Kodak RETINA Dual Lens Technology Ultra wide-angle and 5x optical zoom range Schneider-Kreuznach C-Variogon Lenses 5.0 MegaPixels for prints up to 20 30 in. Advanced video options On-camera panorama stitch mode Kodak EasyShare Photo Frame Dock 2 included
Memory Type: Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC)
LCD Screen Size: 2.5 in
Camera Type: Compact Camera
Megapixels: 5.4 Megapixel
Lens Mount: Fixed
Optical Zoom: 5
Product Title: Kodak EasyShare V570 5.4 Megapixel Compact Camera
Power Score: 3.8 | 19 Reviews
Image Sensor: CCD
Effective Megapixels: 5.4 Megapixel
Total Pixels: 5000000
Camera Type: Compact Camera
Lens Mount: Fixed
Optical Zoom: 5 X
Digital Zoom: 4x
Max Aperture: 2.8 1/f
Memory Card Support: Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Installed Memory: 32 MB
LCD Screen Size: 2.5 in
Maximum Video Capture Resolution: 640 x 480
Flash: Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction, Flash OFF
Interface Connection: 1 x Docking Station, 1 x DC Power In
Height: 2.0 in
Width: 4.0 in
Depth: 0.8 in
Weight: 4.50 oz
Warranty Information: 1 Year
URL: Manufacturer Link
Frequency Band: 32MB internal memory/28MB available for picture storage Dock Interfaces: A/V Out USB DC Power Input Sensitivity: Auto: ISO 64 - 160 Manual: ISO 64 ISO 100 ISO 200 ISO 400 ISO 800
Software Included: Kodak EasyShare
Camera Modes: Scene Modes: Portrait Panorama stitch Sport Landscape Close-up Night portrait Night landscape Snow Beach Text Fireworks Flower Manner/Museum Self-portrait Party Children Back-light Panning shot Candle-light Sunset Custom Color Modes: High color Natural color Low color Sepia Black and white Burst Mode: 2.3 fps, maximum 4 images in any quality mode Video Mode: Continuous MPEG-4 compressed video with audio capture and playback
Viewfinder Type: No
White Balance Modes: Auto Daylight Tungsten Fluorescent Open shade
Product Model: V570
Brand Name: Kodak
Maximum Frame Rate: 30 fps
Battery Built-in: No
Battery Include: Yes
Longest Shutter Speed: 8 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed: 1/1448 Second
HD Movie Mode: No
Product Line: EasyShare
Front Camera: Kodak
Product Reviews (19)
A Lot of good stuff but a few bad points as well
Strengths: love the 23mm lens. panoramic mode - stiching 3 pics, good control (takes a bit of time to get use to,excellent movie mode with zoom, compact
Weakness: Very bad battery, slow charging (3 hours), link cable is 26pin( diff from old 24 pin). Slow startup, noisy zoon lens, kodak do not support SD > 1G, Slow SD record, need to connect AC for base station
Size ----- as many ppl have review. its not as small as the new sony T series but small enough. very light dc indeed Kodak Support ------------- Kodak support is very good in Australia. Call their support number a few times (not much waiting time) but i think the support is overseas from the ppl i spoke to and also good email response (always getting reply the next business days). Price -------...
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as many ppl have review. its not as small as the new sony T series but small enough. very light dc indeed
Kodak support is very good in Australia. Call their support number a few times (not much waiting time) but i think the support is overseas from the ppl i spoke to and also good email response (always getting reply the next business days).
Got the camera on sale at Harvey norman during fathers day - Aud 297.
Very slow battery charging ( only 780mAh ) compare to 2.8 on my sony V1. Very bad indeed. Batteries are also Aud30 each.
Kodak U8 Cable
Called support on connections. They said it need the new 26 pin kodak u8 cable which is different from the old 24 pin)ERRRR. hate more cables. and it cost Aud30 for the cable.ERRRR. Further more no compatible cable ( generic ones on ebay ... YET).
Hate the Zoom noise. very sharp and noisy.
The Best feature is the Movie. Zoom and auto focus . very good on a Bright and evening shots. but very bad on Low light indoor. Will fill up the 1G SD ... if the battery last...
the outdoor pics are a bit good compare to other ppl review. took a few picstures of melb in the evening and it looks amazing.
