Eastman Kodak Company


New KODAK Digital Camera System for Dentists Adds Easy-to-Use Printing to High-Quality Capture, One-Button Downloads

ROCHESTER, N.Y., February 17--Eastman Kodak Company announced today its newest digital photography solution for dentists: a new, easy-to-use, quality digital camera solution--with a "direct from the camera" printing solution for even more value and convenience.

The new KODAK DX6490 Dental Digital Camera System includes everything needed to capture, as well as print, high-quality digital dental images and download them to computers:

  • The KODAK EASYSHARE DX6490 Zoom Digital Camera, a 4 Megapixel auto-focus camera, preconfigured for dental photography and featuring a 10X optical zoom, 16 MB of internal memory and a 64 MB memory card;

  • A KODAK EASYSHARE Printer Dock 6000, which recharges the camera batteries and enables images to be printed directly from the camera or downloaded to a computer--all with the push of a button;

  • A high-quality KODAK Dental Close-Up Lens II that can be quickly and easily mounted on the camera for macro views;

  • A dental positioning grid on a large 2.2-inch LCD screen, to enable consistent, correctly positioned dental views; and

  • KODAK EASYSHARE Software.

The system is designed to work right out of the box and it comes with an easy-to-understand Dental Digital Photography Guide so that even those unfamiliar with dental photography can be taking high-quality photographs in a short time.

"Dentists now have a user-friendly digital photography solution that supports a number of possible office workflows," said Gerald Beckler, worldwide digital product line manager, Kodak's Dental Systems group. "Like our last dental digital camera, the KODAK DX6490 Dental Digital Camera System is designed for streamlined and straightforward operation."

In addition, Beckler continues, with the new camera, dentists and staff now have more choices after capture. "You can produce high-quality prints directly from the camera with the touch of a button, or, just as easily, download your images to a computer." From there, the images can be incorporated into imaging software or dental practice management applications, printed or archived.

"Dentists expect Kodak to offer easy-to-use, high quality digital photography solutions," Beckler added. "We're excited today, because we think this new camera kit delivers on both counts."

The KODAK DX6490 Dental Digital Camera System is available from leading dental products suppliers. You can also call Kodak at 800-933-8031 for more information, or visit Kodak's Dental Systems group website at www.kodak.com/go/dental.

About Kodak's Dental Systems group

Kodak's Dental Systems group is a leading participant in infoimaging, a $385 billion industry created by the convergence of image-and-information technology. The business, which includes wholly-owned subsidiaries PracticeWorks Inc. and Trophy Radiologie, develops, manufactures and markets dental imaging and information systems for dental practitioners, including practice management software, intraoral and extraoral dental imaging films, processing chemistry and x-ray equipment; direct-digital dental x-ray technology; digital cameras and accessories for dental applications; photographic-quality paper for printing digital images; COOK-WAITE brand local anesthetics; and a variety of related products and services. Infoimaging unites three closely related imaging markets that enable people to more easily take and share images as information: devices, such as digital cameras and x-ray systems; infrastructure, such as practice management software; and services and media, such as photographic-quality inkjet paper and electronic insurance claims submission.

For more information about Kodak's Dental Systems group call 800-933-8031 or visit Kodak's Dental Systems group website at www.kodak.com/go/dental. For technical questions about any Kodak dental product, you can also call (U.S.) 800-933-8031 or your regional Kodak products representative.

Kodak, EasyShare and Cook-Waite are trademarks.
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