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Kodak V550 Zoom Review

Review Date: Aug 15, 2005

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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The KODAK EASYSHARE V550 Zoom is ultra-compact and, at only 22 mm (0.9 in.) thin, it slips easily into a jeans pocket. It has 5.0 MP resolution and 3x optical zoom on a professional-quality SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH C-VARIOGON lens.

The Kodak V550 has an extra large 6.4 cm (2.5 in.) LCD monitor which is high resolution with 230,000 pixels. A wide viewing angle of 170° ensures family and friends can congregate around and all have a good view.

Movies are captured at 640x480 pixels 30fps in QUICKTIME MPEG-4 with audio. Digital image stabilization helps reduce camera shake, and you can even zoom during video capture.

Easy-to-use Scene Modes automate most common picture-taking situations and include children, snow, beach, party, fireworks, museum/manner. On-camera picture-enhancing features include digital red-eye reduction, cropping, and and blurry picture alert.

The Kodak EasyShare V550 Zoom will appeal to those desiring an easy-to-use and ultra-compact point-and-shoot digital camera.

For those desiring a similar ultra-compact in fashionable colours (Midnight Black, Silver Essence, Red Shimmer and Absolute Pink) and slightly smaller 2.0 in. LCD monitor, check out the Kodak EasyShare V530.

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QuickFact™ Sheet
  Kodak EasyShare V550 Zoom JeansPocket Certified  
  Image Sensor 5.0 effective megapixels (2576 × 1932 pixels)  
  Lens Schneider-Kreuznach C-Variogon  
  Focal Length 6-18 mm (35 mm equivalent: 36-108 mm)  
  Aperture Range F2.8(W)-4.8(T)  
  Optical Zoom 3x (Zoom during video)  
  Focusing Range 0.6 m–Inf. (normal)
0.05–0.7 m (macro, wide)
0.4–0.7 m (macro, tele)
10 m–Inf. (landscape)
  Auto Focus TTL-AF—Multi-zone AF and Center Zone AF;
single AF, continuous AF
  Shutter Speed 8–1/1448 sec (Long time exposure: 0.5–8 sec.)  
  Exposure Control Auto, Scene Modes  
  Shooting Modes

auto, portrait, SCN (sport, landscape, close-up, night portrait, night landscape, snow, beach, text, fireworks, flower, manner/museum, self-portrait, party, children, backlight, panning shot, candle light, sunset, custom);

Blur detection: blurry picture alert—provides immediate feedback about the sharpness of picture;

Burst mode: 3 fps, maximum 5 image in any quality mode;

Movie: QUICKTIME, continuous MPEG-4 video with audio capture and playback; 30 fps @ VGA (640 × 480), 30 fps @ QVGA (320 × 240); continuous up to 80 min. based on memory capacity; digital image stabilization;

Self-timer: 10 sec.

  Exposure Compensation ±2.0 EV with 0.3 EV step increments  
  Light Metering auto: TTL-AE Metering;
selectable: multi-pattern, center-weighted, center spot (manual)
  White Balance auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade  
  Viewfinder real image optical viewfinder
  LCD 2.5 in. (6.4 cm) 230K pixel high-resolution indoor/outdoor color display with wide viewing angle (170º)  
  ISO Sensitivity ISO equivalent 80–160 (auto) and 80, 100, 200, 400, 800 (1.8 MP) (selectable)  
  Storage Media 32 MB internal memory;
SD/MMC card expansion slot
  Battery KODAK Li-Ion Digital Camera Battery KLIC 7001  
  Included Accessories
No memory card included
Custom camera insert for optional KODAK EASYSHARE Camera and Printer Docks
Photo Frame Dock 2
Li-Ion Digital Camera Battery KLIC-7001
A/V Cable, USB Cable
Strap (Wrist)
Camera bag
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 94 × 56 × 22 mm /
3.7 × 2.2 × 0.9 in.
  Weight (Camera body only) 143 g / 5.1 oz.  
  MSRP US$299.95  

Product technical specifications (including MSRP and Included Accessories) are as represented by the manufacturer and subject to manufacturer's change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Product color availability and included accessories may also differ by country or area. Please verify the latest specs from the appropriate manufacturer's site.

Before you buy, do your homework and verify a seller's reputation. One source you may want to check with is Resellerratings.com. And remember, if a price seems to good to be true, it probably is.


Though we make every effort to strive for accuracy in reproducing these specs, we do occasionally make mistakes, so verify with the manufacturer's site for the latest specs. Also, in the early stages of a product introduction, you can almost guarantee there will be some errors from the manufacturers themselves as they update their sites. If you see any mistakes, please contact us. We do appreciate your writing in with the corrections and thank you in advance!

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