The Perfect Match

Kodak and Schneider-Kreuznach: mutually complementary expertise

Specialised expertise is indispensable in the development of outstanding products, with each partner doing what it does best. For many years now Kodak has been developing and manufacturing prize-winning image sensors and is a continued leader when it comes to in-camera image processing. Schneider-Kreuznach, on the other hand, has nearly a century of experience in the development, manufacture and optimisation of lens systems. What’s most important here, however, is that both companies were involved in product development right from the start. Schneider-Kreuznach lens designers are thus intimately familiar with the workings of the sensors and software that are used in each Kodak EasyShare camera. This in turn allows for an impeccable compatibility of all camera system components.

Lenses, sensors, image processing: the ideal quality chain

A system is only as good as the weakest link in the chain. For optical image-capturing systems such as digital cameras, this means that the quality of all image reproduction components must be impeccable. This applies equally to lenses, image sensors, and in-camera image processing technology. But important though all this may be, it is not enough on its own. For in order for the system to work properly, it is essential that all of its various components form a perfect whole. And this is the case with Kodak EasyShare cameras. These cameras use Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon lenses, which are perfectly attuned to the performance potential and characteristics of Kodak image sensors and in-camera image processing technology. This unbeatable combination ensures that any possible image distortion is efficiently nipped in the bud during the initial phase of the optical quality chain.

The result: Visibly better pictures whose technical quality and evocativeness are absolutely perfect.