Kodak Easyshare V570 5 MP Digital Camera with 5xOptical Zoom

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Manufacturer Description

Box Includes: EasyShare V570 Dual Lens Digital Camera, Photo Frame Dock 2 with insert, USB and A/V cables, rechargeable Li-ion battery, 5V AC adapter, EasyShare software, case and carry strap

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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The V570's wide-angle lens creates interesting effects.
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The V570 is also incredibly compact. We carried it in a front pant pocket while traipsing around London, in a jacket pocket on the ski slopes, and in a cargo-pant pocket on mountain climbs. The V570 is very portable, and it's so inconspicuous in its small size that we felt secure with it in a front pant pocket while strap-hanging on Mexico City public transportation.

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.

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Panoramic mode is easy to use
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The in-camera panoramic stitch mode is also extremely easy, and it produces exquisite results. The only down side to this feature is that it severely limits your other photographic options--the two or three images that make up the panoramas are taken at 3.2-megapixel resolution, and the flash won't fire while you're in panoramic mode. However, we found the resolution to be sufficient in the end, and reserving panoramic use for well-lit scenarios did not prove such a hardship. (Make sure to check out other customers' photos, taken in a range of lighting situations, via the link above.)

Some of our favorite photos taken with the V570.
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Finally, the camera's video function performs admirably. A friend used his V570 to film a football team taking the field, and both image and sound were top notch. And the large, bright 2.5-inch LCD does its duty well as a photo and video viewer. Separate buttons allow you to zoom in on sections of a photo and navigate within one picture or all the pictures on your card. (Photos can also be viewed in a multi-up mode, which displays nine at a time, or in a slideshow that can be shown on the screen or on your television.)

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

Pros

  • Wide-angle lens produces beautiful photos
  • Color reproduction is amazing
  • In-camera panoramic stitch works wonderfully
Cons

  • 5-second post-capture review can't be turned off
  • Occasional purple fringe
  • Limited settings options in panoramic mode


Product Features

5.0-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 13 x 17-inch prints 2.5-inch LCD display; wide-angle (23mm equivalent) to 5x optical zoom through two-lens construction VGA movie capture at 30 frames per second Panorama stitch mode, video print options, and on-camera picture-enhancing features KODAK Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Digital Camera Battery KLIC-7001; stores images on SD memory cards (includes 32 MB internal memory)

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