Eastman Kodak kicked off the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show week in Las Vegas by unveiling a new digital camera which they say uses the world’s first dual-lens. The EasyShare V570 is projected to be available later this month for $399.
The five megapixel V570, said Kodak, wraps an ultra-wide angle lens (23 mm) and an optical zoom lens (39 â€“ 117 mm) together using a special proprietary technology. This combination produces a total 5x optical zoom range and a design whose prism lenses never extend from the camera body.
Other features of the V570 include in-camera panorama stitching, TV quality video recording at up to 30 frames per second, image stabilization technology, a 2.5â€ LCD screen, automatic red eye reduction, twenty two scene modes and 32MB of internal memory. The camera comes with a docking station for recharging and photo transfers to a PC.
â€œToday’s picture takers expect high-performance features in an attractive package. Kodak is first to give them a coveted but previously unavailable ultra-wide angle lens in a pocket-size camera,â€ said Mary Hadley, general manager of digital cameras for Kodak’s Consumer Digital Imaging Group. â€œCapturing high quality photos with maximum ease of use are at the top of people’s lists when buying a new digital camera. By delivering on these needs in a completely new way, the EasyShare V570 camera pushes the boundaries of innovative design for ultra-compact cameras.â€
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