March 2, 2006 Being nominated for an Academy Award is an indication of excellence at the highest level in the profession of filmmaking. Landing a nomination for one of the major awards also brings with it a bag of goodies worth hundreds of thousands of dollars including trips, stays at exclusive hotels and some exclusive jewellery, clothes, and gadgets. For example, each Best Actress nominee in the upcoming 78th Academy Awards will be treated to the “Ultimate Luxury Suite at The Four Seasons Hotel” which brings with it an array of goodies including a KODAK dual-lens EASYSHARE V570 digital camera. Normally, the V570 runs to US$400 but each of the five nominees (Reese Witherspoon, Felicity Huffman, Keira Knightley, Charlize Theron and Dame Judi Dench) will be getting a camera personalised with their initials in 75 brilliant-cut diamonds raising the cost to around US$20,000. What we'd like to know is why everybody (including the bookies) seems to think that Reese Witherspoon (those are her initials on the camera) is going to win. See the links at the bottom of the article and you'll wonder along with us! Read More
June 10 , 2005 It’s no secret that the functionality of the digital camera and the camcorder are converging, so Kodak’s new Easyshare V550 and V530 zoom digital cameras should be no surprise – but they are, because they break new ground in blending video and still photography. For the first time, videos can be automatically turned into stop-action still pictures with the necessary 5-megapixel resolution for a sizeable photographic print while the still camera can also capture 80 minutes of TV-quality video with sound. Bringing image stabilisation with it to avoid on-screen shaking with built-in image stabilization technology, the new cameras (which look for all the world like a Canon IXUS), have a 3X optical zoom lens and a 2.5-inch, very high-resolution LCD screen (230,000 pixels) LCD screen, viewable from nearly any angle. Read More
Las Vegas January 9, 2005 Taking images with a camera and sending them wirelessly to a third party is a technology that has only been available to newspaper photographers in the last decade, and at massive expense. Accordingly, Kodak’s announcement of the EASYSHARE-ONE, a new digital photography system with wi-fi connectivity for US$599 is a landmark in the history imaging, let alone digital imaging. Read More
January 4, 2005 Kicking off this week's 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Eastman Kodak Company has introduced the world's first dual-lens digital still camera, the KODAK EasyShare V570 zoom digital camera. Using proprietary Kodak Retina Dual Lens technology, the elegant V570 camera wraps an ultra-wide angle lens (23 mm) and an optical zoom lens (39 - 117 mm) into a package less than an inch thick. The innovative EasyShare V570 camera's ultra-wide angle lens coupled with its optical zoom lens produces a total 5X optical zoom range, providing more options to help today's picture takers capture the perfect shot --group photos, scenic landscapes, dramatic portraits, and close-ups. No other consumer digital camera offers such a wide angle of view, nor the unique, sophisticated design of this model, whose all-glass, stacked Schneider-Kreuznach C-Variogon prism lenses never extend from the camera body. Read More
November 12, 2004 Kodak Australasia has announced a comprehensive Mobile Imaging Service that will offer the growing number of camera phone users the ability to access, interact with and share their digital pictures on their camera phone, or via the web. Camera phone users with multimedia messaging service (MMS) and WAP 2.0 browsing capability are able to store and access their mobile images at Kodak Mobile Service directly through their handsets. Read More
November 12, 2004 The EasyShare LS755 zoom digital camera from Kodak is a sleek, Japanese-designed model that combines 5.0 megapixel picture quality and high-end features with simple operation and improved on-board viewing capabilities. The LS755 will be available in early December in Australia at a cost of $AUD 699, and in time for Christmas in Europe and other Asia-Pacific markets. Read More
Stereoscopic image technology has come along way since Frank Hurley took his remarkable images of Douglas Mawson's 1911 expedition to Antarctica on an early Eastman Kodak camera. Today, those fragile stereoscopic glass plates are kept in Adelaide and could have new life breathed in to them. Eastman Kodak has recently showcased a new Stereoscopic Imaging Display system that allows viewers to experience three-dimensional images without glasses or headgear. Read More
Digital Cameras have long made the transition from novelty gadgets to everyday consumer items and now that the "wow" factor has subsided, functionality, usability and attention to detail are in demand in addition to mega-pixel performance. Kodak's Easyshare DX4330 is designed to meet many of these challenges... Read More
The 2002 Photokina Trade Show held in Cologne, Germany from September 25-30 has brought with it a flood of groundbreaking photographic imaging releases... Read More