The Kodak EasyShare M580 14MP Digital Camera is a compact camera, measuring in at 2.3 x 4.0 x 1.0 inches and weighing a third of a pound without the battery. The camera has a 8x Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon optical zoom lens with 5x digital zoom and takes 720p HD Video with audio. The 3.0 Inch color indoor/outdoor display looks great with the 230K pixel screen for those high quality 14MP photo previews.
The lens takes up half of the front of the camera, where it also features the 8x zoom, and 28mm Wide – 224mm angle. Towards the left side sits an angled flash, so that your thumb won’t go over it, and rubber finger rest with “14 Megapixels” embedded in it.
On the right side of the camera sits a rubber covering with the HDMI and USB logos. Below that sits a small hook for attaching the wrist strap. Opening up the cover reveals the HDMI and USB port.
On the top of the camera you’ll find four buttons built into the camera. Going from right to left are the power button, flash button, camera-mode button, and then the picture taking button.
The back of the camera houses the 3.0 Inch outdoor/indoor LCD screen with a protected cover. Towards the right of the screen, going from top to bottom, are the Zoom in/out button, trash, menu, and information buttons. To the right of these three buttons is the IR receiver. Underneath all of those buttons you’ll find the four-direction keypad with OK centered button, preview button and red share button.
The left side of the camera houses the speaker for the camera.
The bottom of the camera houses the ¼ inch tri-pod mount, standard product labels, and the battery/SD card compartment. The battery is latched in via the orange clip, and the SD card is secured by the standard push to lock/unlock mechanism.
The lens peaks out pretty far once it’s powered on and even further when fully zoomed in.
Aug 18, 2014 0