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Kodak Unveils DX6490 Camera

Digital camera offers 4.0-megapixel resolution By Dave Nagel
Kodak has announced a new model in its EasyShare line of digital cameras. The new DX6490 is a 4.0-megapixel camera designed for "advanced amateur" photographers and priced around $500. It's expected to be available in October.

The DX6490 offers a Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 10x optical zoom lens (38-380 mm equivalent) with a f/2.8 - f/3.7 maximum aperture; a new Kodak Color Science image processing chip; low-light auto focusing; and multiple shooting modes, including aperture and shutter priority modes, sport, portrait, night, landscape, macro, automatic program, saturated, neutral, black-and-white and sepia color modes. It also offers full manual controls for independent aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO equivalent and other settings.

The DX6490 camera includes Kodak EasyShare software version 3 for Windows and Macintosh systems, offering picture transfer, organization, editing, CD-burning, e-mailing, sharing and printing capabilities. The camera is expected to be available in October for $499. For more information, Visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Mac OS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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