In a follow-up to the distinctive 5.0MP
V570, Kodak has announced the new 6.1MP EasyShare
V610. The dual Schneider-Kreuznach C-Variogon zoom lenses are
still carried over with the V610, but this time one has a focal
length of 38-114mm while the second lens goes from 130-380mm.
The V610 looks strikingly similar to
its predecessor, but is slightly larger to accommodate the new 2.8"
LCD screen (up from 2.5" on the V570). As with most new P&S
digital cameras released these days, the V610 has the ability to
capture 640x480 video at 30FPS with sound. And speaking of video, the
camera also features the ability to zoom up to its 10x limit during
capture -- a feature sorely missed on many digital cameras. Other
features thrown into the mix include Bluetooth 2.0 EDR support, 32MB
of internal storage (a Secure Digital slot is available for additional storage) and image stabilization during picture and video
The EasyShare is expected to be
available during the spring with an MSRP of $449.