Kodak V603 Review

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Kodak Easyshare V603 Zoom

Review Posted 7/07/2006

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The KODAK EASYSHARE V603 Zoom is designed for people who want a small, stylish camera packed with innovative features to enhance the photography experience. It is the latest in the V-series line of cameras which features exciting digital advancements wrapped in sleek camera bodies while remaining true to Kodak's signature ease-of-use.

The tiny, 6.1-megapixel model includes a SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH C-VARIOGON 3X optical zoom lens, 2.5-inch high resolution LCD display, in-camera picture enhancing features such as KODAK PPERFECT TOUCH technology and multiple color and scene modes including panorama stitch.

The V603 also records TV-quality video, up to 30 frames per second (fps) using advanced MPEG-4 compression with the ability to split video with a simple on-camera editing feature. Built-in image stabilization technology during video reduces on- screen shaking from unintentional hand and camera movement. The camera also offers the use of its 3X SCHNEIDER- KREUZNACH C- VARIOGON optical zoom lens during video recording, with continuous autofocus. And it is simple to select any frame in a video, then save and print from video in just seconds.

The V-Series cameras include KODAK EASYSHARE software version 5.2 for WINDOWS and MACINTOSH systems, providing effortless digital picture organization, editing, sharing and printing. The exclusive One Touch to Better Pictures feature takes advantage of proprietary color technologies developed by Kodak to help users get vibrant, true-to-life prints from inkjet printers. Version 5.2, which is available for free download from www.kodak.com, also makes sharing your favorite pictures as simple as possible, automatically placing them in albums on your camera, on your computer, and in your online KODAK EASYSHARE Gallery albums.

Kodak V603 Features:

  • 6.1 megapixel (effective) CCD for prints up to 13 x 19 inches
  • Super-slim metal alloy body, less than an inch thick
  • 3x SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH optical zoom with 36-108mm coverage (35mm equivalent)
  • KODAK Color Science image processing technology for proper exposure, white balance and color saturation
  • 2.5-inch Wide-view color LCD display with 230,000 pixels of resolution
  • 3 frames/sec Burst mode up to 4 images in any quality
  • 640x480 MPEG-4 movie mode, 30fps with audio, up to 80 minutes
  • Auto, Movie and 22 Scene modes
  • Multi-zone AF and Center Zone AF with focus-assist lamp
  • TTL Metering: Multi-pattern, Center-weighted or Center Spot
  • Selectable ISO sensitivity: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800 (1.8MP only)
  • Long shutter speeds: 0.5 to 8 seconds
  • Built-in multi mode flash
  • Customizable startup sound themes and camera sound effects
  • 32MB internal memory + removable SD card storage
  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery included
  • Auto-Connect USB for hassle-free downloads
  • Imagelink and PictBridge compliant for direct printing
  • Compatible with optional Easyshare Printer and Camera Docks

The KODAK EASYSHARE V603 Zoom, which comes in black or silver, is available now with an MERP of US$299.95.

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Kodak Easyshare V603 Zoom

Kodak Easyshare V603 Zoom

Kodak Easyshare V603 Zoom Kodak Easyshare V603 Zoom

Kodak Easyshare V603 Zoom

Kodak Easyshare V603 Zoom

Kodak Easyshare V603 Zoom

The Easyshare V603 compared in size to a CD.

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Kodak V603 Specifications

CCD resolution (effective pixels) 6.36 MP (2934 × 2171)
Image resolution (recorded pixels) 6.1 MP (2848 × 2144)
Picture quality 6.0 MP: best (2832 × 2128), prints up to 20 × 30 in. (50 x 75 cm)
5.3 MP: best 3:2 (2832 × 1888), optimized ratio for 4 × 6 in. (10 × 15 cm) prints
4.0 MP: better (2304 × 1728), prints up to 20 × 30 in. (50 × 75 cm)
3.1 MP: good (2048 × 1536), prints up to 11 × 14 in. (28 × 36 cm)
1.8 MP: e-mail (1568 × 1168), small prints
Still format JPEG/EXIF v 2.21
Lens 36-108 mm (35 mm equiv.) f/2.8-;f/4.8
Advanced digital zoom 4X advanced digital zoom, total zoom range 12X
Aperture 3X zoom lens: f/2.8 at wide, f/4.8 at tele
Shutter speed 8-;1/1448 sec.
LCD 2.5 in. (6.35 cm) high resolution (230K pixels)
Scene modes auto, portrait, panorama left-right, panorama right-left, sport, landscape, close-up, night portrait, night landscape, snow, beach, text, fireworks, flower, manner/museum, self-portrait, party, children, backlight, panning shot, candlelight, sunset, custom
Color modes high color, natural color, low color, sepia, black and white
Burst mode 3 fps, maximum 4 images
Click to capture 0.3 sec.
Shot to shot 1.0 sec.
Video mode continuous MPEG-4 compressed video with audio capture and playback
Video resolution VGA (640 × 480 pixels) at 30 fps, QVGA (320 × 240 pixels) at 30 fps
Video length continuous up to 80 min. based on memory capacity
Video features 3X zoom during video with digital image stabilization and auto focus; video print options including 4, 9, or 16 multi-up pictures; video split function
Video format QUICKTIME MOV
Auto focus TTL-AF
Auto focus control single AF, continuous AF
Focus range standard: 2.0 ft (0.6 m)-;infinity
macro, wide: 2.0-;2.3 ft (0.05-;0.7 m)
macro, tele: 1.3-;2.3 ft (0.4-;0.7 m)
landscape: 32.8 ft (10 m)-;infinity
Sensitivity ISO equivalent 80-;160 (auto) and 80, 100, 200, 400, 800* (manual)
White balance auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade
Exposure metering auto: TTL-AE; selectable: multipattern, center-weighted, center-spot
Exposure compensation ±2.0 EV with 0.3 EV steps
Long time exposure 0.5-;8 sec.
Histogram display display on live view and review
Built-in flash auto, off, fill, digital red-eye reduction
Flash range 2.0-;8.5 ft (0.6-;2.6 m) at wide, ISO 140
2.0-;5.9 ft (0.6-;1.8 m) at tele, ISO 200
Review options 1X-;8X magnify with pan, fast scroll, multi-up, slide show, album, picture info, erase, protect, crop, copy, image storage, Share/print, view by album or date, Favorites
Editing cropping, blurry image detection
Favorites on-camera picture storage
Dedicated buttons power, shutter, still/SCN, video, Favorites, review, delete, menu, Share, flash mode
Sound selectable sound themes: default, jazz lounge, secret agent
Auto picture rotation on, off, on transfer
Software works with KODAK EASYSHARE Software
Storage 32 MB internal memory** available, SD/MMC card expansion slot
Self-timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds, 2 shots
Dock compatibility works with optional KODAK EASYSHARE Photo Printer 500, KODAK EASYSHARE Printer Dock Plus Series 3, KODAK EASYSHARE Printer Dock Series 3, and KODAK EASYSHARE Camera Dock Series 3***
IMAGELINK Print System compatible yes
PICTBRIDGE enabled yes
I/O interface A/V output (NTSC or PAL, user-selectable), exclusive KODAK Camera Dock/Printer Dock interface, digital (USB 2.0) connector
Power KODAK Li-Ion Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery KLIC-7002
Lens protection built in lens barrier
Tripod mount 1/4 in. standard
Weight without batteries: 4.2 oz (120 g)
Dimensions W × H × D: 3.6 × 2.0 × 0.9 in. (92.0 × 50.0 × 21.6 mm)
Warranty one year
Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.

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