Kodak DX7590 Review

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Steve's Digicams

Kodak EasyShare DX7590

Review posted 9/30/2004


Click on the DX7590 Zoom for a QTVR tour
Click on the DX7590 for a QuickTime VR tour


The Kodak EasyShare DX7590 camera unites a professional quality Schneider-Kreuznach 10X optical zoom lens (38-380 mm equivalent); the KODAK Color Science image processing chip for rich, accurate colors; dual-sensor, low-light precision auto focusing; and multiple shooting modes for optimal creative control. The new model then goes a step further, adding new features such as five megapixel resolution for prints up to 13 x 19 inches, an extra high-resolution (311,000 pixels) electronic viewfinder, JPEG fine and standard compression options, flash compensation, and rapid click-to-capture (just 0.2 seconds).

Using the dual-speed zoom control, DX7590 camera owners can drive the lens from 1X to 10X in just two seconds, and then extend the total magnification up to 30X using Kodak's exclusive Advanced Digital Zoom technology, which creates sharp, high quality images across the entire digital zoom range. For ease of handling, the lens barrel only extends one inch after powering up the camera, with all lens movements occurring within the protective housing.

The DX7590 camera offers fully manual controls, permitting independent aperture, shutter speed, flash and exposure compensation, ISO equivalent and other settings that can transform an ordinary picture into a work of art. The camera also features aperture and shutter priority modes, as well as sixteen program modes. Saturated, neutral, black-and-white and sepia color modes lend additional in-camera creative options. Its dual sensor, low-light precision auto-focus system combines rapid phase detection with highly accurate through the lens (TTL) contrast detection to precisely fine tune and sharply define a subject, even in almost complete darkness. In addition, the camera is equipped with an external flash synch -- capable of synching at any shutter speed -- for illumination of subjects beyond the 16-foot pop-up flash range.

Using the very high-resolution TTL electronic viewfinder (EVF) with diopter, as well as a large, 2.2-inch high-resolution indoor/outdoor LCD screen, photographers can preview shots or review pictures stored in 32 MB internal memory or on optional SD/MMC cards. Not only does the extremely high resolution 311,000-pixel EVF show control settings superimposed over the scene, but it also eliminates parallax while presenting a nearly 100-percent field of view. The indoor/outdoor LCD assists photographers in clearly seeing the fine detail of their compositions before and after shooting, even in direct sunlight. Both LCDs exhibit high refresh rates, and automatically brighten or dim to reflect changes in exposure compensation.


Kodak DX7590 Features

  • 5.0 megapixel (2576x1932) CCD for photo quality prints up to 13 x 19"
  • 10X Schneider optical zoom, 38-380mm (35mm equivalent)
  • High-speed, low light auto-focus system
  • Very high-resolution electronic color viewfinder
  • Large 2.2-inch TFT color LCD, indoor/outdoor type
  • TTL Multi-pattern, center weighted, center spot metering
  • ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800 or Auto (80-160)
  • Adjustable color modes, image sharpness, white balance
  • Auto, Program AE, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual, Custom and 14 Scene modes
  • Burst mode captures up to 5 pictures at approx. 2 fps
  • 640x480 or 320x240 movies w/sound length limited only by memory
  • 32MB internal memory, SD/MMC card slot
  • Powered by proprietary lithium battery pack
  • Audio-Video Out (NTSC or PAL selectable)
  • Optional EasyShare Camera Dock and Printer Dock




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Kodak EasyShare DX7590

Kodak EasyShare DX7590

Kodak EasyShare DX7590

Kodak EasyShare DX7590

Kodak EasyShare DX7590

Kodak EasyShare DX7590



Kodak EasyShare DX7590

The DX7590 and a standard CD for size comparison.





Kodak EasyShare DX7590

The 10X Zoom Kodak DX7590 and the Fuji FinePix S5100.







