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Kodak's EasyShare M590 digital camera. Photo provided by Eastman Kodak Co. Kodak M590: Slim 5x ultracompact, plus 10-inch frame, accessories
(Monday, August 23, 2010 - 13:33 EDT)

Eastman Kodak Co. has today unveiled its EasyShare M590 camera, which the company describes as the world's thinnest to include a 5x optical zoom lens.

The Kodak M590 captures images and 720p high-def movies with a fourteen megapixel CCD image sensor. The M590's lens carries Schneider-Kreuznach branding, and provides focal lengths from a rather tight 35mm-equivalent wide angle to a useful 175mm-equivalent telephoto. Unfortunately, no information on aperture range was available at press time, but we do know that optical image stabilization is included.

The Kodak EasyShare M590 offers a 2.7-inch LCD display with 230,000 dot resolution with which to frame and review its images and movies, but doesn't include any form of optical or electronic viewfinder. The EasyShare M590 can store images on either MicroSD or MicroSDHC cards, or 32MB of available internal memory. Power comes courtesy of a Kodak KLIC-7000 lithium-ion battery, and unusually the M590 can also be charged with a standard USB charger.

Available from August 2010, the Kodak EasyShare M590 is priced at around $200, and can be purchased in four body colors - silver, red, purple and blue. More details can be found in our Kodak M590 preview.

Alongside the camera, Kodak has also unveiled its new 10-inch Pulse digital frame, priced at around $200, along with Kodak-branded tripods, cases, bags, neck straps, batteries, chargers, and MicroSDHC memory cards. More details on these can be found in the press release at the end of this news item.

Kodak EasyShare M590
Kodak's EasyShare M590 digital camera. Photo provided by Eastman Kodak Co. Click for a bigger picture!
Camera TypeUltra Compact
Model NumberNorth America: M590
Dimensions3.8 x 2.3 x 0.6 in.
(97 x 58 x 15 mm)
Weight4.6 oz (129 g)
Planned Price$200
Planned AvailabilityAugust 2010
Image Capture
Sensor TypeCCD
1/2.3" (approx. 0.43 in. diagonal)
14.50 megapixels (total)
14.00 megapixels (effective)
Aspect Ratio4:3, 16:9
Image Dimensions4288 x 3216 (13.8 megapixels)
4288 x 2848 (12.2 megapixels)
4288 x 2416 (10.4 megapixels)
2880 x 2160 (6.2 megapixels)
2048 x 1536 (3.1 megapixels)
1920 x 1088 (2.1 megapixels)
1280 x 960 (1.2 megapixels)
Image Preview / Review
LCD2.7 in. diagonal
230,000 dots (approx. 77,000 pixels)
Lens TypeSchneider-KREUZNACH
5x optical zoom
Image StabilizationYes
Focal Length35 - 175mm (35mm equivalent)
Focusing SystemTTL contrast AF w/ face priority, multi-zone, center zone
Has AF assist lamp
Focusing RangeNormal: 24" - infinity (60 cm - infinity)
Macro: 4.1" - 41" (10 cm - 100 cm)
ISO Sensitivity3200 max. (full res) / 6400 max. (3.1 megapixel or below)
Shutter Speed8 - 1/2000 second
Exposure ModesProgram
Exposure Compensation+/- 2.0EV in 1/3EV increments
White BalanceImage Sensor - Auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade
Internal FlashModes: Auto, fill, red eye reduction, off
Scene ModesPortrait, landscape, close-up, night portrait, night landscape, snow, beach, text, fireworks, flower, museum/manner, self-portrait, high-ISO, children, backlight, panning shots, candlelight, sunset, sport, panorama
Digital Zoom5x
Self TimerYes, 2 / 10 / 2 shot seconds
Time LapseNo
Movie FormatH.264, MP4 with audio with audio
Recording MediummicroSD, microSDHC, Built-in
File FormatJPEG (EXIF 2.21)
VideoStandard definition: Yes, NTSC / PAL switchable
ComputerUSB 2.0 High Speed
Battery TypeLithium ion rechargeable
Battery Form FactorProprietary KLIC-7000
Product Bundle
SoftwareKodak EasyShare, Kodak Share Button app (one time download)
Battery / Charger1 x KLIC-7000 lithium ion rechargeable battery and charger
Flash Memory32.0MB built-in memory
PictBridge CompliantYes
Internal MicrophoneYes
Internal SpeakerYes
Tripod MountYes
Remote ControlNo
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Kodak's EasyShare M590 digital camera. Photo provided by Eastman Kodak Co. Click for a bigger picture!
Kodak's EasyShare M590 digital camera. Photo provided by Eastman Kodak Co. Click for a bigger picture!
Kodak's EasyShare M590 digital camera. Photo provided by Eastman Kodak Co. Click for a bigger picture!
Kodak's EasyShare M590 digital camera. Photo provided by Eastman Kodak Co. Click for a bigger picture!

