Kodak has released two digital still cameras with features to appeal to photo enthusiasts.


October 19, 2005: Kodak has released two digital still cameras with features to appeal to photo enthusiasts.
The new P-Series models are the 8-megapixel EasyShare P880, which features a 24-140mm equivalent f/2.8-4.1 zoom lens, and the 5-megapixel EasyShare P850, which has a 36-432mm equivalent (12x) optical zoom lens. Both lenses are made by Schneider-Kreuznach and the P850’s lens includes optical image stabilization via a moving lens element. Both models support RAW, TIFF and JPEG image file formats and can record VGA/30fps movie clips in Motion JPEG format (with sound).
Both cameras have built-in flashes plus an accessory hot-shoe for external flash units. The P880 also includes PC flash sync for more complex lighting systems. Both models offer a full range of manual and automatic exposure controls plus pre-set scene mode settings and both provide multiple bust modes, a live histogram display and highlight/shadow clipping indicators.
Power is provided by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and both cameras are compatible with Kodak’s EasyShare printer docks, the ImageLink print system and PictBridge technology. The EasyShare P880 is expected to sell for $999, while the EasyShare P850 is priced at $799. Both models go on sale this month.

Kodak has also released details of a new thermal printer, the Kodak Professional 1400 Digital Photo Printer, which is expected to sell for $890. The new model uses dye sublimation technology and delivers prints up to 8 x 12-inches in size. Users can also opt to print two 6 x 8-inch or 5 x 7-inch photos or four 4 x 6-inch photos per sheet. Each sheet takes approximately 90 seconds to print and gloss and matte paper are available. The 1400 printer is Windows and Macintosh compatible. For more information on all products, visit www.kodak.com/go/EasyShare.