Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen|
Of these, only an elite number receive the coveted red dot award, regarded throughout Europe and Asia as an international seal of quality for outstanding design. The competition is divided into three sections - product design, communication design and concept design. Products from a variety of categories, ranging from consumer electronics to automobiles, are recognized. "Faced with a great number of high-quality products, our international team of experts this year found the task of selecting the winners to be particularly challenging," said Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, president of the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, and Anja Sell, head of red dot project management. "It was possible to award distinctions only to the best, and most innovative, entries." The three Kodak cameras each represent breakthroughs in digital technology and design:
1). Kodak EasyShare One is the world's only digital camera from which people can e-mail pictures and view entire online photo albums without a computer.
2). Kodak EasyShare V570 camera features the world's first dual-lens design, including both an ultra-wide-angle and zoom lens in a case less than an inch thick.
3). Kodak EasyShare P880 8MP camera extends Kodak's signature simplicity-of-operation to avid photographers, providing a new, highly compelling alternative to pricier, bulkier digital SLRs.
Kodak EasyShare - Stylish consumer digital cameras
Past recipients of red dot recognition have included such products as Apple's iPod portable music players, the Audi A6 automobile, and the Bose Wave music system. "It's gratifying that our efforts to deliver high-performance, stylish consumer digital cameras have been recognized by the international design community," said Paul W. Porter, director of Corporate Design & Usability at Kodak. "All three Kodak designs earned a distinction that explicitly acknowledges Kodak's creativity and innovative drive, and pays tribute to the company's high quality standards."
About Eastman Kodak Company
Kodak is the world's foremost imaging innovator, providing leading products and services to the photographic, graphic communications and healthcare markets. With sales of $14.3 billion in 2005, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on helping people better use meaningful images and information in their life and work. Consumers use Kodak's system of digital and traditional image capture products and services to take, print and share their pictures anytime, anywhere; Businesses effectively communicate with customers worldwide using Kodak solutions for prepress, conventional and digital printing and document imaging; Creative Professionals rely on Kodak technology to uniquely tell their story through moving or still images; and leading Healthcare organizations rely on Kodak's innovative products, services and customized workflow solutions to help improve patient care and maximize efficiency and information sharing within and across their enterprise.