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Old Nov 12, 2005, 10:34 AM   #21
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bigdawg,

thanks for your tip.

I've seen this today, too, and I've written to him a personal message.

I hope that he can answer my questions and it is easier for me (easier to find technical expressions in the home language)

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Old Nov 12, 2005, 10:38 AM   #22
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Dawg, what a great idea. I even liked looking at the picture.
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Old Nov 12, 2005, 1:40 PM   #23
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You're both welcome. After we get to know one another we can all see that the brand of camera we use is secondary to the comraderie we should have with fellow photographers. Since this is a text and photo forum and not a personal face to face meet, we can take someone's written word the wrong way and not get the real feeling of what they mean or are trying to convey! Well wishes to everyone and Happy shooting from the Blind Dawg!
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Old Nov 12, 2005, 2:22 PM   #24
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And regards to you Peter.

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Old Nov 27, 2005, 8:27 AM   #26
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May I stick myself in here?



If the z7590 is almost to pair with the p850... how comes the z740 is considered worse than the p850?

Like, is there a reason to buy the z7590 rather than the z740 then?
The docking bay... Is that for charging the lithium battery?
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Old Nov 27, 2005, 3:02 PM   #27
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dufvasven wrote:
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If the z7590 is almost to pair with the p850... how comes the z740 is considered worse than the p850?

Like, is there a reason to buy the z7590 rather than the z740 then?
The docking bay... Is that for charging the lithium battery?
First its "DX" 7590, instead of "Z" (minor oversight I'm sure)

The DX7590 seems to be morepreferred than the z740, for various reasons.
I personally used thez740and ended up returningit, since the results were not satisfactory.

IMO the DX7590 is NOT close in comparisonto the P850.

Here'sa partial listof differences:

Zoom (optical)

P850 = 12X
DX7590 = 10X
Z740 = 10X

Image Stabilization

P850 = YES
DX7590 = NO
Z740 = NO

Hotshoe

P850 = YES
DX7590 = NO
Z740 = NO

Manual Focus

P850 = YES
DX7590 = NO
Z740 = NO

Full Motion Video at 30fps

P850 = YES
DX7590 = NO
Z740 = NO

Video and Photo editing (on camera)

P850 = YES
DX7590 = NO
Z740 = NO

Zoom and AF during video capture

P850 = YES
DX7590 = NO
Z740 = NO

2.5 in LCD Screen

P850 = YES
DX7590 = NO
Z740 = NO

Kodak specs at:
http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQueri...q-locale=en_US

Yes the docking bay will charge the battery.

Hope that answers your questions
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Old Nov 27, 2005, 3:54 PM   #28
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The dock charges the Li-Ion battery yes. If you have lets say a DX6340 with double AA batteries or the battery pack the correct docking station also charges those batteries. I don't don't think the DX and Z types compair to the P types. I will say the DX6490 and all of it's brothers bigger and smaller if you will have been great rigs. The Z7590 may be the last of that line from KODAK. I hate to see them go. If I were KODAK I'd keep the 6490 and the 7590 alive a few more years.



DX6490 and offsprings

Z7590

DX7590

Z740

Z700
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Old Nov 27, 2005, 7:01 PM   #29
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Oh, I actually did mean the z7590 and not the dx7590, but they seem to me as just the same camera... hmm.

Well, that comparison list you have there is quite useful... But it shows me that the z7590 and the z740 as just equal in everything.
Except for the fact that the z7590 has the docking bay. Could you specify what exactly has made people more happy with the z7590?



Thanks for the help again.
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yes, onthe comparison they do appear alike.
You can measure those "particular" specificseasily.

But, the 7590 and z740 are notvery similiar units at all.

The true differences are not easily measurable in features or numerical specifications.

such as:
(1)
The one obvious difference being thesize,the 7590 isbigger.

(2)
But more specifically, the z740 unit uses an AF assist lamp (a green led-like light that emits to "measure"and setupfocus). The 7590 does not have it. However, it doesnt mean it is better.It depends on what kind of photos you are taking. Personally, I didnt find it useful or helpful at all, especially in low light situations.

(3)
On the z740 the lens cap will "pop" off when the unit is turned on (as does the p850). The 7590 cap stays on when powered up.

(4)
The actual quality of lens used may be different as well.
According to the Kodak site:
z740 has "Kodak Retinar all glass aspheric lens"
dx7590 has "Professional quality Schnieder-Kreuznach Variogon Lens"

(5)
The 7590 got the "Innovations 2005" award, as posted on the Kodak site.
While the z740 dropped significantly in price since it's recent introduction.

(6)Also worth consideration:

The 7590 used to bethe "top of the line" Kodak in it's day, and even now still has many avid users.
The original retail price for the 7590 is HIGHER than the z740.

In conclusion:

It's really "apples to oranges" - but I'd take the 7590 over the z740 any day.
However if you are still not sure what is suitable for you,
the best way to find out, is to try them out first hand, for yourself.

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