EasyShare and share alike: Kodak's new cameras and printer
Kodak just announced a slew of new digital imaging products at CES, including several cameras and an all-in-one photo printer scheduled to ship in the first half of this year.
The company caps off its CES announcements with the ESP 3 All-in-One Printer. This latest multipurpose consumer photo printer functions as a document printer, a photo printer, and a flatbed scanner. Kodak claims the ESP 3 can print 29 colour documents in a minute, or produce a 4" x 6" borderless photo in as little as 30 seconds. A memory card slot lets the ESP 3 print photos directly from CF, SD, xD, and MS cards. Finally, the 2.5-kilogram printer can work with Bluetooth devices using a USB Bluetooth adapter. When the Kodak ESP 3 ships it is expected to retail for about US$130.
The EasyShare M1033 sits at the high end of Kodak's M-series' colourful, stylish compact cameras. The 10-megapixel M1033 comes in six different colours and features a wide 3-inch screen for sharing shots. It can capture high-definition video and, with Kodak's optional HDTV Dock, play it back on an HDTV. While they don't feature the same big screen or HD video, Kodak also introduced the 7-megapixel M763 and the 8-megapixel M863 and M893 IS, little brothers to the M1033 without its high definition video mode. All three cameras include larger-than-usual 2.7-inch LCD screens, and the M893 IS uses optical image stabilisation, a feature even the M1033 lacks. The EasyShare M-series cameras will sport suggested prices of US$130 to US$200.
Kodak's EasyShare V1273 combines 12-megapixel resolution with a large, 3-inch touchscreen control system. Like the M1033, the V1273 can also capture high-definition video. If that seems a bit much, the 10-megapixel, non-HD video V1073 offers touchscreen controls and a 10-megapixel sensor for about US$80 less. The Kodak EasyShare V1273 has a suggested price of US$280, while the V1073 will retail for about US$200.
Finally, Kodak updates its EasyShare Z-series camera line with the Z1085 and Z1285, two midrange cameras with manual exposure controls and 5x zoom lenses with optical image stabilisation . The 10-megapixel Z1085 features the same high-def video features as the M1033 and the V1273, while the Z1285 offers a 12-megapixel resolution but no HD video. The two Kodak EasyShare Z-series cameras will retail between US$200 and US$300.