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NEWS SEPTEMBER 27 , 2000
Kodak Reduces Price of PalmPix, Adds Mac Software
$149 camera brings digital imaging to the Palm

by David Nagel
Executive Producer
[email protected]

Kodak says it will reduce the price of its PalmPix digital camera and add Macintosh software to the package beginning Sept. 29. The $149 PalmPix is designed to work with a handheld device. It allows users to take pictures and transfer them to their desktop through the device's HotSync cradle. Pictures are viewed on the Palm handheld's LCD screen as grayscale images and Palm IIIc's LCD as color images. Pictures are stored as standard JPEG or PICT files for Macintosh users. They can be accessed as full-color, 640 x 480 pictures.

The camera features a fixed focus lens, 2x digital zoom and self timer. Until images are transferred to a computer, they're stored in the Palm handheld, with each VGA file requiring approximately 100 KB of memory.

The new software package, which will also be available for download from Kodak's Web site, supports Mac OS 7.5.5 or higher. Kodak says it will provide the same image processing and transfer functionality that exists on the Windows platform.

PalmPix is compatible with Palm III, IIIe, IIIx, IIIxe, IIIc, IBM Workpad, Palm VII platform, and TRGpro. It is also compatible with Palm V and Vx models with a required Dock V adapter (sold separately). For more information, visit http://www.kodak.com/go/palmpix.

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