Conclusion: Kodak EasyShare V705 Test conclusion Having a second lens is still an attractive concept. No one else is making such extreme wide-angle in the compact camera segment, so the Kodak EasyShare V705 camera is bound to be popular with landscape photographers. To be honest, I can imagine them having the Kodak V705 as an extra digital camera. When Kodak's first dual lens system camera was introduced, it was met by surprised and positive reactions.
Excerpt: When picking up the solid and weighty 7.1MP Kodak EasyShare V705 ($299.95, street), one gets the illusion that it's a chrome brick with no moving parts. But then you push the power button and hear "thuuuuuuuunk" and you'd swear that you just closed the door of a '72 El Dorado -- it feels that solid.
Excerpt: The Kodak EasyShare V705 digital camera is the worldâ€™s smallest ultra-wide-angle zoom digital camera. Letâ€™s take a look at what else makes this camera special: Retina technology that pairs two lenses on the front, anti-blur technology that reduces blur caused by camera shake, subject movement, and low light and in-camera panorama stitch mode which allows photos capturing up to 180 degrees of view.
Excerpt: The Kodak Easyshare V705 is a pretty straightforward upgrade to the V570. The most significant changes between the two is that the V705 captures 7.1 megapixels of resolution and the addition of an ISO 1000 setting. Other than that, the V705 looks the same (except that it’s also available in silver and pink), and is about the same size.
Summary: The Kodak EasyShare V705 Dual Lens is
a beautiful compact digital camera with a unique
ultra-wide angle lens. Billed as the world's smallest
ultra-wide-angle digital camera, it in fact has
two quality SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH C-VARIOGON lenses:
a regular 39-117mm 3x optical zoom lens, plus
an ultra-wide angle 23mm lens perfect for group
shots of friends and family members, landscape
and real-estate photography.
Conclusion: Once again I think Kodak are trying to break new ground with the Easyshare V705. It may not be the very best when it comes to picture quality, but when you take into account the fast shutter response, ease of use and a wide angle lens I think it is well worth considering.
Pros: Wide angle lens, Low shutter lag times, Ease of use
Cons: Focusing dips towards the edge of shots, Lens distortion creeps in with wide angle lens