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Kodak V570 Dual Lens Review

Review Date: Apr 2, 2006

Kodak EasyShare V570
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Kodak EasyShare V570 features 5.0 megapixel resolution and a unique dual lens design: the upper one is a fixed 23mm ultra wide-angle lens and the lower one a 3.0x optical zoom. The camera defaults to the 23mm wide-angle and you zoom to the longer focal lengths. In fact, each lens has its own 5MP image sensor.

Unlike too many digital cameras that give you a large LCD screen without increasing its resolution, the Kodak V570 has an extra large 2.5-in. LCD screen that displays your captured images with a high 230,000 pixels resolution.

In addition to the ultra wide-angle coverage, Kodak has incorporated a new Panoramic feature that allows in-camera stitching of 3 images to produce a 180° image.

So what is the advantage of a 23mm ultra wide-angle lens on a consumer digital camera? The coverage is incredible. If you are always complaining you cannot include all your family members or friends in one group shot; if you find it difficult to take a picture of a whole building without having to back off so much that you are intruding into someone else's property; if you take frequent real-estate interior shots that just don't show off enough of the rooms... then you should check out the Kodak EasyShare V570.

Note: We placed the Kodak V570 into the ultra-compact category because it is quite thin (0.8 in.) and easily slips into a jeans pocket. Be aware, though, that it is wider than most ultra-compact digital camera.

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QuickFact™ Sheet
  Kodak EasyShare V570  
 
Standard features
 
  Image Sensor (recorded pixels) 5.0 MP (2576×1932)
1/2.5 in. CCD
 
  Picture quality 5.0 MP for prints up to 20 × 30 in. (50 x 75 cm)
4.4 MP optimized ratio for 4 × 6 in. (10 × 15 cm) prints
4.0 MP for prints up to 20 × 30 in. (50 × 75 cm)
3.1 MP for prints up to 11 × 14 in. (28 × 36 cm)
1.8 MP for small prints
 
  Still format JPEG/EXIF v 2.21  
  Lens Schneider KREUZNACH C-VARIOGON lenses; Dual Lens Technology: ultra wide-angle lens 23 mm-fixed (35 mm equiv.) f/2.8(W) plus 3X optical zoom lens 39-117 mm (35 mm equiv.) f/3.9(W)-f/4.4(T) system.  
  Advanced digital zoom 4X advanced digital zoom  
  Aperture ultrawide: f/2.8
3X zoom lens: f/3.9 at wide, f/4.4 at tele
 
  Shutter speed 1/8-1/1400 sec. in Auto
Night Landscape: max 2 sec.
Fireworks: 2 sec.
1/2 - 8 sec. in Long Time Exposure
 
  LCD 2.5 in. (6.35 cm) color hybrid, high resolution 960x240 (230K pixels) indoor/outdoor color display with wide viewing angle; frame rate 24fps  
 
Performance features
 
  Scene modes portrait, panorama stitch, sport, landscape, close-up, night portrait, night landscape, snow, beach, text, fireworks, flower, manner/museum, self-portrait, party, children, backlight, panning shot, candlelight, sunset, custom  
  Color modes high color, natural color, low color, sepia, black and white  
  Burst mode 2.3 fps, maximum 4 images in any quality mode  
  Click to capture 0.2 sec. (ultrawide lens/preview on)
0.3 sec. (3X zoom lens/preview on)
 
  Shot to shot 1.0 sec.  
  Video mode continuous MPEG-4 compressed video with audio capture and playback  
  Video resolution VGA (640 × 480 pixels) at 30 fps, QVGA (320 × 240 pixels) at 30 fps  
  Video length continuous up to 80 min. based on memory capacity  
  Video features 3X zoom during video with digital image stabilization and auto focus; video print options including 4, 9, or 16 multi-up pictures; split video on-camera editing  
  Video format QUICKTIME  
  Auto focus TTL-AF, multi-zone AF, center zone AF  
  Auto focus control single AF, continuous AF  
  Focus range ultrawide: 31.5 in. (0.8 m)-infinity
standard: 24 in. (0.6 m)-infinity
macro, wide: 2-27.6 in. (0.05-0.7 m)
macro, tele: 11.8-27.6 in. (0.3-0.7 m)
landscape: 32.8 ft (10 m)-infinity
 
  ISO Sensitivity ISO equivalent 64-160 (auto) and 64, 100, 200, 400, 800* (manual)  
  White balance auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade  
  Exposure metering auto: TTL-AE; selectable: multipattern, center- weighted, center-spot  
  Exposure compensation ±2.0 EV with 0.3 EV steps  
  Long time exposure 0.5-8 sec.  
 
