Kodak EasyShare M583 14 MP Digital Camera with 8x Optical Zoom and 3-Inch LCD - Black

Specifications​​​​​

  • 14 Megapixels
  • 8x optical zoom
  • 28mm wide-angle lens
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 3-inch LCD
  • 720p HD video
  • Smart Capture mode
  • Face recognition
  • Captures to microSD/microSDHC
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2011-04-17

The M583 seems like a solid mid-zoom point-and-shoot. Last year's M580 was a commendable camera, mainly because it had such a long (8x) zoom at a low price; this most recent model doesn't really offer anything new, but you can't mess with success...mostly. While the LCD screen is larger, the memory card format has unfortunately switched to microSD. Why would you do that? Rugged cameras can get away with it, but it seems like a foolish move for a stand-alone, non-tough point-and-shoot. Several other point-and-shoots do the exact same thing as this does, but without the awkward microSD format.