Normally I wouldn’t talk about cameras, but Kodak has come out with a camera that some genealogists may find a little interesting – it’s a very compact, dual-lens 5MP 5x optical zoom digital camera. Yes, dual-lens. One lens is a wide-angle 23mm lens, the other is a 39 – 117 mm zoom lens. Granted, that is a fairly big gap between 23mm and 39mm, however you’re getting a small camera with a good range, and in theory, seperating it into two lenses should give you a better picture at either end.
It has a macro mode. Also, when using the 23mm wide-angle lense, there is a panorama feature that can actually stitch three pictures together in the camera for an ultra-wide photo. I’m thinking it would be handy when surveying old homesteads or cemeteries.
Digital Camera Resource Page has put together a preview of the Kodak Easyshare V570.