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Kodak EasyShare DX6490 Digital Camera [4MP 10xOptical]

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  • Professional quality10X Optical Zoom Lens (38-380 mm equivalent)
  • Precision-crafted to fulfill the finer resolution requirements of digital imaging
  • Incredible sharpness and clarity across entire image
  • Striking edge-to-edge brightness
  • Fast f/2.8 8.0 lens delivers sharp, bright images
  • High-resolution viewfinder displays images just as camera sees them
  • View all menus and settings right through viewfinder
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  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 10 x 8 cm ; 336 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.3 Kg
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  • Item model number: DX6490
  • ASIN: B0000E5SPL
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan. 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 239,535 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Kodak introduces its most advanced EasyShare digital camera to date--the Kodak EasyShare DX6490 zoom. With its unique combination of sophisticated features and exceptional performance, it establishes a new price-to-performance benchmark for "advanced amateur" photography, giving more people the opportunity to shoot like a professional.

The 4-megapixel camera has been designed with some of the world's highest quality components working in concert to afford outstanding quality, even in challenging photographic situations. Imagine being able to capture the beauty and character of a friendly face while the sun sets in the background. With Kodak's integration of the Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 10X optical zoom lens, the Kodak Colour Science image processing chip, and intelligent matrix metering, photographers faced with this scenario will achieve portraits with edge-to-edge sharpness and brightness, rich colour, and highly accurate exposure.

The focal length (38-380 mm equivalent) of the professional quality Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 10x zoom lens gives photographers superb framing flexibility. It enables users to get close to the action and fill the frame, or achieve more natural poses from subjects by shooting them from a distance. The long lens also provides the "flattened" perspective and narrow depth of field that portrait photographers crave, all in a compact, SLR-like body. With a f/2.8 maximum aperture at wide angle and a f/3.7 at 10x--and the ability to step down to f/8--the camera is well-suited to perform in both low and bright light.

Using the dual-speed zoom control, DX6490 camera owners can drive the lens from 1x to 10x in just two seconds, and then extend the total magnification up to 30x using Kodak's exclusive Advanced Digital Zoom technology, which creates sharper, better quality images across the entire digital zoom range.

The DX6490 camera offers fully manual controls, permitting independent aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO equivalent and other settings that can transform an ordinary picture into a work of art. The camera also features aperture and shutter priority modes, as well as sport, portrait, night, landscape, macro and automatic program modes. Saturated, neutral, black-and-white and sepia colour modes lend additional in-camera creative options. Its new hybrid, low-light precision auto-focus system combines rapid phase detection with high accuracy through the lens (TTL) contrast detection to precisely fine tune and sharply define a subject, even in almost complete darkness. In addition, the camera is equipped with an external flash synch--capable of synching at any shutter speed--for illumination of subjects beyond the 16-foot pop-up flash range.

The DX6490 camera includes Kodak EasyShare software version 3 for Windows and Macintosh systems, providing effortless digital picture transfer, organisation, editing, CD-burning, emailing, sharing and printing. The exclusive One Touch to Better Pictures feature takes advantage of proprietary colour technologies developed by Kodak to help Windows users get vibrant, true-to-life prints from inkjet printers when using Kodak Ultima and Premium Picture Papers.



