Kodak DX6440 Review

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Features & Controls



Kodak EasyShare DX6440 Zoom

The DX6440 is equiped with a high-quality Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 4X optical zoom lens with a focal range of 5.5-21.98mm (33 - 132 mm equivalent in 35mm format). The aperture range is f/2.2 - 5.6 in wide angle and from f/4.8 - 13 in telephoto.

The autofocus range is 19.7 inches to infinity in normal mode and in close-up mode it covers from 3.9 to 23.6" in wideangle and from 9.8 to 33.5" in telephoto. The auto focus is high speed and low light capable with selectable multi-zone or center-zone modes.



Kodak EasyShare DX6440 Zoom

The optical viewfinder is large and bright with framing marks and autofocus target and has dioptric adjustment. The LED on the side indicates power is on and camera is ready to capture. The color LCD is automatically turned on when you switch the camera into macro mode to avoid parallax problems with the optical finder at close range.



Kodak EasyShare DX6440 Zoom

The built-in flash has modes for auto, fill, red-eye and forced off. The working flash range in wide is 0.5 - 5.1m (1.6 - 16.7ft.) and in tele - 0.8 - 2.6m (2.6 - 8.5ft.)



Kodak EasyShare DX6440 Zoom

The 1.8-inch color LCD can be used for preview, review and menu operations. The refresh rate when used as a live viewfinder is realtime (30fps) but it does get a little grainy in low light conditions. This is an indoor/outdoor type display.

The controls are fairly simple and effective. There's a dedicated Delete button to erase images during review. The Review button puts the camera into playback mode. The Menu button calls up and dismisses the menus. The Share button lets you select images for printing, e-mailing, or to mark as a favorite.

Navigating the menus is simple, just use the 4-way joystick in the center of the Mode Dial to move up and down through the selections and accept a setting by pressing it inward. The record and play menus are detailed on the next two pages of this review.



Kodak EasyShare DX6440 Zoom

The Mode Dial has positions for: Movie, Off, Auto, Sport, Portrait, Night, Landscape, Close-up and the PAS mode gives you access to Program AE, Aperture prioirty and Shutter speed priority exposure modes with a full range of other settable features,



Kodak EasyShare DX6440 Zoom

On the top is the Drive button to select selftimer, single or burst mode. The FLASH button cycles through the Auto, Red-Eye, Fill and Off modes.



Kodak EasyShare DX6440 Zoom

I/O ports are on the side with an Audio-Video Out with user-selectable NTSC or PAL format. The USB port works with the Kodak EasyShare Sofware to make image downloading fast and easy even without the use of the optional Easy Share Dock.



Kodak EasyShare DX6440 Zoom

The DX6440 Zoom comes with 16MB of internal memory and is equipped with a SD/MMC card slot that accepts any capacity SD or MMC flash card.



Kodak EasyShare DX6440 Zoom

Power is supplied by two AA type batteries or a CRV3 lithium pack. Kodak supplies a CRV3 one-use lithium battery with the camera. Shown here is the new Mobypower rechargeable CRV3 and Powerex 2200mAh NiMH rechargeable AA cells.


Kodak EasyShare DX6440 Zoom

The optional EasyShare 6000 Dock includes the rechargeable NiMH battery pack shown above. Place the camera in the dock to quickly and easily download your images to the PC or display them on a TV and charge the camera's batteries.



Kodak EasyShare DX6440 Zoom

This is the Kodak EasyShare 6000 Printer Dock. It performs all the same functions as the EasyShare 6000 Dock plus it's a high quality 4x6-inch dye sublimation printer. All you need to do is select a picture on the camera's LCD and press the PRINT button, no computer needed. It can also be connected to your PC and used with other graphic programs.

Click to view our EasyShare 6000 Printer Dock mini-review



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