Kodak has today announced its highest resolution EasyShare digital camera. The EasyShare DX4530 has a five megapixel sensor and three times optical zoom, and comes with 32 MB of internal memory, plus a MultiMediaCard/SD Card memory expansion slot. "The DX4530 is one of the most affordable 5 megapixel cameras on the market - an ideal camera for those who desire high resolution pictures without sacrificing point-and-shoot simplicity." said James McConnell, Regional Business General Manager EAMER, of Kodak's Digital & Applied Imaging operation.

Press Release:

New Kodak EasyShare 5 Megapixel Digital Camera Combines Signature Simplicity with Affordability

05 August 2003 - Eastman Kodak Company today announced its highest resolution EasyShare digital camera, combining award-winning ease-of-use with 5 megapixel resolution suitable for making prints up to 20 x 30 inches. At a suggested retail price of £399.99, the Kodak EasyShare DX4530 camera is ideal for digital photographers who want a high-resolution, point-and-shoot camera to take and share crisp, clear pictures. It will be available worldwide beginning this month.

"The DX4530 is one of the most affordable 5 megapixel cameras on the market - an ideal camera for those who desire high resolution pictures without sacrificing point-and-shoot simplicity. It delivers the quality photos you want and the uncompromising ease of use you expect from Kodak, at a great price," said James McConnell, Regional Business General Manager EAMER, of Kodak's Digital & Applied Imaging operation.

The Kodak EasyShare DX4530 zoom digital camera features a 3X optical Kodak Retinar all-glass aspherical lens, 3.3X advanced digital zoom and Kodak Colour Science technology for unsurpassed image quality, which combine to provide stunning prints from wallet-size to poster-size. The EasyShare DX4530 digital camera features a fully automatic mode, as well as sport, night, close-up, and landscape modes. It also comes with 32 MB of internal memory, plus a MultiMediaCard/SD Card memory expansion slot.

With a large 1.8-inch high-resolution indoor/outdoor LCD screen, the Kodak EasyShare DX4530 camera is equipped for on-camera viewing and sharing in almost any picture-taking situation. The camera also offers an automatic picture rotation feature that makes pictures taken vertically appear right side up on the camera, computer or television. In addition, the camera is always ready to snap a picture by depressing the shutter button, regardless of what mode or menu may currently be active. The Kodak EasyShare system helps people share their digital pictures in a snap. A press of the DX4530 camera's red-jeweled "Share" button allows a person to immediately select photos for later printing and e-mailing. Additional features include a thumb control for easy selection of intuitive menu options and the ability to record up to 60 minutes of continuous video with audio.

People can also quickly transfer their pictures to a connected computer with just one touch using the optional Kodak EasyShare camera dock II (£59.99). The dock also provides a full Ni-MH battery charge for the camera in less than three hours. DX4530 digital camera owners can also receive all the benefits of a dock, plus water-resistant Kodak 4 x 6-inch pictures in as little as 90 seconds, when using the Kodak EasyShare printer dock 4000 (£199.99). Both docks are now available.

Like the entire range of EasyShare cameras, the DX4530 includes Kodak EasyShare software for Windows and Macintosh systems, providing effortless digital picture transfer, organisation, editing, e-mailing, sharing and printing. The software's exclusive One Touch to Better Pictures feature - which takes advantage of proprietary colour technologies developed by Kodak - helps Windows OS users get vibrant, true-to-life prints from home inkjet printers, while reducing the trial, error and waste usually associated with home photo printing.

The award-winning Kodak EasyShare digital photography system - consisting of cameras, software, docks and printer docks, inkjet and thermal papers, and accessories - makes it simple for anyone to take, organise, share, and print high quality digital pictures. More information on Kodak EasyShare products is available at www.kodak.com/go/EasyShare.

