M750 uploads wirelessly to social media, email
Kodak has announced the latest addition to its EasyShare line, the
Kodak EasyShare M750 Wireless Camera. The M750 has built in WiFi to simplify photo sharing and syncing with home networks, wireless printers, email or social media. It shares many of the same hardware and photo effects as its predecessor, the EasyShare 5370. These include a 16-megapixel CCD sensor that is also capable of shooting 720p HD video, a 5x optical zoom lens, and a 3.0in capacitive LCD touchscreen with auto brightness control.
Kodak ships EasyShare C1530 for $80
Kodak has released a new point-and-shoot camera in Europe without any sort of formal announcement. The 14-megapixel EasyShare C1530 is an entry-level device, sporting a 3X optical zoom along with a three-inch monitor. A significant feature is the ability to upload images to a choice of nine social service destinations at the push of a button.
Kodak EasyShare Mini, Sport, Touch hit CES 2011
Kodak as part of its CES unveilings brought out four new point-and-shoots, each with its own standout trick. The EasyShare Max becomes its new long-zoom camera and has a 28-840mm f2.8, stabilized 30X lens. It simultaneously focuses more on image quality and is Kodak's first-ever camera with a backside-illuminated CMOS sensor to improve its low light handling.
On-board tagging offers social network sharing
Kodak today rolled out a camera with a social networking component the 14-megapixel EasyShare M590. Using an on-board tagging tool, users can tag a photo for upload to Facebook, Flickr, Orkut, YouTube, and Kodak Gallery. It also allows photos to be tagged to an e-mail account and sent directly to an internet-enabled digital photo frame. Once tagged on the camera, photos are automatically distributed once connected to a computer.
Apple fights Kodak suit with one of its own
Apple today countersued Kodak over alleged patent violations. The complaint accuses Kodak of copying technology relating to image processing as well as energy management and memory design. Many of Kodak's C, M and Z series EasyShares are supposedly infringing on the patents, as are pocket camcorders like the Zi8.
Kodak's trio of 12MP cams
Kodak on Wednesday announced it will soon add three new 12-megapixel digital cameras to its range, including the Z950, the M381 and M341. All also share Kodak's Smart Capture feature, which automatically adjusts focus, flash and exposure in any setting. The Z950 sports the biggest lens with 10X optical zoom and image stabilization. Framing shots is done via a 3-inch LCD, and Kodak has reduced the time between clicking the shutter button and the actual photo capture to under a third of a second. A face detection feature is built-in, and users can edit their photos and videos on the camera itself.
Kodak EasyShare Z915
Kodak today reserved a single camera for PMA with an updated entry level camera in the EasyShare Z series. The 10-megapixel Z915 adopts a semi-pro camera body to get a 10X, image stabilized lens but is designed more for typical home users with software features like fully-automated scene detection (here called Smart Capture) as well as powering the camera through AA batteries that are more friendly to vacationers than lithium-ion packs.
Kodak intros C180 digicam
Kodak in a subdued launch has introduced a new 10.2-megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera, the EasyShare C180. It targets the very entry level and sports 3x optical zoom lens with 5x digital zoom compensating for its shorter range. Built-in features nonetheless include face detection, blur reduction and the ability to display taken photos as slideshows on the 2.4-inch display.
Kodak at CES 2009
Kodak on Sunday has slipped out its launch plans for CES that start with one of the farthest-reaching high-zoom cameras available. Despite its name, the Z980 is considered a successor to the Z1000-series cameras and contains a new 26mm lens that can zoom up to 24X versus the company's previous best 15X lenses. It can also shoot relatively close-up thanks to a wide angle design and is hardware stabilized to cut back on blur. A new 12-megapixel sensor and native 720p video capture will be part of the design when it ships in the spring for $400.
Kodak P520 Photo Frame
Kodak on Thursday pushed the cost of digital photo frames down slightly courtesy of the EasyShare P520. While small with just a five-inch 4:3 screen, the photo screen has the American camera maker's touch-sensitive border controls for changing settings without dirtying the screen. It also permits swappable borders to match the look of a given home with a less artificial look than some devices.
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.
Kodak Z1015 and M1093
Kodak as part of its wider launches on Thursday released a pair of EasyShare cameras that both pack hardware image stabilization. The 10-megapixel Z1015 IS replaces the earlier Z1012 IS ultra-zoom with an even longer 15X optical zoom and switches from including stabilization in the optics to sensor-shift. It's also faster at just 0.22 seconds between a shutter press and a captured shot, Kodak says. The camera records video at up to 720p and will be ready in September for $350.
Kodak CES 2008
Kodak was ready for CES on Monday with a major refresh to its EasyShare cameras. The V1273 is Kodak's first touchscreen camera and uses a 3-inch display as its main control for setting up and retouching the point-and-shoot's 12-megapixel images. It also claims hardware image stabilization, a 3X optical zoom, and outputs images closer to their original quality using the company's existing EasyShare HDTV dock. The V1273 ships in February for $280 and will be accompanied by the similar but 10-megapixel V1073 in March at a $250 price.
Kodak iPhoto upload app
Camera maker Kodak has released the first version of its gallery upload plug-in for iPhoto. Once installed, the application simplifies sending photos to the Kodak Gallery website, where family and friends can view them at any time. Photos can be given original names and descriptions, and organized into new or existing albums. Unique to the association with iPhoto is that images with a specified star rating or higher can automatically be marked as favorites on Gallery, saving time in sorting. The plug-in is free and requires Mac OS X 10.3 or higher.