Kodak EasyShare M580

Last Updated (17 November’10):
– Review by CNET

Kodak EasyShare M580 is a 14 MP digital camera features 8X SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON optical zoom lens, 5X advanced digital zoom with image stabilisation, ISO 80-1600 and 3.0 in. indoor/outdoor color display, 230K. The camera dimension W × H × D: 4.0 × 2.3 × 1.0 in. and weighs 150 g without battery and memory card.

Kodak EasyShare M580
Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

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Kodak EasyShare M580 Reviews

CNET reviews the Kodak EasyShare M580 and writes;
“he good: Wide-angle lens with 8x zoom in a compact body; larger than average LCD; easy photo, video sharing directly from the camera; Mini-HDMI output. The bad: Button design can make use tricky; always starts in auto mode. The bottom line: The Kodak EasyShare M580 is a solid value for snapshooters in need of a versatile lens in a pocketable package.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

PCWorld reviews the Kodak EasyShare M580 and writes;
“The 8X-optical-zoom M580 serves up great exposure quality and easy controls, at the expense of manual settings. It’s a versatile camera for the price, but it falls short on exciting extras.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCMag reviews the Kodak EasyShare M580 and writes;
“Kodak’s EasyShare M580 delivers solid images and a nice feature set, including an 8x zoom lens, and easy photo sharing, for just $200.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCW reviews the Kodak EasyShare M580 and writes;
“Verdict: A decent compact camera but disappointingly hard to use. Good points: Cheap; mainly metal build; 14 megapixels and decent zoom; HD movies. Bad points: Top plate controls awkward and slow to respond; photo quality only average”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

PocketLint reviews the Kodak EasyShare M580 and writes;
“The good: Inexpensive price, slender dimensions, 8x optical zoom, HD movie capability with HDMI output, lightweight yet sturdy metal build. The bad: Top plate controls badly arranged and unnecessarily fiddly, average image quality. Verdict: Like a catwalk creation from an over-indulged designer, the Kodak M580 unfortunately falls flat when it comes to real-world practicality “
Rating: ★★★☆☆

About.com reviews the Kodak EasyShare M580 and writes;
“The image quality in the Kodak M580 is among the best you’ll find in a sub-$200 camera. The photos I shot with my test unit during my Kodak M580 review were vibrant, sharp, and colorful, even using the camera’s fully automatic “Smart Capture” mode. “
Rating: ★★★½☆

DigitalCamera-HQ reviews the Kodak EasyShare M580 and writes;
“Overall, the Kodak M580 is a solid bet for the price. Despite a few hitches, it performs reasonably well and can be had for quite a bit less than its medium-zoom competition…It’s a good idea to take a look at similar models, like the Panasonic FH20 and Sony W370 — we still prefer both of those models over this one — but if you can find a deal on the M580, you’ll be pretty satisfied.”
Rating: N/A

Steves-digicams reviews the Kodak EasyShare M580 and writes;
“The quality of our outdoor image samples is excellent, showing good exposures and vivid colors from the images.. Our indoor samples show a great deal of detail within the images along with producing very accurate colors. At the lower ISO settings, you can still see a little more noise than you would like to, which softens some of the edges in dark and low contrast areas.”
Rating: N/A

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Kodak EasyShare M580 Features

Picture this—you’re letting loose at a trendy hot spot with friends, snapping pictures so amazing you’ll want to share them online as soon as you get home. Any other camera would slow you down with tags, sorts, and uploads. But not the new KODAK EASYSHARE M580 Digital Camera. Kodak’s Share button allows you to tag pictures directly from your camera for e-mailing, or uploading to YouTube, FACEBOOK, FLICKR and KODAK Gallery sites, plus e-mail too. The real Kodak Moment happens when you share.

Sharing your life just got simpler
With the Share button and Kodak’s Share button app, sharing your pictures is amazingly simple.
One-button upload—turn moments into memories
* Snap your picture
* Press the Share button and tag it to YouTube, FACEBOOK, FLICKR and KODAK Gallery sites, plus e-mail too
* Connect your camera to your computer, and with Kodak’s Share button app, your pictures are automatically uploaded
* Your pictures and videos are automatically transferred to your computer

Capture stunning pictures in tight quarters or from far away
8X optical zoom and 28 mm wide-angle lens
* The 8X SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH Optical Zoom Lens zooms in close for extraordinary details on faraway shots
* Capture dramatic shots in tight quarters or in front of spectacular landscapes with the 28 mm wide-angle lens

Image stabilization
* Reduce blur caused by subject movement or fast-action situations
* The camera automatically minimizes the effects of camera shake to deliver clearer, sharper pictures

Amazing quality prints with 14 megapixels
* 14 MP means you can make stunning prints up to 30 × 40 in.
* More megapixels means you can crop and enlarge and still have great picture quality
* However you choose to print—at home, at retail, or online—trust Kodak for picture quality that’s truly exceptional and for memories that will last

