Kodak M575 Review
|Full model name:||Kodak EasyShare M575|
The Kodak EasyShare M575 digital camera is based around the combination of a 14 megapixel CCD image sensor, and a Schneider-Kreuznach branded 5x optical zoom lens with 35mm-equivalent focal lengths ranging from 28 to 140mm. Unfortunately, Kodak's spec sheets don't list the aperture range for the lens. We do however know that the Kodak M575 includes image stabilization - but Kodak don't state the mechanism used (or indeed, whether it refers to true hardware stabilization).
The Kodak EasyShare M575 doesn't include an optical viewfinder of any kind, instead selecting a 3.0" LCD display. The EasyShare M575 can store images on either SD or SDHC cards, and also includes 32MB of built-in memory. Power comes courtesy of a Kodak KLIC-7006 lithium-ion battery, and unusually the M575 can also be charged with a standard USB charger.
Kodak's EasyShare M575 includes the company's face detection technology, capable of detecting up to five faces in a scene. In addition, the face recognition function can be programmed to automatically recognize the faces of twenty specific individuals, who can then be automatically tagged when their face is detected in an image, allowing quick location of their photos in-camera or in software that can read the tags. Other features of the camera include 30 frames-per-second 720p (1,280 x 720 pixel) QuickTime MotionJPEG high-definition video capture, ISO sensitivity to 3,200 max., and three-image in-camera panorama stitching.
Available from April 2010, the Kodak EasyShare M575 is priced at around $180, and can be purchased in five body colors - red, green, blue, black and brown.
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