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Kodak Unveils a Suite of High-Definition Products

Kodak's new offerings include KODAK theatre HD player, pocket video camera, KODAK EASYSHARE digital cameras and wireless digital frames.

Eastman Kodak Company today revealed an array of products that give consumers new ways to experience their photos and videos - from capture to viewing to sharing. The suite of High Definition (HD)-enabled products includes two new category introductions for the brand: the KODAK Theatre HD Player and KODAK Zi6 Pocket Video Camera. Additions to Kodak's digital camera and digital frame portfolios include the KODAK EASYSHARE Z1015 IS Digital Camera and KODAK EASYSHARE W-Series Digital Frames.

KODAK Theatre HD Player

Revolutionizing the way images and video can be enjoyed in HD, the KODAK Theatre HD Player is an interactive device that displays personal and web-based content on an HDTV, while wirelessly connecting to a household's private Wi-Fi Network. The device is able to display HD still images (16:9 Aspect Ratio) and video (720p) on a HDTVs.

The KODAK Theatre HD Player provides consumers with easy way to share pictures with friends and families thorugh partnerships with KODAK Gallery, Flickr , FrameChannel and YouTube. The palyer is also compatible with USB drives and SD memory cards.

KODAK EASYSHARE W1020 / W820 Wireless Digital Frames

The latest in Kodak's line of digital frames, the W1020 and W820 models, offer 800 x 480 high-resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio digital display sized 10-inch and 8-inch (diagonal) respectively. The KODAK Wireless Digital Frames display images in HD format (16:9 aspect ratio).

With the recent introduction of the Quick Touch Border, control of the frame has never been easier, allowing for simple operation with a touch or slide of your finger, while leaving the screen fingerprint and smudge-free.

Boasting 512MB of internal memory, the frames can store up to 4000 pictures or even more when using the two memory card slots or by copying digital filesfrom a digital still camera, home PC, or USB Jump Drive.

Enhancing the Wi-Fi connectivity of the W1020 and W820 Digital Frames, consumers are now able to access more than just their memories via the frame.

KODAK Zi6 Pocket Video Camera

The KODAK Zi6 Pocket Video Camera is the first dedicated pocket digital video camera from Kodak. This simple-to-use video camera offers uncomplicated HD video capture (720p at 60fps with 16:9 aspect ratio), viewed via a 2.4-inch TFT LCD screen. The dedicated ARCSOFT video software, included with the camera, allows consumers to quickly edit, personalize and share videos, and instantly upload them to video-sharing sites such as YouTube, from any computer.

KODAK EASYSHARE Z1015 IS Digital Camera

The high-zoom KODAK EASYSHARE Z1015 IS Digital Camera boasts 10MP resolution, an impressive SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH 15x optical zoom and 28mm wide-angle lens. The image quality of the Z1015 IS is further enhanced with its ability to take HD still images (16:9 aspect ratio) and video (720p at 30fps), which can be viewed on the camera's large 3-inch LCD screen.

The Z1015 IS also features smart capture technology, which detects the particular scene being shot and automatically adjusts the camera?s settings to capture the best still images possible. For greater detail in both highlight and shadow areas, the camera, while set in smart capture mode, will automatically and intelligently expose the image using KODAK PERFECT TOUCH processing. With a picture capture speed (<0.2 sec.), optical image stabilization, face detection and high ISO settings (up to 6400), the Z1015 IS allows consumers to capture brighter, clearer shots in low-light or fast-action situations, whether in auto-mode or manually altering the camera?s settings.

Prices and Availability

Theatre HD Player - $299.95 - Available in September
W1020 Wireless Digital Frame - Not Announced - Available in August
W820 Wireless Digital Frame - Not Announced - Available in August
Zi6 Pocket Video Camera - $179.95 - Available in August
Z1015 IS Digital Camera - $349.95 - Available in September

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