News tagged with "kodak"

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Apr22
Kodak reports first quarter losses
Despite a growth in the digital arena, Kodak has reported a net loss of $142 million, or 50 cents per share, compared with net income of $21 million, or 7 cents per share, in the first quarter of 2004. Sales also fell by 3% to $2.83bn from $2.92bn in the same period last year. Kodak Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Daniel Carp says, "While the first quarter's performance was disappointing, such short-term volatility is to be expected as we transform Kodak into a digital company." Kodak's outlook is more positive as it predicts that it will achieve operational earnings of $2.60 to $2.90 a share in 2005.
Comments 0 Published: Apr 22, 2005 at 15:30
Apr21
Women prefer Kodak digital cameras

When it comes to women and digital cameras, recent research from imaging industry market research company Lyra reveals that Kodak really pushes their buttons. The Digital Photography survey showed that more than 20% of women use Kodak cameras while only 10% of men choose to use the brand. The most popular camera manufacturer among the male of the species is Canon, with 17% of men using its products, followed by Sony. Lyra's president and director of the Digital Photography Advisory Service, Charles LeCompte, explains the findings: "The explanation is that women in general are less comfortable with technology and therefore are more attracted to trusted brands." So ladies, dump your D-SLRs and pick up an EasyShare!

Comments 0 Published: Apr 21, 2005 at 14:10
Apr19
Kodak ImageLink Print System products

Kodak has today announced the the worldwide availability of the first products compatible with its one-touch printing system, ImageLink. The Printer Dock Series 3 is currently available bundled with ImageLink-compatible cameras the EasyShare Z740 and EasyShare Z700. The Printer Dock will be on sale as a standalone product from May 2005. The ImageLink Print System is designed to simplify at-home printing and is supported by Konica Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Ricoh, and Sanyo.

Comments 0 Published: Apr 19, 2005 at 11:40
Mar16
More on Kodak's 18.6 megapixel CCD
Kodak has today issued a press release which reveals a little more information about the sensor used in Pentax's yet to be fully revealed 645 medium-format digital camera. The sensor is named the KAF-18000CE, it has 18.6 million total pixels producing an 18 million pixel final image. Pixel pitch is 9 x 9 µm, no other specs are currently available but if we assume a 4:3 aspect ratio we can guess the total pixel size to be something like 4992 x 3744 which would make the active sensor area approximately 45 x 34 mm (a 1.3x FOV crop for a 645 medium format camera).
Comments 0 Published: Mar 16, 2005 at 16:02
Feb21
PMA 2005: Kodak has announced a new website for the ImageLink Print system, which is designed to simplify at-home printing. The system is supported by Kodak, Konica Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Ricoh and Sanyo and will mean that images taken with these manufacturers' cameras can be printed just by pressing one button when the devices are docked in compatible 'snapshot' printers. www.imagelinkprintsystem.com, which will go live in March, will have links to compatible cameras and printers, a frequently asked questions section and news related to the specification.
Comments 0 Published: Feb 21, 2005 at 12:54
Feb20
Kodak EasyShare Z7590 and Easyshare Z730

PMA 2005: Kodak has today announced two new five megapixel additions to the Z-series, which include the 10x zoom EasyShare Z7590 and EasyShare Z730. The SLR-like Z7590 offers manual and automatic exposure and features a Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 10x optical zoom lens (38 – 380 mm equiv). The second zoom lens compact offers a 4x optical zoom (33-132 mm equiv), a 2.2-inch LCD and is powered by a lithium battery. Both available in May, the Z7590 will cost £349.99 (approx $546) and Z730 will cost £199.99 (approx $312).

