Kodak EasyShare V610

Last Update: Review & Sample Photos @ Steve’sDigicams (added on 06.03.07)

Kodak EasyShare V610 is World’s Smallest 10X Optical Zoom Digital Camera (released on 25.04.06) 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). The camera featuring a 6.1 megapixels, and a 2.8-inch LCD screen. It’s measuring 4.4 x 2.2 x 0.9 inches, weighing 5.6 oz (160 g) and running on KODAK Li-Ion Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery KLIC-7001. The camera is expected to be available in May 2006 at an MSRP of $449.

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Kodak EasyShare V610 Latest Price

>> REVIEWS (last updated: 06.03.07)

Steve’sDigicams reviewed the Kodak EasyShare V610 and wrote;
“Bottom line – The Kodak Easyshare V610 is a unique Ultra-Zoom in a stylish compact case and has a street price of $250 or less. I really liked this little digicam for all the zoom power packed into such a small size. 40X zoom is in the range of spotting scopes yet the V610 is much smaller and fits just about anywhere. With its easy to use controls, Kodak’s PERFECT TOUCH and Anti-blur Technologies, the V610 will make a great first digicam for newbies and is also a good choice as a second camera for those with a bag full of dSLR equipment. Since this camera is part of the Kodak Easy System you can easily edit your pics with the included software, share your pictures over the Internet, or dock with an Easyshare printer and print your photos at home. “

CamerasUK reviewed the Kodak EasyShare V610 where they rated the camera 75/100 and wrote;
“I think Kodak should be applauded for their ambition when building the Easyshare V610. In my view there are a few compromises when it comes to image quality, but if you want a pocket sized digital camera with a very long zoom lens this is the only camera available. …The Kodak Easyshare V610 certainly offers something different. A 10x optical zoom lens in a pocket sized camera body. At the time of writing this review it is the smallest digital camera available offering this zoom capacity. Picture quality does not quite hit the highs other cameras manage, but the size and zoom will be attractive to many. “

Kodak EasyShare V610 Demonstration

Let’sGoDigital reviewed the Kodak EasyShare V610 and wrote;
“Besides the criticism there is still enough positive news. At the Kodak V610 the EasyShare concept is strong as well and the user-friendly way of handling and simple user interface leaves nothing to be desired. The way that Kodak transfers stored pictures to a computer or notebook, or printing the best pictures is simple and efficient. By using the dual lens technology the compact design was made possible and with that the ease of use increases. At the Kodak V570 (23 mm wide-angle) the use of the panorama function was very handy, but the Kodak EasyShare V610 is also a good match for panorama pictures, although it must be said that the lack of a real wide-angle is obvious. “

Popular Photography compared the Kodak EasyShare V610 VS Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 and wrote;
“Both cameras scored Extremely High in color accuracy. And while both keep noise levels below the Unacceptable rating at all ISOs (we tested both up to ISO 800, though the Panasonic goes up to 1600 in certain settings), the Kodak does better at noise suppression…Overall, because neither camera scored a knockout, our three-judge panel awarded a two-to-one split decision to the Panasonic over the Kodak. Its MEGA O.I.S., faster maximum aperture at both wide and tele, less lens distortion, and more secure handling make it the better choice. Despite scoring worse in noise, the Panasonic, at $100 less than its competitor, is a better value.”

DpInterface reviewed the Kodak EasyShare V610 and wrote;
“Some things to ponder about when considering the V610 include its worst-in-class battery life, no manual controls, a little button clutter and having to live with very limited shooting information. Autofocus could be improved in many ways too. The Kodak V610 just doesn’t cut it to be recommended by me. The Panasonic Lumix TZ1 is better than the Kodak in many ways and has a single 10X lens which is faster and has optical image stabilization.”

PCWorld reviewed the Kodak EasyShare V610. They rated the camera 67 and wrote;
“My outdoor shots usually came out sharp enough, but I got mixed results when shooting in low-light, indoor settings. In cases where I was shooting inside a dimly lit theater sitting about 60 rows away from the stage, the camera sometimes took clear, colorful photos at maximum zoom. But in a few cases, the V610 had trouble focusing, and because it–like many cameras with long zooms–lacks image stabilization, any slight movement of the camera produced a blurry shot. And compared to other point-and-shoot cameras we’ve tested–including the 6-megapixel Canon PowerShot SD630, the V610′s images did not look as sharp. Colors and white balance were a little off in some of our shots as well…”

Photoxels reviewed the Kodak EasyShare V610 and wrote;
“The Kodak EasyShare V610 Dual Lens is perfect for street candid shooting. No one would think that when you are pointing the Kodak V610 toward them from quite a distance away that you are in fact “up close and personal.” Without a long lens protruding and zooming in and out, the Kodak V610 gives all the impression of being your typical 3x zoom lens compact digital camera. But, at 380mm tele, there are lots of candid street shots you can take without your subjects being aware of the photographer. Also, it’s for anyone who fancies a 10x optical zoom digital camera they can carry everywhere in their pocket”

ImagingResource reviewed the Kodak EasyShare V610 and wrote;
“With the Kodak EasyShare V610, we found that it had enough resolution to make very crisp 8×10 inch prints at low ISO, and acceptable ones up to ISO 200. At 11×14, its prints were softer looking, but probably adequate for wall or table display. ISO 400 images were OK marginal at 5×7 inches, and looked just fine at 4×6. ISO 800 images were marginal at 5×7, OK (but not great) at 4×6. Color-wise, the Kodak V610′s images looked great when printed on the i9900, with very bright, vibrant color. Users who prefer more subdued, technically accurate color saturation levels may find the reds and blues in the V610′s images a little too bright, but most consumers will probably find the V610′s bright, snappy images very appealing.”

