Kicking off this week's 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Eastman Kodak Company introduced the first dual-lens digital still camera, the KODAK EASYSHARE V570.
Using the KODAK RETINA Dual Lens technology, the V570 camera wraps a wide angle lens (23 mm) and an optical zoom lens (39 x 117 mm) into a small package less than an inch thin.
The EASYSHARE V570 camera?s lens coupled with its optical zoom lens produces a total 5X optical zoom range.
In addition to its dual lens design, the 5-megapixel V570 camera boasts a variety of features including in-camera panorama stitching, which automatically combines three pictures into a panorama photograph. Using the wide view in panorama scene mode, people can take in a 180-degree vista with just three shots.
The camera also records TV-quality video, up to 30 frames per second (fps) using MPEG-4 compression. Built-in image stabilization technology reduces on-screen shaking from unintentional hand and camera movement.
Other features of the V570 camera include:
A 2.5-inch LCD screen;
The KODAK Color Science image processing chip ;
Automatic red-eye reduction, on-camera cropping, picture blur alert and auto picture rotation;
In-camera distortion correction to compensate for ultra-wide angle fish-eye effects, which can be turned on or off;
Twenty-two scene modes plus three color modes;
The Photo Frame Dock 2, which provides one-touch picture transfer to a connected computer while keeping the cameras' lithium-ion battery charged and ready to go, and which can play video and photo "slideshows" on the camera's LCD screen;
And 32 megabytes of internal memory, plus a SD card slot for additional storage.
The KODAK EASYSHARE V570 zoom digital camera with Photo Frame Dock 2 will be available worldwide beginning later this month for US$399 (MSRP).