Kodak has announced three new digital cameras in its EasyShare consumer digital camera line, the DX3900 Zoom, DX3700 and DX3215 Zoom. The EasyShare line is Kodakis effort to make taking, sharing, or printing digital photos easy. The models offer resolutions of 1.3 to 3.1 megapixels. According to Kodak:
Eastman Kodak Company today announces the expansion of the Kodak EasyShare digital photography system with three new digital cameras the Kodak EasyShare DX3900 Zoom, DX3700 and DX3215 Zoom plus two new Kodak inkjet papers, EasyShare accessories and enhanced Kodak Picture Software. These products in combination offer consumers more options for printing Kodak-quality pictures at home or online. Based on a recent agreement with Microsoft, all Kodak EasyShare cameras will work well with the upcoming release of the Windows XP operating system.
The new EasyShare cameras are shipping with enhanced Kodak Picture Software, which automatically enables any inkjet printer to produce Kodak-quality photos at home. When the software is used with Kodakis new Ultima or Premium Picture Paper, prints last for decades, yet another benefit of the combination of imaging with information technology.
Features of New Camera Models
The Kodak EasyShare DX3900 Zoom Digital Camera, the most sophisticated of the new models, features 3.1-megapixel resolution and a powerful 6X zoom capability (2X optical, 3X digital). This feature-rich camera allows picture-takers to choose between fully automatic functions or manual settings for enhanced creative control. Available in August, the DX3900 ships with an 8 MB COMPACTFLASH Card and has a suggested list price of $449.
The Kodak EasyShare DX3700 Digital Camera, with a resolution of 3.1 megapixels, can produce photo-realistic prints up to 11x14 inches. It has 8 MB of internal memory, a MultiMedia Card (MMC) / Secure Digital (SD) card expansion slot and 3X digital zoom capability. The DX3700 will be available in September.
The Kodak EasyShare DX3215 Zoom Digital Camera is the most affordable camera in the line. It has 4X zoom capability (2X optical, 2X digital) and 8 MB of internal memory. An MMC / SD card expansion slot offers the option of adding more memory. And, with a 1.3-megapixel CCD (1280 X 960 resolution), the camera provides great quality prints up to 5x7 inches. Available in September.
Requirements for MACINTOSH Systems:
- POWER PC-based MACINTOSH computer
- MACINTOSH OS 8.6, 9.x, X
- 64 MB of available RAM
- 100 MB of available hard disk space
- CD-ROM drive
- Built-in USB port or COMPACTFLASH card reader
- Color monitor with a minimum resolution of 800 x 600 pixels; thousands or millions of colors recommended
The EasyShare DX3215 Zoom Digital Camera is priced at US$199. The EasyShare DX3700 Digital Camera is priced at US$399. The Kodak EasyShare DX3900 Zoom Digital Camera is priced at US$449. You can find more information on the entire EasyShare product line at Kodakis Web site.