Last updated: Review & Sample Photos @ ImagingResource (added on 15.11.06)
Kodak EasyShare V603 is a point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 18.02.06), featuring a 6.1 megapixels (CCD sensor) with 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.5″ LCD screen, and it’s running on common AA alkaline batteries. Kodak EasyShare V603 is priced at $299 USD, and should be in stores by April 2006.
>> REVIEWS (last update:15.11.06)
ImagingResource reviewed the Kodak EasyShare V603:
“Kodak’s EasyShare digital cameras are not only among the easiest to use of any on the market, but they put the fun back in photography — and the Kodak V603 is no exception. Its fully automatic exposure control performs surprisingly well in a wide variety of conditions, requiring less exposure adjustment or tweaking than do most competing models. For unusual shooting conditions, 22 preset “Scene” modes extend the Kodak V603’s capabilities nicely. And you don’t have to remember what they are, either. Kodak presents them on a single screen with icons, names and a short description of what they do. The Kodak V603’s 6.1-megapixel CCD captures high resolution images, with plenty of detail to make good-looking 11×14 prints, and a handful of helpful tools such as the Blur Warning, Motion Image Stabilization, and automatic Red-Eye correction are very welcome additions. While sophisticates may prefer more subdued color, most consumers will love the bright, vibrant photos the Kodak V603 produces. Tiny, compact, and super-stylish, the Kodak EasyShare V603 is a perfect choice for novices, as well as more experienced users looking for a capable, yet travel-worthy “fun” digital camera.”
Steve’sDigicams reviewed the Kodak EasyShare V603:
“Image quality was good for a 6-megapixel model in this class. The majority of our samples are sharp and show pleasing exposure. Colors are richly saturated, and the white balance seemed to work well in a variety of different lighting conditions. Noise levels are low for a consumer model, with the exception of the chromatic aberrations we mentioned earlier. “
CNET reviewed the Kodak EasyShare V603:
“Once it starts up, the Kodak EasyShare V603 is fast. It took a lengthy 4.5 seconds to power up and capture its first image, but after that, it required just 1.2 seconds between shots without flash and 1.7 seconds with flash enabled. Shutter lag was a speedy 0.25 second in high-contrast situations and 0.3 second under low-contrast lighting. Burst mode captured four 6.1-megapixel frames (the maximum) in 1.5 seconds for an average of 2.7fps. “
DigitalCameraReview reviewed the Kodak EasyShare V603:
“Overall, I was impressed with the image quality. They generally showed good colors, good contrast and good detail. The white balance handled various lighting conditions well. Noise performance was average to good. ISO 80 and 100 will produce good larger prints (8×10) and maybe even ISO 200. In shots taken at ISO 400, you can probably still get away with smaller prints without noticeable graininess. The camera did have a tendency to overexpose some images. If you do notice things overexposed a bit, you can easily adjust the exposure compensation or play around with different metering methods to see what works best.”
CNET Asia reviewed the Kodak EasyShare V603:
“The EasyShare V603 fared reasonably well by producing decent, saturated colors. In low-light conditions, the camera gave us well-processed shots with night mode on. Noise was well-controlled up to ISO 400, but at the maximum sensitivity setting of ISO 800, noise was easily evident. We also noticed slight barrel distortion at the wide end of the zoom. However, we liked the Backlight setting in the scene modes which reduced flaring in our pictures. “
DigitalCameraInfo has a preview on Kodak EasyShare V603:
“With a great linear menu structure, uncomplicated navigation of the LCD interface and minimal manual control concerns, the Kodak EasyShare V603 continues to improve upon the Kodak point-and-shoot foundation from previous years. The camera has a well designed external interface with generous amounts of room between controls that are a bit too petite, but the four-way controller, the most often used of these features, is well-sized and spaced for premium access”
>> SAMPLE PHOTOS (last update: 15.11.06)
>> PRESS RELEASE
Building upon the tremendous success of its award-winning line of KODAK EASYSHARE V-series digital cameras, Kodak debuts the V603, a compact camera that is the perfect mixture of style, performance and simplicity that can slide into almost any pocket.
The KODAK EASYSHARE V603 Zoom Digital Camera is designed for people who want a small, stylish camera packed with innovative features to enhance the photography experience. It is the latest in the V-series line of cameras which features exciting digital advancements wrapped in sleek camera bodies while remaining true to Kodak’s signature ease-of-use.
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