Kodak DX7590 Review

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Features & Controls



Kodak EasyShare DX7590 Zoom

The DX7590 is equipped with a high-quality Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 10X optical zoom lens with a focal range of 6.32-63.2mm (38 - 380 mm equivalent in 35mm format). The aperture range is f/2.8 - 8.0 in wide angle and from f/3.7 - 8.0 in telephoto.

The autofocus range is 24 inches to infinity in wide angle and from 6.6 ft. to infinity in telephoto. The macro close-up mode covers from 4.7 to 27.6 inches in wide angle and from 3.9 to 6.9 feet in telephoto. The auto focus is high speed and low light capable with multi-zone, center-zone, and selectable zone modes. Landscape focus mode locks focus at infinity for scenics or open-sky pictures.



Kodak EasyShare DX7590 Zoom

The built-in flash has modes for auto, fill, red-eye and forced off. The working flash range in wide is 0.6 - 4.9m (2 - 16 ft.) at ISO 140 and in telephoto from 2.0 - 3.7m (6.6 - 12.1 ft.) at ISO 140. The flash is manually "popped up" with a button on the top.

A standard external PC flash sync connector is available. The external flash will be signaled to fire each time the camera takes a picture, regardless of the camera flash settings. Accepts all standard external flashes, maximum 500V trigger voltage. The built-in flash can be used concurrently with the external flash.



Kodak EasyShare DX7590 Zoom

The eyelevel finder is really an electronic viewfinder (EVF) which is a small but very high resolution 311,000 pixel color LCD with a magnified eyepiece. It has dioptric adjustment and can display anything on that can be displayed on the color LCD - just press the EVF/LCD button to swap the displays.

The EVF automatically turns off after 1 minute of inactivity. To turn it back on just press any button. Both the EVF and LCD will "gain up," intensifying the live image to be useable in very dim light conditions.



Kodak EasyShare DX7590 Zoom

The 2.2-inch 153,000 pixel color LCD can be used for preview, review and menu operations. The refresh rate when used as a live viewfinder is real time (30fps), in low light conditions it gets a little grainy as it "gains up". This is an indoor/outdoor type display with very good color and contrast. The color LCD, like the EVF, automatically turns off after one minute if no buttons are pushed. Press any button after one minute to turn it on again.



Kodak EasyShare DX7590 Zoom

The controls are fairly simple and effective. Upper right corner is the variable speed zoom control. The "i" button controls the amount of information that is overlayed on the EVF/LCD image. The Share button lets you select images for printing, e-mailing, or to mark as a favorite. 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 4-way joystick in the center of the Mode Dial lets you navigate menus and accept selections by pressing it inward.

The illuminated Mode Dial has positions for: Movie, Custom, Auto, Program AE, Aperture priority, Shutter speed priority, Manual, Sport, and Portrait exposure modes. The Scene position allows you to select one of 14 pre-programmed settings optimized for specific shooting conditions and subjects.



Kodak EasyShare DX7590 Zoom

On the top is the shutter release, popup flash release, Drive mode button to select exposure bracketing, single or one of two burst modes, the Focus mode selects macro, landscape (infinity) or normal, the Flash mode button cycles through the Auto, Red-Eye, Fill and Off modes. And the speaker for camera sounds and movie playback.


Kodak EasyShare DX7590 Zoom

The Jog Dial located on the front of the handgrip is used to change settings like exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, flash compensation and etc. It is pushed in as well as rotated.



Kodak EasyShare DX7590 Zoom

I/O ports are on the side: Standard flash PC connector on the top. On the bottom is an Audio-Video Out with user-selectable NTSC or PAL format. The USB port works with the Kodak EasyShare Software to make image downloading fast and easy even without the use of the optional Easy Share Dock. And a 5V DC IN jack for an optional AC power adapter.



Kodak EasyShare DX7590 Zoom

The DX7590 Zoom comes with 32MB of internal memory and is equipped with a SD/MMC card slot that accepts any capacity SD or MMC flash card.

Shown here with the spacious and speedy Transcend 1GB SD card.


Picture storage capacity--standard compression

Number of pictures
5.0 MP 4.4 MP (3:2) 4.0 MP 3.1 MP 1.8 MP

16 MB SD/MMC

9

11

12

15

24

32 MB internal memory

17

19

21

27

43

32 MB SD/MMC

19

22

24

30

48

64 MB SD/MMC

39

44

49

60

97

128 MB SD/MMC

79

89

98

121

195

256 MB SD/MMC

159

178

196

242

391

512 MB SD/MMC

319

356

392

485

783



Picture storage capacity--fine compression

Number of pictures
5.0 MP 4.4 MP (3:2) 4.0 MP 3.1 MP 1.8 MP

16 MB SD/MMC

4

5

5

7

12

32 MB internal memory

8

9

10

12

21

32 MB SD/MMC

9

10

11

14

24

64 MB SD/MMC

18

20

23

28

48

128 MB SD/MMC

37

41

46

57

97

256 MB SD/MMC

74

83

92

115

194

512 MB SD/MMC

149

167

185

231

389



Video storage capacity

Minutes/seconds of video

VGA (640 x 480)

QVGA (320 x 240)

16 MB SD/MMC

59 sec.

1 min. 53 sec.

32 MB internal memory

1 min. 47 sec.

3 min. 23 sec.

32 MB SD/MMC

1 min. 52 sec.

3 min. 46 sec.

64 MB SD/MMC

3 min. 59 sec.

7 min. 32 sec.

128 MB SD/MMC

7 min. 59 sec.

15 min. 4 sec.

256 MB SD/MMC

15 min. 58 sec.

30 min. 8 sec.

512 MB SD/MMC

31 min. 57 sec.

60 min. 17 sec.







Kodak EasyShare DX7590 Zoom

Power is supplied by the proprietary Kodak EasyShare KLIC-5001 3.7V 1700mAh Li-ion pack. The KLIC-5001 supplied with the DX7590 yields up to 250 pictures per full charge.


Kodak EasyShare DX7590 Zoom

The included EasyShare 6000 Dock charges the Li-ion 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 DX7590 Zoom

During battery charging there are three green LEDs to indicate the level of charge. Because it is a Li-ion type battery it can be charged at any time and holds a charge for long periods of time when not being used.



Kodak EasyShare DX7590 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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