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Kodak V705 Dual Lens Review

Review Date: Oct 10, 2006

Kodak EasyShare V705 Dual Lens
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Kodak EasyShare V705 Dual Lens follows in the footsteps of the EasyShare V570 Dual Lens with 7.1 megapixel resolution and the same unique KODAK RETINA Dual Lens Technology: the upper lens is a fixed 23mm ultra wide-angle and the lower one a 3.0x 39–117 mm optical zoom, giving a total of 5x optical zoom [if you ignore the gap between the 23mm and 39mm focal lengths].

The Kodak V705 features an extra large 2.5-in. LCD screen that displays your captured images with a high 230,000 pixels resolution. And, new, it is now available in 3 different colours.

Kodak EasyShare V705: Absolute Pink, Silver Essence, Midnight Black
Absolute Pink, Silver Essence, Midnight Black

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 V705.

Note: We placed the Kodak V705 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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Kodak V705
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Kodak EasyShare V705  
  Standard features  
  Image Sensor 7.1 MP (3072 x 2304 pixels)
1/2.5 in. CCD
 
  Lens ultra-wide: 23 mm–fixed (35 mm equiv.) f/2.8, f/5.6 SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH C-VARIOGON Lens
3X zoom: 39–117 mm (35 mm equiv.) W:f/3.9–f/7.1 T:f/4.4-f/8.0, SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH C-VARIOGON Lens
 
  Zoom 5X optical zoom range, 4.0X advanced digital zoom, total zoom range 20X  
  Aperture ultrawide: f/2.8
3X zoom lens: f/3.9 at wide, f/4.4 at tele
 
  Shutter speed ultra-wide: 8–1/1448 sec.;
3X zoom: 8–1/1170 sec.
long exposure mode: 1/2–8 sec.
 
  LCD 2.5 in. (6.4 cm) high resolution (230K pixels) indoor/outdoor color display, 2 level brightness adjustment; Frame rate: 24 fps  
  Storage 32 MB internal memory* available, SD/MMC card expansion slot  
  Auto focus  
  Type ultra-wide: fixed focus; 3X zoom lens: TTL imager AF system  
  Focus range normal wide: 2.0 ft (0.6 m)–infinity
normal tele: 2.0 ft (0.6 m)–infinity
macro, wide: 2.0 in.–2.3 ft (5–70 cm)
macro, tele: 1.0–2.3 ft (30–70 cm)
 
  Modes normal, macro, infinity  
  Focus single, continuous  
  Focus zones TTL multi-zone, center zone  
  AF assist light Yes  
  Exposure control  
  ISO Sensitivity auto: 50-200; manual: 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000  
  Metering modes multi-pattern, center-weighted, center spot  
  Exposure compensation ±2.0 EV with 0.3 EV steps  
  AE Lock when shutter button pressed halfway  
  Histogram display display on live view and review  
  White balance auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade  
  Image Stabilizer Yes (Movie only)  
  Built-in Flash  
  Flash range ultra-wide (ISO 200): 2.6–10.2 ft (0.8–3.1 m)
3X zoom, wide (ISO 200): 2.0–7.2 ft (0.6–2.2 m)
3X zoom, tele (ISO 200): 2.0–6.6 ft. (0.6–2.0 m)
 
  Flash modes auto, off, fill, red-eye pre-flash  
 
Shooting specifications
 
  Shooting modes auto, SCN (scene mode), macro, landscape  
  Scene modes portrait, panorama left-right, panorama right-left, 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  
  Drive modes single shot, self-timer (10 sec. and 18 sec.), two-shot self-timer (10 sec.), delay shutter (2 sec.), burst (2 fps up to 7 frames)  
  Click to capture 0.2 sec. (preview on) wide
 
  Shot to shot 1.2 sec.  
  Still capture  
  Still format JPEG/EXIF v2.21  
  Picture size 7.1 MP—best (3072 × 2304), prints up to 20 × 30 in. (50 × 76 cm)
6.3 MP—best 3:2 (3072 × 2048), optimized ratio for 4 × 6 in. (10 × 15 cm) prints
5.0 MP—better (2576 × 1932), prints up to 20 × 30 in. (50 × 76 cm)
3.1 MP—good (2048 × 1536), prints up to 8 × 10 in. (20 × 25 cm)
1.1 MP—e-mail (1200 × 900), small prints
 
  Compression JPEG  
  Color modes natural color (default), high color, low color, sepia, black and white  
  Sharpness sharp, normal (default), soft  
  Long time exposure 0.5–8.0 sec.  
  Review options single, magnification (2X–8X) with pan, multi-up, slide show  
  Editing crop, KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology  
  Video capture  
  Format QUICKTIME MPEG 4  
  Quality VGA (640 × 480 pixels) at 30 fps, VGA (640 × 480 pixels) at 30 fps with long time mode, QVGA (320 × 240 pixels) at 30 fps  
  Length continuous up to 80 min. based on memory capacity  
  Video features zoom during video with image stabilization and auto focus  
  Review options play, rewind, pause, fast-forward and rewind, forward and rewind by frame  
  Editing trim, make a picture from video, video action print (4, 9, or 16 up)  
  Customization  
  Custom settings camera sounds, sound volume, digital zoom, LCD brightness, LCD auto dimmer, auto power off, date/time, video out, photoframe, distortion compensation, orientation sensor, red eye pre-flash, date stamp, video date display, blur warning, language, format, about  
 
Favorites
 
  Favorites slide show, multi-up, direct Favorites, set-up menu  
 
Physical specifications
 
  I/O interface NTSC or PAL, selectable via dock connector, exclusive KODAK Camera Dock/Printer Dock interface, digital (USB 2.0) connector  
  Power KODAK Lithium-ion Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery KLIC-7001, 5V AC adapter, optional KODAK EASYSHARE Docks  
  Dedicated buttons 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***  
  Tripod mount ¼ in. standard  
  Dimensions (W×H×D) (101 × 49.8 × 20.4 mm / 4.0 × 2.0 × 0.8 in.
 
  Weight 124 g / 4.4 oz (without batteries and memory card)
 
  Compatibility  
  Dock compatibility See the Dock Compatibility Chart  
  Direct printing KODAK EASYSHARE Photo Printer 500, IMAGELINK Print System compatible, PictBridge-enabled  
  Software works with KODAK EASYSHARE Software  
  Warranty  
  Warranty one year  
  MSRP US $349.95  

Package Contents
 
  • KODAK EASYSHARE V705 Dual Lens Digital Camera
  • KODAK Li-Ion Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery KLIC-7001
  • Camera pouch
  • Carry strap
  • Adapter/cables for USB and Video
  • 5V AC adapter with power cord(s) for in-camera battery charging
  • KODAK EASYSHARE Software
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Custom camera insert for optional KODAK EASYSHARE Photo Frame Dock 2
  • Custom camera insert for optional KODAK EASYSHARE Camera and Printer Docks

System Requirements
Windows   Macintosh   Hardware
  • WINDOWS XP or later
  • INTERNET EXPLORER 6.0 or higher
 
  • MACINTOSH OS X 10.3 or higher
  • SAFARI 1.1 or higher
 
  • 600 MHz processor or greater
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 200 MB hard drive disk space available
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Available USB port
  • Color monitor, 800 × 600 display resolution, 16-bit minimum
* 32 MB internal memory/27 MB available for picture storage (1 MB equals one million bytes).

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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