Kodak DX4530
DX4530 front
DX4530 rear
Firmware: 1.0000

Megapixels5.0M, 4.5M, 3.0M, 1.2M
Optical zoom3x (35mm equivalent: 38-114 mm)
Digital zoom3.3x
kicks in after optical maximum
making total: 10x zoom
Exposure modesAuto, sport, night,
landscape, close-up
FocusNormal: 23.6→∞ inches
Macro: 2.8→27.6 inches
LCD screen1.8 inch
FlashAuto, fill, red-eye, off
Self timer10 seconds
Review zoom2x and 4x
Weight7.4 ounces
A very good camera, but the review zoom was a little slow.
It has EXIF (version 2.1) data within each JPG image, which gives extra information about the photograph, such as shutter speed and aperture, but importantly the date/time the photo was taken, so I strongly suggest you keep the date and time in the camera accurate.
Remember to set it Sunday mornings when daylight savings changes too.
Memory usage
After about a year of usage, I found the camera under estimates the number of photos that usually go onto memory. Probably a good thing to do it that way rather than over estimate, and you run out too soon!
What I found was:
Image size JPG sizes Internal
memory (32Mb)
SD card
Best 2580 x 1932
4:3 ratio

440k → 1414k
Average: 1102k
Reported: 21 photos
Calculated: 22 → 72
Average: 29 photos
Reported: 631 photos
Calculated: 724 → 2327
Average: 929 photos
Best(3:2) 2580 x 1720
3:2 ratio

316k → 1340k
Average: 944k
Reported: 23 photos
Calculated: 23 → 101
Average: 34 photos
Reported: 731 photos
Calculated: 764 → 3240
Average: 1084 photos
Better 2032 x 1524
4:3 ratio

273k → 1180k
Average: 756k
Reported: 33 photos
Calculated: 27 → 117
Average: 42 photos
Reported: 1034 photos
Calculated: 867 → 3750
Average: 1354 photos
Good 1288 x 966
4:3 ratio

120k → 506k
Average: 359k
Reported: 78 photos
Calculated: 63 → 266
Average: 89 photos
Reported: 2424 photos
Calculated: 2023 → 8533
Average: 2852 photos
Video 320 x 240
MOV file
4:3 ratio

229k/s → 248k/s
Average: 232k/s
Reported: 2m7s
Calculated: 2m9s → 2m20s
Average: 2m17s
Reported: 64m56s
Calculated: 68m49s → 74m32s
Average: 73m34s
Note: Video is stored as Apple QuickTime, with audio at 7565Hz mono
Also the "Best(3:2)" is the same as "Best" with about 100 pixels cut off top and bottom. I found if I wanted a 1.5 ratio (eg when printing a 6x4 print), I could do that myself in the computer and have the flexibility of composing the photo then too.
Battery charge
When I first got the camera (a gift from a friend) it had been sitting around for months, and the battery would not really hold much of a charge. So I would use two NiMH AA rechargable batteries, and a 15 minute recharger by Energizer (which I recommend).
I never had batteries run out on me, so I cannot say how long they last. You can buy new Kodak battery pack (which enables you to charge it in the dock, which also enables photo upload into a computer) at various place. Look for a KAA2HR Kodak EasyShare battery, the price is about $15 plus shipping, or $20 in a local store. But I was very happy with a generic brand battery for just $1 plus $5 shipping from usaelectronicsonline which I ordered Monday, it arrived Friday (if you're not into superfluous packaging)
I never used the Kodak EasyShare software, I'd just plug in the USB cable and access the memory as a remote drive, then copy/paste the JPG and MOV files over.
I did notice every now and then the photo numbers (which usually would increment) would sometimes go back a few numbers,
eg: ... → 240 → 241 → 242 → 243 → 244 242243244 → 245 → 246 → 247 → ...
which would mean two photos of the same filename. In the camera it would be in a different folder, but on my computer I would have to change the filenames so I didn't overwrite other photos. Luckily I usually have some photos I can junk, so I'd just resequence the numbers. But it was pain to have to do.
I now keep my own sequence number.
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