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Kent Pribbernow
08-03-2004, 05:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/index.jsp?epi-content=GENERIC&newsId=20040803005440&newsLang=en&beanID=202776713&viewID=news_view' target='_blank'>http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/index.jsp?epi-content=GENERIC&newsId=20040803005440&newsLang=en&beanID=202776713&viewID=news_view</a><br /><br /></div><i>"With the introduction of its new EASYSHARE DX7590 zoom digital camera, Kodak expands upon features that made the KODAK EASYSHARE DX6490 model one of the most popular cameras in its class during the past year. A unique combination of sophisticated features, exceptional performance, and trademark ease of use gives amateur photographers the opportunity to shoot like a professional. The camera will be available worldwide beginning this month for US$499 (MSRP), setting a new price-to-performance benchmark for high zoom consumer digital cameras."</i><br /><br /><img src="http://www.digitalmediathoughts.com/images/dx7590_270x189.jpg" /><br /><br />Looks like a fabulous mid-range camera. The specs provided in the news link are very impressive. I really need to upgrade from my Canon PowerShot A40. It takes excellent outdoor distance shots, but close-ups are lousy, which makes photographing products for review very difficult. :(

08-03-2004, 05:55 PM
A 10 X zoom without optical stabilization is asinine. If you expect to use any of that zoom, you better have a tripod handy.

I am looking forward to the new Panasonic Z series myself which has a very nice and fast 12x Leica optical zoom with optical stabilization. The Z-10 gets very good reviews already and the Z-20 will add a megapixel to go to 5, have an autofocus assist lamp, and a stronger flash (along with a flash shoe). For $600 or so, this could be the camera to get (for me at least).


08-04-2004, 06:24 AM
I own a DX6490 which also has the same Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 10 x zoom lens. That is a superb lens which I use all the time and is quite usable even without a tripod, which I own and use frequently as well.

The second awesome feature is its 2.2" LCD screen which is the largest in its class and has more pixels (0.3 megapixel, I believe) than virtually all LCD.

It also has a 55mm screw on lens adapter so you can use filters.

I can't say enough good things about this camera.

Lee Yuan Sheng
08-05-2004, 11:09 AM
Kent, you're probably not using the camera correctly. =P