"Sleak, Quick and Timely (Delivered Free Overnight by Kodak)"4.5 starson by vkcnet
Pros: Small, Great Video, Compact, oh...and LENS does not come out - WHAT A PLUS (ie. no moving parts), some great features - check kodaks site on demo of camera
Cons: slight noise on zoom during video, KodakEasyShare needs to allow video upload.
Summary: I purchased the V550 and at 29 days, the screen gave in - I was traveling and contacted Kodak (I bought directly from their online store) and let them know. On my return after 43 days, they still went ahead and upheld the policy of return. I was so happy with this service, that I decided to try the V570 that has just been released. Oh man, what a beautiful camera - it is even smaller than the v550 but with the wide lens AND the fact that there is no moving parts on the lens (ie. it does not extend, and that it has an automatic lens cover is just awesome. How this got only a 7.2 review by CNET beats me. If you zoom back it automatically switches to the wide angle lens. With great video (as good as the V550 video (which was awesome). I bought the Kodak offered bundle which included the 512 mb card AND A HARD MAGENTIC SNAP CASE - A MUST - especially given the problem i had with the screen on the v550. the case is sleak as well. A few things they need to improve: 1. stop using Quicktime proprietary video and go to Mpeg or other supported ones. 2. allow videos to be uploaded to the Kodak Gallery (they have placed a restriction on the size of files that can be uploaded) which is a real nuisance since the camera supports pics and videos and why not allow both to be uploaded - espc. having family on the other coast - and frankly videos are so good I just want to share them. 3. the video does pick up slight noise when zooming (much quieter though than the V550) - but frankly if you want just expert video, then go out and buy a video camera not a combo.