Kodak EasyShare M590 Review

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Review posted 12/30/2010

Quick Take
Pros
  • Nice slim body design
  • Face detection system was fast
  • Pretty good shooting performance for class
  • Easy to use
  • One-Button makes sharing photos and videos a snap
  • Available in four colors: Blue, Purple, Red, and Silver
  • Captures decent 720p HD video
  • Optical zoom usable while recording movies
Cons
  • Uses microSD/SDHC cards, which are very small
  • Below average image quality
  • High levels of noise throughout the ISO range
  • LCD is hard to use outdoors in bright sunlight
  • No HDMI port
Bottom Line
The Kodak EasyShare M590 could have been a real winner with it's slender all-metal body, good shooting performance, and easy to use features. However, the camera's image quality is not up to par with even less expensive digicams. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
kodak_M590_purple_500.jpgThe latest entry in Kodak's M-series line of affordable compact cameras (as of 8/2010), the EasyShare M590 is a stylish camera made to slip into the smallest of pockets. While carrying a budget friendly price tag, the M590 still boasts some appealing features. These include 14-megapixels, an internal 5x optical zoom lens, 2.7-inch LCD, 720p HD video recording, one-button upload feature, and Smart Capture.

Kodak EasyShare M590 key features:
  • 1/2.3 inch, 14-megapixel CCD image sensor
  • 5x optical zoom lens, covers 35-175mm (equivalent)
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 2.7-inch LCD screen with 230k pixels
  • Smart Capture mode
  • Records video at 1280x720 (720p, 30fps) with audio
  • Face Recognition Technology, can detect up to 20 faces
  • One-button upload to Facebook, Flickr, etc. (when plugged into a computer)
  • Li-ion power source
  • 64MB of internal memory
  • microSD/SDHC memory card slot
The Kodak EasyShare M590 has a MSRP of $199.95 US, and comes in four stylish colors: Red, Purple, Blue, and Silver.

What's in the box?:
  • KODAK EASYSHARE M590 Digital Camera
  • KODAK Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery KLIC-7000
  • KODAK USB AC adapter for in-camera charging
  • Wrist strap
  • USB cable
  • User Guide

Additional Photos

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