Kodak DX7590 Review
The DX7950 is externally almost identical to its predecessor, the 6490, save for a few extra positions on the main mode dial and a new separate power switch. The silver top plate and lens collar have gone to be replaced with a more sober metallic gray, but otherwise there's little difference. The 7590 is very compact for a 10x zoom camera, and feels very solid, despite being almost 100% plastic.
In your hand
Kodak has obviously thought long and hard about how to make a big zoom camera that is as compact as possible without sacrificing handling, and the 7590, like the 6490 before it, gets it just about right. The grip is as large as it can be and - though a little tight for large fingers (the space between the grip and the lens barrel is quite narrow) - I found it to be both comfortable and stable in the hand. Single-handed operation is not just possible, but a real pleasure, with all the important controls falling in the right place and the weight of the battery and grip perfectly balancing the lens on the other side. That said, with a long (380mm equiv.) zoom you will probably want to support the camera with both hands most of the time to avoid camera shake.
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