Kodak has unveiled the latest in its EASYSHARE lineup – the V1003 and V803, which offer 10 and 8 megapixel resolutions respectively. Make sure you check out our video on the turn for a hands on view. With these models, Kodak is keen to push the personalisation aspects of photography – so you can get the cameras in a wide range of ridiculously named colours including pink bliss, red shimmer, cosmic blue, mystic purple, golden dream, white glaze, silver essence, slate gray and java black. They even come with some funky beady thingies that you hang off the side to give your camera a bit of a bohemian feel.
Each now sports a new maximum ISO sensitivity of 1600 as well as 22 scene modes, VGA video recording with on-screen editing, and a 2.5″ LCD for viewfinding. You can also mark your best pics as a Favourite and, according to their PR person, that stores them on the internal memory and “makes it extremely hard to delete them”. Presumably she meant to add ‘by accident’.
After last year’s V610 rocked us with it’s neat Bluetooth feature, I expected to see at least some more models that contain wireless connectivity. No such luck unfortunately, but apparently Kodak has by no means ruled it out (the v705 is doing pretty well still) so we should see some more of them over the course of the new year.
The Kodak EASYSHARE 1003 and 803 will be coming on sale “soon” in the UK. Out in the US, they’re due in around February/March time and will retail for $249, and $199 respectively.