Many pluses. Few minuses.,
November 17, 2004
Reviewer: L. Sanchez
I've taken a lot of pictures with this camera as well as with many other
digital cameras. I rank this camera near the top for cameras in this price
Rather than going through all of the features, I'm going to comment on
what I think makes this camera stand out and what I think this camera
Two of the things that make this camera really stand out are:
1. It has a huge lens, and
2. The lens is made out of glass, not plastic.
I believe that these two factors make more of a difference in photo
quality than other things, such as a high mega pixel count. You can really
see the quality in the photos that this camera takes. The colors are
accurate. The images are sharp. And there is no noise when you take a low
light, flash photo.
Other nice things about this camera:
The flash is more than adequate. The 2.2" LCD is really nice. The movies
it takes are decent and you have unlimited movie time. It has a ton of
user options and features. And of course, the zoom on this camera is
incredible for the size and price. This camera has many, many nice things
about it, too numerous to go into here.
The down sides are few. One of them is that the camera is big. I really
can't consider it a "pocket" camera because it simply won't fit in your
pocket. But that's the trade off for the big lens and the huge zoom.
This camera also has some difficulty focusing in low light. This is the
reason I didn't give it 5 stars. Kodak did improve on this from the
previous version of this camera (the DX6490) but every camera manufacturer
should add that little red light that shines on the subject so that the
camera can achieve a proper focus in low light. This is the one feature
that I think this, and all cameras that don't have a manual focus, should
If you're looking for a pocket camera, this probably won't suit your
needs. Just remember that most, if not all pocket cameras in this price
range have really small, plastic lenses. Usually this means a very
noticeable sacrifice in image quality (the Sony-T1 is an example of this).
Before you buy this camera, I would recommend you look into the Fugifilm
Finepix S5000 and S5100. These are also excellent cameras, but I prefer
Top Notch Camera - More features but low light issues!, September 16,
Reviewer: Scott Anderson "Sharpsburg"
This camera is loaded with many special features such as an easy to use
dial that allows specific selections to a much larger screen that allows
you clear viewing of all your pictures even in bright light.
It fits nicely in your hand and the toggle switch for telephoto/zoom makes
getting that close up shot a breeze! The camera dock is easy to use and
charges the battery as stated within three hours. I've also purchased a
512 mg card and at the 5 mega pixels setting the DX7590 can store 315
When you turn on the camera it helps you with each
setting, allowing you to pick the right one for the job and even going as
far as telling you to turn on the flash or hold the camera steady.
The pictures from the camera are bright, colorful and
crisp and ready to be printed out. The camera allows you easy transfer of
the pcitures between camera and printer or computer and the colors come
alive with the right color printer. Even on draft mode the pics are decent
quality. The internal settings allow for easy saving and
documentation of special events in folders as well as individual pictures.
The only minor issue with the camera is that a proper hand hold on the
left side might give the users better stability. The right side offers an
easy hand hold with flip up access to the memory card.
Over all this camera is one excellent camera and one excellent buy for
under $500.00. The entire package, including zoom, 32 mg internal memory,
charging dock and 5mg pixel capabilities make this a great buy!
Additional info 5-31-05 Rated only 3 stars now!
Found Some Flaws and Kodak will not help, May 31, 2005
After using this camera for more than several months, it's been to the
shop to replace a bad zoom lens. Kodak sent out a new camera and the new
camera had updated software for the low light situation but it did not fix
the problem. The camera takes awesome bright and average light pictures
but the low light pictures come out blurry. Here is some of the email sent
to me from Kodak.
RE: Case# 7405518
I'm sorry to hear of your low light focus problem. If you're sure you have
upgraded your firmware to 1.01 there is little more we can offer as a
solution at this time. However, one "trick" that may work is to
artificially introduce more white content into the photo environment and
then crop it out of the final image as required.
I appreciate your patience and ask that you keep an eye on our support web
page where we will announce any new updates that may help resolve the
Consumer Advocates Office
Eastman Kodak Company
In the last email after the one listed above, Kodak told me to sell the
camera, "as is" to someone else and then use the proceeds to purchase the
z7590 with two low light sensors, thus passing
on the problem to someone
Not very customer friendly from a company that really needs the support of
every loyal customer.
I'd wait to buy until they fix the camera.
Scott C. Anderson
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