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Kodak is on a roll. They just introduced four more EasyShare digital cameras, the V603, the C612, the C643 and the C533. The most captivating one is the 6.1-megapixel Z612 (pictured above) with its honking f/2.8-f/4.8 12x optical zoom lens by Schneider-Kreuznach. Geez, look at all that glass! That's the equivalent of a 35mm - 420mm zoom; thank goodness the camera has image stabilization technology to hold it still when it's zoomed in all the way. Shipping in April for $399.

Rounding out the list of the new intros are the V603, which is more compact than its Z612 sibling but also has a 6.1-megapixel chip on board. Its Schneider-Kreuznach lens can zoom in 3x, and it has a 2.5 inch LCD viewfinder. It will be $299 and is also shipping in April.


The 5-megapixel C-533 is a lower-priced($199) camera that will be available in June, and the $249 C643 fits in between the low and midrange markets with 6.1 megapixels and a 3x optical zoom, along with a 2.4-inch LCD display. It will be available in April.

New Kodak Easyshare V603, Z612, C643 and C533 [14U News]