- Review Price: £107.58
The EasyShare M580 was launched last year at the same time as the 10x zoom Z950, and is the current flagship of Kodak’s consumer M series. Considering its bargain price it’s a well made and surprisingly well specified camera, with a 14 megapixel 1/2.3 inch CCD sensor, an 8x zoom Schneider-Kreuznach lens, a 7.5cm (3.0 inch) 230k LCD monitor and built-in optical image stabilisation, all wrapped up in a strong all-aluminium body.
Kodak’s compact cameras have historically been a bit hit-or-miss in the style department but the M580 is a good looking model. It’s a bit large to be considered an ultra-compact, but it is quite slim. The body measures 100.8 x 59.5 x 25.7mm and weighs 165g, which is very light for its size, and the big zoom lens folds away almost flush with the body, so it slips easily into a pocket. It’s available in brown, purple or the anodised silver seen here. It’s probably not going to evoke jealous stares from Canon IXUS owners, but it’s not a camera you’ll be embarrassed to be seen with.
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