Kodak EasyShare LS663 - PMA 2003
Kodak EasyShare LS663 digital camera preview
Some weeks ago we were able to have an exclusive first look at the new Kodak EasyShare LS663 camera with the world's first OLED display inside! According to Bert de Wit - Country Manager Benelux and Nordics - this brand new Kodak camera will in this stage only be introduced on the European, Asia and Australian market, but could also be introduced on the America market in a later stadium. At a first glance the EasyShare LS663 is a regular digital zoom camera with a 3.3 Megapixel CCD (3.1 million effective pixels) and a 3x optical zoom lens, but when we take a closer look at the back of the camera we see a large 2.2-inch display that we cannot find or would expect to find on a regular compact digital camera. Time to introduce the world's first digital camera with the innovative 2.2-inch OLED display - the Kodak EasyShare LS663.
The Kodak EasyShare LS663 is designed for those who want to capture and share all those moments in a most user-friendly way with the use of the latest technology that make digital photography most enjoyable. The new technique of OLED inside the Kodak EasyShare LS663 results in a very large, full color and full motion 2.2" display which has a viewing angle of 165˚. The OLED display is a display you could only wish for having it on your camera right now! The OLED display is sharp, bright and can really be viewed in almost any angle you like. This new display has a resolution of 512x218 pixels and our first experience with this feature was in one word "awesome". This is the display you want to use with your digital camera. The size is great and even in bright daylight useable. The OLED technique is a new technique pioneered by Kodak. According to Bert de Wit from Kodak the new EasyShare LS663 is the first product which has an integrated OLED display inside. We cannot wait to find more OLED displays inside other cameras, but for now Kodak gets the credit!
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The new camera from Kodak is equipped with a 3.3 Megapixel CCD, resulting in an image resolution of 2041x1533 pixels. The image date size is selectable from 1MP, 2.1MP, 2.8MP to 3.1 MP. The EasyShare LS663 has a 3x optical Schneider Kreuznach Variogon zoom lens with a focal range that is equivalent to 37-111mm on a 35mm camera. Combined with the 3.3 advanced digital zoom you will get a 10x total zoom range. The camera has a stylish and modern looking metal body. The multiple scene modes (automatic, close-up, landscape, sport night, burst) provided the user a comfortable and easy-to-use way to get a good result in various light conditions. The continuous Movie function can record digital video with sound limited only by the size of the internal memory or memory card. The internal flash has four selectable flash modes; automatic, fill-in, red-eye reduction and off. The focus distance of the LS 663 is normal mode 60cm to infinity, in close-up mode 13-70cm. The new EasyShare LS663 is capable of recording 4 images in a row with the Burst mode function. Of course the EasyShare camera features comfortable functions like an on-camera share button for simple e-mailing (storage for 32 e-mail addresses), printing and organizing, a "capture always ready" functions for letting users snap a picture in any camera mode setting and a handy auto picture rotation function for reviewing on camera, computer or television.
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Further specifications of the new EasyShare LS663 are: Selectable ISO setting of 100, 200 or 400 ISO, automatic ISO, aperture of f2.7 – f5.2, shutter speed of 4-1/1400e second, long time exposure of 0.5-4.0 seconds, exposure compensation of -/+ 2EV with 0.5 steps, selectable white balance (auto, daylight, tungsten and fluorescent), auto-exposure with matrix metering, self-timer, 16MB internal memory or external Secure Digital or MultiMedia card, video and USB interface and a Lithium Ion battery for power.
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The EasyShare LS663 is compatible with the new optional Kodak EasyShare printer dock 6000. This printer dock is the first dock-and printer combination for printing 10x15cm photos in a most easy way. It can operate stand-alone and in combination with a computer or television. The battery inside of the camera will be recharged automatically when the camera is placed on the dock and the images can be viewed on a television when the dock is connected to it. The printer dock provided waterproof photo-quality prints in less than two minutes for the first print; the second print will be ready in 90 seconds.

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The printer dock 6000 has four printing modes; current, preselected, all or index print. The new printer dock is able to print borderless 4" x 6" prints and index prints. For printing the printer dock 6000 uses continuous tone thermal-dye transfer with XtraLife coating. The printer dock is easy to use, with the touch of one button pictures will be transferred, the battery will be charged in less than 3 hours. It supports JPEG (Exif 2.2) and has a weight of 34 oz. It will work with Kodak EasyShare CX/DX6000 and LS600 series cameras. The new EasyShare LS663 camera will be available in April 2003 and the optional EasyShare printer dock 6000 will be available in March 2003.

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