Ease of use features
 
  Histogram display display on live view and review  
  Built-in flash auto, off, fill, digital red-eye reduction  
  Flash range ultrawide, ISO 200: 2.6-10.2 ft (0.8 m-3.1 m)
wide, ISO 200: 2-7.2 ft (0.6-2.2 m)
tele, ISO 200: 2-6.6 ft (0.6-2.0 m)
 
  Review options 1X-8X magnify with pan, fast scroll, multi-up, slide show, album, picture info, erase, protect, crop, copy, image storage, Share/print, view by, and Favorites  
  Editing on-camera cropping, digital red-eye reduction, blurry image detection  
  Favorites on-camera picture storage  
  Dedicated buttons power, shutter, still/SCN, movie, Favorites, flash, delete, menu, review, and Share  
  Sound selectable sound themes: default, jazz lounge, secret agent  
  Auto picture rotation on, off, on transfer  
  Storage 32 MB internal memory** available, SD/MMC card expansion slot  
  Software works with KODAK EASYSHARE Software  
  Self-timer 10 seconds  
 
Additional features
 
  Dock compatibility works with optional KODAK EASYSHARE Photo Printer 500, KODAK EASYSHARE Printer Dock Plus series 3, KODAK EASYSHARE Printer Dock series 3, and KODAK EASYSHARE Camera Dock series 3***  
  IMAGELINK Print System compatible yes  
  PICTBRIDGE enabled yes  
  Power KODAK Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Digital Camera Battery KLIC-7001  
  Lens protection built in lens barrier  
  Tripod mount 1/4 in. standard  
  I/O interface A/V output (NTSC or PAL, user-selectable), exclusive KODAK Camera Dock/Printer Dock interface, digital (USB 2.0) connector  
  Weight without batteries: 125 g / 4.5 oz
 
  Dimensions (W×H×D) 101 × 49.8 × 20.4 mm / 4 × 2 × .8 in.
 
  Warranty one year  
  MSRP US $399.95 / CDN $499  

Package Contents
KODAK EASYSHARE V570 Dual Lens Digital Camera
KODAK EASYSHARE Photo Frame Dock 2 with insert
USB and AV cables
KODAK Rechargeable Li-Ion Digital Camera Battery
5V AC adapter with power cord for in-camera battery charging
Carry strap
Camera case
KODAK EASYSHARE Software
Getting Started Kit
Custom camera insert for optional KODAK EASYSHARE Camera and Printer Docks

System Requirements
Windows
 
Macintosh
 
Hardware
  • WINDOWS 98, 98SE, ME, 2000 SP1, or XP OS
  • 233 MHz processor or greater (300 MHz recommended for XP)
  • 64 MB RAM (128 MB for XP)
  • INTERNET EXPLORER 5.01 or higher
 
  • PowerMac or PowerBook G3, G4, G5; iMac; eMac; or iBook computer
  • MACINTOSH OS X 10.3 or higher
  • 128 MB RAM
  • SAFARI 1.0 or higher
 
  • 200 MB hard drive disk space available
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Available USB port
  • Color monitor, 800 × 600 display resolution, 16-bit minimum
* ISO 800 is available only with 1.8 MP setting.
** 32 MB internal memory/28 MB available for picture storage (1 MB equals one million bytes).
*** KODAK Dock Adapter Kit D-22 required to enable compatibility with KODAK EASYSHARE Printer Dock Plus, Printer Dock, Printer Dock 6000, and Camera Dock 6000.

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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