Your personality. Your style.
Your style reflects your personality. Now your camera can too. Express your true self with the sleek, stylish KODAK EASYSHARE M580 Digital Camera.
* More than a camera—it’s an attention-grabbing accessory
* Trendy, stylish, compact design
* Choose from a variety of fashionable colors

Beautiful pictures, more often—automatically
Kodak’s Smart Capture feature
Become a better photographer with a smarter camera. Kodak’s innovative Smart Capture feature automatically identifies the scene and adjusts camera settings for a great picture in just about any environment.
* Intelligent scene detection—detects and analyzes scene conditions
* Intelligent capture control—automatically sets camera settings including exposure, focus and ISO for clear, sharp pictures even in low light and challenging situations
* Intelligent image processing—reduces noise and clears up dark shadows for vibrant, crisp details and true-to-life colors
* Experience Smart Capture

Losing track of your favorite faces is a thing of the past
Kodak’s Face Recognition feature
* Find, organize, and share your pictures easily
* Camera automatically recognizes up to 20 pre-tagged faces so you can easily locate and share them later
* Recognizes up to five faces in a single image
* Name tags carry over to your favorite photo management software for easy searching

Relive moments and share pictures on the back of your camera
The 3.0 in. bright LCD features KODAK Color Science Technology for brighter, more vibrant details.

Don’t miss a shot with Li-Ion rechargeable batteries
* Get energy that lasts with the power of the included Li-Ion rechargeable battery and in-camera charging
* Smaller, lighter battery with higher voltage and energy capacity

The complete solution for transferring, online sharing, e-mailing, organizing, editing, and creative printing of your pictures.
* Organize your pictures with your own tags, star ratings, and date and time stamps, then use the search feature to quickly find any picture in your collection
* Edit your pictures with ease—select from a variety of simple tools that reduce red-eye, improve lighting, remove wrinkles and blemishes, and add text
* Create photo projects online or at home—choose from hundreds of templates and designs to create album pages, cards, invitations and much more
* Manually upload to YouTube, FACEBOOK, FLICKR and KODAK Gallery sites, plus e-mail too

True HD quality: capture stunning pictures and video
HD picture capture

Take stunning HD pictures and view in high definition on an HDTV or other HD devices

HD video capture
* Capture HD quality video with sound and on-camera editing
* Print multiple frames on a 4 × 6 in. print—9-up
* Save single frames and e-mail family and friends

Relive the moments on your HDTV in stunning quality
* Experience your pictures and videos on an HDTV with the optional HDMI cable and remote control[1]
* Easily connect your camera to the HDTV with the HDMI cable
* The handy remote control makes it easy to comfortably enjoy your pictures and videos on your HDTV

KODAK Theatre HD Player (optional device)
For too long we have been turning on the television and simply watching what they send us. But now, the KODAK Theatre HD Player is changing how we see HDTV—by changing what we can see on it.
* Enjoy your new pictures and videos on your HDTV instantly, right from your camera’s memory card
* Access pictures from your PC, camera, and online photo sharing sites, wirelessly
* Wirelessly send and receive pictures with Kodak’s Picture Mail feature
* Create slideshows to your favorite songs
* Experience YouTube like never before—videos are brilliantly displayed on your HDTV
* Access Internet radio, podcasts and other web content on your HDTV

Taking great pictures is just the beginning
Great technologies let you start shooting right away. And with on-camera features, taking the picture is just the beginning.

High ISO mode
See the details in low-light conditions and fast-action situations with high ISO (up to 1600).

Scene modes and on-camera picture enhancing features
* Get the right shot—manually select from the multiple scene and color modes
* Create your perfect shot with cropping, auto picture rotation, and undo-delete
* Panorama stitch mode combines up to three shots into one large picture

KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology in manual mode
* Make your pictures as vivid as the moment you took them
* Relive your memories in richer detail
* Clear up dark shadows and reveal better, brighter pictures

Multimedia slideshow
* Turn your pictures into a creative multimedia slideshow right on your camera
* Set the mood when you choose from pre-loaded sound themes and creative transitions

Shoot video with ease
* Record continuous HD video (1280 × 720) at 30 fps and VGA video (640 × 480) at 30 fps
* Video print options include 1- and 9-up prints
* QUICKTIME MOV h.264 with audio recording during capture and playback

Internal memory plus
* Don’t miss a shot if your memory card becomes full—switch to in-camera memory quickly, thanks to the internal memory plus feature
* 64 MB internal memory[2]and SD/SDHC card compatibility lets you start shooting right out of the box

2 Responses to “Kodak EasyShare M580”

  1. Junebug says:

    Very nice camera. I think the best part is all the feautures, the capture settings, and the HD video. Very nice quality. You can even crop pictures, trim videos, tag your photos…

    The only thing that annoys me is how it freezes on me sometimes. That’s it. Would be cool if a triPod came with it. Blahz!!

  2. dimitar says:

    How can i set a date and time, but alwaus to stand when shooting on kodak M580. THANK.

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