Comments 0 Published: Feb 20, 2005 at 15:05
Kodak EasyShare C300 and C340
PMA 2005: Kodak has today announced two new C-series cameras; the EasyShare C340, which has a five megapixel resolution, and the EasyShare C300, which boasts 3 million pixels. The C340 sports a 3x optical zoom and features a new on-camera cropping function plus automatic picture orientation. It will be priced £179.99 ($250) and will ship in May. The fixed focus C300 is an affordable model for those wanting 'to explore digital photography'. It will cost £79.99 ($100) and will also ship in May.
Comments 0 Published: Feb 20, 2005 at 15:05
Jan6
Kodak EasyShare One
In a clear attempt at encouraging people to print and share their images, Kodak has launched the WiFi EasyShare-One camera for storing images as well as taking them. Pictures can be viewed on its 3-inch tilt and swivel LCD screen. The four megapixel camera can hold up to 1,500 images, has a 256MB internal memory and is designed to communicate with the new wireless printing dock and Kodak's online EasyShare Gallery. The only catch is that it doesn't include the SD WiFi card, which will cost a further $99. The EasyShare-One will begin shipping in June with an expected retail price of $599.
Comments 0 Published: Jan 6, 2005 at 12:30
Kodak EasyShare Z740 and Z700
Kodak has announced a new range of cameras into its EasyShare line. The new Z series includes the EasyShare Z740 (pictured), which has a 10x zoom, and the 5x zoom EasyShare Z700. Both cameras are aimed at the point and shoot crowd, with the five megapixel Z740 offering manual operation for those who want more control and the ability to add a wideangle lens and filters. The entry level Z700 is for the 'zoom seeking' picture takers and offers four megapixels. Both cameras will be launched next month and will only available as a package with the new Printer Dock 3, priced $499 (378) (Z740) and $399 (€302) (Z700).
Comments 0 Published: Jan 6, 2005 at 10:40
Dec23
Kodak to build $45 million plant
The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle has reported that Kodak is to spend around $45 million building a new plant, which will produce supplies for creating prints from digital cameras. The new factory in Kodak Park, Monroe County will create around 50 jobs, which it will fill with existing personnel. It is expected to open in mid-2006. The creation of the new digital media plant is as a result of dramatic growth in the use of Kodak PictureMaker digital kiosks and the home PrinterDock. Around 40 buildings are being demolished and others are being put up for sale at Kodak Park as part of its three-year program to reduce its facilities' square footage by a third, and employment by 12,000-15,000.
Comments 0 Published: Dec 23, 2004 at 12:02
Dec20
Kodak posts Pro 14n/nx firmware 5.3.0
Kodak has posted firmware update 5.3.0 for the Pro14n/nx digital SLRs. The new firmware fixes the problem that occasionally caused some Windows systems to restart while the camera was connected to the computer via FireWire during continous mode. The firmware also addresses the fact that some files couldn't be opened by PhotoDisk, eradicates green and magenta blocking and adds a Manual Mirror Prerelease option that uses the shutter button to raise the mirror and the OK button to open the shutter and capture the exposure.
Comments 0 Published: Dec 20, 2004 at 13:14
Dec13
Closure of Kodak's Ontario operation results in 360 job losses
The Globe and Mail has reported that Kodak Canada is to close its Ontario manufacturing operation resulting in a loss of 360 jobs by the middle of next year. Kodak Canada president Michael Ducey said: "Kodak Canada remains committed to the Canadian market and will continue to offer the full array of leading traditional and digital imaging products and services." As with other closures around the world, employees are expected to receive severance packages and access to counseling support services. The decision to close the Toronto plant is part of Kodak's aim to reduce employment by 12,000-15,000 and facilities by a third.
Comments 0 Published: Dec 13, 2004 at 12:45
Nov22
Kodak offers $1000 discount on Professional DCS Pro SLR/c
Kodak is offering a $1000 instant discount off the Professional DCS Pro SLR/c bought from a Kodak dealer from now until 31 December. The 14 million-pixel camera has a Canon mount, a full 35mm sensor and retailed for around $4495 when we reviewed it in June this year. This offer is only valid in the US and does not apply to the Professional DCS Pro SLR/n.
