Easyshare V570 Camera
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Has Both Wide Angle, Optical Zoom lensesROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 5, 2006 -- At this week's 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Eastman Kodak Co. introduced the world's first dual-lens digital still camera, the Easyshare V570. Using proprietary Kodak Retina dual-lens technology, the V570 camera wraps an ultrawide angle lens (23 mm) and an optical zoom lens (39 to 117 mm) into a package less than an inch thick.
The Easyshare V570 camera's ultrawide angle lens coupled with its optical zoom lens produces a total 5X optical zoom range. According to Kodak, no other consumer digital camera offers such a wide angle of view, nor the unique design of this model, whose all-glass, stacked Schneider-Kreuznach C-Variogon prism lenses never extend from the camera body.
In addition to its dual-lens design, the 5-MP camera has a variety of features designed to enhance the photography experience, including in-camera panorama stitching, which automatically combines three pictures into a panorama photograph. Using the ultrawide view in panorama scene mode, users can take in a 180-degree vista with just three shots -- an industry exclusive, according to Kodak.
The V570 records TV-quality video, up to 30 fps using advanced MPEG-4 compression, at an ultrawide angle to capture more of the scene. Built-in image stabilization technology reduces on-screen shaking from unintentional hand and camera movement.
The camera also offers an optical zoom feature for video, including auto focus. Other features of the V570 include:
- A 2.5-inch, high-resolution LCD screen;
- A Kodak Color Science image processing chip for image quality, low noise and precise exposure;
- Automatic red-eye reduction, on-camera cropping, picture blur alert and auto picture rotation;
- In-camera distortion correction to compensate for ultrawide angle fish-eye effects, which can be turned on or off;
- Twenty-two scene modes plus three color modes;
- The Photo Frame Dock 2, which provides one-touch picture transfer to a computer and which can play video and photo "slideshows" on the camera's LCD screen;
- And 32 MB of internal memory, plus an SD card slot for additional storage.
The company says the Easyshare V570 with Photo Frame Dock 2 will be available worldwide beginning later this month for a suggested retail price of $399.
For more information, visit: www.kodak.com
Eastman Kodak Co.
343 State St.
Rochester, NY 14650