Photokina: Kodak issues product salvo
Eastman Kodak Company introduced a range of new products and services at Photokina, ranging from self-service kiosks and digital capture solutions to professional photo services.
The company introduced its Picture Kiosk GS Order Station, which offers a 17-inch touch screen monitor and the ability to print from a full range of input methods, including via Bluetooth. The GS Order Station is fast – 11 seconds per print – and yields 750 4 x 6in prints per roll. It ships in Europe in October.
EasyShare Z710 camera
Kodak also introduced its EasyShare Z710 Zoom digital camera. This is an advanced point-and-shoot camera. It hosts a 7.1 megapixel image sensor and 10x optical zoom. It ships later this month and will retail for £279, the company said.
On-camera picture enhancing features include cropping, a histogram and a capture grid line. Advanced settings and custom controls include programme, aperture and shutter priority, and full manual mode. The camera has 19 pre-set scene and colour modes.
With an eye on camera phones, Kodak’s new EasyShare Photo Printer 350 prints 4 x6in photos using Bluetooth.
Advancing digital imagery
Kodak also introduced iuts Nexpress Photo Bundle at the professional imaging show. The Photo Bundle includes software and hardware components to enhance existing Nexpress systems.
The company is also showing off its new KAF-10500 Image Sensor – developed specifically for the Leica M8 digital camera – continues Kodak’s legacy of offering high performance imaging devices that result in low noise, high sensitivity and wide dynamic range.
The company is also demonstrating its latest range of batteries for digital cameras, promising these maximise speed, performance and battery life, resulting in an increase in the number of pictures consumers can take between battery charges.