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Kodak have produced a gem of a camera here. It produces superb images, deals with awkward lighting conditions admirably and is very straightforward to use.
This is my first foray into digital cameras after being a sceptic for quite a number of years but the Kodak DX6490 is hard to criticise for anything. It looks rather imposing on the advertisements, but it is actually much smaller than the average SLR-type camera - small but beautifully formed.
Excellent for the digital camera novice (like me) and also those who want to be able to tinker (also like me!) due to the ability to switch from fully automatic to 'manual' mode. The 10X OPTICAL zoom facility is superb, although it is so good you'll need very steady hands at full zoom!
The battery life is also a big bonus - I'd heard that this was an achilles heel for many digital camera's, but not this one - the Li-ion battery seems to last for ages.
A further superb feature is the 2inch TFT display which is nice and bright and has good resolution. It is also very easy to zoom in to check whether the image is in focus once you have taken it.
If you are going to nit-pick, the mpeg movies you can take tend to pick up the sound of the lens refocussing in low light or if you move from one subject to another. Also remember to get an extra SD card as the camera memory can't store a great deal in common with most digital cameras (I'd recommend at least 128Mb).
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This is my 3rd digital camera. I previously owned a sony dsc-s70 and a minolta F100.
I was worried about 3 things when I purchased this - its size and the lack of a RAW or TIFF file format, and the fact it was made by Kodak. Then I realised that I have rarely used uncrompressed files on any camera I have owned and the camera is very small - definately fits in a jacket or coat pocket. As for it being a Kodak - stupid really - as the build and the software etc are all first rate.
In the 3 days I have had it I have taken 250 photo's and 99% of the them have come out sharp and clear - the colours are slightly over saturated but result in fantastic vibrant colour pictures.
Other things I love - 10x optical is great (forget the digital part), the use of sd cards - so you can view the pictures on an ipaq or palm, the 2.2" lcd, the ability to plug it into the printer dock, the electronic view finder changing to black and white when light levels are low, burst mode of 6 shots in under 2 seconds, the powerful flash and the ease of use.
Things I don't like, not supplying a case, not supplying a memory card - you will need a 128 or 256mb card (although the 16mb built in is as good as a card so thats not a real gripe) - overall nothing when it only costs £300!
In addition to this camera I would also recommend the printer dock 6000 as a great gadget and photo printer (looks great on the desk with the camera on top), use an a4 inkjet for enlargements but for 6 x 4 's the printer dock is brilliant.
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I bought this camera a few days ago. The camera itself is excellent and I agree with the positive feedback given by other reviewers.
However I feel that it is necessary to warn people that the 'Dealtime' SPYWARE IS INCLUDED WITH THE SOFTWARE. It installs itself with the Kodak software install and starts running the next time you reboot the computer.
Knowing this wouldn't put me off buying the camera but I recommend new users to download a decent anti-spyware software (I used Ad-aware, it's free and removed the spyware in no time) and run it after installing Kodak's software.
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This is my first digital camera and I've had it 3 weeks now. I did a lot of research before I purchased and decided on this one because of the megapix, the 10x zoom and the price of course. I couldn't find it cheaper anywhere than Amazon!!! I also purchased the Docking Station, the Kodak case and a spare battery. The camera feels very solid and robust and has very easy to use functions and I soon found my way around the features even without the help of the excellent electronic manual. The camera is very easy to use and has all the functions I need. The zoom is excellent and I too did find the focus was struggling in poor light after about half zoom on the scale, but I suppose that's to be expected in bad light. However, the pop up flash (you have to open it manually) helps and I've had some excellent indoor shots. The docking station is dead easy, just place the camera on the dock and press a button, it's all automatic to the PC. The Kodak bag is only just big enough and gets a bit a tight even with just the shoulder strap and the extra battery, you can't get much else in. If you intend to carry many other extras, get a bigger bag. The charger that comes with the camera only charges the battery when out of the camera but comes with a couple of adaptors. This and the spare battery, will come in useful for those foreign trips. You need the docking station to charge the battery in the camera. Overall I am enjoying this camera and can't wait for the better days to really put it to the test.
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This is the first digital camera that I have owned, so I wanted to make sure that I got a decent one to begin with. I must say that the quality of the shots that I have taken initially is fantastic! Even when you zoom in to 4x once you have taken a picture the detail is amazing! The inclusion of a 10x optical zoom for the price is also a great feature, considering you are getting a 4 mega-pixel camera.
The Easy Share software is generally very easy to use. I would imagine that more experienced photographers would prefer to user their own editing software - but they would probably already own that.
I also bought the optional photo printer. Although I was initially sceptical about this purchase, the quality of the photos when printed are equal to ones that you would get back from a lab. The paper/ink refils are also reasonably cheap.
All in all I highly recommend this camera.
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