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The Kodak DCS Pro SLR/c: the Canon mount version of the SLR/n






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Compare  vs. the DCS Pro SLR/cNow 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.

Additional information: Compare  vs. the DCS Pro SLR/c
March 20, 2004
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