Kodak Cameras Focus on Sharing

Kodak Slice

At CES 2010 today, Kodak has introduced 3 new cameras – the Kodak Slice Touchscreen camera, Kodak Easyshare M580 and Kodak Playsport video camera.

As the name implies, the Slice is a touchscreen and it can store up to 5,000 in its internal memory.  The Slice features a 3.5″ display, 14MP and a 5x optical zoom and carries an initial retail price of $349.95.  The Kodak Slice Touchscreen camera should be available in April 2010.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

The Kodak M580 features a 14MP sensor and 8x optical zoom.  With the M580, you can tag photos for emailing and sharing online while still on the camera.  When you connect the M580 to your computer with an Internet connection, press the Share button and it will automatically upload the files that you flagged.  The M580 carries an initial retail price of $199.95 and should be available in April 2010.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

The Kodak Playsport video camera shoots 1080p video and 5MP still frames.  It can be submerged in water that is 10 feet deep.  It has a 2-inch display and records to SD/SDHC cards up to 32GB in size for up to 10 hours of HD video on one card. The Playsport carries an initial retail price of $149.95 and should be available in April 2010.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

More details and images in the press release below.

Kodak Press Release

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) today introduced new consumer digital photography products and services making it easier than ever to capture the moment you want and to share it with the people you love. Kodak understands the power of photography in bringing people together and helping them relive the important moments of their lives. The portfolio of products unveiled today in Las Vegas harnesses the latest innovations in imaging technology to empower people to share and connect like never before.

“We believe that the real ‘KODAK Moment’ happens when you share,” said Betty Noonan, Director and Vice President, Business to Consumer Marketing, Kodak. “The simple act of sharing a picture can spark an emotion, encourage a smile, ignite a laugh or even elicit a tear. We put this important element at the forefront of our product designs to help people connect with one another, relive special memories and enrich their lives.”

Products Introduced Today

Click and Share

Kodak’s heritage of “you press the button, we do the rest” continues with advanced capture settings and sharing features in its Spring 2010 product lineup.

The new KODAK SLICE Touchscreen Camera (US $349.95 MSRP) takes sharing to a new level by uniting the power of photography with the rich experience of sharing memories. The sleek and stylish camera has the ability to store up to 5,000 pictures in HD resolution. Consumers can easily sort through thousands of pictures by person, place, date, or occasion in order to locate and share a collection of treasured moments with the onboard KODAK SLICE Search Feature and Face Recognition feature.

The new KODAK EASYSHARE M580 Digital Camera (US $199.95 MSRP) lets you share like never before. The powerful Share Button makes it easy to tag pictures directly on the camera for effortless e-mailing and uploading to popular sharing sites like KODAK Gallery, Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube. Pictures can also be tagged to email to the new KODAK PULSE Digital Frame.

The new KODAK PLAYSPORT Video Camera (US $149.95 MSRP) is a rugged, durable and pocket HD video camera with an appetite for adventure. The KODAK PLAYSPORT Video Camera is waterproof up to 10 feet and features built-in software and USB cable output so users can edit and easily share with family and friends through sites such as YouTube and Facebook.

Enjoy and Share

There’s always something to look forward to with the new KODAK PULSE Digital Frame (US $129.99 MSRP). This revolutionary new touchscreen-enabled frame is equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity and a personal e-mail address so consumers can easily refresh pictures on their frame. Kodak further enhances the sharing experience by connecting the frame to photo albums on KODAK Gallery and Facebook sites. The frame automatically refreshes when the consumer, or their family and friends, add new pictures to their albums.

Print It

The new KODAK ESP 7250 All-in-One Inkjet Printer ($199.99 U.S. MSRP) makes sharing from your Smartphone1 easier than ever. Featuring the latest 802.11n Wi-Fi technology, extremely easy wireless set-up, an intuitive control panel and the lowest total ink replacement cost in the industry2, the new KODAK ESP 7250 Printer helps you share and print your mobile life for less, saving consumers an average of $110 a year on ink3 with as few as four pages per day. The ESP 7250 Printer can print documents and photos directly from Wi-Fi enabled BLACKBERRY Smartphones1. In addition, users of iPhone and iPod Touch devices can print photos directly to the ESP 7250 Printer through the new KODAK Pic Flick Application.

The new KODAK ESP Office 6150 All-in-One Inkjet Printer ($229.99 U.S. MSRP) introduces Kodak’s revolutionary affordable ink to home-based businesses. The ESP Office 6150 Printer offers home businesses improved productivity with four-in-one flexibility, premium-quality printing and the lowest total ink replacement cost in the industry2, delivering the quality their business deserves without straining their bottom line.

In addition, Kodak announced a new KODAK Black Ink Cartridge 10XL ($16.99 U.S. MSRP), which provides 70% more pages than the standard KODAK Black Ink Cartridge 10B, as well as an improved Kodak Color Ink Cartridge, 10C ($17.99 U.S. MSRP) which provides 10% more pages than previous Kodak Color Ink Cartridge, 10. Both are designed to provide greater convenience for consumers who print more frequently and want to change their ink cartridges less often. The new Black 10XL and Color 10C cartridges are available February 2010. For more information about Kodak’s fairly priced ink and technology, please visit ‘Ink Headquarters’ at www.kodak.com/go/ink.

The all-new KODAK Gallery makes it faster and easier than ever to celebrate KODAK Moments, share pictures and create personalized photo gifts. The site was recently rebuilt based on customer feedback with special attention to providing the best experience from start to finish. Improvements include faster upload speeds, a better photo sharing experience, streamlined creation tools, and new exclusive Photo Card and Photo Book designs. Visit www.kodakgallery.com to see what’s new.

Located at more than 100,000 retail locations across the world, the KODAK Picture Kiosk is the perfect on-the-go solution to bring cherished memories to life through cards, photo books and Picture Movie DVDs. Whether you want to make them smile, make her day, or make it larger than life, you can make it all in minutes at the KODAK Picture Kiosk.

“The KODAK brand has always been about human connections and capturing and sharing important moments,” said Noonan. “This year, Kodak is enhancing its commitment to helping our consumers strengthen their relationships and making it easier than ever to share moments and memories with family and friends. No matter where you are, Kodak has a sharing solution for you – at home, online and on the go.”

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Comments

  1. says

    Looks interesting. Great way to move into being a more social camera and a way to compete with cameras on phones. I don’t think it’s ideal because it requires wifi (a wireless data connection like the Kindle would be better).

    I wonder if we’ll see other camera’s follow suit?