Eastman Kodak Company and infoimaging Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, print and view images - for memories, for information, for entertainment. The company is a major participant in infoimaging, a $385 billion industry composed of devices (digital cameras and flat-panel displays), infrastructure (online networks and delivery systems for images) and services & media (software, film and paper enabling people to access, analyze and print images). With sales of $12.8 billion in 2002, the company comprises several businesses: Photography, providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services; Health, supplying the healthcare industry with traditional and digital image capture, storage and output products and services; Commercial Imaging, offering image capture, output and storage products and services to businesses and government; Components, delivering optics and imaging sensors to original equipment manufacturers; and Display, which designs and manufactures state-of-the-art organic light-emitting diode displays as well as other specialty materials.

Kodak EasyShare DX4530 Specifications

Standard Features
CCD resolution 5.2MP (2654x1954 pixels)
image resolution 5.0 megapixel (2588x1954 pixels)
image quality 5.0MP - best (print, enlargement 20"x30")
4.5MP - best (optimized ratio for 4" x 6" prints, 3:2)
3.0MP - better
1.2MP - good (e-mail)
zoom 10Xtotal zoom
3Xoptical zoom, 8-24mm (35mm equivalent: 38-114mm)
3.3Xadvanced digital zoom
lens lens threads for 37mm lens adapter
focus/auto-focus multi-zone AF
focus distance 0.6m (23.6 in.) to infinity
display LCD - 1.8" (4.6cm) indoor/outdoor display
aperture wide - f/2.8-5.1; tele - f/4.8-8.7
shutter speed 1/2-1/1700 second; selectable long time exposure: 0.7-4 second
ISO equivalent Automatic - (130-200); 140 (flash on)
white balance auto
flash mode automatic, fill, red-eye, off
flash range wide - 0.6-3.4m (2-11.2 ft.); tele - 0.6-2.0m (2-6.6 ft.)
viewfinder real image optical viewfinder
self-timer 10 seconds
Performance Features
scene/other modes automatic, sport, night, landscape, close-up, movie
macro/close-up mode wide - 7-70cm (2.8-27.6 in.); tele - 28-70cm (11-27.6 in.)
light metering method automatic: multi-pattern TTL-AE with program modes (sport, night, movie)
exposure compensation +/- 2.0 EV with 0.5 EV step increments
exposure control programmed AE
click to capture 0.79 seconds (live view on)
shot to shot <2 seconds
shutter speed 0.79 seconds (live view on)
burst mode <2 seconds
movie mode continuous digital video with audio capture, audio playback on camera
movie image resolution 320 x 240 pixels at 15 fps
movie length up to 60 minutes, limited by capacity of external memory card
Ease of Use Features
capture mode capture always ready
auto-orientation auto picture rotation
delete dedicated delete button
review dedicated review button
share dedicated Share button
review mode 2X or 4X magnify, slide show, multi-up, fast, scroll, protect, albums
video out NTSC, PAL (user-selectable)
software Kodak EasyShare software
interface Dock Compatibility - Kodak EasyShare camera dock I, II and Kodak EasyShare printer dock 4000
Package Contents
  • Kodak EasyShare DX4530 zoom digital camera
  • CRV3 lithium battery
  • Audio/Video cable
  • USB cable
  • Wrist strap
  • Kodak EasyShare software CD with interactive software tutorial
  • Welcome kit and user's guide
  • Custom insert for optional Kodak EasyShare series camera docks
System Requirements
Windows
  • Windows 98, 98SE, 2000, ME or XP OS
  • 233 MHz processor or greater
  • 64MB RAM (128MB RAM for Windows XP)
  • 200MB hard drive disk space available
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Available USB port
  • Color monitor, 800x600 pixels (16-bit or 24-bit recommended)
Macintosh
  • PowerPC based Macintosh computer
  • Macintosh OS X (OS 8.6/9.x – Share button functions not supported – OS X is recommended for full functionality)
  • 128MB RAM for OS X (64MB RAM for OS 8.6/9.x)
  • 200MB hard drive disk space available
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Built-in USB port
  • Color monitor, 800x600 pixels (thousands or millions of colors recommended)