Conclusion: The Kodak EasyShare V610 is a compact camera with a 10X zoom range and big LCD. Despite being an "ultra-zoom" camera, the V610 has more in common with compact point-and-shoot cameras. The V610 is different from other cameras in some ways such as having Bluetooth and built-in panorama stitching. Other than that are the standard point-and-shoot features like a heap of scene modes, standard performance, a good movie mode and image quality which is almost on-par with others.
Pros: Two lenses which cover a 10X zoom range, Large LCD with good visibility, Good performance except autofocus, Bluetooth-enabled, Built-in panorama stitch and Kodak Perfect Touch, Many scene modes, Nice VGA movie recording at 30 FPS with zoom, Good image quality with low noise
Cons: Terrible battery life, No manual controls, No optical image stabilizer, Too many buttons, In-between lens gap and unresponsive zooming, No live histogram; very limited information during shooting and playback, Autofocus could be faster; very slow in low-light
Excerpt: Kodak’s new EasyShare V610, 6 mega-pixel digital camera is the second compact digital camera in the world to use the dual lens system, with the first being Kodak’s EasyShare V570. In a time where most digital cameras now have multiple features available in a competitor’s camera, this dual lens ‘Retina Technology’ is keeping Kodak at the forefront for innovation.
Conclusion: People who buy iPods are often mocked for ignoring cheaper, more capable MP3 players because they like the shiny white box and 'no need for a manual' interface. It's easy to forget sometimes that some people also buy cameras based more on their looks than their photographic capabilities, and the the EasyShare V610 certainly falls into that sector of the market.
Pros: Superb styling, build and finish, Uniquely compact 10x zoom camera, Carry-anywhere model that is truly pocketable, Decent resolution, Easy to use, novices will appreciate the integration with EasyShare software, Bluetooth file transfer, Large, bright screen (however, see below), Bright, vivid color; typical 'Kodak' output, Useful in-camera editing features, Generally responsive (however, see below), Orientation sensor works in playback mode, Very reliable auto white b...
Cons: Wide zoom lens is soft in the corners, More distortion in the center of the zoom range than with a single 10x zoom, Zoom mechanism annoyingly slow, Live preview resolution low, Slow - and occasionally unreliable - focus at the long end of the zoom, No indication of shutter speed, Camera shake warning only visible after taking the shot, Some pattern metering issues with 'none standard' scenes, Noisy at higher ISOs, nasty noise reduction at ISO 200+, Images are over-com...
Excerpt: Worldâ€™s smallest 10X optical zoom digital camera, with BlueTooth Wireless Technology, featuring Dual Lens Technology Schneider Lenses. Also, it incorporates Image stabilization, in-camera image crop and panorama stitch mode. KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology, blurry picture alert and red eye removal help you even further to take nice clear photos.
Conclusion: Kodak EasyShare V610 dual lens camera We got acquainted with the dual lens concept of Kodak before with the EasyShare V570. The emphasis was then on ultra wide-angle and less on telephoto. With the Kodak EasyShare V610 Kodak has changed tack and thrown itself on to the telephoto range. The concept stays attractive and innovative and is still unique in the world of digital cameras.
Excerpt: Photo Gallery $410, street It fits in a shirt pocket, yet has a superzoom range from 38mm to 380mm (35mm equivalent). The impossibly small 6-megapixel Kodak EasyShare V610 has just wrested the title of World's Smallest 10X optical zoom digicam from the short-lived former champ, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1, after a reign that lasted just about two months.
Summary: The Kodak EasyShare V610 Dual Lens is
an ultra zoom digital camera with ultra compact
dimensions. The elegant compact digital camera
comes with two quality SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH C-VARIOGON
lenses: a regular 38-114mm 3x optical zoom lens,
plus a second 130-380mm 2.9x optical zoom lens
that in effect gives a total of 10x optical zoom
and make the V610 "the world's smallest 10x
optical zoom digital camera.