Kodak Easyshare V610 Review
Announced in April 2006, the EasyShare V610 is Kodak's second 'Dual Lens' model, using two lenses (and two CCD sensors) to give an extended zoom range without adding to the bulk of the camera. In the case of the V610 the lenses cover 38-114mm and 130-380mm respectively, giving a total 10x optical range (albeit one with a little gap in the middle), and earning it the 'World’s Smallest 10X Optical Zoom Digital Camera' title. The sleek, all-metal V610 also boasts a large 2.8-inch color screen, BlueTooth, 18 scene modes and in-camera image corrections. But can the V610's performance match its impressive design? Let's find out... starting as ever with the headline features and specifications.
- 38-380mm equivalent optical zoom range
- 2.8-inch, 230,000 pixel screen
- 6.1 million pixels
- Favorites mode.
- In-camera panorama stitching
- The exclusive KODAK Color Science image processing chip
- On-camera cropping, picture blur alert, auto picture rotation, and red-eye reduction
- Twenty-two scene modes
- Selectable exposure metering, exposure compensation, focus zones, ISO
- 28 MB of internal memory and SD card slot for additional storage capacity
Kodak V610 Key specifications
|Street price|| US: $499
• 1/2.5 in CCD
• 2832 x 2128
|Movie clips||• MPEG-4 (Quicktime)
• 640 x 480 @ 30fps
• 320 x 240 @ 30fps
• up to 80mins depending on memory capacity
• Schneider-Kreuznach C-Variogon Dual lens
• Multi-zone AF
• Center spot AF
|Shutter Speeds||8-1/1200 sec|
|Apertures||• F3.9 - 4.4
• Center weighted
• Center spot
|Sensitivity||• Auto (ISO 64-400)
• ISO 64
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
|White Balance||• Auto
• Open shade
|Image parameters||High Color, Natural Color, Low Color, Sepia, B&W|
|Continuous||1.6 fps, max 8 images|
• Digital red-eye reduction
• Range: Wide: ISO 280: 0.6m - 3.4m
• Tele: ISO 400: 0.6m - 3.3m
|Storage||• SD/MMC card compatible
• 32MB internal memory (28MB available for storage)
|LCD monitor||• 2.8-inch
• 230,000 pixels
|Connectivity||• Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
• Optional EasyShare dock
• AV out
• USB 2.0
|Power||• Li-ion rechargeable battery KLIC-7001
• AC adapter
|In the box*||
|Other features||PictBridge and Imagelink compatible|
|Weight (no batt)||160g (5.6 oz)|
|Dimensions||111 x 55.5 x 23.2 mm (4.4 x 2.2 x 0.9 in)|
* Supplied accessories may differ in each country or area
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Kodak Easyshare V610 6 MP Digital Camera
with 10x Dual-Lens Optical Zoom