Sep 18, 2005

Kodak EasyShare V550 Digital Camera Review

The EASYSHARE V-series digital cameras are the smallest and thinnest cameras that Kodak has produced to date. Smaller and thinner than a deck of cards, the V550 is designed for those who seek high-style, compact personal electronics that combine excellent image quality, performance and simplicity.

The EASYSHARE V550 breaks new ground in blending video and still photography. For the first time, videos can be automatically turned into stop-action still pictures perfect for printing and sharing. Record longer, TV-quality videos with sound — up to 80 continuous minutes — while using less memory storage. Avoid on-screen shaking with built-in digital image stabilization technology, and zoom-in on video subjects while recording using the 3x optical SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH lens. Then watch the videos with friends on the big, bright, 2.5-inch LCD screen, viewable from nearly any angle.

LetsGoDigital have posted on their site a Kodak EasyShare V550 | Digital Camera Review and here's what they think of it-

"Within the unsurpassed Kodak EasyShare system the Kodak EasyShare V550 takes up a prominent place. It's a beautiful and neatly finished camera with specifications that will appeal to many people. Kodak has actually used some good components here. Not only their own ones, like the EasyShare system but also from others. The excellent Schneider Kreuznach lens is a perfect example of it. Just as great is the huge monitor on the back of the camera. It enhances the photographic joy tremendously.
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The Kodak EasyShare V550 is a good camera offering true value for its money. Excellent image quality, simple operation and easy to carry around with you. The EasyShare V550 is not yet perfect, but which camera is? It's mainly details where the EasyShare V550 drops a stitch. In general it's an attractive digital camera, not only because of its appearance. The users of the EasyShare V550 benefit to the fullest from the EasyShare concept. It's a strong concept, but still leaving room for improvement. We're not overwhelmed and uncritical but the Kodak EasyShare V 550 is definitely an excellent choice for the starting photographer, or it will serve greatly as a second camera added to the rest of your photographic equipment."

Kodak EasyShare V530 5MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Black)

Kodak EasyShare V530 5MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom


Features
Includes Photo Frame Dock 2 for stylish display of your photos and easy transfer to your computer
5-megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality 13-by-17-inch enlargements
Up to 80 minutes of continuous MPEG-4 video with audio capture and playback
2.5-inch high-resolution color display with 170 degree viewing angle
One-button EasyShare system for quick, universal sharing of videos and photos