DCRP has recently published a review of the Kodak EasyShare V610, world’s Smallest 10X Optical Zoom 6.1 megapixel Digital Camera with Integrated Bluetooth Wireless Technologies and two Schneider-Kreuznach C-Variogon all-glass prism zooms (two CCDs) to cover a much wider 10x range (equivalent of 38-380mm).
“Camera performance was good in most respects. The V610 starts up quickly, focus times are decent, and shutter lag wasn’t a problem. There wasn’t much of a delay between shots, either. The continuous shooting mode was fair (eight shots at 1.8 fps), but most of the competition does a better job these days. The two areas in which the V610 didn’t perform well are battery life and zoom speed. The V610’s battery life numbers are by far the worst of any ultra zoom camera, with a CIPA score of just 135 shots per charge. The camera also takes almost five seconds to go from wide-angle to telephoto — and the zoom stops when you hit the “end” of one of the lenses, and you have to push the button again to continue zooming.”