Kodak M590 Digital Camera Tech Review

Posted on December 12, 2010

The Kodak M590 Digital Camera is more than just the thinnest camera with a 5x optical zoom. The point and shoot also offers 14 mega pixels, HD video capture and the Share button for easy photo and video uploading. Morgan Webb and Kevin Pereira take a look at the $140 digital camera.

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Find the full review from Gadget Pron on Attack of the Show after the cut.

What You Need to Know

  • Kodak is calling the M590 the world’s thinnest camera with a 5x optical zoom; it’s about .5” thick, weighs almost 5 oz., and is very compact and sleek looking.
  • It has a 2.7” LCD screen with bright resolution.
  • The camera uses a Micro SD card, upgradeable to 32 GB.
  • It boots up quickly.
  • You can use the shortcut buttons or navigate through the menu options, but it’s pretty intuitive.
  • The d-pad and buttons do feel cheap and plasticky.
  • The M590 has as Smart Capture feature, which is great for beginners, that’s designed to determine the proper settings for you.
  • You can also select different shooting scenes such as outdoors, night, and action shots.
  • You can only make basic adjustments to the ISO, exposure, and sharpness.
  • Its Easy Share application allows you to quickly upload your photos.
  • First, you need to download the camera’s pre-installed Kodak software to your computer.
  • It can tag your friends via face detection, or you can do it manually.
  • Once you choose which photos and videos you want to share, the next time you synch the camera to your computer, it will automatically upload those photos to your Facebook, Flickr, e-mail and other social networking accounts.
  • It’s a nice feature to have, but you can probably send photos just as quickly yourself and we’d like to see Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • The camera shoots 14 megapixel images and has a 5x zoom.
  • Pictures look sharp and colors are vibrant.
  • In daylight, the photos are a little hazy and washed out.
  • The 5x zoom takes decent photos, depending on lighting.
  • In dark settings there’s only a touch of grain.
  • It also shoots 720p video that looks pretty good.
  • In daylight, our standard turtle pond footage shows a bit of grain and digital noise.
  • The same is true for darker settings, but overall, it’s not bad.

Price

  • $140

Overall Rating

  • Buy!
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