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★★★★★

“I must concede that this Kodak DX6490 is a great...”

Written on: 27/04/2004 by im4udevco (1 review written)

Good Points
10X Optical Zoom, ease-of-use, Great battery life, Huge 2.2" LCD

Bad Points
None so far. Believe it

General Comments
I must concede that this Kodak DX6490 is a great digital camera to buy.

As a "professional" amateur in digital photography, this is probably all the camera you'll ever need. First, it's huge 2.2" LCD has a rich colour and gives you a true look of what the actual shot would be. For it's price, I am all for the manual controls it comes with. I am sick and tired of people criticizing it's lack of manual focus and white balance. If you want a camera with one, then buy one and stop whining. The zoom is great and it is very user friendly. I only read the manual to understand some of the terminologies used in the photo industry but playing with the controls gives you a better feel for the camera. As for the auto-focus, Kodak engineers could not have done an excellent job as I can testify that even a ultra low light conditions, it still focuses and take great shots. For most of you who complain about focusing and other stuff you claim that camera can't achieve, please read the manual and you'd be surprise at what you can do. In my area of work, I don't need too much manual controls to confuse me in taking pictures and I would like to take pictures at a moments notice and the DX6490 has no problem doing so. As for the battery capacity, I took about 300 pics. in preview mode and played with it in-between B 4 the battery died. Amazing.......which is more than what you'll need but I got a spare one just in case. Overall, I've had no problems and for a camera in this class, it's ease-of-use, performance and durability far exceed it's expectations. This is one good camera to own.