Kodak EasyShare V570 Camera review | Storage and Energy
The Kodak V570 digital camera is equipped with 32MB internal memory, of which 28MB is available for photo storage. It goes without saying that this by no means suffices for a five Megapixel camera. You are able to store approximately 17 images in the highest quality, which is, admittedly, nowhere near adequate for a holiday. We would therefore recommend any future user to immediately invest in a memory card of, for instance, 256MB. This type of card fits approximately 159 images, or over 8 minutes of video. The Kodak EasyShare V570 supports the Secure Digital or MultiMedia memory card. The card slot, which is covered by a plastic lid, can be found on the side of the camera.
Kodak V570 - Secure Digital memory card
The fact that Kodak support the Secure Digital card should come as no surprise. This card receives an enormous share of attention and interest, and these days nine out of ten digital cameras are equipped with a Secure Digital card slot. The storage capacity of the Secure Digital memory card varies from 16MB up to 2GB. We expect to see higher storage capacities soon, although these will only be supported by the next generation of digital cameras. Besides the variety in storage capacities, the SD cards also come with a difference in speed. It is not necessary to combine the Kodak V570 with an exceptionally fast card; a card of standard or medium speed, such as the Ultra II from SanDisk, will suffice. The Kodak V570 is able to capture a series of 2 images with a speed just over 2 images per second, after which the buffer needs to be emptied. The Kodak V570 is not a fast action camera, and therefore does not require a fast memory card.
Considering 256MB of storage capacity:
Resolution 5MP - 2576 x 1932 pixels - 159 images - 1.7MB
Resolution 4.4MP (3:2) - 2576 x 1716 pixels - 178 images - 1.6MB
Resolution 4MP - 2304 x 1728 pixels - 196 images - 1.4MB
Resolution 3.1MP - 2048 x 1536 pixels - 242 images - 1.1MB
Resolution 1.8MP - 1552 x 1164 pixels - 391 images - 675KB
Video resolution VGA - 640 x 480 pixels - 30fps - 8 min 14 sec
Video resolution VGA Long - 640 x 480 pixels - 30fps - 15 min 58 sec
Video resolution QVGA - 320 x 240 pixels - 30fps - 20 min 53 sec
SanDisk Ultra II Plus SD memory card
During the tests in practice I used the Kodak EasyShare V570 in combination with, among other things, a unique type of Secure Digital memory card; the SanDisk Ultra II Plus SD memory card. This card has the size of a Secure Digital card, yet offers a unique feature: by taking the SD Plus card out of the camera and bending it in half, a USB interface is freed. This enables you to insert the card directly into a free USB port and thus gain access to the stored photos or video images. As a result, you do not require any cables or a card reader, even the camera is in fact no longer needed. Naturally, you may also opt to place the Kodak V570 onto the docking station, although there are of course certain moments when you are not likely to have this station at hand.
Kodak V570 - USB 2.0 Full Speed interface
The Kodak EasyShare V570 is equipped with a USB 2.0 Full Speed interface, the slow version of a USB 2.0 interface. Consequently, the images are transferred with an average speed of approximately 500KB/sec. The selected speed of the interface is in fact acceptable, as the combination of this camera with high storage capacity memory cards is unlikely. However, the user does have the option to read the card via a fast USB 2.0 Hi-Speed card reader if desired.
Kodak 3.7V 720mAh KLIC-7001 Lithium Ion battery
The Kodak V570 camera gets its power from a Kodak 3.7 720mAh KLIC-7001 Lithium Ion battery. It can be charged in the camera through the docking station, or via the A/C power adapter. It takes approximately three hours to fully charge the battery. It must be said that the amount of images that can be taken with a fully charged battery is somewhat disappointing. I was just short of 120 images, which is less than expected. Those who wish to capture more images, and do not have the option to re-charge the battery in between, will have to resort to a second battery.