Kodak EasyShare M590 Review

by Andy Stanton Reads (664)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Image/Video Quality
    • 7
    • Features
    • 6
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 6
    • Performance
    • 5
    • Total Score:
    • 6.00
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Overview

  • Pros

    • Decent image quality
    • 5x optical zoom
    • Very attractive appearance
  • Cons

    • Very slow shot-to-shot
    • Chromatic aberration
    • Underpowered flash

Quick Take

The EasyShare M590 isn't short on good looks, but it does come up short in performance with lots of lag time between shots and an underpowered flash unit.


Kodak makes a wide array of point-and-shoot cameras which are very functional and reasonably priced. However, until recently “stylish” was not a word normally associated with Kodak cameras. The EasyShare M590 may change that perception.

Kodak EasyShare M590

The M590 is a small, thin, attractive, 14 megapixel point-and-shoot camera with an internal folded-optics lens, which means the lens does not move in and out when optical zoom is enabled. The M590 has other appealing features – optical image stabilization, 5x optical zoom, HD movie ability and a “share” button which allows the user to tag photos to be emailed or loaded to Facebook, YouTube, Orkut, Flickr, or the Kodak Gallery.

Kodak claims the M590 is the thinnest camera available with a 5x optical zoom at only 0.6 inches thick, and my own research confirms this. Kodak’s online store lists the M590 for $199.95, though I’ve seen it from reliable online retailers for under $150. With all this going for it, the M590 appears to be a good choice for those interested in a modestly priced thin, stylish, camera with an internal folded-optics zoom lens. Let’s find out if this is indeed the case.


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