Kodak just kicked out a pair of devices with its Playtouch pocket camcorder and EasyShare M590 point and shoot. Kodak's $229.95 Playtouch is capable of shooting image stabilized 1080p video with stereo audio to SDHC cards. A 3-inch capacitive touchscreen gives you plenty of room to edit your video (or extract a still) on camera before flipping out the USB arm for a quick PC transfer. Otherwise, an HDMI jack lets you pump that digital keepsake right to the living room television without the PC assist. Rounding things out are an external microphone jack and Share button that makes it easy to push those memories to YouTube or FaceBook, or send via email if that's your preference. Kodak's rather mundane $199.99 EasyShare M590 is being billed as the world's slimmest digital camera with 5x optical zoom. Otherwise, things simmer down with a 2.7-inch LCD, some kind of image stabilization, face recognition, unspecified HD video capture, and microSD card support. And as you'd expect, the M590 also features a Share button that makes tagging and uploading photos and video to social media sites like Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube a snap. M590 image and press releases after the break. Expect both cameras to ship sometime in the fall.
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KODAK PLAYTOUCH Video Camera Lets You See and Be Seen with Intuitive 3-Inch Touchscreen and Optimized HD Playback
Kodak expands award-winning digital video camera portfolio

Rochester, NY, Aug 23 -- Eastman Kodak Company today introduced the new KODAK PLAYTOUCH Video Camera, a sleek and stylish addition to its award-winning digital video camera portfolio. The pocket-size KODAK PLAYTOUCH Video Camera features a 3-inch capacitive touchscreen so consumers can easily glide through their HD videos with the swipe of a fingertip. With new on-camera editing and Kodak's exclusive Share Button, the PLAYTOUCH Video Camera makes it easy for consumers to share their favorite moments with friends and family in full 1080p HD.

Complementing its unique design, the KODAK PLAYTOUCH Video Camera boasts an array of features to help consumers capture their memories with clarity and precision, including built-in image stabilization, LCD glare shield, and an external microphone jack. To make sharing videos simpler, the PLAYTOUCH Video Camera has a built-in USB arm and Kodak's Share Button lets consumers tag videos and pictures directly on the camera for automatic upload to popular social networking sites once they connect the camera to the computer.

"Kodak has firmly established itself as a leader in the digital pocket video camera space since introducing its line in 2008, and continues to be one of the most highly rated and recommended in this category," said Phil Scott, Vice President of Marketing, Digital Capture and Devices, Kodak. "We're committed to providing our consumers with innovative and intuitive products that satisfy their needs. Whether it's a night out on the town with friends or your child's school play, the KODAK PLAYTOUCH Video Camera makes capturing and sharing your favorite moments simple and fun."

KODAK PLAYTOUCH Video Camera Features:

* Share Button for easy video upload to YOUTUBE and FACEBOOK sites, and email
* 3-inch capacitive touchscreen LCD optimized for reviewing in landscape mode for the ultimate 1080p HD video sharing experience
* On-camera editing features to trim and extract still pictures from video
* 5 MP HD still pictures
* Sharper videos and less blur with built-in digital image stabilization
* Built-in USB arm for easy sharing, charging, and transferring
* Smart face tracking technology
* LCD glare shield feature
* External stereo microphone jack to add high-quality sound to videos or to plug in headphones for discreet playback*
* 4 capture effects, including B&W, sepia, high saturation, and '70s film look
* HDMI output (HDMI cable included)
* Up to 10 hours of HD video** with expandable SD/SDHC card slot (up to 32 GB)
* Li-Ion rechargeable battery with in-camera charging
* PC and MAC iLIFE product compatibility

The KODAK PLAYTOUCH Video Camera will be available in Smoke Gaze (Black), Chrome, Wine Country (Magenta), Cabana (Orange) and Spa Blue (Teal) for US $229.95 MSRP this fall at major retailers and Kodak.com.***

KODAK Digital Video Camera Portfolio

Whether you have an appetite for adventure or want to be the paparazzi of your social circle, Kodak has a pocket video camera for everyone. In addition to the KODAK PLAYTOUCH Video Camera, Kodak's robust line of digital video cameras also includes the award-winning KODAK PLAYSPORT Video Camera – a rugged, waterproof HD pocket video camera designed for adventure seekers. The perfect travel companion, the KODAK PLAYSPORT Video Camera captures full 1080p HD video – even underwater up to 10 feet – with the touch of a button. Kodak is also now offering the KODAK Mini Video Camera, an ultra-thin and lightweight camera about the size of a credit card, available at leading retailers and Kodak.com.

