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Kodak DCS 720x

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the low light performance and size. The value for money and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the usability and color.

image quality, value for money, size, low-light

battery, color, usability

On average, users rate this product 94/100.

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Kodak DCS 720x SLR


Kodak's DCS 720x was built for sports shooters, it has a 4.3 fps burst rate and ISO sensitivity up to 6400. Like many other DCS series cameras, the DCS 720x is built around the field-proven Nikon F5 professional 35mm SLR body. The DCS 720x offers the same

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Owners Opinion: Kodak DCS720x (Chris Ross Leong, 31 Oct 07)


Some years ago I came across this camera on this website, and having read the reviews, especially by John Caylor below, I ventured out and eBayed me one when it came up. Many years later, and tens of thousands of photos later, this and the DCS760 are...

The only problems I had in the beginning were that the standard double charger doesn't sense batteries that are too far discharged. There's a workaround (see my review of the 760 and other places on the net) that's very simple and easy to do. I learned...

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Owners Opinion: Kodak DCS720x (John Caylor, 6 Nov 04)


For those of you who are journalists and magazine photographers if you don't own the DCS720X you're missing out on the best camera system to ever come down from Nikon and Kodak. Get the best Nikon lenses they are worth the money and the anti-alias...

None Just charge the batteries one hour before use and a full 5 hour charge when they are depleted as a battery must be fully charged and capable of firing the correct voltage as it affects color casts


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Owners Opinion: Kodak DCS720x (Jerry Esposito, 15 Jul 03)


I can't believ how this camera has been overlooked by DPR (& poorly marketed by Kodak), thhis is THE best sports camera out there. I easily get good images up to ISO 4800! And if I have to (sometimes it means getting a somewhat noisy image vs. getting...

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Owners Opinion: Kodak DCS720x (Mike Hobbs, 8 Feb 03)


I picked up one of these on Ebay for the bargain price of $1800.00. It was new from Kodak. I've shot with Canon up until now and have not looked back. The speed of this camera is amazing and I'm still dazed by the low light photos that I have taken....

Not really a problem, but a wish it had a little more resolution. Also the camera does have a steep learning curve for non-Nikon users

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Owners Opinion: Kodak DCS720x (Richard Barron, 29 Jan 03)


I never expected to be able to afford this camera. My newspaper provides me with a Nikon D1H. When Kodak had their "fire sale" last month, I had to pick up the 720x. So far, it has not left me wanting. I love the size, handling, and build quality....

Occasional moire in fine detail ; often controllable with the ; PhotoDesk filter

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Owners Opinion: Kodak DCS720x (Rich Foley, 25 Jan 03)


While only 2mp the quality of the images is outstanding. I have gone to 11x14 and the images are very good. Great sports and PJ camera.

Product Specifications

A moment in time is fleeting. Capturing that moment is critical for you. When a split second makes a difference, the Kodak Professional DCS 720x digital camera will deliver the shot you need. You'll capture fast action with 4.3 frames per second for 25 frames, or more. In the most challenging lighting situations, this is the only digital camera that you can shoot at ISO 6400. And, when you need to access your time-sensitive shots quickly, that's no problem. With the DCS 720x, you can transfer them with an IEEE 1394 interface at 400 Mbps when tethered. That's up to 8 times faster than you're transferring images now. You'll be confident with your image, too, because inside the DCS 720x is Kodak's latest digital technology and market-proven SLR functionality. Innovative features make shooting easier, such as the 1:1 focus check, spot densitometer, and a large, bright, color LCD panel for image review. Shoot with or without an anti-aliasing filter and get the crisp, quality image you expect. And the metal-frame Nikon F5 camera body is rugged and reliable, so you can shoot nearly anywhere, inside or out.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:SLR
Supported Flash Memory:PC Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:PC Card


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Kodak DCS

Lens System

Lens for SD:Body only
Type: None



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:2Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Fixed eye-level pentaprism

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

ISO (Max):6400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 1600 / ISO 400 / ISO 6400 / ISO 800
Still Image Format:JPEG / TIFF
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical