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 worlds smallest ultra-wide-angle zoom digital camera. Lets 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...
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.
Conclusion: The V705 looks peculiar, only takes average photos and, as easy to use as the dual lenses are, they still risk sending novice users cross-eyed. But, if you want a stylish, well-built second camera for ultra-wide landscape and funky party shots, it's hard to think of another camera that fits the...
Pros: Ultra-wide focal lengthsBright, well-exposed and colourful imagesValue for money
Cons: Grainy, mushy and imprecise imagesZoom rocker is smallThe processing delays are intrusiveControls seem designed for style over function
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
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
Summary: The V705 makes a stand for innovation, style and sheer egg-head lunacy. You might not care for the Kodak's austere design, dual-lensed awkwardness or average image quality, but any camera that pushes boundaries while raising a smile deserves to find an audience.