PopPhotoMag reviewed the Kodak EasyShare V610 and wrote;
“Resolution numbers are low for its pixel class. The 38–44 shows Visible barrel (0.44%) at 38mm and Slight pincushion (0.20%) at 114mm. The 117–380 shows Slight barrel (0.19%) at 117mm and Imperceptible pincushion (0.10%) at 380mm. Noise numbers varied greatly between lenses/sensors at ISO 200 and 400. We observed flare issues with both lenses in outdoor situations, probably due to the flush, nonhooded lens design.”

ThinkCamera reviewed the Kodak EasyShare V610 and wrote;
“The fairest word to describe this would be “OK”. The pictures aren’t outstandingly good but they are not outstandingly bad either. Chromatic aberration (aka “purple fringing”) seems well under control. It was only really evident at really high contrast edges in my test shots. Noise is pretty well what you would expect in a camera this small. It’s non-existent at ISO 64, visible in shadows at 100, visible at 200, clearly visible at 400 and you would really have to want the picture to use ISO 800″

DCRP reviewed the Kodak EasyShare V610 and wrote;
“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.”

DigitalCameraInfo reviewed the Kodak EasyShare V610 and wrote;
LIKE: Wide view on LCD screen, Trendy, stylish compact design, Bluetooth compatibility, Built-in Perfect Touch technology, Scene mode guide, 10x lens available in movie mode, Decent ISO range (includes ISO 800 setting), Manual control over slower shutter speeds. DISLIKES: Too much processing delay, Slow burst mode, Inaccurate color reproduction, Significant shutter lag, Slow auto focus in movie mode, Live view looks different from recorded image, Small, stiff buttons, Lengthy menus, Noticeable jump between two lenses
- Open power adaptor plug, Terrible battery life”

PCMag reviewed the Kodak EasyShare V610 and wrote;
“In our still-life tests, I found very little noise in the daylight image and just a bit more in the flash image. Both day and flash test shots showed good, but not great, color fidelity and saturation. I saw a bit of a reddish cast and a little purple fringing. Overall, both images had pretty good exposures, but they weren’t all that sharp. In the day shot, the image was slightly overexposed, blowing out some of the whites. The flash shot had a little too much contrast, but otherwise the flash coverage was good. “

PhotographyBlog reviewed the Kodak EasyShare V610 and wrote;
“The Kodak Easyshare V610 produced images of average quality during the review period. The 6 megapixel images were quite soft straight out of the camera at the default sharpening setting and ideally require some further sharpening in an application like Adobe Photoshop, or you should change the in-camera setting to High. The Kodak Easyshare V610 dealt very well with chromatic aberrations, with limited purple fringing effects appearing only in high contrast situations. Macro performance is average, allowing you to focus as close as 5 cms away from the subject. The built-in flash worked well indoors, with no red-eye and good exposure. “

Pocket-Lint reviewed the Kodak EasyShare V610 and wrote;
“My worries for this camera revolve around the issue of image blur from camera shake. Noise control is good but not good enough at ISO 800, which is a shame because it is the only option open to you to get faster shutter speeds at those longer focal lengths.Despite this, the Kodak EasyShare V610 provides an remarkably compact camera with a remarkable zoom range and provides the sort of shots most snappers will be more than delighted with.”

CNET reviewed the Kodak EasyShare V610 and wrote;
“Overall, the camera tends to either overexpose highlights or underexpose shadows. Noise creeps in even at lower ISO settings. Images shot at ISO 64 are, of course, the cleanest but still show traces of colored specs, especially in darker colors. The camera keeps this under control at ISO 100, but by ISO 200, noise is noticeable and becomes obvious at ISO 400. Images shot at ISO 800 are generally not fit to print.”

Kodak EasyShare V610 User Opinions @ Amazon

>> SAMPLE PHOTOS/VIDEOS (last updated: 06.03.07)

- Kodak EasyShare V610 Sample Photos @ Steve’sDigicams
- Kodak EasyShare V610 Sample Photos @ Pbase
- Kodak EasyShare V610 Sample Photos @ Flickr
- Kodak EasyShare V610 Sample Photos @ CamerasUK
- Sample Video from Youtube

- Kodak EasyShare V610 Sample Photos @ DpInterface
- Kodak EasyShare V610 Sample Photos @ Photoxels
- Kodak EasyShare V610 Sample Photos @ ImagingResource
- Kodak EasyShare V610 Sample Photos @ DCRP
- Kodak EasyShare V610 Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog

>> USER MANUALS

- Download Kodak EasyShare V610 User Manual

>> PRESS RELEASE

Kodak Develops World’s Smallest 10X Optical Zoom Digital Camera

Innovative Dual-Lens EASYSHARE V610 Camera Just 0.9 Inches Thick
Proprietary RETINA Dual Lens and Integrated BLUETOOTH Wireless Technologies Change the Rules for Camera Design and Capability

London, April 25 – Eastman Kodak Company today introduced the KODAK EASYSHARE V610 dual lens digital camera, the world’s smallest 10X (38 – 380 mm equiv.) optical zoom camera at less than an inch thick. Using innovative KODAK RETINA Dual Lens technology, the sleek, pocket-size V610 camera precisely combines two SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH C-VARIOGON all-glass, non-protruding prism lenses to deliver such a long zoom range — a first for a camera so small (just 4.4 x 2.2 x 0.9 inches).

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