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Kodak EasyShare V705 & C875

Aug 8, 2006 at 13:05 GMT

Kodak has announced today a handful of new EasyShare cameras. The 7.0 megapixel EasyShare V705 Dual Lens and the 8 megapixel EasyShare C875 both feature a 5x all glass Schneider-Kreuznach optical zoom lens and a 2.5-inch LCD and the V705 also sports an additional ultra wide 23mm lens. Kodak has also announced two entry level cameras; the C743 and C433.

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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

London, August 8 — 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-Series lines of EASYSHARE Digital Cameras. The KODAK EASYSHARE V705 Dual Lens Digital Camera - the world’s smallest ultra-wide-angle 7.0 MP 5X 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 Carolyn Walsh, Product Sales Director Digital, Eastman Kodak Company. “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 7.0 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 scene and three colour modes. Picture takers can even capture the most expansive shots in just seconds with the 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, which enable 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

The affordable and feature-packed KODAK EASYSHARE C875 Zoom Digital Camera, with 8.0 MP and 5X all glass SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH optical zoom lens, 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 colour 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

Besides the KODAK EASYSHARE V705 and C875 cameras, Kodak announced today two more additions to the popular EASYSHARE digital camera line - the new KODAK EASYSHARE C743 (3X optical zoom, 7.1 MP) and the KODAK EASYSHARE C433 (3X optical zoom, 4.0 MP) 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 in September. The KODAK EASYSHARE C875 camera will be available worldwide end of August, the C743 will be available end of September, and the C433 will be available worldwide in September. Pricing on all cameras will be available beginning August 8 on Kodak’s website.

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 reorganises file systems without losing any pictures, personalised 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.co.uk.

Kodak EasyShare V705 specifications

Sensor

• 1/2.5 " Type CCD
• 7.3 million pixels total
• 7.1 million effective pixels

Image sizes • 3072 x 2304
• 3072 x 2048 (3:2)
• 2576 x 1932
• 2048 x 1536
• 1200 x 900
Movie clips • 640 x 480 @ 30fps
• 640 x 480 @ 30fps with long time mode
• 320 x 240 @ 30fps
File formats • JPEG Exif v2.21
• QuickTime MPEG 4
Lens • Ultra wide: 23mm fixed (35mm equiv) F2.8
• 3x: 39-117mm (35mm equiv) F3.9-4.4
• 5x optical zoom
• Schneider-Kreuznach C-Variogon lens
Image stabilization No
Conversion lenses No
Digital zoom 4x advanced digital zoom
Focus • Ultra-wide: Fixed focus
• 3x: TTL imager AF system
AF area modes • TTL multi-zone
• Center zone
AF assist lamp Yes
Focus distance • Normal wide: 0.6m - infinity
• Normal tele: 0.6m - infinity
• Macro wide: 5 - 70cm
• Macro tele: 30 - 70cm
Metering • Multi-pattern
• Center-weighted
• Center spot
ISO sensitivity • Auto (50 - 200)
• ISO 50
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
Exposure compensation +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
Shuttter speed • Ultra-wide: 8-1/1448 sec
• 3x: 8-1/1170 sec
Aperture • Ultra-wide: F2.8
• 3x: F3.9-4.4
Modes • Auto
• Scene
• Macro
• Landscape
Scene modes • Portrait
• Panorama left-right / right-left
• Sport
• Landscape
• Close-up
• Night portrait
• Night landscape
• Snow
• Beach
• Text
• Fireworks
• Flower
• Manner/museum
• Self portrait
• Party
• Children
• Backlight
• Panning shot
• Candlelight
• Sunset
• Custom
White balance • Auto
• Daylight
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
• Open Shade
Self timer • 10 and 18 sec
• 10 sec two-shot
Continuous shooting 2 fps up to 7 frames
Image parameters • Color modes: Natural color, High color, Low color, Sepia, B&W
• Sharpness: Sharp, Normal, Soft
Flash • Auto, Off, Fill, Red-eye pre-flash
• Range: Ultra-wide: 0.8 - 3.1m
• 3x zoom wide: 0.6 - 2.2m
• 3x zoom tele: 0.6 - 2.0m
Viewfinder No
LCD monitor • 2.5-inch
• 230,000 pixels
• 2 level brightness adjustment
Connectivity • EasyShare G600 printer dock
• AV out
• USB 2.0
Print compliance • Kodak EasyShare photo printer 500
• ImageLink
• PictBridge
Storage • 32MB internal memory
• SD/ MMC MB card compatible
Power • Kodak Lithium-ion rechargeable battery KLIC-7001
• AC adapter
• Optional EasyShare dock
Weight (no batt) 124 g (4.4 oz)
Dimensions 101 x 49.8 x 20.4 mm (4 x 2 x 0.8 in)