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No longer just a device intended to capture images, the digital camera becomes a veritable pocket photo album with the latest offering from Kodak, the Slice Touchscreen. Featuring a 3.5” LCD touchscreen 5X optical zoom and 14MP resolution, the Slice also packs a 2GB internal memory with tagging functionality. This not only recognizes up to 20 faces allowing the user to tag photos by person, place, date or occasion, but also lets the user tag photos for easy uploading to sites like Flickr and Facebook. Read More
Flexible Organic Light Emitting Diode (FOLED) technology has opened the door to a range of new lighting and display applications, such as roll-up displays and displays embedded in fabrics or clothing. Unfortunately OLED displays are notoriously moisture sensitive, so underwater applications haven’t really been an option – until now. Kodak has dunked their latest FOLED displays under water to provide a virtual aquarium for a group of assembled Playmobil people. Read More
It was first seen in September 2008 at the Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany. Now manufacturer Leica has announced that its compact top end professional S2 DSLR camera system will be available from October. The S2 sports an impressive 37.5 megapixel (MP) pixel count, has a 30 by 45mm sensor, a super fast Maestro image processor, an OLED top panel information display and a newly developed precision autofocus. There's a whole bunch of new lenses too. But before you rush to pre-order, you'd better sit down, take a deep breath and prepare yourself because the recommended retail price is a whopping UK£15,996 for the camera body alone (with a US price set at US$22,995). Read More
Kodak is trying to out-flip the Flip with its latest pocket digital video cam, the Zi8. Aimed squarely at the heart of the hot compact video market, the Zi8 outdoes the Flip Ultra HD with 1080p recording, electronic image stabilization, an SDHC card slot, and an external mic jack. Plus it'll shoot 5-megapixel stills, track faces, and is designed to perform better in low-light conditions. Read More
Kodak’s new Theatre HD Player is a Wi-Fi-enabled set top box that connects to your HDTV. Kodak describes the unit as, "An interactive device displaying personal content - pictures, video, podcasts, music - and Web-based content on a HDTV, while wirelessly connecting to a household's private Wi-Fi network.” The Wi-Fi connection allows the unit to connect to websites such as Kodak Gallery and Flickr for photos, YouTube for video content, and RadioTime for streaming audio. Jumping on the Wii bandwagon the Theatre HD Player also includes a gyroscopic remote, which allows users to navigate the on screen menus with a wave of the hand. Read More
December 6, 2007 It is estimated that 93 million camera phones will be sold by 2011* and while in-built camera technology has improved dramatically, the process of transferring images from your phone to your PC can still be little complicated. Belkin's latest solution is a Bluetooth USB Adapter that wirelessly transfers full-resolution photos from your camera phone directly to your PC. Read More
September 4, 2007 Despite the myriad of benefits offered by the era of digital photography, one downside is that images can remain locked away on memory cards or buried within computer hard drives and never see the light of day. Kodak’s latest releases are designed to address this issue by facilitating simple capture and display options for viewing high-definition pictures on wide-screen HDTVs and digital picture frames. Read More
June 16, 2007 Kodak has announced a groundbreaking advancement in image sensor technology that provides a 2x to 4x increase in sensitivity to light (from one to two photographic stops) compared to current sensor designs. Kodak’s new technology also enables faster shutter speeds (to reduce motion blur when imaging moving subjects), as well as the design of smaller pixels (leading to higher resolutions in a given optical format) while retaining performance. The first Kodak sensor to use this technology is expected to be available for sampling in the first quarter of 2008. Read More
August 8, 2006 The compact digital camera market continues to heat up with the announcement that KODAK will bring a new Easyshare C875 Zoom Digital Camera to market later this month. Though it doesn’t quite match the 10x optical zoom of the US$350 Panasonic DMC-TZ1S, it does come with a 5X all glass SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH optical zoom lens and spits out 8.0 MPX images (compared to the Panasonic’s 5MPX), not to mention all that really easy-to-use Kodak EasyShare functionality. Official US and UK pricing hasn’t been announced yet but the Australian price has been officially announced at AUD$399, which brings it in at a tad over US$300, making it highly competitive. Read More
April 26, 2006 Eastman Kodak once owned the world photographic market and since the advent of digital cameras, it has been fighting the good fight attempting to maintain its leading role, largely focussing on ease-of-use as its point-of-difference. Yesterday, the US-based company celebrated the fifth anniversary of its first Easyshare consumer digital camera and docking system which has seen the company reclaim number one digital camera market share in the U.S. To mark the occasion, it released details of a new compact (4.4 x 2.2 x 0.9 inches) US$449 V610 model with the company’s now trademark dual lens, but also with Bluetooth, 6 megapixels, and a 10X optical zoom. Even with its whopping 38-380 mm equivalent zooms lens it is less than an inch thick. It combines two Schneider-Kreuznach C-Variogon all-glass, non-protruding prism lenses to deliver the long zoom range and incorprates anti-blur technology to enable novices to handhold the high zoom in low light and still produce excellent images. Read More