The M530's 3x optical zoom extends out of the front of the camera and has a 35mm equivalent of 36-108mm. When the camera powers down, the lens retracts back into the camera and the mechanical lens cover closes for protection.
Normal: 0.5 m (1.6 ft)-infinity @ wide
1.0 m (3.3 ft)-infinity @ tele
Macro: 0.05-0.8 m (2.0-32.0 in.) @ wide
0.5-1.0 m (1.6-3.3 ft) @ tele
Landscape: 10 m (32.8 ft)-infinity
Kodak's small built-in flash operates in auto, fill and red-eye reduction modes. It has a range of approx. 13ft. (W) at ISO 400.
Flash Range: (ISO 400)
0.3m - 4.0m (0.98ft. - 13.12ft.) Wide
0.5m - 2.0m (1.64ft. - 6.56ft.) Tele
Framing and viewing your images is accomplished on the 2.7-inch, 230,000 dot LCD screen. It is fairly easy to see in all lighting conditions, including direct sunlight thanks the its ability to adjust the brightness. There is also an auto setting that will adjust the brightness for you.
Controls on Back: On top you will find the Zoom lens controls, in playback they function as the magnify and index controls for inspecting stored images. Down the left side, along the LCD, you can see the Delete button for playback mode. The Menu button is for calling up and dismissing the onscreen menu system. Information about the camera settings can be viewed by pressing the Info button. At the bottom are the Play and Kodak's famous Share buttons. The Share button allows for image transfer with just the push of a button. To the right of the these buttons are is the 4-way controller for navigating menus and selecting pictures. Inside you will find the OK button for changing the information on the LCD screen and accepting options in the menus.
Charging and connecting your camera to a computer is done through the built-in USB 2.0 port. This port also allows you to show your images and videos on a TV with an optional A/V cable.
Your main option for storing images and videos will be a SD/SDHC memory card. The M530 is capable of handling SDHC cards up to 32GB in size. The camera is shown here with a 16GB ADATA class 6 SDHC card.
Powering the M530 is a 3.7V, 740mAh rechargeable Li-Ion battery. Kodak claims that this battery is able to supply the camera with enough power to capture 200 images on a single charge. Instead of a separate quick charger, Kodak has included a USB adapter that allows you to charge the battery while it is still in the camera.
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