Comments 0 Published: Nov 22, 2004 at 15:19
Kodak gains on Sony in US digital camera market
At last Kodak has some good news after it shipped only 10,000 fewer units in the US than the current number one seller of digital point and shoot cameras, Sony. According to market research firm IDC, Sony delivered 1 million consumer cameras in the third quarter, while third placed Canon shipped 800,000 followed by Olympus with 585,000. Kodak is clearly aiming for the top spot in US digital camera sales and its decision to concentrate on the burgeoning digital camera market in favor of film photography seems to be paying dividends.
Comments 0 Published: Nov 22, 2004 at 11:40
Nov19
Just posted! Kodak DX7590 review
Just posted! Our review of Kodak's flagship superzoom model and successor to the popular DX6490, the EasyShare DX7590. The 5 megapixel DX7590 has a 10x Schneider - Kreuznach Variogon zoom lens and a wealth of advanced features in a very compact design. It also boasts 16 scene modes and a large 2.2-inch LCD screen. Check out our concise review of the DX7590 to see what we thought of it.
Comments 0 Published: Nov 19, 2004 at 18:10
Nov18
Kodak to cut 500 jobs and close five UK sites
Kodak is to close five labs in the UK over the next 12 months resulting in a loss of 500 jobs. The news of the closures in Northampton, Glasgow, Walsall, Wimbledon and Portishead follows the announcement of 600 job losses last month after Kodak closed a factory in Nottinghamshire and 250 people lost their jobs at a site in Harrow, North London. A call center is also due to close, The cuts are a result of Kodak's shift towards the digital market and its plans to cut up to 15,000 jobs worldwide in three years. Employees are expected to receive enhance severance terms, access to counseling and assistance in finding alternative employment.
Comments 0 Published: Nov 18, 2004 at 10:00
Oct6
Kodak job losses and restructuring
Following Kodak's announcement in January to halt production of film cameras it is cutting jobs at manufacturing sites in France, the UK and Australia resulting in the loss of nearly 1500 jobs. Around 600 people are expected to lose their jobs in both the UK and Australia. The decline of film will see the closure of a facility in Harrow, UK that sensitizes film for the graphics industry, a plant in Nottingham, UK, which primarily produces consumer film, and a factory in Melbourne, Australia. Job losses in France will amount to around 270 following the closure of a site in Chalon, France which produces films and photographic paper. It also plans to restructure its sites in both countries which will reduce the company's square footage by one third.
Comments 0 Published: Oct 6, 2004 at 08:40
Sep29
Following the launch of Kodak's first camera to use xD-Picture Card, the LS755, the company has now launched its own range xD-Picture Cards. Lexar will distribute and market the cards from the beginning of the next quarter. Lexar and Kodak formed a long-term relationship in May in a bid to gain a larger share of the market for removable digital media.
Comments 0 Published: Sep 29, 2004 at 09:05
Sep21
Kodak EasyShare LS755
Kodak Japan has announced the first digital camera to use xD-Picture Card storage media, previouslys only seen in Olympus and Fuji cameras. Kodak has always used in SD/MMC cards in its compact cameras. The five megapixel EasyShare LS755 also has 16 MB internal flash memory, like the LS743, a 3x optical zoom, 2.5-inch LCD and VGA movie mode. The EasyShare LS755 will be for the Japanese domestic market only.
Comments 0 Published: Sep 21, 2004 at 15:21
Aug3
Kodak EasyShare Printer Dock Plus
Kodak has today announced the EasyShare Printer Dock Plus which can print 6x4-inch images that have been sent wirelessly from your mobile phone, as well as printing directly from digital cameras and memory cards. Built-in infra-red technology allows user to print directly to the Dock and receive hard copy images in around 60 seconds. A new auto enhance button instantly corrects underexposed shots, a common with phone camera images. The Printer Dock Plus also includes the ability to print, one, four, two or nine images on a 6x4-inch sheet. It also incorporates PictBridge technology, has an SD/MMC slot and users can transfer images from EasyShare cameras as well as recharge batteries in three and a half hours using the dock.
Comments 0 Published: Aug 3, 2004 at 12:00
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