Original Source Press Release:

Kodak Introduces Latest Digital Camera for the Socially Savvy

KODAK EASYSHARE M590 is World’s Thinnest* 5X Optical Zoom Digital Camera; Company Will Also Offer Larger KODAK PULSE Digital Frame

Rochester, NY, Aug 23 -- Eastman Kodak Company today introduced the new KODAK EASYSHARE M590 Digital Camera, the ultimate social networking accessory for people who love to share their pictures. With Kodak’s exclusive Share Button, consumers can tag pictures and videos directly on the camera for effortless uploading to popular social networking sites including FACEBOOK, KODAK Gallery, FLICKR, ORKUT, and YOUTUBE. Pictures can also be tagged to email and to send to any KODAK PULSE Digital Frame.

The new KODAK EASYSHARE M590 Digital Camera is the world’s thinnest* 5X optical zoom digital camera. On top of its sleek, modern and stylish design, the camera also boasts advanced features including Kodak’s Face Recognition feature that makes it simple for consumers to find and share the pictures they want, and Kodak’s Smart Capture feature that helps them take better pictures automatically.

“We are thrilled to see how people have embraced Kodak’s Share Button as an easier way to share life’s moments with family and friends, in three simple steps,” said Phil Scott, Vice President of Marketing, Digital Capture and Devices, Kodak. “With the new KODAK EASYSHARE M590 Digital Camera, we are continuing our commitment to bring to market innovative, intuitive and stylish products that make it fun and easy for today’s socially savvy crowd to share all their favorite moments.”

KODAK M590 Digital Camera Features:

  • Share Button for easy upload to KODAK Gallery, FACEBOOK, FLICKR, ORKUT, and YOUTUBE sites, as well as email

  • World’s thinnest* 5X optical zoom digital camera (uses SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON lens)

  • Built-in image stabilization

  • Kodak’s Face Recognition feature

  • Kodak’s Smart Capture feature

  • 2.7-inch bright LCD with KODAK Color Science technology

  • Li-Ion rechargeable batteries and in-camera charging

  • HD picture and video capture


The KODAK EASYSHARE M590 Digital Camera will be available this fall for US $199.95 MSRP in silver, red, purple and blue at major retailers and Kodak.com.

New 10-inch KODAK PULSE Digital Frame
Kodak is also introducing a larger size for its popular and award-wining KODAK PULSE Digital Frame. The new 10-inch PULSE Digital Frame will be available this fall for US $199.95 MSRP at major retailers and Kodak.com. With all the features of Kodak’s current 7-inch PULSE Digital Frame, including Wi-Fi connectivity and a customizable email address, the 10-inch PULSE Frame is the perfect gift for the holiday season. The KODAK PULSE Digital Frame makes it easy for consumers to keep their frames fresh with new pictures and share with family and friends. Pictures can be emailed directly to the PULSE Frame from mobile phones, computers and any device with email capability. It also connects to FACEBOOK and KODAK Gallery photo albums, offers easy set-up with no software to install, and has an intuitive touchscreen interface.

With the KODAK PULSE Digital Frame, there is always something new to look forward to.

KODAK Digital Camera Accessories
A range of accessories are available for the KODAK M590 Digital Camera including:

  • New KODAK Gripping Tripods available this fall in a variety of colors

  • KODAK Cases, Bags and Neck Straps


  • KODAK Li-Ion Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery KLIC-7000

  • Battery charger options including KODAK Li-Ion Universal Battery Charger K7700-C

* World’s thinnest 5X optical zoom digital camera as of July, 2010
** Colors and availability may vary by region

About Kodak
As the world's foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and printing to enrich their lives.

To learn more, visit http://www.kodak.com and follow our blogs and more at http://www.kodak.com/go/followus.

More than 75 million people worldwide manage, share and create photo gifts online at KODAK Gallery – join today at www.kodakgallery.com.

© Kodak, 2010. KODAK, EASYSHARE and PULSE are trademarks of Kodak. SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH and VARIOGON are trademarks of Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH used under license by Kodak.


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