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DC265

 
  DC265
 

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10.07.01 update:
I've come a long way since Kodak DC265. I'll pour them all here if I have the time.

No, DC265 is not an airplane... :D

Kodak DC265 was my first digital camera. I bought it back in 2000. In 2001, I upgraded the camera to DC290. No, the camera was not upgradable, I sold the 265 and bought the 290... :-)

And now, since I lost my DC290 in 2003 (well, actually it was my sister who lost it in China), I bought Kodak DX6490... Yes, I'm in love with Kodak digital cameras. For me nothing beats Kodak Digital Science. In digital camera world, you can have top notch CCDs and best lenses, but still, it's the processor who interpret the data that counts. And for me, Kodak interprets data given by the CCD much better than any other manufacturer.

DX6490 is a 4 megapixels camera with 10 times optical zoom, electronic view finder, and 4cm macro... 8-}
 

Yet, I'm so grateful to have had my old cameras, the Kodak DC265 and DC290...

   After a long search for a digital camera... finally... I met the... ehm... chosen one...

Not chosen by me, of course, but all I can say is that, it's like He handed the camera to me personally... :)

 

Specification

CCD Resolution: 1548 x 1032 pixels (1.6 Mega Pixels)
Image Resolution: 1536 x 1024 pixels, 1152 x 768 pixels, 768 x 512 pixels
Image Quality Settings: Best, Better, Good, and Super
Image Storage: Compact Flash, 8MB, plus... a nice friend of mine has just given me a 32MB card on my birthday... :)
Viewfinder: 2.0" TFT color LCD for review and preview, plus real-image optical viewfinder
Lens: Auto focus
Digital Enhancement: 2X digital zoom
Lens Focal Length: 38 mm to 115 mm equivalent (3x optical zoom)
Focus Range 12" (0.3 m) to infinity
Exposure Auto, or manual override (+/- 2 EV in 0.5-EV increments) with automatic white balance
Shutter Speed: 1/4 to 1/400 second
Aperture Range: Wide: f/3.0 to f/14.0; Tele: f/4.7 to f/22.0
ISO Equivalent: 100
Scripting: DIGITA text-based language, extends functionality by automating camera
Burst Capture: Max. 6 pictures at high and medium resolution, max 24 pictures at standard resolution, frame rate selectable from 0.1 to 3 frames per second
Time Lapse: Set to capture shot at pre-defined intervals; playback as movie on camera
Orientation Sensor: Automatically rotates image right-side up on LCD and host
Picture Overlay: Time and date stamp, text, logo/graphic; user-selectable location
Albums: In-camera albums keep pictures organized. Albums transfer to Picture Easy Software
Self-Timer: 10 seconds, adjustable
Tripod Mount: Standard
Flash: Strobe flash (auto, red-eye, fill, off) range up to 9.8' (3.0 m); optional external flash sync enabled
File Formats: JPEG (EXIF), FPX
User Interface: Graphical, menu-driven, easy to navigate
Video Out: NTSC, PAL
Interface: USB, PC card, serial, IrDA1.1(camera-to-camera or camera-to-PC)
Power: 4 AA batteries or optional AC adapter
Dimensions: 4.6" (w) x 2.2" (d) x 4.2" (h); 118 mm (w) x 57 mm (d) x 106 mm (h)
Certifications: VCCI, CE, FCC Class B, C-Tick ICES-003 Class B, CCIB
Weight: 1.2 lb. (525 g) without batteries

 

DC290 have very much the same body as DC265, with these added features underneath...

  • 2.1 mega pixels, capable of producing images in 1800x1200 resolution.
  • Uncompressed format --TIFF-- 6Mbyte per image!
  • Lock exposure, to take panorama pictures.
  • Sharpness setting, mine always set to "No sharpening".
  • True manual speed, from 32 down to 1/325 seconds.
  • 4x magnification review, showing the exact result of taken pictures.
  • Upgraded PC connection software, now I can fully control the camera from my computer!
  • More scripts capabilities.
  • More games to play!!! :)

 

(c) Jody Rondonuwu
04.13.2017