Kodak today announce the Kodak DC290 which is a 2.1 (? actually the CCD is 2.3 megapixels) megapixel version of the Kodak DC265. Oh, and there's an uncompressed mode... Suggested retail price $1,099.

Oddly they seem to have opted for an optional interpolated resolution which pushes the image up to 2240x1500 (Ultra mode) which equates to 3.3 megapixels. Remember, this is just interpolated, not the true resolution of the CCD (you can't create detail you don't capture).

Official news release

Announced today were the Kodak DC290 zoom digital camera with 2.1-megapixel resolution, the Kodak DC280 zoom digital camera with two-megapixel resolution and responsive performance, the Kodak DC215 zoom digital camera, the company's most affordable and compact megapixel digital camera, and the Kodak DVC325, a high-speed Universal Serial Bus (USB) digital video camera. Also introduced were Kodak Quick Prints, an easy digital-to-silver-halide solution; Kodak Inkjet Photo Letter Paper; Kodak Inkjet Picture Kits for Photo Prints; an 80-minute CD; and two DVD offerings.

With extremely high resolution to appeal to both businesses and advanced amateur photographers, the auto-focus, auto-exposure Kodak DC290 zoom digital camera features 2.1-megapixel resolution that captures highly detailed images suitable for 11 x 14-inch prints and an uncompressed ``ultra'' mode for the maximum image quality. It has a suggested price of $1,099.

Kodak DC290 Specifications

 Max resolution 
1792 x 1200 (2240 x 1500 Ultra mode)
 Low resolution 
1440 x 960 & 720 x 480
 Image ratio w:h 
 CCD pixels 
2.3 million (2.15 million effective)
 CCD size 
 CCD filter type 
G - R - G - B
 ISO rating 
 Zoom wide (W)
38 mm
 Zoom tele (T)
115 mm (3 x)
 Digital zoom 
Yes, 2 x
 Lens thread
37mm thread available with optional adapter
 Auto Focus 
 Manual Focus 
Unknown (possible by Digita script)
 Normal focus range 
30 cm
 Macro focus range 
 White balance override 
Yes - 3 pos. (daylight, fluorescent, tungsten)
 Aperture range 
F3.0 - F15.3 (wide) / F4.7 - F16.0 (tele)
 Min shutter 
16 s (!)
 Max shutter 
1/400 s
 Built-in Flash 
Yes, internal
 External flash  Yes, sync capable
 Flash modes 
Auto, Red-eye, Fill, Off
 Exposure adjustment 
-2EV to +2EV in 1/2EV steps
Multi-pattern, Center-weighted
 Aperture priority 
No (possible by Digita script)
 Shutter priority 
No (possible by Digita script)
 Lens thread 
 Continuous / Burst 
Yes (0.1 - 3fps) - 5 images @ high, 20 @ low
 Tripod mount 
 Time-lapse recording 
 Video out 
Yes (NTSC/PAL switchable)
 Storage types 
Compact Flash
 Storage included 
20 MB Compact Flash card
 Uncompressed format 
 Compressed format 
 Quality Levels 
Uncompressed, Best, Better Good
2.0 "
 Playback zoom 
Yes, 2.0x scrollable
 Operating system 
Serial, USB, IrDA - PC / Mac
 Battery / Charger 
AA (4) batteries (NiMH recommended)
 Weight (inc. batteries) 
525 g (1.2 lb)
118 x 57x 106 mm
(4.6" x 2.2" x 4.2")

Other noteworthy features are: Audio recording and playback, "Upgradable over the Internet" which sounds like an automated firmware update.

If you've not already, you should read our Kodak DC265 review
the functionality of which appears to be almost identical on the DC290.