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Kodak's DCS 760 professional digital camera. Courtesy of Eastman Kodak Co. Kodak announces new Professional SLR digicam!
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(Thursday, March 22, 2001 - 08:10 EST)

As we correctly forecast almost 36 hours ago thanks to two anonymous readers, Kodak announces a new Professional SLR digital camera...

Eastman Kodak Co. will today announce the digital camera we first told you about just after midnight on March 21st... We were given a time of 08:30ET for this announcement, however since the Digital Photography Review has already posted the story ahead of this time, we are going ahead with our own item.

The Kodak Professional DCS 760 digital camera features a true 6 megapixel Indium Tin Oxide CCD sensor, ISO ratings from 80 to 400 with two stops push, and a burst rate of 1.5 frames per second up to 24 frames. Based on a Nikon F5 film camera body, the camera features Type-II and Type-III PC card slots, IEEE 1394 FireWire connectivity, and the same graphic interface as Kodak's DCS Pro Back. Pricing information will not be announced until the camera nears launch in May 2001, however Kodak advises that "the market should expect Kodak Professional to continue its current aggressive pricing strategy".

Specifications as we have them are now in our database...

Specification Highlights - full specifications here
Kodak Professional DCS 760
Kodak's DCS 760  professional digital camera, front view. Courtesy of Eastman Kodak Co. Click for a bigger picture!
General
Model Number: DCS 760
Camera Format: SLR
Retail Price: Unknown
Date Available: 2001-05-31
Image Capture
Image Sensor: 6.01 megapixel Indium Tin Oxide CCD
Display
Optical Viewfinder: Yes (SLR)
LCD Viewfinder: Yes
Exposure
ISO Settings: 100 - 400
Flash
Internal Flash: No
Ext Flash: Yes
Image Storage
Storage: PCMCIA Type-II and PCMCIA-Type III slots
More Information
Weight: 1860 g; 65.0 oz
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 194 x 158 x 88 mm; 7.6 x 6.2 x 3.5 in
Notes & Features: Built on the metal frame Nikon F5 body. Weight of 1.86kg includes battery and PC card, but not lens. Sensor resolution is 3032 x 2008 pixels, file resolutions unknown - sensor is Kodak ITO (Indium Tin Oxide) type. Resolution 'enough for full-page ads or 16" x 20" prints' - 18MB file size. 12-bit dynamic range, 12-bit per color (36 bit) capture. Has playback histogram, focus check and spot densitometer. New LCD with improved brightness. Same user interface as the Kodak DCS Pro Back. Captures 300 shots on one removeable NiMH battery. Removeable IR filter, optional anti-aliasing filter. Dual PC card slots, one type-II and one type-III. Available accessories include anti-aliasing filter, 160MB flash card, NiMH battery (single or 6-pack), replacement IR filter, replacement battery charger and AC adapter kit, replacement auto DC adapter, replacement IEEE 1394 cable, canvas camera bag.
 

Source: Eastman Kodak Co.

Original Source Press Release:

Kodak Professional DCS 760 Digital Camera Sets New Standards For Robust Performance, True High Resolution, ‘Pro’ Functionality

For ‘People Who Earn a Living Taking and Making Pictures’ in Studio, on Location

HANNOVER, Germany, March 22 Kodak Professional today announced a ground-breaking new SLR digital camera with the resolution, robustness and functionality to meet virtually any professional imaging application – including weddings and portraits, magazine work, on-figure fashion, still life and architectural photography – in the studio or on location, all at a competitive price.
The Kodak Professional DCS 760 digital camera combines Kodak’s true 6-megapixel ITO CCD image quality with the unequaled ruggedness and performance of Nikon’s flagship F5 pro SLR camera body. Kodak then builds in a versatile, high-performance ISO range (80-400, pushable 2 stops), burst rate (1.5 frames/sec.) and burst depth (24 frames) – which are unmatched capabilities for an SLR camera offering 6-megapixel image resolution and larger image files.
The result: the functionality and familiarity of a top film-based pro SLR camera with all the speed, productivity and image quality of a top digital camera. The DCS 760 digital camera, on display beginning today at the CeBIT imaging trade show in Hannover, will be available in May. Pricing information also will be available at that time, although the market should expect Kodak Professional to continue its current aggressive pricing strategy.
“We’ve demonstrated our new attitude with the Kodak Professional DCS Pro Back digital camera back and its U.S. list price of $19,995, as well as recent price reductions on some of our popular SLR models,” said Penny Pankow, Worldwide Marketing Director, Photographer Systems, Kodak Professional. “We think the marketplace will be pleasantly surprised with the price of the DCS 760 digital camera. It will be very competitive, and bring true 6-megapixel resolution within reach of a much broader segment of professional – and even advanced amateur – photographers.”
The portable, easy-to-use DCS 760 digital camera features an innovative LCD display with exceptional brightness and contrast, a broader viewing angle, and access to unique functions via its new graphic user interface (GUI). Proprietary Kodak Professional DCS Photo Desk and Camera Manager software, Picture Protection functions to save and protect raw image data, and vastly improved IEEE 1394 connectivity that speeds image transmission join together to deliver impressive gains in post-shoot image management and workflow.
“A number of new SLR digital cameras have been introduced into the professional market over the last year or so. But they really don’t match up to our DCS 760 for image quality, on- and after-the-job functionality, and value for the professional photographer,” said Madhav Mehra, Worldwide Director, Digital Capture Product Development, Kodak Professional. “That’s also true for our other recent models, like the DCS 620x and Pro Back, and the Better Light cameras we now market, which utilize proprietary Kodak ITO CCD sensor technology.”
“Kodak Professional created the professional digital camera market 10 years ago, and we’re still introducing world-class, increasingly affordable digital cameras especially for people who earn a living taking and making pictures,” Mehra said. “Kodak is the professional’s professional digital camera supplier. We’re proving that again today with the DCS 760.”

