Kodak's contribution to this week's camera announcements are a pair of high-resolution compact digital cameras. The EasyShare V803 and V1003 are two colorful, inexpensive shooters with some handy automatic features.
The two new cameras focus on style, with slim, inch-thick metal bodies that come in a variety of colors. Kodak hasn't finalized what colors will be available, but you can assume a nice selection including black, silver, red, pink, and blue models. If the solid colors don't offer enough variety, Kodak will offer an entire catalog of vinyl skins to further decorate your camera.
With suggested price tags of $200 and $250 and resolutions of 8 and 10 megapixels, the V803 and V1003 join the growing ranks of budget-priced, high-resolution cameras. Besides their style and resolution, however, they're fairly standard point-and-shoot cameras. Both models use a 36 to 108mm-equivalent lens, a 2.5-inch LCD screen, and the usual selection of scene presets. While their lenses aren't especially powerful, both cameras have digital image stabilization and can reach up to ISO 1600 sensitivity.
The Kodak EasyShare V803 ships in February, and the V1003 hits stores in March.