Kodak EasyShare M590 debuts as 'world's thinnest' 5x optical zoom camera

Summary:Along with a new pocket camcorder, Kodak has an ultra-slim digital camera in store for us. In fact, the EasyShare M590 is so petite that the company is boasting that it is the "world's thinnest" shooter with 5x optical zoom.

Along with a new pocket camcorder, Kodak has an ultra-slim digital camera in store for us. In fact, the EasyShare M590 is so petite that the company is boasting that it is the "world's thinnest" shooter with 5x optical zoom.

Given that the word "share" is in the model series title, you know that there are going to be some social networking features on here. The M590 boasts a "Share" button on the rear side (that little red button in the photo), which will allow users to upload photos to e-mail clients, Facebook, Flickr, Orkut and YouTube. Users can send to multiple accounts at once.

Kodak has implemented a few of its other signature functions to the M590, including Color Science technology, Smart Capture and face recognition. Some of the other useful-to-know specs include:

  • 2.7-inch bright LCD screen
  • Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon lens
  • Records HD video
  • Supports microSD/SDHC cards
  • Uses rechargeable Lithium-ion battery

Available at some unspecified date this fall, the EasyShare M590 will retail for $199.95, with four colors to choose from: silver, red, purple and blue.

Topics: Hardware

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