Kodak DC4800 ZoomKodak's first true 3 megapixel consumer camera has excellent color and *amazing* low-light capability!
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True 3 megapixel resolution for 2160 x 1440 images
Good exposure control with AE, aperture priority and manual metering
Near-unbelievable low-light capability(!)
Exceptional white-balance control
|*||Option of "neutral" or "saturated" color modes|
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Kodak is unquestionably one of the dominant companies in the field of photography. While the bulk of their enormous business is built upon conventional film-based photography, they continue to move further and further into digital. To that end, they have developed arguably the broadest line of digital cameras in the business, ranging from basic point & shoot models to professional ones costing over $15,000.
The DC4800 represents the present (July, 2000) top of their consumer digicam lineup, and is their first consumer camera to break the 3 megapixel barrier. As we'll see though, the DC4800 represents more than just an increase in pixel count relative to earlier Kodak cameras, but also provides significantly more picture-taking control than earlier Kodak consumer models. Oh and just to make sure nobody misses it, we'll say right up front that the DC4800 takes beautiful pictures with brilliant color excellent resolution.
- 3.3 megapixel CCD delivering up to 2160 x 1440 pixel images.
- 1.8 inch LCD monitor and real image optical viewfinder.
- 3x zoom, 6.8 to 18.0 mm lens (equivalent to a 28 to 84 mm lens on a 35mm camera).
- 2x digital telephoto.
- Aperture options of f/2.8, f/5.6, and f/8.
- Shutter speeds from 16 to 1/1,000 seconds.
- Program AE, Aperture Priority and Manual exposure modes.
- White balance with Automatic, Daylight, Flash, Tungsten, Fluorescent and Manual modes, plus selectable color temperatures from 2,500 to 10,000 Kelvin.
- Selectable ISO equivalents of 100, 200 and 400.
- Built-in, popup flash with four operating modes.
- Special effects menu with three black and white modes, a sepia mode, neutral color balance and saturated color balance.
- Burst photography mode capturing up to five frames per second.
- Image capture to CompactFlash with JPEG and uncompressed TIFF file formats.
- NTSC or PAL video out.
- USB cable included for quick connection to a computer.
- Lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack included and AC adapter for in-camera charging.
- Compatible with DPOF (Digital Print Order Format).
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