Auto, only White Balance: You can choose from a selection of date formats as well. As you’d expect from Kodak, the V’s playback mode is attractive and easy-to-use. Plan on using external lighting for your closest macro shots with the V Once you connect to your computer, the EasyShare software will send the pictures to the chosen recipients. If on, the camera displays the shaking hand icon during quickview, with a range of colors to indicate the level of blur.

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Slow shutter speeds make the noise level increase rapidly, however this is the case on almost every digital compact camera.

Kodak EasyShare V550 Digital Camera Review

The proof is in the pictures, so let your own eyes decide which you like best! In addition iodak can’t just pop in some “regular batteries” when the proprietary one runs out of juice like you can on some other usually larger cameras.

The Kodak EasyShare V’s 0. Please note that the new EasyShare 5. The Kodak EasyShare V uses a custom rechargeable 3. Color balance was slightly warm from the Auto white balance setting.

You don’t need a graduate degree in math to see that the V’s battery life is worse than any other camera in its class.

Shot-to-shot speeds were excellent, with a delay of just over a second before you can take another shot. There are two “AF control” choices available on the V I’ll describe them further in the Design section. As with many of Kodak’s other cameras, no memory card is included with the V Our standard shots required more exposure compensation than average.


But do note that the ISO sensitivity is locked at “Auto” when using this feature! The V has a built-in lens cover, so there’s no clumsy lens cap to worry about.

Kodak EasyShare V Digital Photography Review

The flash takes about five seconds to recharge after a full-power shot, about average for this class of camera. Pressing this button in Review mode automatically enables Playback mode, and displays the Share menu with the following options:.

Movies can be recorded at x or x pixels, at 30 frames-per-second. Flush with the panel, and actually incorporated into the panel itself, are four mode buttons Auto, Portrait, SCN, and Moviehighlighted by laser cuts that reveal cool blue LEDs beneath.

Built-in multi mode Exposure: The first thing to notice on the back of the V is a beautiful 2. An ISO setting offers equivalent settings kldak 80,and with the setting only available at the 1. While pushing the controller in its four available directions is okay, pushing that tiny OK button is nearly impossible. It delivers a more neutral result.

If the V determines it needs flash, the flash will fire, automatically. The LCD menu system is short and simple to navigate, and the plain-English descriptions of menu items are a welcome change from the too-common cryptic icons on so many other cameras.


Speaking of ISO, there’s an ISO option on the V, though it’s limited to the smallest resolution and the noise levels were too high even for 4 x 6 inch prints. Coverage and Range The V’s small flash has a limited range, produces a slight blue cast in combination with typical incandescent room lighting.

Though a little soft at wide angle, with some noticeable coma distortion in the trees, the V’s lens still performs quite well.

Due to my limited resources, please do not e-mail me asking for a personal recommendation.

Photo quality was quite good, with the camera producing colorful pictures with low noise and purple fringing levels. Resets all camera settings to their defaults. This moves the lens from 5v50 to telephoto in three seconds, which is on the slow side.

The V comes with the very stylish Kodak Photo Frame 2 dock which you can see above.

Kodak EasyShare V550 zoom digital camera — User’s guide

As you’d expect from Kodak, the V’s playback mode is attractive and easy-to-use. You can select a person or persons to whom you want to e-mail this picture.

A lower resolution x 30 fps mode is also available for longer recording times.