Kodak DX7630 Review
By Movable Type Admin
Features & Controls
The autofocus range is 24 inches to infinity in wide angle/telephoto.
The macro close-up mode covers from 2.75 to 27.5 inches in wide angle and from
11 to 27.5 inches in telephoto. The camera's sports a high speed, low light
auto focus system with selectable multi-zone or center-zone modes.
The built-in flash has modes for auto, fill, red-eye and forced off. The
working flash range (at ISO 140) in wide is 0.6 - 4.2m (2 - 13.8 ft.) and in
telephoto from 0.6 - 2.5m (2 - 8 ft.).
You can frame your pictures with the color LCD or to save precious battery
power you can use the optical eyelevel viewfinder. This is a coupled viewfinder,
which has no dioptric adjustment. The LED next to the viewfinder indicates
the focus and image processing status.
The controls are fairly simple and effective. Upper right corner is the jog dial control. The "i" button controls the amount of information that is overlayed on the LCD image and turns the LCD On or Off. 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.
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.
The illuminated Mode Dial has positions for: Movie, My Favorites, Off, Auto,
SCN (16 pre-programmed scene modes) Program AE, Aperture priority, Shutter
speed priority, Manual and Custom exposure modes.
On the top is the shutter release with the zoom control mounted around it.
The Drive mode button is used to select self-timer, single or burst mode. The
Focus mode button selects macro, landscape (infinity) or normal focus modes.
The Flash mode button cycles through the Auto, Red-Eye, Fill or Off flash
modes. To the far left is the built-in speaker that plays audio for camera
sounds and movies when played back in the camera.
I/O ports are on the side: 5V DC IN jack for an optional AC power adapter,
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 the
Audio-Video Out with user-selectable NTSC or PAL format.
The DX7630 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
SanDisk Ultra II 512MB SD card.
Above are tables showing the amount of pictures that can be recorded on
different size memory cards when using either "FINE" or "STANDARD"
Power is supplied by a proprietary Kodak EasyShare KLIC-5001 3.7V 1700mAh Li-
ion pack. Kodak claims that the KLIC-5001 supplied with the DX7630 yields up
to 325 pictures per full charge.
Click to view our EasyShare 6000 Printer Dock mini-review
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