Kodak has launched a new compact digital camera with a firm focus on sharing the resulting photos. The EasyShare Touch M5370 is able to automatically upload photos to either the Kodak Gallery or to a third-party photo collection such as Flickr or a Facebook account and over email. Images can be composed and reviewed via a 2.7in touchscreen LCD. 

The camera’s Schneider Kreuznach wide-angle lens can take 16Mp photos and capture video clips at 1920x720p and 30 frames per second. It has a 5x optical zoom, image stabilisation and face recognition features. Scene presets include arty effects such as photo booth and film. A Smart Capture mode assists the photographer in their attempts to take a memorable shot. This is accessed by tapping the Mode option on the camera’s onscreen menu. Here, faces are prioritised over the background and the image as a whole analysed for the best lighting.

Kodak EasyShare M5370 camera Once the shot has been taken, edits can be made and people can be tagged, saving a laborious task once the photo set is uploaded for public perusal. Kodak’s Face Tagging feature allows the user to tag someone once and for them to be automatically recognised in subsequent shots.

The Kodak Easyshare Touch M5370 camera will go onsale in the UK at the end of September with an RRP of £129.  It will come in a choice of red, blue, pink and silver.