Kodak packs two lenses in latest camera

The Easyshare V570 has a trim frame that sports both a 23 mm wide-angle lens and a 5x zoom. Photos: Kodak's dual-lens camera

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The new Easyshare V570 digital camera from Eastman Kodak includes a pair of lenses in a slim body.

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 showing it off at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week.

Through the first half of 2005, Kodak was the top seller of digital cameras in the U.S., just ahead of Canon--with analysts predicting that Canon could soon claim the lead.

 
Correction: This story incorrectly described the capability of the EasyShare V570's zoom lens. It is a 3x optical zoom.
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