Kodak Adds Four Cameras to Easyshare Line

Kodak has introduced for new additions to its Easyshare camera lineup, including the new V705 dual lens digital camera with ultra-wide angle zoom capabilities.

The new Kodak Easyshare V705 dual lens camera claims to be the world’s smallest ultra-wide angle optical zoom digital camera, sporting two seven megapixel sensors, ani-blur technology, and a 5× optical zoom (which can be used with a 4× digital zoom), combined with 22 scene modes and three color modes. A panorama stitch feature enables users to capture wide vistas with ease, needing only three shots to pull in a 180-degree panorama. The V705 can also capture VGA video at 30 frames per second with audio, and on-camera video editing capabilities enable users to trim clips and create stills from video footage. The V705 carries 32 MB of memory, accepts SD/MMC memry expansion and storage, sports a 2.5-inch LCD display, ISO sensitivity up to 1000, NTSC or PAL output, and USB 2.0 connectivity. The V705 should be available in September 2006 for around $350.

The Kodak Easyshare C875 sports an eight megapixel resolution and an all-glass Schneider-Kreuznach 5× optical zoom lens (with an addition 5× digital zoom), and aims at experienced digital camera buyer with sophisticated manual capabilities and a “smart scene” feature which automatically selects the best scene mode for a given shot. The C875 captures MPEG-4 VGA-resolution video at 30 frames per second and enables users to select “action prints” from captured video footage> the C875 has 32 MB of onboard memory, accepts SD/MMC storage, offers manual ISO modes up to 800, NTSC or PAL connectivity and USB 2.0. Expect the C875 by the end of August for about $300.

Not aiming just at the serious and repeat-offender digital photographer, Kodak has also introduced the Easyshare C743 and C433 cameras. the C743 sports a 7.1 megapixel resolution and a 3× optical zoom, while the C433 offers a 4.1 megapixel resolution with a 3× optical zoom. Expect both models to appear in mid-September, 2006: the C743 will ring in at about $200 while the C433 should run around $120.

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