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NEWS MARCH 22, 2001
Kodak Announces 6 Megapixel SLR
DCS 760 bursts at 1.5 FPS

by David Nagel
Executive Producer
[email protected]

Kodak today announced a 6 megapixel SLR in its line of DCS digital cameras. The new DCS 760 uses Kodak's 6 megapixel camera back built on Nikon's flagship F5 Pro digital SLR camera body. In addition to the back, Kodak has also built in an ISO range of 80 to 400 (pushable two stops), a burst rate of 1.5 frames per second and a burst depth of 24 frames. (The camera will actually buffer up to 24 shots at 6 megapixels each before writing to the PC card.)

The DCS 760 is not just for studio work, though. It also includes a FireWire port for use with a Mac (OS 9.0.4 or higher) or Windows machine. It also has a dual-mode PC Card slot for Type II and Type III PC Cards for onboard storage. The camera's 6 megapixel images are 36-bit and take up 18 MB of storage each.

In terms of power, the camera's rechargeable NiMH battery is good for about 300 shots. (You can also use an AC adapter.) Other features include:

  • A color LCD panel for image analysis, including instant review, focus check, histogram, spot densitometer
  • Graphical user interface from DCS Pro Back
  • New stand-alone applications (DCS Photo Desk and DCS Camera Manager)
  • Composite video output jack
  • IR filter included
  • Optional anti-aliasing filter
  • 12-bit dynamic range
  • 1.3x focal length
  • Internal microphone for voice recording.

The DCS 760 is expected to ship in May. Pricing was not available at press time, but the camera back alone sells for $19,995. For more information, visit http://www.kodak.com/go/professional.

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