Kodak Easyshare V570 5 MP Digital Camera with 5xOptical Zoom
The Kodak EasyShare V570 Dual Lens Digital Camera is a first in digital cameras. It features unique KODAK RETINA Dual Lens Technology, for incredible, vibrant shots with exceptional clarity and sharpness. One lens is for ultra-wideangle. The other is a 3x zoom lens. Choose the one that best fits your needs for the moment. The V570 is fully automatic and can shoot high-quality still and video images. With purchase of an optional dock, you can enjoy a host of EasyShare features that make this digital-camera even friendlier. Color Modes - high color, natural color, low color, sepia, black and white Burst Mode - 2.3 fps, maximum 4 images in any quality mode Panorama stitch mode, with up to 180 degrees of wide-angle coverage On-camera digital enhancement features - Digital red-eye reduction, cropping, and blurry picture detection View and share your shots anytime, anywhere with the on-camera Favorites collection Onboard cropping and enlarging 32 MB internal memory SD/MMC card expansion slot (we advise purchasing an optional 256MB SD card or larger for more practical storage and use) On-camera Share button lets you have photos ready to print or e-mail instantly Record VGA video with sound MPEG-4 compression Digital image stabilization in video mode Video print options, including 4, 9, or 16 prints Includes Kodak EasyShare software to help you organize, print, and share your photos / EasyShare dock is optional Built-in electronic-flash Is PictBridge and ImageLink capable Transfers with PC and Macintosh Unit Dimensions - W H D - 4 2 . 8 in. (101 49.8 20.4 mm) / Weighs 4.5 ounces without battery
Amazon.com Review We have to tell you, wide-angle capabilities in a point-and-shoot digital camera are a revelation. Does this camera have that and more? Sure does. Dual lenses, so that it goes from a wide 23mm equivalent to a 117mm equivalent (6x zoom) without a protruding lens? Check. A large, beautiful LCD? Sure thing. An in-camera panoramic stitch that makes the most of both those features? Oh, yes.
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And then there are the pictures. We love that the wide-angle setting allows us to fit so much into the picture. It also creates some interesting stretching effects in close-ups, as with the photo of cakes at left. In addition, color reproduction is stunning: blue skies are faithfully rendered, bright colors remain bright even in low-light settings or flash photos, and contrast and tonal range are almost always as perfect as we could hope.
and works beautifully.
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This is not to say that the camera doesn't have a few imperfections. It must be docked for charging the battery or downloading images. In photos, bright lights are occasionally surrounded by a purple fringe. The power and scene mode buttons are on the small side, and there's no way to prevent the camera from displaying just-taken images for five seconds after the shot (though you can take another photo immediately by pressing the shutter-release button twice).
These are small gripes about an otherwise stellar camera, though. We've found the V570 to be the best combination of unique features, impressive styling, and overall user-friendliness of any cameras currently available, and we cannot recommend it enough.--Sarah Sternau
- Wide-angle lens produces beautiful photos
- Color reproduction is amazing
- In-camera panoramic stitch works wonderfully
- 5-second post-capture review can't be turned off
- Occasional purple fringe
- Limited settings options in panoramic mode