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Ray97
04-27-2005, 01:11 PM
Hi
Does anyone know if there is a firmware upgrade for the DX6490 addressing JPEG compression or saving in TIFF or RAW format?

Cold Snail
04-27-2005, 02:51 PM
Nope, it's a simple focusing issue on the current update.
I wrote an article about RAW file workloads Here (http://www.myfreebulletinboard.com/f2/1-about494.html) which proved what a pain it can be processing lots of files at the same time.

I know that a 12x8 is very good from these cameras, I never went above 10x8 when I used 35mm anyway.

Ray97
04-28-2005, 02:13 AM
Thanks but being a newbie could you tell me where to find that firmware as I couldn't find it on the Kodak site? :confused:

Cold Snail
04-29-2005, 07:58 AM
I should take more time reading these posts.
It was the DX7590 that got the upgrade because it wasn't as good as the 6490 in low light.

12x8's are still excellent quality from the 6490, I pushed mine to an 18x12 and the jpeg artifects are getting visable at that size.

Sorry about that, I'm more used to people asking about 7590's nowadays. :rolleyes:

wheels
05-18-2005, 08:16 PM
I have the kodak 7590 5 megapixel camera. I bought it in March, would I need to get the firmware upgrade, and if so how do I get it? Also, the one "problem" i have with this camera is the image stabilization. How do I keep it steady without a stand of some sort?

bluevolume
06-12-2005, 08:26 PM
I have the kodak 7590 5 megapixel camera. I bought it in March, would I need to get the firmware upgrade, and if so how do I get it? Also, the one "problem" i have with this camera is the image stabilization. How do I keep it steady without a stand of some sort?

Go into the setup menu and choose "About...". If your firmware version isn't "1.0100" then you need to upgrade. I think the firmware was released in January, so you should be set if you bought in March.

The DX7590 is very sensitive to movements since it doesn't incorporate any type of image stabilization. The way to work with this is to make sure you have adequate light (to keep your shutter speeds fast), and keep your zooming to a minimum (zooming amplifies your movements). Of course the best option is to use a tripod -- even a small tabletop one can come in very handy.