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Kodak EasyShare V705
The wide-angle wars continue with the introduction of the Kodak Easyshare V705. It was only a few months ago that the V512 duked it out with Panasonic's FX01 for the title of "world's smallest wide-angle camera," but now Kodak is pushing it even further with the V705. This camera is cast in the same sleek style that the V512 and V610, and also has the same dual-lens configuration. The first lens provides 5x optical zoom, the second, a wide-angle 23mm scope, can be used to take wider panoramas and more-inclusive group shots. We at DCHQ love this series of cameras; they're very attractive, and the V705 is a nice intermediate camera, not nearly as expensive as the Bluetooth-enabled V610, and without the extra bells and whistles that might dissuade less-adventurous consumers.
- 7.3 megapixels
- 5x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom / 23mm wide-angle lens
- auto focus and exposure
- JPEG file format
- ISO 50-800
- Movie mode with sound
- 2.5-inch LCD
- Secure Digital storage (32MB internal)
- lithium-ion battery.
- Release Date: Aug 12, 2006
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Kodak EasyShare V705 Reviews
Kodak EasyShare V705 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users
- 2.0 out of 5
This camera is a good camera if you want to take landscape (ultra wide and stiched pics.) If you want pics that are at a distance, this is good. If you want a camera that fits into almost any container: pockets, small purse, etc. This will serve you adequately.
But if you want to take "portrait" pics at a relatively short distance, then you will be very disappointed with the clarity. This also means that you cannot crop the pics and produce any clear pics.
- 3.0 out of 5
The Kodak V705 is a good looking, full featured, nice compact digital camera. Most interesting detail obviously is the wide angle lens set, it makes a lot of fun. The camera is quick, although it depends also on the speed of the SD card you are using. It saves the pictures in the background, though, so it is possible to make shots in a rapid succession. It has a lot of features, I personally liked and used the panorama picture the most. From 3 shots it makes a 180 degrees panorama picture and if you are careful enough you really can't see any edges. The only drawback of this camera is the picture quality. I think simply the JPEG compression is too high, based on the image size, and unfortunately there is no way to change it. It makes pictures between 800Kb and 1.5Mb at 7Mp, which is very small. My older 5Mp camera makes around 2.2Mb pictures and the picture quality is way much better, crystal clear and sharp. It's a pity that this, otherwise nice, camera has such a flaw. Hopefully they make a new firmware sometime which corrects this problem.
- 5.0 out of 5
This is one slick camera. It seems like less than a second from a push of the "on" button to the first picture. The shutter lag is neglible even with flash. The power supply plug is reasonably sized, not the minis of the past that would easly bend. There is plenty of sophistication in the camera but it doesn't get in the way of taking good pictures and fast pictures. The flash is easily disabled allowing shots out the, eg, plane window at the turbulence I endured recently. One feature I am concerned about is the cover for the SD card being so small it might be a problem for some hands. Its going to be hard to justify taking the D2X on anythinhg less than serious shoots in the future. Thanks Kodak!!