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The future is now…
Yep, the next big thing in digital photography — the Wi-Fi digital camera — is finally available!
- The larger one is an SLR with interchangeable lenses (Canon Digital Rebel D300) and we tote around in a camera backpack when we’re going somewhere worth photographing.
- The smaller handheld digital (Kodak EasyShare DX4330) is the one I always keep on me EVERYWHERE where I go.
While I’ve raved about the virtues of the Canon D300 before, the point of today’s post is: I LOVE the Kodak EasyShare for quick, sharp, hi-resolution, colorful photos!
Plus, I know 3 other people who own a Kodak EasyShare and feel likewise.
Now, the best news…Kodak EasyShare-one) that lets you wirelessly share your photos — moments after you snapped them — right from the palm of your hand.
That’s right, there’s no computer required!
“The Kodak EasyShare-one is the world’s first Wi-Fi consumer digital camera.”
- Touchscreen LCD enables you to input names, passwords, e-mail addresses, folder names, picture labels, and more using an onscreen keyboard with the included stylus (like a PDA)
- 256 MB internal memory stores up to 1500 pictures (actually, 185 MB available memory)
- With the internal memory, no memory cards are required, but there’s an SD slot for additional storage, if desired (I’d recommend it)
- 4 megapixel camera for great photos from a handheld digital
- 3X optical zoom (36mm to 108mm)
- 802.11b wi-fi compatibility (the required Wi-Fi card is included)
- USB cable (for faster downloads to your computer) also included
- Audio/video cable included for showing your photos on a TV screen
- TWO Kodak Li-Ion Rechargeable Digital Camera Batteries (KLIC-5000) & battery charger included
- Comes with a “premium leather camera case” for safe transport of your hand-held digital cameraNow, with all the wifi hotspots available all over the country, you can send real-time photos to friends and family WITHOUT a computer.
How The Kodak EasyShare-One Works
1. You tap into a wireless network through any hot spot location or a home network.
2. You upload your photos directly from the camera to Kodak’s online photo service (formerly called Ofoto).
3. Your friends/relatives can immediately view your photos, or purchase copies at their convenience.
How Much Does The EasyShare-One Cost?
The camera itself is around $600 and comes with everything you’ll need to send photos wirelessly via e-mail.
Some may be interested in the optional printer — for use on the road, or at home:
- The wireless printer dock is $180
- The enhanced photo printer (also works wirelessly) is $200
- The printer dock travel bag is $40
—> Your best bet: a 1 GB secure digital card to hold hundreds of photos at the highest resolution.
Did You Know?…
- From now until June 2006, EasyShare-one owners can get a free bound book of their favorite photos and 10 free prints on the Kodak EasyShare Gallery. (A certificate comes with each digital camera with a password for these free items.)
- EasyShare-one owners can also sign up for a free 30-day trial of T-Mobile HotSpot Internet Access service.
- Development on the EasyShare-one started in the summer of 2002 and officially appeared on the market 3 months later than intended.
- Here’s a great multi-page review of the Kodak EasyShare-one digital camera.
I'm a Photographer who's been documenting every moment of my life in pictures… for decades! I currently have 171,285 photos saved in 6,034 albums online (backed up in 3 different locations). Pet Photography and Travel Photography are my favorites — I'm always taking pictures of our dogs at home and of us on our multi-day motorcycle trips. When I'm not snapping photos, you can find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites).