Fast delivery. Great quality, but battery was weak.
5 June 2010
Summary: This is the only compact point and shoot I know of with a wide angle which I invaluable for both interior and exterior photos of commercial buildings. Outside of thus critical feature for our business needs, its a pretty good camera anyhow. Too bad they don't make them anymore and there doesn't seem to be a replacement or substitute out there in the sea of cameras. My only complaint was that the battery on the one we bought was in need of replacement.
Summary: For 5 years now, this camera continues to produce exceptional still quality photos and video photography under natural light conditions. The 360 degree Panoramic Photos are also exceptional under these same conditions. To create your 360 degree panoramic photos: photos are stitched on camera with a 20% each frame overlap. Additionally, the dual lens is instrumental and allows for multiple focusing of subjects.
Summary: I bought this for my wife for Christmas. The first unit was grainy, so I returned it to Amazon - quick and easy. The second unit resolved the problem. I bought this as a secondary camera that we can easily carry with us. Our other camera is an expensive performance model that is bulky. To be honest, I expected to only use this occasionally. However, the size and quality has made it our primary camera.
Summary: Have used this several times now and LOVE the wide angle lens. Stitching of panorama shots is good (better with practice pivoting rather than panning camera) Quality is acceptable for a point and shoot but not as sharp or clear as my Canon DSLR. Battery life is good, start up time is decently quick (~1.5 sec.) Transfer to PC is one touch easy. Many (almost too many) picture modes. Cons: Flash is weak, and low light performance is marginal at best.
Summary: I am probably repeating previous comments, but: 1. The super wide angle lens is the nicest feature on the camera. No more backing into walls to get everyone in the shot. 2. The camera doesn't handle low light situations well. I consider most indoor situations without really bright lights or a large window nearby as "low light". The flash handles close portrait shots OK, but everything else left something to be desired.
Summary: I have a very nice Olympus digital camera is a notch up from the point-and-shoot category, and just purchased this camera to supplement it. The decision came down to 4 thing: 1) good video capability; 2) compact size; 3) low price; 4) good still-photo capabilities. I have to say that people who complain about this camera's low-light and indoor capabilities have a point. The combination of a "slow" lens and very weak flash mean that it's just not very good indoors.
Great camera! OS X friendly. Needs one more adapter.
5 January 2007
Summary: The Kodak EasyShare V570 is a really great camera. I've taken some pretty decent pictures with it, and I have absolutely no knack for photography. The "stitch 3 pictures into 1 panorama" feature really works, and is pretty easy to use. I've actually been able to take pictures of my dog, too.
Summary: I bought this camera 8 months ago and liked it enough to buy another for my son for Christmas. If you want a camera that does it all, is easy to use, and is compact enough to put in your pocket "comfortably" then go no further. Sure it has drawbacks. The worst thing about it is Kodak's customer service. They don't care, at all, so don't expect an intelligent answer if you email them. While taking video if you zoom you will hear the whir from the motor.