Kodak CX7530 Review

Steve's Digicams

Review posted 7/23/2004

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The "Big" brother to the EASYSHARE CX7430 , the CX7530 includes all the features found on its sibling, but adds 5.0 megapixels of resolution, a 1.8-inch indoor/outdoor color LCD, and 32MB of internal flash memory, all housed in a stylish metal accented body. It's ideal for any level digital photographer who wants great photos, one-touch picture taking simplicity, plus a degree of creative flexibility. Users can also grasp more control over the exposure process by adjusting settings for exposure metering, ISO, white balance and focus zones. The CX7530 features a high-quality 5.0- megapixel imager coupled with Kodak's Retinar aspheric all- glass 3X optical zoom lens. And with KODAK's Color Science image processing chip, the CX7530 can produce vibrant photo-quality prints up to 20 x 30 inches.

Users can quickly select pictures for printing and e-mail (with up to 32 e-mail addresses stored right on the camera) with a touch of the red-jeweled "Share" button. It also integrates Kodak's camera favorites feature for storing multiple pictures in an on-camera digital album. Each picture can then be shared anytime on the camera's 1.8-inch indoor/outdoor LCD screen, or printed in as little as 90 seconds with the Kodak EasyShare Printer Dock.

CX7530 Features

  • 5.0-megapixel CCD for images up to 2560x1920 pixels
  • Kodak Retinar aspheric, all-glass 3x optical zoom lens (34-102mm)
  • 5X Advanced Digital Zoom
  • Compact and stylish design
  • Nine scene and color modes
  • TTL multi-pattern metering with center weighted or center spot options
  • Shutter speeds: Automatic: 1/2 - 1/1400 sec.; Manual: 0.7 - 4 sec.
  • ISO settings for Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, or 800 (When using 1.7M (Good) quality
  • MPEG 4 movie capture with audio, with the length limited only by available memory
  • 1.8-inch (134,000 pixels) high-resolution Indoor/Outdoor color LCD display
  • Automatic orientation sensor rotates portrait mode shots
  • Internal 32MB of flash memory
  • Optional removable SD or MMC card storage
  • Uses 2 AA-type batteries or one CR-V3 (RCR-V3)
  • Audio and Video Out (NTSC or PAL selectable)
  • "Share" button and Camera Favorites menu
  • Optional EasyShare Camera/Printer Docks
  • Direct print to any PictBridge compatible printer

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Kodak EasyShare CX7530

Kodak EasyShare CX7530

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Kodak EasyShare CX7530

Kodak EasyShare CX7530

Kodak EasyShare CX7530

The EasyShare CX7530 compared in size to a standard CD.

Kodak EasyShare CX7530

The EasyShare CX7530 and its 4.0 megapixel "Little" brother the CX7430.

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Kodak EasyShare CX7530 Specifications

CCD resolution 5.36 megapixel, 5.0 megapixel effective
Image size/quality 5.0MP - Best (2560x1920 pixels)
4.4MP - Best (3:2, 2560x1704)
3.1MP - Better (2048x1536)
1.7MP - Good (1496x1122)
Aperture Wide: f/2.7 - f/5.2
Tele: f/4.6 - f/8.7
Optical zoom 3X KODAK RETINAR aspheric, all-glass optical zoom lens
5.6 - 16.8mm (34 - 102 mm equivalent in 35mm format)
Digital zoom 5X Advanced Digital Zoom
Shutter speed Automatic: 1/2 - 1/1400 sec.
Selectable manual exposure: 0.7 - 4 sec.
Focus distance Normal: 60 cm (24 in.) to infinity
Landscape: 10 m (32.8 ft.) to infinity
Macro: 13 - 70 cm (5.1 - 28 in.) @ Wide angle
22 - 70 cm (9 - 28 in.) @ Telephoto
Lens protection Integrated
Exposure metering TTL-AE (multi-pattern AE, center-weighted AE, center-spot AE)
Exposure compensation +/- 2.0 EV in 0.5 EV step increments
Auto-Focus TTL-AF with selectable modes: multi-zone, center-spot
Flash mode Automatic, fill, red-eye, off
Flash range @ ISO 140 Wide: 0.6 - 3.6m (2 - 11.8ft.)
Tele: 0.6 - 2.1m (2 - 6.9ft.)
ISO equivalent Automatic (80-160)
Manual (80, 100, 200, 400; 800 in "Good" quality mode only)
White balance Auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent
Viewfinder Real-image optical viewfinder
LCD 1.8-in. (134,000 pixel) high-resolution indoor/outdoor display
Scene modes Auto, Portrait, Sport, Night, Landscape, Close-up, Movie
Movie capture Continuous MPEG 4 compressed video with audio
QVGA (320x240) at 20fps, VGA (640x480) at 13fps
Burst mode 2.4 fps, up to 5 pictures in sequence
Color mode Color, Sepia, Black & White
Storage Internal storage: 32 MB internal memory
External storage: SD/MMC card expansion slot
File format Still: JPEG/EXIF v2.2, Video: Quicktime MOV
Auto picture rotation Orientation sensor for in-camera picture rotation
Dedicated buttons Delete, Share, Review, Menu, Flash/Information, Burst/Self Timer
Review mode Magnify (1X - 8X, pan), fast scroll, multi-up, slide show,
protect, share/print, label, image storage, copy, video date display
Software Kodak EasyShare software
Interface EASYSHARE printer dock; A/V connectors; USB compliant
Video out NTSC, PAL (user-selectable)

DC in DC-in jack on side of camera for 3V adapter
Tripod mount 1/4 in. standard
Self timer 10 seconds
Date/Time stamp Selectable: none, YYYY/MM/DD, MM/DD/YYYY, DD/MM/YYYY
Power Optional KODAK EASYSHARE docks with Ni-MH rechargeable battery pack (in-camera charging); 2 AA KODAK MAX digital camera batteries, 2 AA lithium or Ni-MH batteries or 1 CRV3 lithium battery; DC in jack on side of camera for 3V adapter
Weight Without batteries and memory 192 g (6.8 oz.)
Dimensions WxHxD: 102.5 x 65 x 38 mm (4.0 x 2.6 x 1.5 in.)
When powered off
Warranty One year

System Requirements
  • WINDOWS 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP (SP1)
  • Internet Explorer 5.01 or higher
  • 233 MHz processor or greater
  • 64MB RAM (128MB RAM for Windows XP)
  • 200MB hard drive disk space available
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Available USB port
  • Color monitor, 800x600 pixels (16-bit or 24-bit recommended)

  • POWER MAC G3, G4, G5, G4 Cube; iMac; PowerBook G3, G4; or iBook computers
  • MACINTOSH OS X (10.2.3 or 10.3)
  • SAFARI 1.0 or higher
  • 128MB RAM for OS X (64MB RAM for OS 8.6/9.x)
  • 200MB hard disk space available
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Available USB port
  • Color monitor, 1024x768 pixels (thousands or millions of colors recommended)

Package Contents
Kodak EasyShare CX7530 zoom digital camera
  • KODAK EASYSHARE CX7530 digital camera with built-in lens cover
  • KODAK EASYSHARE software CD-ROM with interactive tutorial
  • KODAK MAX digital camera batteries AA or equivalent
  • Custom camera insert for optional KODAK EASYSHARE Camera and Printer Docks
  • Audio/video cable
  • USB cable
  • Wrist strap
  • Getting Started kit

Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.

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