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Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and screen. The software and exposure are also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the low light performance and usability. There are some negative comments about the lens and flash.

color, exposure, software, screen, size

value for money, battery, portability, flash, lens

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n

 

The 2004 Kodak DCS Professional SLR/n is nearly identical to its predecessor, the Pro 14n on the outside, but on the inside is a totally new 24-by-36mm full-frame image sensor. This large-area CMOS sensor incorporates advanced High Performance-Low Noise (

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Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n Digital SLR Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

Kodak's new DSC-SLR/n digital SLR is a strong update to their previous Pro 14n model, with very similar specifications, but greatly improved performance in several key areas. The enhancement that will undoubtedly be the most welcome for prospective...

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Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n

 

About the only significant thing I can say about this camera is that it can get extremely nice details with adequate light and slow ISO. If you aren't shooting at high noon, or with two or more balanced flashes running, forget about it. That being...

15-20 second start up time? Where's my coffee, because this is ridiculous ; horrible continuous shutter speed, also contributed with ; horrible write speeds. It's old technology, what can ya do ; even though it uses amazing glass (nikkor) the sensor,...

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Owners Opinion: Kodak DCS SLR/n (paul_simon, 4 Jan 07)

 

About the only significant thing I can say about this camera is that it can get extremely nice details with adequate light and slow ISO. If you aren't shooting at high noon, or with two or more balanced flashes running, forget about it. That being...

15-20 second start up time? Where's my coffee, because this is ridiculous ; horrible continuous shutter speed, also contributed with ; horrible write speeds. It's old technology, what can ya do ; even though it uses amazing glass (nikkor) the sensor,...

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Owners Opinion: Kodak DCS SLR/n (cactusdude, 19 Dec 06)

 

I recently bought the camera used knowing that I would handle it like a medium format body: often on a tripod, working slowly and methodically. This is not a camera for most purposes. Shoot only in Raw at base ISO, expose carefully using the histogram...

Unfortunately, Kodak built on a mediocre (but comfortable to use) Nikon body. Too bad that they couldn't use something pro grade ; Be careful about lens selection, however the camera is not as fussy as you might think. Some inexpensive lenses work...

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Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n

 

I recently bought the camera used knowing that I would handle it like a medium format body: often on a tripod, working slowly and methodically. This is not a camera for most purposes. Shoot only in Raw at base ISO, expose carefully using the histogram...

Unfortunately, Kodak built on a mediocre (but comfortable to use) Nikon body. Too bad that they couldn't use something pro grade ; Be careful about lens selection, however the camera is not as fussy as you might think. Some inexpensive lenses work...

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Owners Opinion: Kodak DCS SLR/n (StrongArm, 13 Dec 06)

 

I have used many 135 format Digital SLR cameras. Although Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n is very hard to use, image output has the best quality that I ever used.

It takes very long time to save the image taken from SLR/n

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Owners Opinion: Kodak DCS SLR/n (jon abbott, 28 Jan 06)

 

I like this camera a lot for my uses over the last year and a half. It has amazing image quality in RAW mode when used with good lenses at lower ISO- better than any other 35mm digital SLR that I have used, including the Canon 16mp, which is not as...

The 'foot' comes to far forward. The tripod socket is on axis with the lens, but is so far forward on the foot that I have to use a shim to fix mounting misalignment when using panorama equipment. No mirror lock up. My PC (perspective control) lens...

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Owners Opinion: Kodak DCS SLR/n (Jonathan Brownlee, 25 Jul 05)

 

If you've read my reviews at the NIKON site, discussing the NIKON products, you'll appreciate this review of the KODAK DCS 14n Professional. Here it is, this is the camera we professionals have been waiting for. It's full frame 14 megapixel sensor...

Some users are unhappy with the level of noise in low light situations with long exposures and high ISO. Simply use the NIKON SB-800 Flash, problem solved. If you want to shoot in the dark, you can easily eliminate any noise using the "remove dust'...

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Owners Opinion: Kodak DCS SLR/n (Frank Bungartz, 16 Jul 05)

 

Enthusiastic macrophotographers beware: I read on Rob Galbraith's website () that the 85mm f/2.8 PC Micro-Nikkor cannot be mounted to the DCS Pro SLR/n, probably because of the bulky front. Quite an annoying construction flaw!

Product Specifications

From the company that invented the first professional digital camera comes the most feature-rich digital camera on the market: the new Kodak professional DCS Pro SLR/n Digital Camera. At 14 megapixels, the Kodak professional DCS Pro SLR/n Digital Camera is not only the industry's highest resolution digital SLR, it provides the industry's widest ISO range in a digital SLR. The camera has a total selectable ISO range from 6 to 1600 with a calibrated ISO from 6 to 800 (using RAW, JPEG, ERI JPEG files) and a non-calibrated ISO from 1000 to 1600 (using DCS RAW files). In normal exposure modes, ISO settings between 160 and 1600 are available in 1/3-stop increments, while in the "longer" exposure mode, ISO settings can be selected between 6 and 50 in full-stop increments. The DCS Pro SLR/n offers a full-frame 35 mm-size CMOS sensor for extremely high-resolution images (4, 536 x 3, 024 pixels) with no focal length magnification effect. Equal in size to 35 mm film, the DCS Pro SLR/n Camera's focal length magnification is 1: 1 so lenses work like they did with film. Files can be saved as variable-resolution RAW, JPEG and ERI-JPEG files. Depending on the shot or situation, you can save an image at 14, 6, or 3 megapixels. Achieve spotlight detail, color, and texture by capturing at higher resolutions; speed workflow by capturing at lower resolutions. Whatever your image, you won't lose it-Picture Protection and extended range imaging technology (ERI-JPEG) will see to that. And ERI can even compensate for errors after you take the shot. Like all Kodak DCS Cameras, the DCS Pro SLR/n has free firmware and software upgrades, so you always have the latest advancements. The Kodak professional DCS Pro SLR/n Digital Camera accepts NIKON lenses and accessories. You get the compatibility of your F-mount lenses, while enjoying the higher functionality of a Kodak professional camera. The Kodak professional DCS Pro SLR/n is as advanced as a digital camera gets, and thanks to the free firmware and software upgrades, it can stay that way.

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.5in
Height:5.2in
Weight:2lbs
Width:6.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Kodak
Model:Pro SLR/n
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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 160 / ISO 1600 / ISO 50 / ISO 6 / ISO 800
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW / RAW + JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Optical
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