As an example of the added value, the 4-megapixel Kodak EasyShare DX7440 and Canon PowerShot A520 have 4X zoom lenses, up from the 3X zoom that had been standard on most $200-to-$300 point-and-shoot digital cameras.
Hemel Hempstead, May 4 - Eastman Kodak Company today unveiled the KODAK EASYSHARE DX7440 zoom digital camera, which combines high-performance photographic controls and optics with consumer-friendly features for stunning picture quality. With 4-megapixel resolution, a professional-quality SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON 4X optical zoom lens (33 - 132 mm equivalent), and a rapid 0.2-second click-to-capture rating, the DX7440 camera will be available in June 2004 for a suggested retail price of £299.99.
The Kodak EasyShare DX7440 provides a 4.0 (effective) megapixel imager combined with a Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 4x optical zoom lens. The DX7440 features an extensive low-light auto-focus system that combines rapid phase detection with highly accurate (TTL) contrast detection to sharply define a subject, even in almost complete darkness. Selectable focus zones and exposure metering allow users advanced control over each scene.
Kodak EasyShare DX7630 zoom digital camera Exposure Exposure metering TTL-AE Multi-pattern AE, Center-weighted AE, Center-spot AE. Exposure range AE range: EV 6.0 to 16.5 Full range: EV - 3.0 to 16.5 Exposure mode Programmed AE mode: Auto, PASM, Custom, Scene modes.