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Kodak's latest introduction to their Easyshare Touch range is the M5370 which has a touch screen and makes it easy to share your images on sites such as Facebook. It is available in silver, blue, pink and red with an RRP of £129.99.
The M5370 has a 16 megapixel sensor which can produce prints up to 30 x 40 inches. There is a 5x optical zoom lens which is a 35mm equivalent of 28 - 140mm. The rear of the camera has a 3 inch LCD touchscreen which allows for tapping, swiping and dragging and also has Kodak Colour Science Technology.
The camera has Smart Capture mode to automatically adjust the camera settings in a wide range of scenes. Scene modes available include: portrait, sport, landscape, close-up, sunset, backlight, candlelight, children, bright, fireworks, self-portrait, night portrait, night landscape, blur reduction, high ISO, and panorama. With Blur Reduction the Easyshare Touch is also able to minimise the effect of camera shake. Face Recognition will recognise up to 20 pre-tagged friends, with up to five in one image.
As well as a varied range of scene modes, there are creative modes and artistic effects available. When shooting you can add a Kodacolor, Kodachrome, Ektachrome, Tri-x, T-max of Sepia film effect. When editing photos you can add effects such as spot colour, photo captions, background blur, borders and tints and photobooth mode.
Videos can be recorded in full 720p HD video and edited in camera, then shared via a HDMI cable and there is an optional remote control available.
- 16 megapixel sensor
- 5x optical zoom (35mm equiv: 28 - 140mm)
- 3.0 inch LCD touchscreen
- Kodak Share button
- 720p HD video recording
- Smart Capture
- ISO 64 - 1600
- Kodak film effects
As was found on the Easyshare Touch M577, the camera takes a while to be ready to take pictures after switching on, although the M5370 is a touch quicker taking about five seconds. When it is finally ready the screen is responsive and consistent with many other cameras which feature touch screens. The cameras menus are clear and easy to navigate.
Focusing speed is good for a compact camera but continuous shooting is also a bit of a let down. At most it was only capable of a maximum of three shots at 0.8fps and on occasion the camera froze when processing the images*. There is no CIPA data for the cameras battery, but during testing it was only charged once, although when it's plugged in to download images it automatically charges as well, so it's unlikely you'll find the battery fully drained if you regularly move your images to your computer.
*This is an error which could be fixed with a firmware update.
Kodak Easyshare Touch M5370 Lens test images
Wide-angle | 1/100 sec | f/3.9 | 5.1 mm | ISO 100
Full optical zoom | 1/320 sec | f/5.7 | 25.3 mm | ISO 100
Digital zoom | 1/500 sec | f/5.7 | 25.3 mm | ISO 100
Macro | 1/200 sec | f/3.9 | 5.1 mm | ISO 100
Considering the large amount of pixels packed onto the sensor, noise performance is excellent throughout the ISO range. At ISO 64, the camera produces a good sharp image, with very little noise coming in at ISO 200. As you go through the ISO range. ISO 400, ISO 800 and ISO 1600 there is a steady increase in noise and softening of images, even at the highest ISO setting.
Kodak Easyshare Touch M5370 ISO test images
Landscape mode produces good images and portrait mode gives pleasant skin tones, with only a touch of red-eye. Sport mode has been used to capture the water droplets in the air.
Kodak Easyshare Touch M5370 Sample Photos
Landscape | 1/400 sec | f/3.9 | 5.1 mm | ISO 64
Landscape with building | 1/500 sec | f/3.9 | 5.1 mm | ISO 64
Portrait | 1/80 sec | f/4.6 | 13.7 mm | ISO 100
Sport | 1/500 sec | f/4.6 | 13.7 mm | ISO 400
The auto white-balance copes really well, especially under our studio lighting. The incandescent preset under the incandescent lights looks a touch green. Under the fluorescent lights the AWB again takes the better image with the fluorescent preset producing an image which looks slightly warmer.
Kodak Easyshare Touch M5370 White-balance test images
AWB preset - incandescent lighting | 1/13 sec | f/4.3 | 6.8 mm | ISO 100
Incandescent preset - incandescent lighting | 1/10 sec | f/4.3 | 6.8 mm | ISO 100
AWB preset - fluorescent lighting | 1/2 sec | f/4.3 | 6.8 mm | ISO 100
Fluorescent preset - fluorescent lighting | 1/3 sec | f/4.3 | 6.8 mm | ISO 100
The M5370 has a number of colour modes and film effects, with examples of each below.
Kodak Easyshare Touch M5370 Digital filters
Colour mode - basic colour | 1/15 sec | f/5.7 | 25.3 mm | ISO 400
Colour mode - black and white | 1/20 sec | f/5.7 | 25.3 mm | ISO 400
Colour mode - full colour | 1/20 sec | f/5.7 | 25.3 mm | ISO 400
Colour mode - Sepia | 1/20 sec | f/5.7 | 25.3 mm | ISO 400
Colour mode - vivid | 1/20 sec | f/5.7 | 25.3 mm | ISO 400
Film effect - ektachrome | 1/15 sec | f/5.7 | 25.3 mm | ISO 400
Film effect - Kodacolor | 1/15 sec | f/5.7 | 25.3 mm | ISO 400
Film effect - Kodachrome | 1/20 sec | f/5.7 | 25.3 mm | ISO 400
Film effect - sepia | 1/20 sec | f/5.7 | 25.3 mm | ISO 400
Film effect - t-max | 1/5 sec | f/5.7 | 25.3 mm | ISO 100
Film effect - tri-x | 1/30 sec | f/5.7 | 25.3 mm | ISO 800
Video ModeThe M5370 shoots 720p HD videos as well as VGAs but doesn't allow the use of optical zoom, although digital zoom is available.
Value For MoneyThe Kodak Easyshare Tough M5370 has an RRP of £129.99. Other digital compact cameras with a 16 megapixel sensor and 5x optical zoom to consider are the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS at £119.00, Sony Cybershot W570 at £129.00, Fujifilm FinePix Z900 at £139.95 and Nikon Coolpix S100 at £244.00
Kodak Easyshare Touch M5370 ProsExcellent noise performance throughout the ISO range
Good auto white-balance performance
Creative film effects and colour modes
Makes image sharing easy
Kodak Easyshare Touch M5370 ConsNot much detail in images
Continuous shooting is slow and crashes occasionally
Takes a while to be ready after switching on
Need to change colour mode when using P mode
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Kodak Easyshare Touch M5370 Specifications
|Max Aperture||f/3.9 - f/5.7|
|35mm equivalent||28mm - 140mm|
|CCD pixels||16Mp (Megapixels)|
|Sensor Size||1/2.3 inch|
|Sensor Size (width)||6.16mm|
|Sensor Size (height)||4.62mm|
|Screen resolution||230,000 dots|
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/1600sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||8sec|
|ISO sensitivity||64 - 1600|
|Continuous shooting||No Data|
|Optical Zoom with Video||No|
|Image Stabilisation||No Data|
|Battery Type||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery KLIC-7006, in-camera charging|
|CIPA Rating||No Data|
|Box Contents||Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery KLIC-7006, USB AC adapter for in-camera charging, Wrist strap, USB cable, User Guide|