Photoxels reviews the Kodak EasyShare V550 Zoom and writes :
“The Kodak EasyShare V550 Zoom is elegant in its all-metal ultra compact body with a SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH C-VARIOGON 3x optical zoom. It is strictly a Point-and-Shoot camera with Auto and scene modes and everything is designed for easy use.
The Kodak V550 is compact enough to fit in your pocket; those with large hands would want to try out its small control buttons first. An extra large 2.5 in. LCD monitor with 230,000 pixels high resolution and a wide 170Â° viewing angle makes viewing pictures easy. Standard is a docking station that recharges the camera’s battery and also serves as a convenient stand for viewing your pictures hands free: press the Slide Show button on the docking station and your captured pictures automatically plays.
‘The Kodak EasyShare V550 Zoom is basically a P&S digital camera that gives well exposed, vivid and sharpened images straight out of the camera. Though it allows some manual adjustments, I wouldn’t count on them too much because they are limited. Add the optional Printer Dock Series 3 printer and you have One-Touch facility in printing 4×6 in. prints in the convenience of your home.”
Eastman Kodak Company announced the Kodak EasyShare P880 digital camera. The new advanced Kodak P880 digital camera extends Kodakâ€™s signature simplicity-of-operation to avid photographers, giving them better tools to capture the exact images they want. The Kodak EasyShare P880 (8 Megapixels, 24 – 140mm (35mm equiv.,) f/2.8-4.1, wide-angle optical zoom lens, US$599 MSRP; available beginning September 2005) digital camera is engineered for exacting performance, whether the photographer is shooting dramatic outdoor vistas, fast-moving sporting events, or everyday family events.
Kodak EasyShare P880 Specifications:
Resolution 8.10 Mpixel , Sensor type CCD
Optical zoom Yes , Zoom wide (mm) 24 , Zoom tele (mm) 140
Manual focus Yes
Minimum aperture wide f2.8 , Minimum aperture tele f4.1
Minimum shutter (sec) 16 , Maximum shutter (sec) 1/4000
â€¢ Normal: 5 cm â€“ infinity (w) 25 cm â€“ infinity (t)
â€¢ Macro: 5 â€“ 50 cm (w) 25 â€“ 50 cm (t)
â€¢ Selectable zone AE (25 positions)
â€¢ Multi-pattern AE
â€¢ Center-weighted AE
â€¢ Center-spot AE
â€¢ ISO 50 – 200 in PASM and custom mode
â€¢ ISO 400 – 1600 in 0.8 MP
Viewfinder : Electronic, 237,000 pixels
LCD monitor 2.5″ TFT LCD
Storage : SD/MMC card, 32 MB card supplied
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There is a new Kodak Easyshare V550 review at Steves Digicams. It states:
“Easy is the operative word in Kodak’s EASYSHARE family of digital cameras, and that was not forgotten in the top of the Pocket Series line for 2005, the Kodak Easyshare V550 . Designed with the beginner in mind, it combines point-n-shoot simplicity with a 5-megapixel imager, brilliant 2.5-inch LCD and 36-108mm optical zoom lens into a very stylish, pocketable body. ”
The review appreciates the body of this digital camera and find it both attractive and functional:
“Equipping such a small body with a 2.5-inch LCD left little room for the camera controls, but Kodak positioned them well. ”
The LCD display is considered great :
About the Kodak Easyshare V550 display: “The V550’s 2.5-inch LCD display was a pleasure to use, brilliant enough to be usable outdoors even in bright sunlight and providing enough “gain-up” to be usable in dim lighting. “
The review concludes:
The Kodak EasyShare system is a tempting solution for families wanting point-n-shoot simplicity and ease of home printing. The V550’s automatic and scene modes produce pleasing 5-megapixel images without any fuss, while complementing your personal image with its stylishness. Combine it with the EasyShare Printer Dock, and you’ll produce photo lab-quality 4×6 prints, and do it without using an image editor or photo printing application. The V550 is a bit pricey at an MSRP of $400, but if style matters to you as much as simplicity and image quality, the V550 is a reasonable value. Combined with Kodak’s Printer Dock Series 3, it will produce a lot in terms of quality and fun for under $550.