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High Definition Cameras From Kodak

Boot Camp feature for Wednesday, September 5, 2007

High definition cameras from Kodak. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. Kodak isn't the first camera maker to offer 720p high definition video capability in a digital still camera. But it is the first company aiming to bring it to the mainstream consumer. It has announced three new models…the Easyshare V1233, 1253 and Z812….that add HD widescreen video…..with prices starting at under 250 dollars. Product marketing manager Jerry Magee says the cameras aren't necessarily a replacement for more traditional camcorders…

"The cameras will record up to thirty minutes. And that is a limitation within these cameras and what we believe is that offers that snippet memory opportunity."

The Z812 is an 8 megapixel camera with a 12 times optical zoom. The V1253 is a 12 megapixel camera with the 3 times optical zoom. To make viewing photos and video in HD easy…Kodak is selling the Easyshare HDTV Dock…that uses a component connector to bring pictures and movies to HD screens…

"And that dock really extends the user interface onto the television. It has an IR remote. It lets you sort your pictures, view your pictures, move forward, move backward."

The 100 dollar HDTV Dock…also charges the camera and includes a memory card slot and USB ports as well. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.