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Kodak's new 5 Megapixel Easyshare C530 / C315 / CD50

Kodak releases a new compact entry level digital camera featuring a five megapixel CCD, 5x digital zoom, but it lacks optical zoom. The camera is named the Kodak Easyshare C530, C315 or CD50, depending on its target market. The practice of using different camera names in different markets has fortunately been abandoned by several digital camera manufactures. As this confuses international buyers, I'm sorry to see that Kodak has revived this practice again...

SPECIFICATIONS

Kodak's new 5 Megapixel Easyshare C530 / C315 / CD50 - digital camera and photography news
Standard features
CCD resolution
5.36 megapixels (2600 × 1944 pixels)
Image resolution
5.0 megapixels (2576 × 1932 pixels)
Picture quality
5.0 MP—best (prints up to 20 × 30 in. (50 × 75 cm))
4.4 MP—best 3:2 (optimized ratio for 4 × 6 in. (10 × 15 cm) prints)
3.1 MP—better (prints up to 11 × 14 in. (28 × 36 cm))
2.1 MP—good (small prints)
1.1 MP—e-mail
Still format
JPEG/EXIF v 2.21
Lens
fixed focal length, 36 mm f/4.5 (35 mm equivalent)
Zoom
advanced digital zoom—5X continuous with LCD preview
Aperture
f/4.5
Shutter speed
1/2–1/1618 sec.
Viewfinder
reverse Galilean
LCD
1.5 in. (3.8 cm) color display (130K pixels)

Performance features
Still capture modes
auto
Color modes
color, sepia, black and white
Click to capture
0.20 sec.
Shot to shot
1.5 sec. interval
Video mode
continuous MPEG-4 compressed video
Video resolution
QVGA (320 × 240 pixels) at 20 fps
Video length
continuous based on memory capacity
Video format
QUICKTIME MOV (motion JPEG)
Focus range
3.3 ft (1.0 m) to infinity
Auto focus
fixed
Sensitivity
ISO equivalent 100–400 (still), 100–400 (movie), 140 (flash)
White balance
auto
Exposure metering
TTL-AE center-weighted AE, no continuous AE at still, continuous AE (move and preview)
Exposure compensation
+/-2.0 EV in 0.5 EV step increments

Ease of use features
Built-in flash
auto, red-eye, fill, off
Flash range
3.3–7.9 ft (1.0–2.4 m) at ISO 140
Review options
delete, magnify, slide show, protect, Share/print, label, multi-up, album, image storage, copy, picture info, zoom/crop, favorites function
Dedicated buttons
back: menu, review, Share, dedicated delete, 5-way switch for navigation, flash settings
top: shutter, mode dial (off, auto, movie)
Software
works with KODAK EASYSHARE Software
Self-timer
2 and 10 seconds

Additional features
Dock compatibility
works with optional KODAK EASYSHARE Printer Dock Plus, Printer Dock Series 3, and Camera Dock Series 3*
IMAGELINK Print System compatible
yes
PICTBRIDGE enabled
yes
Storage
16 MB internal memory**, SD/MMC card expansion slot
Power options
optional KODAK EASYSHARE Docks with 1 KODAK Ni-MH Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery KAA2HR; 2 KODAK Oxy-Alkaline Digital Camera Batteries AA; 2 KODAK Ni-MH Rechargeable Digital Camera Batteries AA; 1 KODAK Lithium Digital Camera Battery CRV3; 2 lithium batteries AA; 3 volt DC input
Tripod mount
1/4 in. standard
I/O interface
NTSC or PAL, selectable via dock connector, exclusive KODAK Camera Dock/Printer Dock interface, digital (USB 2.0) connector
Weight
without batteries: 5.2 oz (147 g)
Dimensions
W × H × D: 3.3 × 2.6 × 1.2 in. (85 × 64.8 × 31.5 mm)

Warranty
Warranty
one year
December 4, 2005
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