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Nikon, Kodak rush Wi-Fi digital cameras to market

Posted: 05 Sep 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Eastman Kodak and Nikon are rushing Wi-Fi-enabled digital cameras to market in a race to bring the first wireless Wi-Fi camera to photography enthusiasts.

Initially announced in January, Kodak's Easyshare-One zoom digital camera will be available in October. Nikon's compact Coolpix P1 and P2 are scheduled to be available for purchase Sept. 15, Nikon said Thursday.

Both companies are touting the capabilities of their respective cameras to enable users to easily share photos immediately after they are snapped. Photos can also be transmitted directly to printers where they can likewise be printed immediately.

Nikon said the Coolpix P1 will carry a suggested retail price of $549.95 and the Coolpix P2 will have a MSRP of $399.95. Nikon said the Wireless Print Adaptor for use with the cameras will be available for $49.95 in October.

In its announcement Thursday, Kodak said its Easyshare-One camera including a Wi-Fi card will be priced at $599.

- TechWeb News

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