Kodak Easyshare V570 Review
Review Date: May 2nd 2006
(out of 5 stars)
The 5 megapixel Kodak Easyshare V570 is a very stylish and very unique camera, thanks to its innovative dual lens system which offers an ultra wide 23mm and a 39-117mm zoom lens, all in a metal body just 2cms thick. There's obvious distortion at the 23mm end of the zoom range and the step-up from 23 to 39mm takes a little getting used to, but that's a small price to pay for the flexibility that's on offer. Using such a small camera with such a wide zoom range opens up lots of photographic opportunities that you just won't get with similar sized models. The Kodak Easyshare V570 isn't the fastest camera available, with the zooming mechanism and continuous shooting being particularly slow, although focusing in both good and low light situations is fast and accurate. The 5 megapixel sensor is modest in this day and age, but more than adequate for prints up to A4 in size. Image quality is only average, with noticeable noise and blurring at ISOs 200 and 400, which means that the V570 is best suited to situations with adequate lighting, especially if you want to make larger prints. The Kodak Easyshare V570 is just a simple point and shoot camera in terms of creativity, with no control over aperture or shutter speeds, but Kodak have gone to great lengths to make the V570 easy to use, with a wealth of playback and sharing options available. Overall, despite only average image quality and some elements of slow operation, the Kodak Easyshare V570 is an intriguing and fun to use digital camera.
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