in bright sunlight.
The powerful, 3.1 Megapixel (MP) DX4330 features 10X zoom with a premium Kodak Retinar aspheric all-glass 3X optical zoom lens, producing amazing prints up to 11" x 14". It offers high-performance features including a user-friendly dial that gives fast access to various scene modes such as close-up, landscape, sport, night or fully automatic. Other features of this new model include continuous capture of video and sound - limited only by the size of the memory card. It will be available worldwide in early September at a suggested retail price of .95.
The easy-to-use point and shoot CX4200 offers 2.0 MP with 2X digital zoom, and is ideal for great prints up to 8" x 10". It will debut in late August at a suggested retail price of .95. "Digital camera users enjoy the immediacy of on-camera sharing with their family and friends and the new DX4330's large Kodak Indoor/Outdoor LCD enhances that experience even in bright sunlight," said Pierre Schaeffer, chief marketing officer and vice president of Kodak's Digital & Applied Imaging division. "As the latest members of the Kodak EasyShare system, the DX4330 and CX4200 offer the hallmarks of EasyShare - ease-of-use, high quality prints and the broadest number of integrated printing options."
The DX4330 and the CX 4200 make sharing pictures one-touch easy with the recently-introduced on-camera "share" button, which allows users to tag pictures for easy printing, e-mailing or as favorites right on the camera's LCD display. With the "share" button, print tagging is as simple as choosing the picture and selecting the number of prints required. When the cameras are placed in the Kodak EasyShare camera dock and pictures are transferred, the Kodak EasyShare software automatically launches the print screen for making prints at home or ordering prints online through service providers. E-mail tagging is also simple and powerful. Users simply tag the picture for e-mailing and select an address directly from the cameras, which store up to 32 e-mail addresses.
Both cameras offer an automatic picture rotation feature that ensures that pictures always appear right side up on the camera, computer or TV. In addition, the cameras ensure that users will not miss the shot because they are always ready to snap a picture even when the camera is not in the capture mode. Both come with 16MB of internal memory and consumers can expand their picture-taking capacity with MultiMediaCard or Secure Digital memory cards via the cameras' expansion slot.
Like all Kodak EasyShare cameras, the cameras are designed to ensure the highest picture quality and benefit from the power of Kodak color science inside, Kodak's built-in proprietary color management technology that produces exceptional color quality under any lighting condition.
Both cameras are compatible with the Kodak EasyShare camera dock II, which allows consumers to upload their digital pictures at the touch of a button and quickly recharge the camera battery pack. The dock also includes separate indicator lights for picture transfer and battery charging status.
Combining a full line-up of digital cameras, camera dock and enhanced Kodak EasyShare software, the Kodak EasyShare system is the recognized standard for ease of use in consumer digital photography. The EasyShare system makes getting prints virtually effortless, giving consumers the option to print at home using One Touch to Better Pictures and Kodak inkjet paper; from home by uploading to either the EasyShare print service or another online photofinisher; or at retail using Kodak digitally-enabled kiosks or over the counter.
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