Kodak DX7590 Review
By Movable Type Admin
Features & Controls
The autofocus range is 24 inches to infinity in wide angle and from 6.6 ft. to infinity
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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--fine compression
Video storage capacity
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
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