Kodak calls the V570 the world's first dual-lens digital still camera. The device incorporates both a wide-angle (23 mm) lens and a 3x optical zoom lens, stacked vertically in the center of a black and silver frame that's less than an inch thick.
Besides taking still images, the 5-megapixel camera captures video at 30 frames per second using MPEG-4 compression.
A panorama feature lets users create 180-degree images from three shots. The camera has a 2.5-inch LCD screen for viewing images.
The V570 will be available worldwide later in January for $399, a price that also includes a docking station. The company will be CES) in Las Vegas this week.(
Through the first half of 2005, Kodak was thein the U.S., just ahead of Canon--with analysts predicting that Canon could soon claim the lead.