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Kodak EasyShare V610 review.

 
 
Larsonist84@gmail.com
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      09-14-2006
http://www.denguru.com/2006/09/05/kodak_easyshare_v610/

Denguru has a good preview of what Kodak claims to be releasing the
world's smallest 10X optical zoom digital camera. The article has
sample photo's of 1x images and 10x images to show you the difference
in quality and perspective.

"Unless you've tried out a camera with a 10X optical zoom, it's hard to
imagine how much that zoom capability is. The two pictures below were
shot of the same scene - one at 1X, and the second at 10X. In a number
of our test shots at 10X using the default "Auto" mode, we found the
images to be crisp and in focus."

 
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Ron Baird
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      09-14-2006
Greetings Larsonist,

Yeah, I was amazed by this model as well as the 705 that only has a 5X zoom
but a larger sensor. Also does a great job. I carry the 570 around with me
for any special shots and find them to be excellent. The quality of the
optics is very good. I have recommended it several times. The new 610 is
even better.

Talk to you soon,

Ron Baird
Eastman Kodak Company



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> http://www.denguru.com/2006/09/05/kodak_easyshare_v610/
>
> Denguru has a good preview of what Kodak claims to be releasing the
> world's smallest 10X optical zoom digital camera. The article has
> sample photo's of 1x images and 10x images to show you the difference
> in quality and perspective.
>
> "Unless you've tried out a camera with a 10X optical zoom, it's hard to
> imagine how much that zoom capability is. The two pictures below were
> shot of the same scene - one at 1X, and the second at 10X. In a number
> of our test shots at 10X using the default "Auto" mode, we found the
> images to be crisp and in focus."
>



 
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Greg Guarino
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      09-15-2006
On 14 Sep 2006 12:17:22 -0700, "(E-Mail Removed)"
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>http://www.denguru.com/2006/09/05/kodak_easyshare_v610/
>
>Denguru has a good preview of what Kodak claims to be releasing the
>world's smallest 10X optical zoom digital camera.


This brings up a minor peeve of mine. "10x" really doen't tell me what
I want to know. "38-380mm equiv." is what I'd like to see. The
designation "10x" suggests that only the top of the range matters.
What about us wide angle fans? And how usable will that 380mm
equivalent tele be? Do people carry tripods with a camera whose main
attribute is "pocketability"? Or perhaps they live on Mercury?

The review above shows two shots, one taken at "1x" and one at "10x".
Ugh. What is "1x" anyway? Apparently it's whatever the shortest
available focal length is on that particular camera.

Anyway, that's my peeve for today.

Greg Guarino
 
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Hebee Jeebes
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      09-15-2006
I use zoom most of the time, usually max zoom. I had no problems getting
good sharp images with the V610 hand holding. I am working on a gallery with
some of those shots. I like the camera a lot it compliments my FZ30 quite
well.

R


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> On 14 Sep 2006 12:17:22 -0700, "(E-Mail Removed)"
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>>http://www.denguru.com/2006/09/05/kodak_easyshare_v610/
>>
>>Denguru has a good preview of what Kodak claims to be releasing the
>>world's smallest 10X optical zoom digital camera.

>
> This brings up a minor peeve of mine. "10x" really doen't tell me what
> I want to know. "38-380mm equiv." is what I'd like to see. The
> designation "10x" suggests that only the top of the range matters.
> What about us wide angle fans? And how usable will that 380mm
> equivalent tele be? Do people carry tripods with a camera whose main
> attribute is "pocketability"? Or perhaps they live on Mercury?
>
> The review above shows two shots, one taken at "1x" and one at "10x".
> Ugh. What is "1x" anyway? Apparently it's whatever the shortest
> available focal length is on that particular camera.
>
> Anyway, that's my peeve for today.
>
> Greg Guarino



 
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Ron Hunter
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      09-15-2006
Ron Baird wrote:
> Greetings Larsonist,
>
> Yeah, I was amazed by this model as well as the 705 that only has a 5X zoom
> but a larger sensor. Also does a great job. I carry the 570 around with me
> for any special shots and find them to be excellent. The quality of the
> optics is very good. I have recommended it several times. The new 610 is
> even better.
>
> Talk to you soon,
>
> Ron Baird
> Eastman Kodak Company
>
>
>


>
>


Ron,
Good to see you back in the newsgroup. Where have you been hiding?
 
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Ron Baird
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      09-19-2006
Hi Greg,

I can appreciate your interest. Actually the camera starts out at wide angle
or 38mm equivalent in 35mm terms. As you zoom out the aperture changes as
noted on the spec page for this camera. For its size and versatility is a
good camera for many. The two lenses in this camera yield the following.

38-114 mm (35 mm equiv.) f/3.9-f/4.4
130-380 mm (35 mm equiv.) f/4.8

If you are going to take a telephoto shot, especially at 10x, you should
have some support. There are small tripods around but if not, leaning on
something, or setting the camera on some surface etc. and setting the timer
may be a good way to get a shot a long distances. Anyway it is a pretty
small camera and can do a pretty amazing job for its size.

If you happen to be in a local store when the camera is available, check it
out.

Talk to you soon,

Ron Baird
Eastman Kodak Company

"Greg Guarino" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> On 14 Sep 2006 12:17:22 -0700, "(E-Mail Removed)"
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>>http://www.denguru.com/2006/09/05/kodak_easyshare_v610/
>>
>>Denguru has a good preview of what Kodak claims to be releasing the
>>world's smallest 10X optical zoom digital camera.

>
> This brings up a minor peeve of mine. "10x" really doen't tell me what
> I want to know. "38-380mm equiv." is what I'd like to see. The
> designation "10x" suggests that only the top of the range matters.
> What about us wide angle fans? And how usable will that 380mm
> equivalent tele be? Do people carry tripods with a camera whose main
> attribute is "pocketability"? Or perhaps they live on Mercury?
>
> The review above shows two shots, one taken at "1x" and one at "10x".
> Ugh. What is "1x" anyway? Apparently it's whatever the shortest
> available focal length is on that particular camera.
>
> Anyway, that's my peeve for today.
>
> Greg Guarino



 
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