updated 09:00 am EDT, Mon July 14, 2008
Kodak C913 and M Series
Kodak has quietly added three more EasyShare cameras beyond those introduced last week with one C series and two M series point-and-shoot models. Both the M1063 and the M1073 IS (not yet linked) run at the same 10 megapixels as the just-announced M1093 IS but trim costs by capping light sensitivity to ISO 1,000 and shedding dynamic scene adjustment; the M1073 IS includes the sensor-shift stabilization of the higher-end model. Pricing for the M1073 IS isn't available, but the M1063 is shipping now for $180.
At 9.2 megapixels, the C913 replaces the lower-resolution C813 and occupies the top end of Kodak's budget line. The 3X zoom camera relies solely on software to stabilize its image and reduces the price by using a smaller 2.4-inch LCD as well as skipping on face detection and other more advanced features. The move lets Kodak drop the price to $120 for when the C913 appears in September.