Product Accessories

A range of accessories are available for Kodak's pocket video camera portfolio including:

* New KODAK Floating Wrist Strap for the KODAK PLAYSPORT Video Camera
* New KODAK Gripping Tripods available this fall
* KODAK SDHC Memory Cards, available in 4, 8 and 16 GB customized for optimal video capture
* KODAK Adventure Mount for helmet, handlebars and more
* KODAK Cases, Bags and Neck Straps
* Remote control
* KODAK Li-Ion Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery KLIC-7004
* Battery charger options including KODAK Li-Ion Universal Battery Charger K7700-C, KODAK Solar Charger KS100-C+2, KODAK Portable Charger KP100-C+2

* Microphone and headphones not included

** Record approximately 20 minutes per 1 GB at HD 720 at 30 fps.

*** Colors and availability may vary by region



Kodak Introduces Latest Digital Camera for the Socially Savvy
KODAK EASYSHARE M590 is World's Thinnest* 5X Optical Zoom Digital Camera; Company Will Also Offer Larger KODAK PULSE Digital Frame

Rochester, NY, Aug 23 -- Eastman Kodak Company today introduced the new KODAK EASYSHARE M590 Digital Camera, the ultimate social networking accessory for people who love to share their pictures. With Kodak's exclusive Share Button, consumers can tag pictures and videos directly on the camera for effortless uploading to popular social networking sites including FACEBOOK, KODAK Gallery, FLICKR, ORKUT, and YOUTUBE. Pictures can also be tagged to email and to send to any KODAK PULSE Digital Frame.

The new KODAK EASYSHARE M590 Digital Camera is the world's thinnest* 5X optical zoom digital camera. On top of its sleek, modern and stylish design, the camera also boasts advanced features including Kodak's Face Recognition feature that makes it simple for consumers to find and share the pictures they want, and Kodak's Smart Capture feature that helps them take better pictures automatically.

"We are thrilled to see how people have embraced Kodak's Share Button as an easier way to share life's moments with family and friends, in three simple steps," said Phil Scott, Vice President of Marketing, Digital Capture and Devices, Kodak. "With the new KODAK EASYSHARE M590 Digital Camera, we are continuing our commitment to bring to market innovative, intuitive and stylish products that make it fun and easy for today's socially savvy crowd to share all their favorite moments."

KODAK M590 Digital Camera Features:

Share Button for easy upload to KODAK Gallery, FACEBOOK, FLICKR, ORKUT, and YOUTUBE sites, as well as email
World's thinnest* 5X optical zoom digital camera (uses SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON lens)
Built-in image stabilization
Kodak's Face Recognition feature
Kodak's Smart Capture feature
2.7-inch bright LCD with KODAK Color Science technology
Li-Ion rechargeable batteries and in-camera charging
HD picture and video capture
Uses MICROSD/MICROSDHC Card
The KODAK EASYSHARE M590 Digital Camera will be available this fall for US $199.95 MSRP in silver, red, purple and blue at major retailers and Kodak.com.

New 10-inch KODAK PULSE Digital Frame

Kodak is also introducing a larger size for its popular and award-wining KODAK PULSE Digital Frame. The new 10-inch PULSE Digital Frame will be available this fall for US $199.95 MSRP at major retailers and Kodak.com. With all the features of Kodak's current 7-inch PULSE Digital Frame, including Wi-Fi connectivity and a customizable email address, the 10-inch PULSE Frame is the perfect gift for the holiday season. The KODAK PULSE Digital Frame makes it easy for consumers to keep their frames fresh with new pictures and share with family and friends. Pictures can be emailed directly to the PULSE Frame from mobile phones, computers and any device with email capability. It also connects to FACEBOOK and KODAK Gallery photo albums, offers easy set-up with no software to install, and has an intuitive touchscreen interface.

With the KODAK PULSE Digital Frame, there is always something new to look forward to.

KODAK Digital Camera Accessories

A range of accessories are available for the KODAK M590 Digital Camera including:

New KODAK Gripping Tripods available this fall in a variety of colors
KODAK Cases, Bags and Neck Straps
KODAK MICROSDHC Memory Card
KODAK Li-Ion Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery KLIC-7000
Battery charger options including KODAK Li-Ion Universal Battery Charger K7700-C
* World's thinnest 5X optical zoom digital camera as of July, 2010

** Colors and availability may vary by region

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Kodak's Playtouch 1080p pocket camcorder and EasyShare M590 announced