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(based on 4 ratings)
Brand: Kodak
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  • 10x optical zoom
  • Kodak Retina Dual Lens Technology
  • Embedded Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • 2.8" (7.1 cm) high resolution color display
  • Advanced video features
  • 6.1 MegaPixels for prints up to 30" x 40" (76 x 102 cm)
  • On-camera picture enhancing features
  • Review Snapshot®
    Avg. Customer Rating:
     
    3.5 stars
    (based on 4 reviews)
    75% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

    Best Uses:
    Travel(4)
    Describe Yourself:
    Enthusiast(3)
     
    Died for no reason
    By Casual PhotographerVerified Reviewer from Tucson on 6/18/2007
    Pros:
    Easy Setup, Portable w/powerful lens
    Cons:
    warranty expired & died, Weak Construction
    Best Uses:
    Travel
    Describe Yourself:
    Casual user
    Bottom Line:
    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    Comments about Kodak EasyShare V610 Dual Lens Digital Camera:

    I bought the V610 in June 2006. In June 2007 it stopped functioning -- it would turn on and off rapidly and made a buzzing noise. This despite excellent care. Kodak lists this problem on its web site but only gives you the option of having the camera repaired for [$] have complete regret at having purchased this camera given its short life. I'm going back to Canons.

     
    Small and awesome...Size does matter!!!!
    By Nitesh Shrivastava from Boston MA on 5/10/2007
    Pros:
    Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Short Lag Time, Strong Construction
    Best Uses:
    Art, Documentary, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
    Describe Yourself:
    Casual user, Hobbyist/Enthusiast
    Bottom Line:
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

    Comments about Kodak EasyShare V610 Dual Lens Digital Camera:

    Two heads are better than one, so how about two lenses? The 6.1-megapixel Kodak EasyShare V610 has two lenses and two image sensors and is part of a series of cameras that follows the dual lens design. This design provides a wide 10x zoom range from 38-380mm in a very skinny space and without a bulky protrusion. Both lenses on the Kodak V610 are completely enclosed within the camera body. The camera is also Bluetooth-enabled and sells for about[$]. Although the V610 has a sleek, clean design that's just 0.9 inches deep, this doesn't translate into easy handling. The flat surfaces of the camera look good, but don't provide much for the fingers to grasp. The zoom control on the back falls under the thumb, but the camera can slip when you are moving from wide to telephoto. Holding the V610 in two hands is more comfortable, and the 5 buttons on the left side of the back encourage this. These controls are for setting the scene mode, deleting images, accessing the on-screen menu, reviewing captured photos and transferring photos. The latter of these kicks off a special menu that allows you to flag images for printing or emailing through the included Kodak EasyShare software. The other on-screen menus are a little confusing: there are a lot of options that take an age to scroll through. One annoying quirk of the V610 is the pause when switching between lenses. The bottom lens measures 38-114mm, while the top measures 130-380mm. Notice the gap between 114mm and 130mm? You'll definitely see it on the V610, and it will be recorded in movies too. It's a bit annoying, but it's the price you pay to carry an ultra-zoom camera in a 0.9-inch thick case.The 2.8-inch LCD screen is very good with its 230k pixels. It is sharp and bright and has a very wide viewing angle; it would be great for showing off photos to a group. Unfortunately, the images aren't going to wow your friends and family: we found that the image quality of the photos wasn't that good. Colors were inaccurate, with blues and greens in particular being seriously out of line. There was also some noise at higher ISO settings, but this was no worse or better than most other cameras at this price. Kodak's Perfect Touch technology can correct for some of these problems: it processes the image in the playback mode to adjust the colors and brighten underexposed pictures, but it's not perfect and can take several seconds to process an image. There are 22 scene modes on offer, and a decent movie mode that captures videos at 640 x 480-pixel resolution at 30 frames per second in MPEG-4 format. You can also use the 10x full zoom range while shooting a movie, but you will get the annoying pause while the camera switches between lenses. The EasyShare V610 was a little slow at starting up and capturing photos: it took around 2 seconds before it was ready to take images when turned on, and the shutter delay ranged from 0.43 seconds (with the camera pre-focused) to an unacceptable 1.69 seconds when the camera had to focus before shooting. Both of these are on the long side and could lead to lost images. It also shot at a speed of around 1.6 frames per second for a maximum of 8 frames. Again, that's a bit on the slow side; shooting at a football game with this camera could lead to a missed play.The V610 includes a Bluetooth wireless adapter, so it can connect to Bluetooth PCs, printers and cell phones. This definitely makes transferring and printing images easy for those consumers who already have Bluetooth devices.The Kodak EasyShare V610 is a promising camera; the dual-lens technology allows it to pack a wide zoom range into a small case. And it's well priced: [$]. But there are some issues that make it less attractive such as the poor handling, the lackluster image quality, and the annoying zoom pause. All of this takes the edge off an otherwise attractive camera; hopefully Kodak will deal with these problems in future versions of this model.

     
    V570's Big Brother
    By JammerVerified Reviewer from Chicago on 2/20/2007
    Describe Yourself:
    Hobbyist/Enthusiast
    Pros:
    Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings
    Cons:
    Not Good In Low Light
    Best Uses:
    Everyday, Outdoors, Portraits, Travel
    Bottom Line:
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

    Comments about Kodak EasyShare V610 Dual Lens Digital Camera:

    The EasyShare V610 looks a bigger version of the V570. It feels pretty solid in your hands. The four-way controller is too small and the power button's tough to locate.

    The V610 is easily the smallest ultra zoom out there. In fact, the V610 is closer in size to ultra compacts rather than ultra zooms. This is the only ultra zoom that can fit in your pocket.

    Huge 2.8" LCD display. Oddly enough, the screen didn't seem as sharp as I would've thought. The LCD is bright outdoors or indoors.

    Tons of scene modes. Image quality is good, not great. You'll get some darkened corners and barrel distortion at some settings, but not any worse than most compact ultra zooms. No Image stabilization, which is kind of a must for a compact ultra zoom. That's disappointing.

    While the whole two-lenses-in-one thing was so totally cool for the V570, I find it less of a novelty here. But you might want that feature. I prefer the ultra wide angle as my number 2 for travel pics and the like. But if you want the tiniest ultra-zoom at a reasonable price and you don't need a camera that's phenomenal in low-light, the V610 could be your best bet.

     
    Versitility is the key
    By SteveVerified Reviewer from Tri-Cities, MI on 2/18/2007
    Describe Yourself:
    Hobbyist/Enthusiast
    Pros:
    Accurate Colors, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings
    Cons:
    Controls hard to read
    Best Uses:
    Everyday, Indoors, Outdoors, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events
    Bottom Line:
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

    Comments about Kodak EasyShare V610 Dual Lens Digital Camera:

    I have used this camera in a variety of settings; indoors and out, at parades and art shows, to name just a couple. In all settings, my expectations were met. Of several cameras I use, this is the one I choose most often.

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