Kodak V570 Review

 
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Kodak V570 Performance


Timing and Performance

Average to slightly slow speed for a consumer camera.

Operation
Time
(secs)
Notes
Power On -> First shot
2.2
LCD turns on and lens cover opens.
Shutdown
1.8 - 21
First time is simple shutdown, second time is worst-case buffer-clearing time.
Play to Record, first shot
0.6
Time until first shot is captured.
Record to play
1.5 / 0.3
First time is that required to display a large/fine file immediately after capture, second time is that needed to display a large/fine file that has already been processed and stored on the memory card.
Shutter lag, full autofocus
0.33 / 0.54
First time is at full wide-angle, second is full telephoto.
Shutter lag, prefocus
0.091
Time to capture, after half-pressing shutter button.
Shutter lag, continuous autofocus
1.28
-
Cycle Time, max/min resolution
2.14 / 2.52
First number is for large/fine files, second number is time for lowest resolution images. Times are averages. In large/fine mode, shoots only 2 frames this fast, then slows to about 4.6 seconds per shot. In lo-res mode, shoots 2 frames this fast, then slows to about 3.7 seconds per shot. Buffer clears after each shot in either mode.
Cycle Time, Flash exposures
11
(Flash at maximum power output)
Cycle Time, continuous mode, max/min resolution
0.80 / 0.50
(1.25 / 2.00 fps)
First number is for large/fine files, second number is time for lowest resolution images. Times are averages. In either mode, shoots 3 frames this fast and stops to clear the buffer. This pause lasts 19 seconds for large/fine shots, 15 seconds for "TV" sized images.
Download speed
Windows Computer, USB 2.0
558 KBytes/sec
Typical Values:
Less than 600=USB 1.1;
600-770=USB 2.0 Low;
Above 770=USB 2.0 High

The V570's performance ranges from better than average to slightly slow, depending on what you're trying to do. It starts up fairly quickly, and has a quick shutter response at both wide angle and telephoto. "Prefocusing" the camera by half-pressing and holding down the shutter button before the final exposure, it's very fast, with a shutter delay of only 0.091 second. Shot to shot cycle times are on the slow side though, at about 2.14 seconds for large/fine JPEGs, and it can only capture two shots this quickly before it has to slow down (a lot) and wait for the memory card to catch up. Continuous-mode speed is also a little slow, at a bit over one frame/second, for up to three shots in succession. The flash takes about 11 seconds to recharge after a full-power shot, also on the slow side. Connected to a computer, download speeds are fast enough that you probably won't feel a need for a separate card reader, but nonetheless aren't as fast as many cameras currently on the market. Bottom line, while not a first choice for sports or other fast-paced action, the V570 is responsive enough to handle most family photo opportunities.

Battery and Storage Capacity

Battery
Short battery life, recommend keeping spare battery on-hand.

Operating Mode
Battery Life
Still-image capture mode
81 minutes
Still-image capture mode
Half-press Shutter
79 minutes
Image playback
279 minutes

The Kodak EasyShare V570 uses a custom rechargeable LiIon battery for power. The table above shows maximum run times based on our power measurements and the rated performance of its battery. Given the short run time, you should definitely consider purchasing a second battery to pack along on extended outings.

Storage
No card is included with the Kodak EasyShare V570, although it accepts SD/MMC cards; 28MB RAM is built into the camera.

Image Capacity with
28MB Internal Memory
Fine
2,576 x 1,932 Images 17
File Size 1.7MB
2,304 x 1,728 Images 21
File Size 1.4MB
2,048 x 1,536 Images 26
File Size 1.1MB
1,552 x 1,164
Images 43
File Size 675K

I strongly recommend buying at least a 256MB card, preferably a 512MB one, to give yourself extra space for extended outings and videos.

 

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