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DCS 760 Digital Camera
"Last of the F5 based Kodak Pro Digital Cameras"
DCS 760 Features & Specifications:
- Rugged metal-frame NIKON F5 Camera body with familiar Nikon SLR functionality
- 6-megapixel CCD (3032 x 2008 pixels)
- 12-bit dynamic range with 36-bit color (12 bits per color) in original capture
- ISO range from 80 to 400
- 1.3X focal length multiplier
- 18 MB finished file size, enough resolution for full-page ads or 16 x 20-inch prints.
Note: The in-camera proprietary Kodak Tiff file only takes up approximately 5.3 MB,
which results in an 18 MB Tiff when transferred, acquired, and finished in a computer.
- 1.5 frames/second burst rate; 3 to 24 images buffered before PC card write
- Composite-video out: NTSC or PAL
- Stand-alone software applications - DCS Photo Desk and DCS Camera Manager
- Large, bright color LCD panel for image analysis, including instant review, focus check,
Histogram, Spot densitometer
- Removable, rechargeable NiMH battery - Estimated battery life of 300 shots
- Unlimited number of shots with included AC adapter
- Built-in IR filter, optional anti-aliasing filter
- Dual PC card slots, Type II, III, also CF & CF II when used with PCMCIA adapter
- Internal microphone for voice recording
- Size: 7.6 in. (194 mm) tall, 6.2 in. (158 mm) wide, 3.4 in. (88 mm) deep
- Weight: 4.1 lbs (1.86 kg) with battery and PC card, without lens (Heavy!)
Improvements over the DCS 660 that caught my attention
- Increased ISO range of 80-400 compared to Kodak's previous generation 6 megapixel DCS 660 which had a range of 80-200. This means improved image quality at commonly used ISO 200 because any time you're at the upper end of a camera's ISO range, the image quality degrades. The addition of ISO 400 means that you'll be able to handhold the camera in most low light shooting situations because of the increased shutter speeds.
- Increased burst rate and huge 128 MB buffer that will hold up to 24 sequential images. This will make a HUGE difference while shooting in the field or in the studio.
- Video out: NTSC or PAL... Sharing pictures on a TV is fun!
- Improved LCD screen.
- The new "DCS 760" badge that takes the place of the old white balance port on the front of the camera body. Kodak hasn't used the old white balance port for a long time (white balance is now done through the lens), and its continued nonfunctional presence on the DCS 520/620/620x/560/660 bodies was a nonfunctional distraction.
- Standard IR Reduction filter instead of a Lithium Niobate Anti-Aliasing filter. (Produces sharper images.)
DCS 760 Sample Pictures
Below: ISO 400 Available Light Photo - Click to enlarge to 1200 x 1600 pixels, 800 KB
Below: ISO 200 Daylight Photo - Click to enlarge to 1200 x 1800 pixels, 1 MB