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    Captain of the Ship Photo-John's Avatar
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    New Kodak DCS Pro SLR for Canon Users

    Kodak Offers More Choices for Pro Photographers by Introducing New 14MP
    Digital SLR Camera with CANON EOS Mount Compatibility

    Highest Resolution, Broadest ISO Performance in a Digital SLR

    HANNOVER, Germany, March 18 -Providing professional photographers with a
    choice of lens mounts on its new digital SLR cameras, Eastman Kodak
    Company today introduced the KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Pro SLR/c - a
    digital camera compatible with the popular CANON EOS lens mount. It
    offers the same superior resolution, broad ISO performance and extended
    burst depth found in the acclaimed KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Pro SLR/n
    digital camera built on a NIKON F-mount and introduced in February,

    The DCS Pro SLR/c digital camera contains a high-performance imaging
    system and full size 35mm size CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide
    Semiconductor) sensor, boasts 14 million pixels with a total available
    ISO range of 6 to 1600 and offers variable resolution raw files. The
    camera delivers the highest resolution of any digital SLR with an ISO
    range that meets the needs of a wide variety of professional
    photographers, including wedding, portrait, event, commercial and
    advanced amateur photographers. Aside from the EOS lens mount, the DCS
    SLR/c camera also includes an infrared (IR) remote for shutter release,
    a flash sync of 1/180th of a second with a Focal Plane (FP) flash mode
    up to 1/6000th of a second when using an EX - series Speedlite, and an
    overall shutter speed range from 1/6000th to 30 seconds. Each of these
    features is unique to the SLR/c model.

    "Once again, Kodak combines the best of medium-format image quality with
    the convenience and flexibility of 35mm photography in its digital SLR
    cameras. The introduction of our DCS Pro SLR/c further meets the needs
    of our customers by giving them a choice of lens mounts," said Jay
    Kelbley, Worldwide and US&C Product Manager, Professional Digital
    Capture. "By pairing a CANON EOS compatible lens mount with highest
    performance sensor available in a digital SLR today, we are now
    providing stunning image detail and broad ISO range to customers who
    use CANON lenses."

    Image Quality and Key Features
    As with the DCS Pro SLR/n, the DCS SLR/c camera leverages the same 4536
    x 3024 pixel (effective), 12-bit CMOS imager that covers the full
    24mm-by-36mm image area of 35mm film. With a full-size sensor,
    photographers regain the benefits of true wide-angle lenses and can use
    their CANON EF-lenses the same way they used them with 35mm film. This
    new sensor incorporates advanced High Performance-Low Noise (HPLN)
    technology, incorporating a unique pixel design and an optimized device
    manufacturing process that enables increased sensitivity and reduced
    noise levels that result in broader ISO performance.
    The DCS SLR/c camera's sensor incorporates an enhanced optical
    transmission system that further increases image quality - particularly
    with tungsten light sources. Consistent with the recent generation of
    DCS Professional cameras from Kodak, photographers can select the
    appropriate image size that suits their particular shooting environment
    and workflow. Full resolution 14MP, 6MP, and 3MP sizes are available
    for both RAW and JPEG files and thumbnail 0.8MP size for JPEG files

    As with the DCS Pro SLR/n, photographers using the SLR/c will have the
    benefit of a fully calibrated ISO range of 6 to 800, while those that
    utilize DCS raw files can also access a non-calibrated ISO range that
    extends from 1000 to 1600. In addition to this broad ISO range, the
    feature set for the SLR/c camera includes long-exposure capabilities,
    enabling exposures up to 30 seconds at settings down to 6 ISO, a full
    resolution raw image burst depth of ~19 frames from the cameras
    integrated 512 MB RAM buffer and a hardware "sleep mode" that conserves
    battery life when the camera is not in use.

    The camera captures images at about 1.7 frames per second. Images can
    be saved as DCR raw files, normal JPEG files or ERI-JPEG files. The
    ERI-JPEG files serve as another form of picture protection for
    photographers, especially in situations where re-shooting is
    inconvenient. They provide two stops of exposure latitude and extended
    color space within a JPEG workflow - a benefit no competitor offers.
    Images are stored via COMPACTFLASH and/or MMC/SD memory cards. Images
    can be written to each card type simultaneously in any combination of
    the three available formats. In addition, FIREWIRE connectivity - at a
    transfer rate of up to 12 MB per second - adds speed to the
    photographers' workflow.

    Designed with a new, custom magnesium body, the DCS Pro SLR/c camera
    includes a vertical trigger that works in conjunction with the camera's
    auto orientation sensor. The sensor detects the camera's orientation
    +/- 90 degrees from the horizontal position. This enables automatic
    rotation of the image as it moves to a computer for manipulation, saving
    photographers time and improving workflow - hallmarks of Kodak's efforts
    to make digital easier for customers.

    Simplifying Digital, Free Firmware Upgrades
    The DCS Pro SLR/c camera includes features for both new and more
    advanced digital shooters. The camera operates in two user modes: basic
    and advanced. It defaults to the basic setting and offers a very
    intuitive, simple interface. In the advanced mode, the user can access
    and adjust a host of capture, resolution, storage and other settings.

    Many key features of the DCS Pro SLR/c camera are based on KODAK
    PROFESSIONAL firmware and are not hard-wired within the camera, so they
    can be enhanced and easily upgraded with free firmware downloads from
    Kodak. Free firmware upgrades essentially give photographers a "new"
    camera, whereas most other manufacturers require the purchase of an
    entirely new camera system to receive the latest enhancements.

    Kodak leverages the CANON Evaluative - Through The Lens (E-TTL) flash
    metering system in the DCS Pro SLR/c digital camera. Photographers can
    expect near-perfect flash exposures with the camera, an improvement over
    many existing professional digital cameras.

    The DCS Pro SLR/c has a camera interface localized in nine languages and
    comes complete with the latest versions of the following software:
    * KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Photo Desk - including Expert level noise processing tools
    * KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS File Format Module
    * KODAK PROFESSIONAL Extended Range Imaging Technology File Format Module

    Availability of the KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Pro SLR/c digital camera
    begins in May, 2004 through authorized dealers of KODAK PROFESSIONAL
    digital imaging solutions.

    For information about Kodak's professional products,
    please visit
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    Sitting in a Leaky Dingy Michael Fanelli's Avatar
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    Mini Review

    Here is a mini-review with test images and comparisons to the Canon !Ds and the original Kodak 14n.
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