The twelfth prize in my Swag Bag for SwagsGiving is a Kodak M580 Digital Camera. Congratulations to Tawnda (@Tawndam) for winning the prize today.

Kodak M580 Camera


About the prize: The Kodak M580 was my camera for October. I asked Kodak for a camera to take with me on family vacation to Disney and they sent me the M580. In exchange I shot every photo-a-day photo of October 2010 with the camera. I also shot almost every photo of our family vacation with that camera. When I went to Blog World Expo Tina Clark gave me four Kodak products to do with as I wished. I gave two away during my session Content You Care About (follow the link to see my presentation). I asked if I could take the other two home, the M580 and the Zi8, I could and so I saved them specifically for SwagsGiving! So that is my disclosure and now my opinion of the camera. I like this camera. The 14MP, the 8X zoom and the 3inch LCD display make this a very user friendly camera. Some of the controls are a little strange with a flat set of buttons on the top right of the camera. More than one person was confused as to where the shutter button was. I love the Share button, I love the scene modes and I love that I can switch over to manual. One of my favorite scene modes is the panorama mode. This is a fun mode that allows you to create automatic panoramas right on the camera. The one thing that I dislike on the whole camera is that is sometimes is not to quick to focus and you have to try a few times to get the area of focus correct. I wish that Point and Shoot cameras would allow users to select the focus areas manually.

The Share button and the tagging system on the camera are also very useful. We used the share button a lot and were able to have photos and videos automatically post up to Facebook, Flickr and Youtube once we returned home from vacation. The tagging system has face recognition and so when the camera takes pictures of people it identifies that there are faces in the photo and then asks if you want to tag those faces. This is a great way for you to go back and find all the pictures of one particular family member. I would love to see this function integrated with Picasa because I have taken to have all of our family photos facially recognized with the Picasa software. Doing this twice is redundant and I’d love to avoid that. However, being able to tag photos with keywords is cool especially if you don’t unload the photos that quickly from your memory card like some people do. When you do finally get to downloading the photos you’ll instantly be able to see all the ones from Disney 2010 or other events. This is an all around solid camera from a great camera company.

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About SwagsGiving!

SwagsGiving is happening each day from November 1 to November 30th. Each day I put up a new SwagsGiving post explaining how to participate. The post will also have an announcement of the previous day’s winner plus what the person won. Here’s the twist. You won’t know what you are winning until it is announced. I have prizes from Seagate, Kodak and Toy State as well as books, and various other prizes. So, here are the rules. Please read the rules carefully and follow them, if they are not followed then your comment will be removed at the time of selecting a winner.

Today is your thirteenth chance to enter to win a prize from my SwagsGiving event. Remember to come back each day to see if you won and to enter for the next day’s SwagsGiving Prize.

There are 5 Ways to Enter (Leave 1 SEPARATE Comment for EACH Entry). Each can be claimed daily.

  • 1 Entry – Mandatory to Enter – To enter the contest leave a comment on each day’s SwagsGiving post with your guess about what might be in my SwagsGiving Swag bag. Leave this as your FIRST comment.
    (If this is not done your entry will not count)
  • 1 Entry – Follow BenSpark on Twitter
    (Leave a Comment with your Twitter name)
  • 1 Entry – Follow SwagsGiving on Twitter
    (Leave a Comment with your Twitter name)
  • 1 Entry – Subscribe to BenSpark’s Personal Branding BootCamp
    (Leave a comment letting me know you signed up)
  • 1 Entry – Tweet about SwagsGiving… something like
    @BenSpark is clearing out his Swag Bag. Prizes abound during #SwagsGiving – Enter here http://bit.ly/dkmHs7
    (Leave a comment with a link to your tweet. Here is how to get that link to your tweet)

I will not respond to any comments so that I can run the Random.org numbers correctly. Any trackbacks are unapproved while I select the random winner and then re-approved after. Only legitimate entries are counted. You have until midnight EST to enter for that day’s prize. Once midnight EST. rolls around (or as early the next morning as possible) I will close the comments. Each morning at 9:00am the new #SwagsGiving post will go up. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have 48 hours to reply with a U.S. Mailing address so that we can send the winner their prize. Contest is open to U.S. Only. Prizes will be mailed out at the end of the month. You may win more than once. Please enter every day on the SwagsGiving post for that day. Please only enter once, do not use multiple names to enter. Make it fair for everyone and don’t stack the deck.

Disclosure: As I stated earlier in the post I received this prize from Kodak. I also received my very own camera from Kodak. However, the opinions expressed are 100% mine.

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96 Responses to “#SwagsGiving – Kodak M580 14MP Digital Camera”

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  5. Dad of Divas says:

    Well… bummer… I was hoping to win this one…well for tomorrow… maybe another book?

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    I tweeted! :)

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  10. zanvia says:

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    My guess is the other Seagate product. I forgot what it’s called. LOL

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  18. Alyssa Semple says:

    I’m feeling like it will be a T-shirt.

  19. Tawnda says:

    yippee! I’m stunned! Thank you so much… I can’t wait ☺☻☺ (Mommy’s got a Kodak CAMERA!! …okay… I’m done at least until I get it… ;-))
    hehe… maybe you’ve got a few SDcards in your bag? or maybe some of those cute character flash drives?

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  21. Tawnda says:

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    Sweet prize for the winner!

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  79. Mo says:

    My guess today is Bacon Flavored/Scented something or other…though that would be weird if it’s a camera;)

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