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Kodak DX3900 Zoom

Part of the EasyShare System


Review posted 8/26/01


Click on the DX3900 Zoom for a QTVR tour
Click on the DX3900 Zoom for a QTVR tour


The DX3900 Zoom is another member of Kodakís line of EasyShare compatible digital cameras. The DX3900 offers 3.1 megapixel resolution with image resolution of 2160 x 1440, 2X (35-70mm 35mm equivalent) zoom (plus 3X digital zoom), settable ISO sensitivity of 100, 200 or 400, white balance options, burst capture, macro mode, metering options and some manual settings.

The DX3900 Zoom has a CompactFlash Type I expansion slot and is supplied with an 8MB Kodak Picture Card. The optional camera dock includes a rechargeable NiMH battery pack and AC adaptor. It connects via USB, so that itís always ready for your camera to upload images and recharge the batteries.


Kodak DX3900 Zoom

The Kodak EasyShare system features a camera dock that addresses two of the biggest objections to digital cameras: easy connection and battery charging.

Once the camera is placed in the dock, pictures are automatically uploaded to the computer and the dock recharges the cameraís battery pack. The system also includes software that allows users to connect to the Internet to e-mail or print their pictures. EasyShare makes picture sharing as easy as picture taking: one-button simple.

Using Kodak Picture Software, the EasyShare system makes digital picture taking and sharing one-button simple. Features of the system include:

    Fast Picture Transfer: At the touch of a button, the camera dock automatically transfers the pictures into the computer within seconds, avoiding the need to fuss with connecting cables or load memory cards into reading devices. Consumers no longer face a mystery of how to get their pictures out of the digital camera.

    Easy Picture Sharing: The Kodak Picture Software incorporated into the EasyShare system lets you simply e-mail or print your favorite pictures. A few more clicks, and you can also edit and enhance them.

    Simple Picture Management: The system lets you organize your pictures automatically in folders the way you want them: by date, name or event. It also lets you automatically delete all pictures on the camera after they are transferred to a computer, readying the camera for more picture taking.

    Convenient Battery Recharging: The camera is powered and recharged in the dock in less than two and a half hours, or half the time required by competing chargers.



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Kodak DX3900 Zoom

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Kodak DX3900 Zoom Specifications

CCD resolution 3.3 megapixel
image resolution 3.1 megapixel,
2160x1440 pixels
image quality modes 3.1MP (default setting) - up to 11" x 14" (36 x 28cm)
3.1MP (high compression) - up to 8" x 10" (25 x 20cm)
2.2MP - up to 8" x 10" (25 x 20cm)
1.6MP - up to 5" x 7" (20 x 15cm)
0.8MP - email
burst maximum 8 pictures at 0.8MP resolution
lens 35 mm - 70 mm, (35 mm equiv.)
auto focus
zoom 6X (2X optical, 3X digital)
focus distance standard: 0.5 m - infinity (1.6 ft - infinity)
macro-wide: 0.07 - 0.7 m (0.2 - 2.3 ft.)
macro-tele: 0.25 - 0.7 m (0.8 - 2.3 ft.)
exposure control TTL-AE (multi-pattern, center weighted, center spot)
shutter speed 16 - 1/2000 seconds
flash range wide: 0.5 - 3.2 m (1.6 - 10.5 ft.)
tele: 0.5 - 2.3 m (1.6 - 7.5 ft.)
flash mode automatic, fill, red-eye, off
ISO equivalent 100 - 400 (automatic)
100, 200, 400 (selectable)
white balance automatic, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent
color mode black and white, sepia, color
self-timer 10 seconds
file format JPEG

viewfinder real-image optical viewfinder
LCD 38 mm (1.5 in.) 30fps, review/preview color display
software KODAK Picture Software

storage Removable CompactFlash memory card
digital still print marking DPOF printing
interface USB, KODAK EasyShare Camera Dock compatible
video out NTSC, PAL (user-selectable)

certification FCC Class B, ICES-003 Class B, CE, VCCI, C-tick
tripod mount standard
power options optional Camera Dock with Ni-MH rechargeable battery pack (in-camera charging); 2AA Ni-MH rechargeables; 2AA Lithium batteries or 1 CRV3 Lithium battery
weight without batteries: 225 g (7.9 oz.)
dimensions WxHxD: 116x67x42 mm
(4.6x2.6x1.7 in.)
warranty

one year
System Requirements
Windows:
  • WINDOWS 98, 98SE, 2000, or ME
  • Personal computer with 200 MHz processor or greater
  • 48MB minimum RAM (WINDOWS 98, 98SE, ME), 64MB minimum RAM (WINDOWS 2000)
  • 100MB hard drive disk space available
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Available USB port
  • 16-bit or higher color monitor

Macintosh:
  • PowerPC-based MACINTOSH Computer
  • MACINTOSH OS 8.6/9.x/X
  • 64MB RAM available
  • 100MB hard drive disk space available
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Built-in USB port
  • 16-bit or higher color monitor

Package Contents
  • KODAK EasyShare DX3900 Zoom Digital Camera with wrist strap
  • KODAK Picture Software CD
  • Cables for USB and video
  • Removable CompactFlash memory card
  • KODAK CRV3 MAX Lithium battery or equivalent
  • Insert for optional KODAK EasyShare Camera Dock
  • Documentation Kit







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