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Kodak DCS520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the glare and build quality are generally positive. The design and color also get good comments. There are some mixed views about the size and shutter, and some have doubts about the battery and image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Kodak DCS520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 23 reviews)

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Highly Recommended!

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Kodak DCS520

 

Note: because of the size difference between 35mm film and the CCD in the camera you have to multiply the focal length of a lens by a "focal length multiplier", in the case of the 520 this is 1.6 (focal length multipliers are listed on the comparison...

The best image quality, high resolution, colour and gray balance, A "reference camera", Very fast and responsive in use, Very fast and responsive in the menu system, Ergonimical design and controls layout, Advanced feature set, Depth-of-field AE,...

Blue channel can sometimes be noisy, Could do with being about 0.5Kg lighter, Could do with being about 100mm shorter, Could do with being about $5,000 cheaper ; -)

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Kodak DCS520

 

I owned one of these for a few months back in 2008. Mine was badged as a Canon D2000. I bought it second-hand for just over �100 complete with battery and charger - on a rational level it's not worth anything at all nowadays, but I was curious to see...

In terms of reliability it worked a treat, despite being ten years old and coming all the way from Australia. Functionally the LCD screen tended to show everything as being underexposed; the histogram was much more useful as a means of judging exposure...

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Kodak DCS520

 

Vou avaliar esta câmera baseado no que se encontra hoje em dia no mercado relativo à ela, ou seja, câmeras do mesmo nível, em particular a EOS 1D, e EOS 1D MKII, porque analisá-la levando em conta suas concorrentes quando ela foi lançada seria um...

Definitavente sua capacidade de, no máximo 3,5 fotos por segundo num máximo ; de 12 fotos compromete muito o fotojornalista, principalmente quando ligado aos ; esportes ; As imagens geradas apenas em TIFF sem uma opção de rápida conversão para o ; JPEG...

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Owners Opinion: Kodak DCS520 (Érico Salutti Martins, 12 Apr 05)

 

Vou avaliar esta cmera baseado no que se encontra hoje em dia no mercado relativo à ela, ou seja, cmeras do mesmo nível, em particular a EOS 1D, e EOS 1D MKII, porque analisá-la levando em conta suas concorrentes quando ela foi lançada seria um...

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Kodak DCS520

 

Vou avaliar esta cmera baseado no que se encontra hoje em dia no mercado relativo ela, ou seja, cmeras do mesmo nvel, em particular a EOS 1D, e EOS 1D MKII, porque analis-la levando em conta suas concorrentes quando ela foi lanada seria um...

Definitavente sua capacidade de, no mximo 3,5 fotos por segundo num mximo ; de 12 fotos compromete muito o fotojornalista, principalmente quando ligado aos ; esportes ; As imagens geradas apenas em TIFF sem uma opo de rpida converso para o ; JPEG (cada...

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Owners Opinion: Kodak DCS520 (RXD, 13 May 04)

 

bought it for 500$ and I think its a good deal, the camera is allmost perfect, fast, the images are realy film like, made for crativety, after non professional cameras I realy found something new in the photography thanx to that camera, the only...

its hard to keep the dust away from the matrix and mostly from filter

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Owners Opinion: Kodak DCS520 (Jerry Pelgrim, 13 Nov 02)

 

im photographing theater with the camera and those are dark situations and the cam has no problems what zo ever but dont set the iso to high else there wil be noise in the pictures

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Owners Opinion: Kodak DCS520 (Ian Petrie, 15 Oct 02)

 

I bought this camera second hand a few months ago for $1000 on-line and I have not lifted my film camera since! Not only does it do everything I want it to but i can just send everything straight to the puter where it all ended up anyway. This...

It's slightly bulky, but no more so than other digital cameras of this kind ; The image resolution is as low as is tolerable nowadays at 2 megapixel so large detail rich pictures are not possible ie, large group photos or large landscapes ; My only...

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Owners Opinion: Kodak DCS520 (infrared35, 30 Jul 02)

 

This is a great camera. I bought mine (AP surplus) for $1500 with all original accessories plus two batteries and two memory cards. I shoot for a small daily newspaper and I got fed up with how slow the D30 was to focus and shoot. I lost a little...

The built-in JPEG processing is a bit slow, but that's not ; something I use now that I'm more familiar with importing ; and working with the raw TIFF files. The NiCd pack life is a ; little low - they usually last about a day (around 100-150 ; shots),...

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Owners Opinion: Kodak DCS520 (osama, 15 Aug 01)

 

very good camer hope to hope to have bigger files with same speed

well not really big problems but better to have more heavyduity bodies and longer life battries

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Product Specifications

Kodak has invested years of research and development perfecting digital photography. Kodak cameras offer stronger security, greater flexibility, and better image quality than ever before. You get unmatched quality, versatility, and value from every camera in the DCS portfolio. Kodak doesn't offer you one camera and say it works for everything - it gives you a choice of cameras that are suited to your specific applications and requirements. Kodak Professional DCS digital cameras let you focus on photography, while Kodak focuses on the technology - and you. Your Kodak Professional DCS 520 portable camera system, which combines technologies of Canon and Kodak, allows you to take and store high-resolution digital images of the highest quality. Designed in Canon EOS 1N camera body, it provides a rich set of features. DCS 520 delivers incredible images, incredibly fast.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:SLR
Supported Flash Memory:PC Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.6in
Height:6.9in
Weight:3.7lbs
Width:6.3in

Display (Projector)

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:PC Card

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Kodak
Model:520
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Kodak DCS

Lens System

Lens for SD:Body only
Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:15.1 x 22.5mm
Optical Sensor Size (metric):15.1 x 22.5 mm
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):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800
Still Image Format:JPEG / TIFF
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Optical
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