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Kodak DCS Pro SLR/c

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the sensor and usability. The color and lens are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical reviews about the viewfinder and battery.

value for money, lens, color, usability, sensor

performance, battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Kodak DCS Pro SLR/c is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Kodak DCS Pro SLR/c

 

On February 12th 2004 Kodak announced the new DCS Pro SLR/n, an improved version of the 14n. Improvements included a redesigned sensor, a new type of filter over the sensor surface, new analog and digital boards and new software features. Just over one...

Very high resolution, but requires careful processing to deliver full potential ; Excellent dynamic range with over one stop of extra data in RAW and ERI-JPEG images ; Improved color response, more vivd and 'punchy' than the DCS-14n ; Ability to...

Moiré at resolution limits ; Green color cast introduced by Lens Optimization option ; High ISO noise levels (more so at slow shutter speeds, higher ISO's) ; Intrusive noise reduction (which can not be disabled) ; Various performance related issues ;...

When I first heard of the SLR/n (the Nikon mount version of the SLR/c which was announced before it) I was excited that Kodak would have taken the criticisms leveled at the DCS-14n and implemented a raft of fixes. Unfortunately many of the major...

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Kodak DCS Pro SLR/c

 

Kodak's Canon Takes Aim...But does it hit the Mark II? For the last 15 years Kodak has been a leader in the digital SLR race, with most of its top models produced in partnership with Nikon. But what if you're a Canon shooter with an arsenal of EF...

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KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Pro SLR/c Digital Camera

 

This new body from Kodak, announced today (March 18th 2004) is very similar the 14MP DCS Pro SLR/n Nikon mount body Kodak announced some time ago. It is not 100% identical however.

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Owners Opinion: Kodak DCS SLR/c (FilmDigital, 4 Sep 07)

 

I recently had occasion to use a Kodak SLR/c for the first time. My regular camera is a Canon 5D. Going to the Kodak from the Canon initially wasn't satisfying or inviting. The Kodak is slow to turn on, slow to write files and in general feels ...

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Kodak DCS Pro SLR/c

 

I recently had occasion to use a Kodak SLR/c for the first time. My regular camera is a Canon 5D. Going to the Kodak from the Canon initially wasn't satisfying or inviting. The Kodak is slow to turn on, slow to write files and in general feels ...

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Kodak DCS Pro SLR/c

 

I am writing this in mid-2007. The image quality produced by my SLR/c is, still, stunning enough to keep it going this many years after its introduction. The resolution and colors are just gorgeous. Image quality suffers terribly at very high ISO's,...

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Owners Opinion: Kodak DCS SLR/c (ExNihilo, 9 May 07)

 

I am writing this in mid-2007. The image quality produced by my SLR/c is, still, stunning enough to keep it going this many years after its introduction. The resolution and colors are just gorgeous. Image quality suffers terribly at very high ISO's,...

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Owners Opinion: Kodak DCS SLR/c (Hernan Mapua, 8 Apr 05)

 

In the first week I had it, used it for a wedding with a 24-70mm f2.8 lens, and while some photos were extremely good, other photos left me wondering what happened. In the field photographing cars, a tripod is mandatory. In fact, the camera demands...

Sometimes the autofocus doesn't work. The C-mos chip gets dusty easily, so learn to bag this camera ; This is not a point-and-shoot kiddie camera. You have to learn how to use it to get the best out of it. Practice makes for perfect and outstanding photos

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Owners Opinion: Kodak DCS SLR/c (Shutterlouse, 19 Oct 04)

 

Very good if at times quirky camera. The best full frame digital for wide angle lenses at the time of writing. Excellent colour. Amazing Resolution. The only digital SLR I would use for landscape work (at time of writing).

To me its a 160-320 ASA camera. Too noisy used over 320 ASA in my view. I've had a couple of strange corruptions of cards when the battery is low

Product Specifications

Now the quality of medium format with the flexibility of 35 mm is available to photographers with CANON EF lenses. The 14-megapixel KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Pro SLR/c Digital Camera, like its cousin the DCS Pro SLR/n, has the highest resolution and widest ISO range of any digital SLR on the market. The DCS Pro SLR/c Digital Camera utilizes a 4536 x 3024-pixel, 12-bit CMOS imager that covers the full 24mm-by-36mm image area of 35mm, so photographers gain the benefits of true wide-angle lenses. This sensor uses advanced High Performance-Low Noise (HPLN) technology, which enables increased sensitivity and reduced noise levels to drive much broader ISO performance. The camera's variable-resolution function enables photographers to choose the image size that best suits their specific workflow-14MP, 6MP, 3MP or even 0.8MP JPEG-only files. The camera boasts 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 1/6000 to 30 seconds. Captured at about 1.7 frames per second, images can be saved as RAW files, normal JPEG files, or KODAK PROFESSIONAL Extended Range Imaging Technology (ERI) JPEG files. With an ERI-JPEG file, a form of picture protection, photographers can enhance (or correct) a shot after it's taken. Those who use DCS RAW, JPEG and ERI-JPEG files can access a fully calibrated ISO range of 6 to 800; those who use DCS RAW files can also access an extended (non-calibrated) range from 1000 to 1600 ISO. The DCS Pro SLR/c Digital Camera also features an infrared remote control for shutter release; a "longer exposure" mode, enabling exposures up to 30 seconds at lower ISO settings (down to 6 ISO); a full resolution RAW image burst depth of ,19 frames using its integrated 512MB RAM buffer; and a "sleep mode, " which conserves battery life. And, Kodak offers free firmware and software upgrades, so your new DCS Pro SLR/c Digital Camera can stay that way.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:SLR
Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash / Microdrive / MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3in
Height:5.4in
Weight:2lbs
Width:5.9in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Kodak
Model:Pro SLR/c
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Kodak DCS

Lens System

Lens for SD:Body only
Type: None

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:24 x 36mm
Optical Sensor Size (metric):24 x 36 mm
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Resolution:13.9Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Fixed eye-level pentaprism

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 1000 / ISO 1250 / ISO 160 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 250 / ISO 320 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO 500 / ISO 6 / ISO 640 / ISO 800
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW / RAW + JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Optical
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