Power, Performance, Practicality
Simply put, the DCS 760 digital camera is designed to meet the professional photographer’s demands for image quality, ease of use, “mission critical” performance and reliability. In addition to features already mentioned, Kodak Professional’s newest camera offers sought-after capabilities such as “video out” for image review on a remote monitor, and an optional Pro Photo RBG space for better images and prints. It also offers a built-in IR filter, optional anti-aliasing filter and long-lasting batteries.
The DCS 760 digital camera employs Kodak’s highly regarded 6-million pixel Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) Charge Coupled Device (CCD) sensor, which is more transmissive than polysilicon sensors found in many other digital cameras. The ITO sensor increases the spectral response from the camera, allowing two and one half times more blue light to reach the CCD. This means improved color accuracy – including better skin tones – and reduced image noise to deliver the high-quality resolution, sharpness and image structure needed for professional work.
The Kodak Professional DCS 760 digital camera will be available from authorized dealers of quality Kodak Professional digital cameras worldwide.
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KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS 760 Digital Camera

The speed and range to capture great images, anywhere

•Burst depth up to 24 frames, 1.5 every second
•ISO range from 80 to 400
•Resolution for full-page ads or 16 x 20-inch prints
•Market-proven professional digital and SLR functionality
•Larger, brighter LCD panel with unique interface
•New stand-alone software applications

Just keep shooting – and get great images, anywhere you go. With the DCS 760 Digital Camera, you can set the ISO from 80 to 400 and take a burst up to 24 frames, 1.5 every second, before writing to the PC card. Whether you use the DCS 760 for weddings, portraits, or commercial applications, you’ll capture the shot you need. And you’ll have the most advanced digital controls – histogram, focus check, and spot densitometer – along with the functionality of the flagship NIKON F5 Camera. All at a competitive price.

Make beautiful 16 x 20-inch prints or full-page ads with confidence. Kodak’s 6-million pixel CCD (3032 x 2008) is market-proven to deliver superb images. And image review will be better than ever with the new large, bright, color LCD panel. In addition, its graphical user interface (GUI) has all the innovative features of the KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Pro Back.

The DCS 760’s lightweight, rugged metal-frame body is constructed for durability and offers reliability in challenging conditions; and the removable, rechargeable battery captures 300 shots. The DCS 760 also offers composite video out and a removable IR filter; the anti-aliasing filter is optional.

New software is included with the camera to support studio applications – KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Photo Desk and KODAKPROFESSIONALDCS Camera Manager. With these new applications, there is no requirement for third-party software.

DCS 760 features
• Imaging system developed by Kodak
• Metal-frame NIKON F5 Camera body and familiar SLR functionality
• 6-megapixel CCD (3032 x 2008)
• 18 MB finished file size
• Capable of printing up to 16 x 20 inches
• ISO up to 400
• Large, bright color LCD panel for image analysis, including—
• Instant review • Focus check
• Histogram • Spot densitometer
• Graphical user interface (GUI) from DCS Pro Back
• Removable, rechargeable NiMH battery
• 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
• Dual PC card slots, Type II, III
• Internal microphone for voice recording
System recommendations
PC
• WINDOWS 2000, WINDOWS 98 SE, WINDOWSME, or WINDOWSNT 4.0 Systems
• 200 MHz PENTIUMII Processor or greater
• 128 MB RAM minimum, 256 MBRAM recommended
• 200 MB minimum free disk space
• IEEE 1394 PCI adapter cards (if tethered without on-board 1394 port)

Macintosh systems
• MACINTOSH OS 9.04 or greater
• 300 MHz Power PC G3 or newer
• 128 MB RAM minimum, 256 MB RAM recommended
• 200 MB minimum free disk space
• IEEE 1394 PCI adapter card (if tethered without on-board 1394 port)
Specifications
Specifications
• ISO Settings: 80 to 400
• Battery life of 300 shots or unlimited number with AC adapter
• Bit depth: 36-bit color (12 bits per color) original capture
• Burst rate—1.5 frames/second; 3 to 24 images buffered before PC card write
• Composite-video out: NTSC or PAL
• 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
• Conforms to FCC Class B, CE Mark
• Class B Declaration, VCCI Class 2 Certified
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
KODAK Service and Support
Our digital imaging experts can help you get the most out of your DCS760 and optimize your efficiency. And we have a loaner program! Ask your reseller how a KODAK Care Kit can help protect your investment.
Care Kits CAT No.
• 1-Year Gold Care Kit 816 6423*
• 2-Year Gold Care Kit 198 5191*
• 2-Year Silver Care Kit 143 1527
*Loaners available with Gold coverage
Ordering Information
DCS 760 Digital Camera CAT No.
DCS 760 Digital Camera CAT No.
KODAK PROFESSIONAL 187 8461
DCS 760 Digital Camera

DCS 760 Accessories CAT No.
Anti-Aliasing Filter 159 7186
Photo Card/160 MB 129 1335
NiMH Gold Battery (6-Pack) 821 7374
NiMH Gold Battery (Single) 178 9023
Replacement IR Blocking Filter 118 5180
Replacement Battery Charger 145 4438
and AC Adapter Kit
Replacement Auto DC Adapter 885 4051
(12-volt)
Replacement IEEE - 1394 Cable 153 4114
(6-Pin)
Canvas Camera Bag 185 9958

Kodak, Kodak Professional, and Take Pictures. Further. are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.

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