Storage - SD
Called Kodak about SD support. as usual they recommend Kodak SD which is VERY expensive and futher more recommend using not more than 512Mb which is a laugh. they said the camera would perform VERY slow if a bigger SD card is used and would have a significant performanace hit when accessing over 650~700mb on the SD.
they would not say how quick the kodak camera writes on the card...testing shows less then 60x (9mb/sec ).. ppl please get a good fast card ( more then 60x) as it saves time transfering the pics using a card reader (most ppl now days buys a 512/1G/2G/4G SD)...old sony sticks MS are 1.5mb/s .. very slow..
Not like other ppl, hate the kodak software. 2 very different versions. that comes with the CD and if u download only.. initial file 1.5mb + 45+Mb download to install.
Hates to restart windows when Kodak finish installing and load more junk when windows startup.
I never got the Kodak connection software running. ;(
The camera I got was ver 1.01 ..the latest online was 1.02. called support. not much changes. did not know how to upgrade anyway.
Not as good as a REAL 5 MPixel. The picture quality is more like 4Mpixel. and not as sharp as pics take by a sony V1 or my old nikon dc
Hate it when it does not remember the options set and always set to auto mode ( with flash on, normal shapness etc) and need to set it back to Customs .EERRRR
Things that come with it
come on kodak. No hard case for this delicate camera ?
also the string is so clumsy. no tight up knot .. just too long. Very bad.
but Very good and thick manual + nice camera box.
also please include some more promotional stuff and discount vouchers etc.
We want user forums !
direct download of 45~60mb Kodak s/w online as 1 file.
Australia famous Croc Hunter Steve Irwin died yesterday. he was a great hero that we all at australia loves and will miss dearly.
ppl could email me and ask questions yeohkt(AT)msn(DOT)com
By yeohkt - Sep 5, 2006
The best point & shot (Ultra-slim) camera w/ super-wide angle photo stitching!!
Strengths: 1, fast start-up 2, wide angle len 3, stitch pictures for you to form a super ultra wide angle view (bravo!!) 4, excellent movie mode with stabilization (also work for still photo shots) 5 compact
Weakness: 1, battery need to store more energy 2, only support 2.0 USB transfer (I once tried to transfer a 35 minutes movie, took 4 minutes to transfer)3, direct connection to computer instead of via dock.
It does what other slim cameras cannot do: i.e. 1, taking wide-angle photos (very handy in group photo or a nearby building or statue) 2, stitching photos together to form a single picture. (Bravo! this makes the Kodak one of a kind) This fuction gives you the power of more creative photography, something which has only been accessible to professional photographers before. 3, 5X of equivalent...
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It does what other slim cameras cannot do: i.e. 1, taking wide-angle photos (very handy in group photo or a nearby building or statue) 2, stitching photos together to form a single picture. (Bravo! this makes the Kodak one of a kind) This fuction gives you the power of more creative photography, something which has only been accessible to professional photographers before. 3, 5X of equivalent zoom. (other slim digital cameras can only zoom optically up to 3X) Thus, this V570 gives you more power to take photos or movies from farther away of the object.
This Kodak starts up quickly. Press the "on" power button, you can immediately take photos. Focus is fast in bright light and sunlight, it is noticeably slower in dim light as with most slim cameras. AF assist is decent, yet not as good as those costing $600 upward. Colors are not saturated and are amazingly pretty accurate. Taking photos at night time turn out to be fairly good. It takes in enough light if you use longer exposure. Yet, limited manual control really cost in getting superior night shots. Having said that daytime photos are superb! Vibrant colors, vivid and elaborate details, as if you are there watching things in the photo! Print a 20" X 30" photo and you will understand! The digital image stablization also helps in longer zoom range when your hand is shaky and you need a good photo.
This is definitely a big plus with higher zoom cameras like this Kodak.
The movie mode is handy. 30 filps per second with full screen TV quality filming capability. You can also zoom during filming. Aren't these what a camcorder is supposed to do? And now, it just eliminates the need for a big and heavy camcorder. Therefore, this V570 Kodak is not just a subperb digital camera, but it is also a great digital camcorder!! And you don't have to waste money on buying 8mm non-reusable tapes. Just get a bigger 1GB and you can take more than 1 hour long of movies!!! The JPEG-4 movie format helps to make it possible by compressing the movie taken. And, you can view the movies right on the 2.5" TFT LCD screen of the camera with sound!
