Lest we forget about Kodak, one of the giants of the 20th century camera scene. The Eastman folks are back with some hot new digital models, designed with ease of use in mind.
The first is the V705, an update of the V570 that has the same dual-lens setup but pairs it with a 7.1-megapixel image sensor and a 5X optical zoom. The result should be better-res wide-angle shots.
The new kid on the block is the C875, a full-measure 8-megapixel monster in the Easyshare line that has a 5X optical zoom and the handy for-anyone functionality of tracking people’s faces within the frame, making it nearly impossible to take a shot that is off-center. MPEG-4 video capability is available as well, with the added feature of creating still prints from video.
Both models feature the company’s own Perfect Touch and anti-blur technologies and come in a small handful of colors that are, essentially, shades of gray. If you are a choose-your-own-lighting kind of guy or gal, you can bypass the automatic features and choose your own settings manually.
The new kid should be out first, with a price of tag under US$300. The V705 will set you back just under $350, and you can get it next month.