LAS VEGAS (
has taken the wraps off a slew of new products at CES, including a touch-screen digital camera and a pocket-sized video camera capable of filming underwater.
The blogosphere has been
about Kodak's launch, and there had been speculation that the company was planning a revolutionary new form of 3-D camera.
Although the 3-D camera didn't appear, Kodak launched half a dozen new offerings at the tech industry's annual gadget fest.
Kodak's New HD Video Camera
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Clearly looking to challenge
device as well as pocket-sized offerings from
, the photography giant unveiled its PlaySport video camera in sin city. Priced at $149.99, the camera has an underwater capture mode of up to 10 feet, as well built-in electronic image stabilization, according to Kodak.
With the rise of social networking sites such as YouTube and Facebook, a number of companies are looking to bolster their
stories. Cisco, for example, spent
to acquire Flip maker
last year and
is already touting ultra-small form factor cameras.
Kodak also unveiled its Slice touch-screen camera in Vegas, which it describes as a combined camera and photo album. With 2 gigabytes of memory, the Slice can hold up to 5,000 photos, according to the company, based in Rochester, N.Y. Priced at $349.95, Kodak is pushing the Slice as a "portable brag book," and says that the device's "share"' button allows easy uploading and sharing via the likes of YouTube, Facebook and Flickr.
The camera maker, which recently
the sale of its organic LED, or light emitting diode, business to
, has recently refocused its efforts on core technologies such as digital capture and document imaging.
Other Kodak products launched at CES include the Easyshare M580 digital camera, the Pulse digital photo frame and two new printers, the ESP 7250 and the ESP Office 6150.
Like the PlaySport and the Slice devices, the new Kodak offerings all will be available in April.
-- Reported by James Rogers in Las Vegas.