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DX7590 Specifications

CCD resolution 1/2.5 inch type (5.36 M total pixels)
5.0 M effective pixels
4:3 aspect ratio
image sizes 5.0 MP -- (2576x1932 pixels)
4.4 MP -- (2576x1716 pixels) 3:2
4.0 MP -- (2304x1728 pixels)
3.1 MP -- (2048x1536 pixels)
1.8 MP -- (1552x1164 pixels)
image qualityJPEG standard and fine
zoom lens Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 10X optical zoom -- 6.32-63.2 mm
(35 mm equivalent: 38-380 mm)
3X advanced digital zoom
aperture Wide - f/2.8 - f/8, Tele - f/3.7 - f/8
shutter speed automatic: 1/8-1/1700 seconds
manual: 16-1/1000 seconds
viewfinder very high-resolution (311K pixels) electronic viewfinder with dioptric adjustment
LCD monitor 2.2" hybrid color TFT LCD
153K (640x240) pixel resolution indoor/outdoor display
Frame rate: 30 fps (15 fps @ low light level)
Field-of-view: 100%
capture mode auto, 14 scene (SCN) modes, program auto, aperture priority, shutter priority, manual, custom setting, burst
color mode color (high, natural, low), black and white, sepia, sharpness
burst mode First burst mode -- 2 fps, up to 5 frames in sequence
Last burst mode -- up to 30 frames at 2 fps, with last 4 frames saved
click to capture 0.2 seconds (preview on)
shot to shot 1.6 seconds (preview on)
movie capture video with audio capture/playback
movie image resolution VGA (640x480 pixels) at 12 fps
QVGA (320x240 pixels) at 20 fps
movie length limited by memory card capacity or 5, 15, or 30 second clips
image file format Still: JPEG/EXIF v2.2
Video: QuickTime MOV (MPEG-4 compression)
focus/auto-focus TTL-AF; continuous AF, single AF, accessory AF; multi-zone, center-weighted, and selectable: left, center, right
focus distance Normal wide -- 60 cm (2 ft.) to infinity
Normal tele -- 2 m (6.6 ft.) to infinity
Close-up wide -- 0.12-0.7 m (4.7-27.6 in.)
Close-up tele -- 1.2-2.1 m (3.9-6.9 ft.)
ISO equivalent 80-160 (automatic); 80, 100, 200, 400, 800 (800 only @ 1.8MP)
white balance auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade
sharpness High, Normal, Low
light metering method auto: TTL-AE matrix metering; selectable: multi-pattern, center-weighted, center spot
exposure control aperture priority AE - f/2.8-f/8 at wide, f/3.7-f/8 at tele; shutter priority AE - 16-1/1000 seconds at wide; manual mode exposure - f/2.8-f/8, 16-1/1000 seconds at wide; f/3.7-f/8, 16-1/1000 seconds at tele
exposure compensation +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
automatic exposure bracketing 3 images with user-selectable brackets +/- 0.3, +/-0.7 or +/-1.0 EV
flash mode auto, red-eye, fill, off
flash range wide: 0.6-4.9 m (2-16.1 ft.); tele: 2-3.7 m (6.6-12.1 ft.)
flash compensation +/- 1.0 EV in 1/2 EV steps
review mode album, protect, image storage, slide show, copy, multi-up, Share button to print, e-mail
favorites mode store up to 200 pictures on camera
date stamp None, YYYYMMDD, MMDDYYYY, DDMMYYYY
auto-orientation auto picture rotation -- orientation sensor
storage internal storage: 32 MB internal memory
external storage: SD/MMC card expansion slot
jog dial Used to adjust Exposure Compensation, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, ISO, Flash Compensation, Full Manual Exposure
self-timer 10 seconds
menu languages English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Japanese
compatibility Dock compatibility -- works with KODAK EASYSHARE Camera and Printer Docks*
interfacepower input (5V DC), A/V output (NTSC or PAL, user selectable)
KODAK Camera and Printer Dock interface and USB 2.0 connector
power options KODAK KLIC-5001 Li-Ion 1700mAh rechargeable battery (supplied),
optional EASYSHARE Docks with Li-Ion rechargeable battery pack
or 5V DC adapter
lens protection lens cap
tripod mount 1/4 inch standard
weight 350 g / 12.3 oz. (without batteries)
dimensions WxHxD 3.9x3.2x3.2 in. (99.6x81.2x79.9 mm)
warranty one year
System Requirements
Windows:
  • WINDOWS 98, 98SE, 2000, ME or XP OS
  • 233 MHz processor or greater
  • 64 MB RAM (128 MB RAM for WINDOWS XP)
  • 100 MB hard drive disk space available
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Available USB port
  • Color monitor, 800x600 pixels (16-bit or 24-bit recommended)

Macintosh:
  • POWERMAC System
  • MACINTOSH OS X (OS 8.6/9.x - Share button functions not supported -- OS X is recommended for full functionality
  • 128 MB RAM for OS X (64 MB RAM for OS 8.6/9.x)
  • 200 MB hard drive disk space available
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Available USB port
  • Color monitor, 800x600 pixels (thousands or millions of colors recommended)

(Specifications as represented by the manufacturer)






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