The shots on this page compare the V610 to a Canon EOS 350D with a 28 - 200mm lens. All the shots were taken from the same position at full wide and full zoom.
The V610 at its full wide setting - that's the TrustedReviews office in the background.
The same shot with an EOS 350D taken on full auto - the V610 compares well.
Take from exactly the same position as the pictures above, the focal range of the V610 is staggering.
With a maximum effective zoom of 360mm, the 350D just can't get as close as the pocket size Kodak, although the image is definitely sharper.