Declared in Apr 2006, the EasyShare V610 is Kodak’s second ‘Dual Lens’ design, using two contacts (and two CCD sensors) to give a long zoom capability variety without including to the majority of you. In the case of the V610 the contacts cover 38-114mm and 130-380mm respectively, giving a total 10x visual variety (albeit one with a little gap in the middle), and making it the ‘World’s Tiniest 10X Optical Zoom Digital Camera’ headline. The smooth, all-metal V610 also has a large 2.8-inch shade display, BlueTooth, 18 field ways and in camera image improvements.
- 38-380mm comparative visual zoom capability range
- 2.8-inch, 230,000 pixel screen
- 6.1 thousand pixels
- Favorites method.
- In-camera surroundings stitching
- The unique KODAK Color Technology image handling chip
- On-camera farming, image cloud aware, auto image spinning, and red-eye reduction
- Twenty-two field modes
- Selectable visibility metering, visibility settlement, concentrate areas, ISO
- 28 MB of storage space space and SD card port for additional storage space capacity
Kodak Easyshare V610 Body And Design
Gone are the days when Kodak only sold big, plastic (and challenge I say ugly) digital cameras; the V610 is a real head-turner with wonderful outlining and a construction to die for. The back is covered with a huge 2.8-inch display, though there are a few of control buttons down the remaining side – and the popular four-way operator on the right. The front of the digital camera is clean and simple, and looks a little uncommon thanks to the double lens agreement (which when not in use is invisible under a applied steel protect. At around 160g (5.6 oz) it is pretty heavy for such a little digital camera, including to the impact the all-metal body program gives of being built like an aquarium. The use of different surface designs and firefox accessories gives the V610 a top-notch ‘designer’ feel, and seated with it in your side it’s hard to believe this little digital camera has something like a 38-380mm 10x contact packed inside.
Key body program elements
- The top dish is home to the shutter launch, display method and main on / off change. On the remaining of these are three method control buttons giving one touch accessibility pictures (auto), film and most favorite ways. A cool red mild in each of the control buttons lets you see instantly what method you are capturing in. The zoom capability control is on the back of our bodies, just below the shutter launch.
- The 230,000-pixel, 2.8-inch LCD display is nice and shiny, and the anti-reflection covering means it only becomes challenging in very shiny sunshine. The live review is a bit disappointing; not very clear at all (it looks like it’s a lower quality video indication upsized to fill up the screen) and a bit laggy. The covering is also very vulnerable to finger prints. On the remaining of the display are five buttons; field method, remove, selection, review and share.
- The V610’s double contacts (each with their own sensor) together protect a 10x visual zoom capability variety (38-114mm F3.9 – 4.4 and 130-380mm F4.8). In use the only difference to using a single zoom capability is a stop at the center of the zoom capability variety and the lens/sensors exchange (you can’t just hold down the zoom capability control buttons to go from one end to the other). The only major disadvantage to such little contacts is that the utmost aperture isn’t great, so you need good mild or great ISO.
- The four-way operator is used to get around the on-screen selection program (the little red key at the center serves as an ‘OK’ or ‘Enter’ button). Additionally, when you’re not in recption menus program, the ‘up’ key changes the amount of information shown on display, and the down key triggers macro or infinity focus ways. The remaining and right control buttons give accessibility AE settlement – for anything else you need to explore the choices.
- As with all EasyShare digital cameras the V610 has an optionally available ‘dock’ for asking for battery power and simple picture exchange.
Controls & Menus
There was a time when Kodak’s presentation of ‘user friendly’ lead in an user interface with cartoon-style written text and symbols that was actually more difficult to understand than an effective text-based group of choices. Fortunately the latest designs include a much more clean (and simple on the eye) user interface, though there is still a propensity to use symbols when a written text information would be easier to understand. Niggles aside there’s some improvements on offer, though they are mainly found in play-back method (the options available in record method are fairly basic). My only issue is that the choices seem a little less competent.
Kodak Easyshare V610 Images Quality
The V610 has just four white-colored stability presets along with the automatic default; sunlight, tungsten, neon and start colour. There is no guide (measured or custom) white-colored stability operate, which is seriously mysterious given it is a choice on just about every other digicam these days. Luckily the TZ1’s automatic white-colored stability does an outstanding job in most sunlight circumstances (and not a bad job with combined illumination either). Under tungsten (incandescent) mild the results have only the smallest heated overall tone, but fluorescents can cause a serious shade throw (no single ‘Fluorescent’ predetermined can deal with all the different pipe types out there).
The little display isn’t really highly effective enough to use at the more time end of the zoom capability, but otherwise here’s little to grumble about here. Visibility and shade is outstanding within the important variety of about 3.4m. The only actual issue is that the V610 tends to use great ISO (over 200) with display, significance the pictures can be a bit loud.
