I have my Kodak V610 for about two years now and it's still going strong. The 10 times optical zoom is one of it's best features! However at the full capacity on the zoom I'd recommend a tripod unless you've got an extremely steady hand! I really love the panoramic mode which allows you to take 3 photos next to one another and it will stitch it together for you there and then. It's a durable camera - I've had it repaired once (under the product support) only because I got sand in it as a result of falling asleep on a beach - on top of the camera. The quick start up time is another reason i bought it. I love taking photos on the spur of the moment and if the camera takes too long to wake up then the opportunity is often lost. luckily for me this camera is speedy in that respect.
Very easy to use all round brilliant camera.
This is the best digital camera i've ever owned!! I would easily recommend purchasing the V610 to anyone if its within your price budget.
I'm very much an amatuer photographer, and what makes this camera is the strength of the 10x optical zoom. While other cameras in the same price bracket will boast more megapixels (the V610 has 6mp), what they don't match is the strength of optical zoom.
There are over 20 scene modes, a fantastic panoramic picture stitching mode, the flash is excellent for low or non existent light shots, the dual lens is a great design feature and even the video function on the player is great too (although footage availability is dictated by your memory card size - there is 32mb built in)
To top it all off, the easyshare software thats bundled with the camera is very effictive and easy to use, with some great editing features...... and finally one thing that this camera also boasts is Bluetooth functionality too! So you can even transfer your pictures onto other Bluetooth devices too.... Very handy for when your friends want a copy of that captured moment on their phone!
All in all i've owned this camera for a year now, and i'm still finding new features on it... Top marks from me!
My V610 is a fantastic camera! with its dual lens it gives 10x optical zoom. you can send your pictures via Bluetooth either to your mobile phone or PC or even printer that has Bluetooth. If you are after style and portability and want be able to send your pictures to your friends then this is the one for you. It is simple to use and you don't even need to spend too much time on the instruction book because on the LCD screen it show what each function does. It took me a day to get used to all the functionality.
I bought this camera about a year ago and still impress me of what it can, it has all important features such as, 180-degree panorama mode, the advanced video with built-in image stabilization which reduces the blur in the picture which can occur when for example your hand shakes while taking the picture
Great product! I'm almost always happy with the result... if there's an error, i'd say it's mine :) I personally think it's user friendly, unless you're too lazy to play around with it. Try to get to know the camera & its capability for an hour or so and you have a camera that can pretty much take care of all your photography needs... unless you're Annie Leibovitz.