It does, however, record the sound of the zoom len when you zoom it during filming. Yet, I have not heard of a digital camera which does not record the sound of a zoom len during filming when the zoom feature is used.
All in all, when you look at its capabilities, wide angles, image stabilization, photo stitching for creative and professional photography, excellent movie filming features, 5X equivalent zoom ability, excellent design with superb built quality, you should wonder how Kodak can sell this below $400. My uncle works for TV production and understands all the expensive technique used in photography..talking about a camera which does all the angles matching, colors matching when you use the photo stitching feature? He said that he is surprised that it does not cost at least $600.
Connecting the camera to computer via the accompanying docking station is easy. Yet, could be even easiler with just the use of a USB cable. Kodak probably wants to keep the camera ultra-slim by eliminating another plugging slot for the USB cable. This is understandable. The dock also recharges the battery inside the camera automatically and the blue lights on top of the camera let you know the charging progress and when it is fully charged. You can also press the review button on the dock, then the camera turns into a digital photo album for you and let you see photos and movies which you have taken. Pretty neat!
The Kodak software is the best in the industry. Ask J.D. Power Associate, Kodak receives awards for this with industry's highest users' satisfaction. It group photos by date automatically after your uploading the photos and movies. It also let you edit your photos, such as to make them brighter, or with more color contrast, or crop the photos, etc. Also, to email photos to friends, or burn photo and movie CDs. Very easy to use.
1, turn off the digital zoom feature, which makes outcome of photos worse. 2, switch to 4.4 Mega Pixel picture. It is best for 4" X 6" photos and viewing on computer screens. 3, buy at least one more Kodak's lithum battery since you will find yourself taking more and more photos and movies with the creative photo stitching features and excellent movie mode, so that you need more battery for more photos and movies. 4, buy a big MMC or SD memory card for the same reason as for 3. since you will be taking more photos and movies with this easy-to-use Kodak!
By DigiBear - Feb 23, 2006
Perfect Pocket Camera With Advanced Features
Strengths: Wide Angle lens adds feature not available in any other camera except large, expensive Digital Reflex cameras
Weakness: In movie mode auto focusing is not accurate during zoom.
This is the perfect camera to travel with for all but the most demanding needs. Small, fast, excellent color with multiple scene modes that ease its use in various situations. The wide angle lens opens up a new dimension for vacation travel allowing the creation of dramatic sweeps and enhanced perspectives. The Sports Mode increases the shutter speed to where sharp photos can be taken from moving...
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This is the perfect camera to travel with for all but the most demanding needs. Small, fast, excellent color with multiple scene modes that ease its use in various situations.
The wide angle lens opens up a new dimension for vacation travel allowing the creation of dramatic sweeps and enhanced perspectives.
The Sports Mode increases the shutter speed to where sharp photos can be taken from moving platforms such as boats, cars and planes.
By SEinson - Mar 16, 2006
Viewpoint from a decisive cost conscious gadget loving consumer.
Strengths: -Very very easy to use, amazing takes quick shots at the touch of the bottom, buttom placement is great, clarity of pictures is great, creating panoramic pictures by stitching them is easy to do.
Weakness: - No hard carrying case. Downloading could be faster, no direct connection to PC - that sucks. Lastly, Kodak software for picture management isnt very user friendly. Very minor issues overall
Purchased this Camera from Besy Buy Feb 06 for around $399. based on the recommendation of the Kodak rep. I current own a Minolta DiMage, never considered Kodak previously because always assumed the Asian products were superior to our home grown American products. This camera made me a beliver. With the push of a button you have lots of standard formats for your picture taking environment from...
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Purchased this Camera from Besy Buy Feb 06 for around $399. based on the recommendation of the Kodak rep. I current own a Minolta DiMage, never considered Kodak previously because always assumed the Asian products were superior to our home grown American products. This camera made me a beliver. With the push of a button you have lots of standard formats for your picture taking environment from candle light pictures to bright snowy backgrounds. Used it while skiing outdoors camera got wet but no issue at all.
