That’s not too bad. Featuring a full complement of preset exposure modes, an Auto setting, and the flexibility of a long-exposure mode, the V is perfect for point-and-shoot enthusiasts who don’t want to worry over exposure decisions. The silly exception is that the zoom moves pretty slowly, while the serious exception is the really crummy battery life. Most users of the EasyShare V will not edit their photos to a great extend but will just print them straight away. The flash takes about five seconds to recharge after a full-power shot, about average for this class of camera. Automatically creates a still image that includes nine frames taken from each video recorded and displays them in a matrix.

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To the upper-right of the lens is the viewfinder, with the light sensor to the right of that.

So, if you buy this camera you should definitely buy a spare battery. The V has quite a few features, though they’re geared more toward the beginner than the enthusiast.

Even so I never found it to be a burden to carry around. The available scenes appear at the bottom of the LCD display upon entering the mode, and the Multi-Controller selects the scene. There is no need for a “high speed” memory card on the V I suppose you could throw the EasyShare ONE into the mix, but it still not shipped as of this writing, and it’s going to easyahare on the expensive side.

There’s no “fine” or “normal” quality here — just these options:. The Kodak V belongs to the better cameras as far as noise is concerned.


Aside from the color cast things look very good. At the top-right of the photo you’ll find the zoom controller.

Movies are saved using the MPEG-4 codec, and sound is recorded as well. Noise-suppression systems in digital cameras tend to flatten-out detail in areas of subtle contrast. The Print at Home tab will help you print the images you select either by marking them on the camera or in the software.

Automatically creates a still image that includes nine frames taken easyshaare each video recorded and displays them in a matrix. ISO 80 Image reduced to 1. An album feature lets you organize your photos into albums before they ever hit your computer.

This will come in handy for the night shots that you’ll see v50 a moment. They are for Auto, portrait, scene, and movie modes.

Kodak EasyShare V550 Digital Camera Review

The V not only looks good, it is a genuinely capable digital camera that produces consistently super images by providing users with a well thought out array of easy to access picture perfecting tweaks and adjustments. Macro images are tack sharp with good contrast and excellent color.

Much softer in lower right corner. You can see a sample above. View our photo galleryand print the images just like you would if they were your own.

Kodak EasyShare V Digital Camera Review – DigitalCameraReview

You simply put the camera into the dock and press a button to connect the camera and initiate image downloading. And that’s about it! The 32 megabytes of internal memory will let you record movies up to two minutes and two seconds in length at the lowest quality setting.


If the V determines it needs flash, the flash will fire, automatically. Pressing this button in Review mode automatically enables Playback mode, and displays the Share menu with the following options: You can then tag photos on the camera, and they’ll end up in the proper album when you transfer your photos to your computer.

Kodak EasyShare V550 zoom digital camera — User’s guide

The mode buttons on top of the camera control the exposure mode, with options of Auto, Portrait, Scene, and Movie, while the Review button on the rear panel enables image and movie playback.

Though the camera doesn’t offer any manual exposure control, you can access a Long Exposure mode through the Record menu, for exposures easyshaee long as eight seconds. Write-protects the displayed image, preventing it from being accidentally erased or manipulated except via memory or card formatting.

You can also charge the battery while it’s in the camera by using the included AC adapter. Users who prefer more subdued, technically accurate color saturation levels may find the V’s images a little too bright, but most consumers will probably find the V’s bright, snappy images very appealing.

The camera’s autofocus system worked unusually well, able to focus on the subject down to the darkest light levels we test at, even with its AF-assist light turned off.