The V610’s macro operate gets you down to about 5cm (2 inches) at the extensive end of the zoom capability, catching an place just under 5cm across (47x36mm to be exact), with distortions and area smooth well managed. At the telephoto (10x) end of the zoom capability the nearest concentrate is 70cm (2.3 feet), and the place taken is just under 7cm across – fairly for such a big zoom capability.
With small, high pixel depend snacks disturbance is always going to be a problem, and to a level this is more quality of the efficiency (both considerable and visible) of a digital camera’s disturbance decrease system. Developers have to stability the wish to generate sleek, fresh results with the need to maintain as much details as possible (if you cloud away the disturbance, you cloud away picture details too)
At reduced ISO configurations (64 and 100) disturbance – and the noticeable impact of disturbance decrease – is pretty low (you can see a little excellent grained luminance disturbance in the dark areas, but nothing too serious), but once you hit ISO 200 you don’t want to be looking too carefully at pictures as they have problems with a loss of details and some pretty distressing disturbance decrease artifacts (not assisted at all by the large compression). ISO 400 is very sleek and ISO 800 is both sleek and loud.
Kodak Easyshare V610 Performance
Moment & Performance
Overall efficiency is excellent; the V610 has a quick start-up thanks to a defieicency of an increasing lens, and as the timings below show, it’s as quickly as – or quicker than – most big zoom capability cameras in most aspects (shot to taken times in particular are excellent). But there are a couple of areas that let the V610 down. First is concentrate rate in anything but perfect circumstances, particularly when using the longer zoom capability, where (in low light) concentrating – particularly at the tele end – can take anything up to three a few moments. To be reasonable in excellent mild it’s not that bad (if the topic is right it’s often under a second), but I often discovered myself cursing the concentrate system as it did not secure on to a remote topic for such a lengthy time that I simply provided up. We were also amazed to find that even in excellent mild with a powerful advantage to concentrate on the V610 still sometimes got puzzled when concentrating at lengthy end of the zoom capability, tracking extremely before quitting with an AF mistake (or a whole lot more intense, showing it was in concentrate when it clearly wasn’t). Fortunately these events were fairly unusual.
The V610’s thin 720 mAh battery power is sadly insufficient for a digicam with a huge display and no visual viewfinder. The estimated lifestyle is 135 photos (CIPA standard), but we discovered this decreased to under a hundred photos if we invested a lengthy time using the live review or show. If you like to capture lots of images we’d heartily recommend buying a extra battery power.
Continuous generate mode
The V610 has a individual rush method that we calculated at just over 1.6 fps. You can skyrocket to 8 supports in a individual rush (though sometimes it’s only 7), after which there is a wait of around just a few a few moments before you can take another image (whilst images are published to the card).
File composing / play-back performance
As described previously the V610 is gradual when it comes to composing the credit cards (it takes around 4.1 a few moments to save a 1.1MB computer file, a people 0.3 MB /s), though the big, quick shield means you’ll hardly ever observe. Playback efficiency is much better, with 6MP images taking no more than 0.2 a few moments to show.
Kodak Easyshare V610 Specifications
|Street price||• US: $499
• UK: £380
|Sensor(s)||• 1/2.5 in CCD
• 6.36 million pixels total
• 6.1 million effective pixels
• 2832 x 2128
|Movie clips||• MPEG-4 (Quicktime)
• 640 x 480 @ 30fps
• 320 x 240 @ 30fps
• up to 80mins depending on memory capacity
|Lens||• Schneider-Kreuznach C-Variogon Dual lens
• 10x optical zoom
• 38-114mm F3.9 – 4.4
• 130-380mm F4.8
• Multi-zone AF
• Center spot AF
|Shutter Speeds||8-1/1200 sec|
|Apertures||• F3.9 – 4.4
• Center weighted
• Center spot
|Sensitivity||• Auto (ISO 64-400)
• ISO 64
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
|White Balance||• Auto
• Open shade
|Image parameters||High Color, Natural Color, Low Color, Sepia, B&W|
|Continuous||1.6 fps, max 8 images|
• Digital red-eye reduction
• Range: Wide: ISO 280: 0.6m – 3.4m
• Tele: ISO 400: 0.6m – 3.3m
|Storage||• SD/MMC card compatible
• 32MB internal memory (28MB available for storage)
|LCD monitor||• 2.8-inch
• 230,000 pixels
|Connectivity||• Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
• Optional EasyShare dock
• AV out
• USB 2.0
|Power||• Li-ion rechargeable battery KLIC-7001
• AC adapter
|In the box*||• V610 camera
• Li-ion rechargeable battery KLIC-7001
• AC Adaptor
• A/V and USB Cables
• Carry Strap
• Getting started kit with software CD-ROM
• Insert for optional Easyshare docks
|Other features||PictBridge and Imagelink compatible|
|Weight (no batt)||160g (5.6 oz)|
|Dimensions||111 x 55.5 x 23.2 mm (4.4 x 2.2 x 0.9 in)|