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scigirl
04-11-2005, 03:43 PM
Hi all,
I'm shopping for a new camera as I lost my old one in the ocean :( I've had Canon PowerShot S20 and S45 before. I've looked into Canons again, but they seem to be too expensive for what they offer.
I accidently ran into Kodak DX7590 and relaly liked the 10x optical zoom and the 5 MP seems good enough to me (especially since my S45 had only 4 MP). I bought the DX7590 and so far I'm really pleased with it. I still have about a week to return it, and I saw Z740 in Costco.
My question is, what is the difference between them? Z740 seems to be metal and a little smaller in size - both are good! It also is newer and is able to use AA batteries - also good in travels though might not be efficient (I think it can take some rechargable battery too?).
The only down side is that the screen is 1.8 inches vs. 2.2 inches in DX7590. And it comes with a printer dock, instead of just a share dock in DX7590. And overall with all this Z740 is cheaper! How come???
Does anyone else find this confusing? Is there something about Z740 that makes it worse and therefore cheaper? But I can't find what it is. I really hope there will be a detailed review about it soon. Any help would be appreaciated. Thanks a lot!

tgaf
04-12-2005, 09:17 PM
I have owned a Z740 for a couple of weeks now and am very satisfied with it. It is very easy to use and produces very fine pics. I do a lot of macro-type work and the camera has abundant detail. It does have a lot of user-adjustable functions. I bought it as a more portable backup for my Minolta A2 and it is so good and light and easy to use that I often take it in preference to the A2. Battery life is very good. The printer dock is also excellent. The camera/printer package deal is a very good buy. Ultimately it is the quality of the pictures that is most important. You can see some of my pics at http://www.pbase.com/tgaf/kodak_z740 and judge for yourself if this is the quality you want.
Tom

scigirl
04-13-2005, 09:20 AM
Thanks, Tom,
The pictures you took are very nice. But DX7590 takes very nice pictures as well. It's just so close of a call... I wish someone would have takes pictures of the same thing with both cameras for comparasion. I think I might just stick with the DX to save me the trouble of returns.

tgaf
04-15-2005, 05:26 AM
To get a better idea of the image quality of the cameras, you might want to visit www.pbase.com and do a search for the cameras you are interested in and check out the photos from the cameras. Also check out the test reports on the 7590 here at this site and http://www.dpreview.com/ and www.cnet.com and http://www.imaging-resource.com/ and http://www.megapixel.net.

If the image quality is the same for you, are there some other features you are interested in? For me the size is important, and the Z740 is quite a bit smaller. For me again, the rendering of fine detail is important and to my eye the Z740 is superior to the DX7590. But then there is the LCD size, external flash connection and other features. Not an easy decision. Good luck and good shooting.

Tom

mineown
05-07-2005, 08:07 AM
DX7590 uses Schneider-KREUZNACH

boxgirl73
05-23-2005, 08:28 AM
To get a better idea of the image quality of the cameras, you might want to visit www.pbase.com and do a search for the cameras you are interested in and check out the photos from the cameras. Also check out the test reports on the 7590 here at this site and http://www.dpreview.com/ and www.cnet.com and http://www.imaging-resource.com/ and http://www.megapixel.net.

If the image quality is the same for you, are there some other features you are interested in? For me the size is important, and the Z740 is quite a bit smaller. For me again, the rendering of fine detail is important and to my eye the Z740 is superior to the DX7590. But then there is the LCD size, external flash connection and other features. Not an easy decision. Good luck and good shooting.

Tom

Great idea....wanted to find out if there was a site that could do this....desparately trying to make decision between the well reviewed Canon A95 and the Fuji F-10 (fan of fuji). This will be the deciding factor!

Thanks again and the Z740 looks like it does a great job...was the photo of the sea gull up close just with your zoom?

tgaf
05-24-2005, 10:10 AM
It was taken with the zoom from about 20 feet away and cropped a bit (maybe 1/4) to get rid of some building behind. The bird was not camera-shy and almost seemed to be posing for the picture.