www.dpreview.com
www.dpreview.com

Kodak Easyshare V803, V1003 and C653

Jan 7, 2007 at 14:47 GMT

CES 2007: Kodak has today announced three new digital cameras; the eight and ten megapixel V803 and V1003 and the entry-level six megapixel C653. The stylish rounded V803 and V1003 both feature a three itmes optical zoom lens, high sensitivity ISO 1600, 32 MB of internal storage, VGA (640 x 480) MPEG-4 video clips at 30 fps and Lithium-Ion batteries. We'll dock Kodak ten points for describing a high ISO mode as 'Digital Image Stabilization'.

Press Release:

Kodak Announces new 10-Megapixel and 8-Megapixel Digital Cameras in a Variety of Colors to Bring Out Your Own Personal Style

Affordable, Feature-Packed Compact Cameras Can Be Customized to Your Own Picture-Taking Preferences

LAS VEGAS, NV, Jan 7 — At the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Kodak introduced two new additions to its award-winning line of KODAK EASYSHARE Consumer Digital Cameras. The KODAK EASYSHARE V1003 Zoom Digital Camera – with 10-megapixel resolution and the KODAK EASYSHARE V803 Zoom Digital Camera – with 8-megapixel resolution, have 3X KODAK RETINAR Aspheric All Glass Optical Zoom Lenses, and come in multiple signature color choices with fun accessories to match your personal style.

"As consumers look for more ways to expand their picture taking experience, the KODAK EASYSHARE 10- and 8-megapixel Digital Cameras make it fun to personalize the camera look and feel," said Pierre Schaeffer, chief marketing officer, Kodak's Consumer Digital Imaging Group. "Kodak continues to delight consumers by providing new ways to express themselves, enhancing the overall digital photography experience."

Now, a new menu feature called "Maintain Settings" stores your preferred settings for flash, white balance, ISO and resolution between uses, saving you time and assuring you have the camera set up your own personal way. With the Favorites feature, you can keep your special pictures on your camera all the time for showing and sharing, without filling up your internal memory.

The KODAK EASYSHARE V1003 and V803 Cameras produce vibrant shots with dynamic picture quality that can be viewed on the large 2.5-inch (6.4 cm) color LCD screen. The cameras are packed with smart features that make great picture taking incredibly simple, including:

Express Yourself with New Camera Colors and Accessories from Kodak

The KODAK EASYSHARE Cameras are available in a variety of colors including—pink bliss, red shimmer, cosmic blue, mystic purple, golden dream, white glaze, silver essence, slate gray and java black. To complement the colored cameras, Kodak offers a full range of fun, fashionable camera accessories that make your digital camera your own. They include fashion beaded neck and wrist straps and a line of leather camera bags in the latest purse designs. To get really creative with the look of your camera, you can easily apply a fun, colorful `skin' design—choosing from hundreds of designs on http://www.kodak.com

KODAK EASYSHARE C653 Zoom Digital Camera Introduced

Also announced at CES is the new KODAK EASYSHARE C653 Zoom Digital Camera with 6-megapixel resolution and 3X optical zoom. The C653 is perfect for consumers searching for a remarkably simple camera that takes great looking pictures. The camera features a 2.4-inch indoor/outdoor color display, digital image stabilization using the anti-blur mode and KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology for superb picture quality.

Pricing and Availability

he KODAK EASYSHARE V1003 Camera will retail for US $249.95 (MSRP) beginning in March, and the V803 Camera will retail for US $199.95 (MSRP) beginning in February. The C653 Camera is available today at retail for US $129.95 (MSRP). The fashion camera accessories range from US $9.95 to $49.95 (MSRP) and can be found on http://www.kodak.com.