Probably the only good digital camera that Kodak makes is the V705 and its predecessors the V610 and V570 which I have owned the V570 and now have bought the V705 because I loved the V570. The V570 camera had a dual lens which includes a fixed 23mm lens and then a 3X optical 39mm to 117mm. The V705 has stuck with the dual lens technology and this time it has a 5X zoom lens and has increased the picture resolution to 7.1 mega-pixels. With some extra added features and now three different colors to choose from (silver, black, or pink) the V705 is by far my choice when it comes to digital cameras.
The V705 is almost identical in look and feel to the V570, it still has the automatic sliding lens cover, and the dual lens technology and this time with a 5X zoom. Using the dual lens you can see one error when doing close up photos, there is a slight gap when switching between the two lens, but it’s not that big of a deal and wont really have an affect on your pictures.
What I love about the V705 is the number of preset scene modes which includes 22 different options. Some of my most used are red-eye reduction (which is just how it sounds), text (which is great for taking pictures of objects with text on them, when you want it to be able to be read), and snow (great for pictures when you are playing in the snow). I didn’t think the presets would make a difference but just as with the V570 all of the settings work great for what they are designed for.
The camera also has video recording capabilities at 640×48- pixels at 30 frames per second. Video quality is great with perfect details and audio is just amazing, it picks up audio flawlessly and has never been distorted or weird. This is the only digital camera I have ever used that I would say could possible double as a video camera. The quality of the video is just amazing and in the V705 they have even added in the ability to cut your video down in size. You also get in camera editing features where you can edit your photos and it places the edited version side by side with the original and you can choose to replace the old one, save the new one with a different name, or delete the new one and just keep the original.
The V705 has a nice digital display screen that is large and shows your pictures with vivid color and detail. I like the clarity of photos the camera takes and it has very little problems when it comes to taking good pictures. Even at the higher resolutions and ISO’s it still takes good pictures.
A few bad qualities of this camera would be the length of time it takes to turn on and get to taking a picture, taking about 4 to 5 seconds from turning it on and taking my first picture it’s a little slower than most cameras I have ever used. However once the camera is on it is very fast at taking multiple pictures, I can take a picture about ever second without to much lag. I like the ability to take lots and lots of consecutive pictures so this is another reason this camera is made for me.
This camera is made for users who like to take lots of pictures and do it quickly, with not much lag time between shots. Anyone who likes to have a multifunctional camera that can also double as a video recorder will love the V705. I would suggest this camera for the everyday user who just likes to take pictures of the family and video of friends. It’s a bit pricy (at about $240) due to the dual lens technology but it is worth every penny. This camera is loaded with options and an easy interface that anyone can use. This is probably the only Kodak camera (series) I will ever like and recommend to anyone.