It is superior to so many of the "compact" camera's I reviewed at the store. Look no further.
By Corio - Mar 20, 2006
Slick camera, but some features are pathetic
Strengths: Size, choice of lenses, easy controls, panoramic mode
Weakness: Many problems with low light performance. Extremely slow SD interface. Issues with video and noise.
The camera is nice, small, and practical. I actually like the discrete jump between the wide angle and standard lenses when I care about correctly looking pictures without the barrel effect. My previous camera was a wide-angle, and I often made pictures with the barrel effect by mistake. No such problem with V570 two-lens design. The joystick control is very convenient. The screen is fine....
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The camera is nice, small, and practical.
I actually like the discrete jump between the wide angle and standard lenses when I care about correctly looking pictures without the barrel effect. My previous camera was a wide-angle, and I often made pictures with the barrel effect by mistake. No such problem with V570 two-lens design.
The joystick control is very convenient. The screen is fine. However, since it becomes brighter in low light, pictures that look well-lit on the camera screen turn out very dark when viewed on PC screen.
The panoramic mode is great! Easy, simple, no additional software to make a panoramic picture! I am in love with it.
I really would like to have control over the quality of jpeg compression. My strong impression is that V570 compresses too much and artifacts appear, relative to the high-quality-jpeg mode in other cameras. There is no tiff mode either. So, for practical purposes, I think we should consider V570 jpeg equivalent to the "medium quality jpeg" mode in similar Canons.
The 36-110 lens aperture (min f/3.9) forced me to use only the wideangle lens (f/2.8) in low-light (a room lit by floor-standing lamps) no-flash pictures. Otherwise you would need to set a higher exposure, but the camera has no image stabilization and pictures can get blurred.
My fingers ended up in the pictures way too often. I eventually learned to hold this camera differently, but this way, it became very hard to hold steady and press the button - the camera design is not helping at all. As a result, about half of my pictures at longer exposures (but under 0.5sec) are blurred. I didn't have a single blurred picture with my previous compact camera.
Fortunately, there is an on-screen indicator if the image is blurred. While very helpful, the indicator made mistakes every now and then, but only in low light, - it claimed pictures were blurred, but they were fine. I used the wideangle lens, so focus was fine.
The camera has 21 preset modes, and I am lost. I wish it had fewer, say, 10 presets and one full manual mode. It would be nice if the apertures/exposures for the presets was specified in the manual. I had to figure them out by checking exif data on PC and memorizing.
It is unfortunate that ISO cannot be controlled by the user independently of the exposure length. No control for aperture.
Automatic white balance does a good job. If flash is used indoors, faces look red except if the person is right in front of the camera. Must be because of the weak flash.
Zooming while taking video makes a weird screaching-humming noise. Since the microphone is not very sensitive and video sound is relatively quiet, the zooming noise is almost as loud as the video sound during playback. Focusing during video filming is automatic and also makes this now-uncontrollable and, thus, very annoying clicking-screaching noise. The video is in mpeg-4 format, but I couldn't get its bitrate parameters. The video quality is acceptable and definitely worse than the m-jpeg video more commonly found in other cameras. My advice - stick with mjpeg cameras if video quality matters to you a lot.
Video playback on the camera screen is nice. The sound should be a bit louder, but you can play a video at 2x and 4x speed not only forward, but also backward (reverse)!
Taking videos reveals two weaknesses of the camera: 1) poor focusing in low light conditions - the video of my room lit by lamps was out of focus half of the time; 2) zooming is jumpy, the 3x lens does not have a continuous smooth zoom.
Kodak software is very easy to install and glitchless so far.
The camera is slow in terms of SD card interface. I have a very fast (133x Corsair) card, but there is a 4-5 seconds delay before I can take next picture. The USB cradle interface is slow. I estimated the speed of writing to and from the camera - a disastrous 0.8 MByte/s (the card's speed in a cardreader is 16-20MB/s). So you can buy a cheap slow SD card and be as well off as I am with my expensive 133x card.
However, in general, I am satisfied with the camera. Most pictures are good, except for the issues mentioned above. I wish there was another dual lens camera with better low light and video quality.
By arehaas - Apr 8, 2006