Kodak DC5000 Review

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Steve's Digicams

Kodak DC5000 Zoom

Review posted 12/07/01

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The KODAK DC5000 is a ruggedized digital camera that is made to used in any weather or environmental conditions. Its weatherproof design keeps moisture out for reliable performance in light rain or mist, dusty and dirty conditions, on the beach, near the pool or on a boat. Large over-sized controls mean better handling - even if you're wearing gloves in cold weather assignment or on a construction site.

The DC5000 features 2-Megapixel resolution (High 1760 x 1168 pixels, Standard 896 x 592 pixels) with a 2X (30-60mm) optical zoom lens and stores image data on CompactFlash cards. It has a USB port to quickly download files from the camera to the user's host computer and is powered by regular AA-type batteries.

Kodak DC5000 Zoom

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Kodak DC5000 Zoom

Kodak DC5000 Zoom

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Kodak DC5000 Zoom Specifications

Resolution: 2.0 megapixel (effective)
Color Depth: 24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Image Resolutions: Standard (896 x 592)
High (1760 x 1168)
Image Quality Settings: Good, Better, Best
Memory CompactFlash cards
8MB supplied with camera
File Transfer USB and Serial RS-232C at 115 Kbps
ISO 70
Viewfinder: Real Image
Lens Focal length 30-60mm (35mm equivalent)
6.5-13mm actual. Autofocus
Zoom 2X optical, 3X digital
AF Range 1.6 ft to infinity
Macro: 0.8 ft to 1.6 ft
Shutter Speed 1/2 to 1/755 second
Aperture Range: Wide: f3.0 to f7.6
Tele: f3.8 to f9.6
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV
Tripod Socket: .25 in. standard (0.006) threaded
LCD: 1.8 in. (45.7 mm) color TFT LCD
Status: Indicators for battery level, compression level, pictures remaining, flash mode, self-timer, white balance, close-up/infinity, exposure compensation. resolution, and Picture Card.
Flash: Built-in sensor flash
Flash Range: 1.6 ft. to 9.8 ft (3 meters)
Telephoto 1.6 to 7.9 ft (.5 m to 2.4 m)
Flash Modes: Auto, Fill, Red-Eye Reduction, and Off
Self Timer: Comes with a LED indicator and a delay time of 10 seconds.
Power: 4 AA size batteries or optional AC Adapter for KODAK DC200 Series Digital Cameras
I/O Interface: RS-232 Serial and USB connections
Video Out: NTSC and PAL (selectable)
File Formats: JPEG EXIF 2.1
Year 2000 Compliant Yes
Certifications: FCC Class B, ICES-003 Class B, CE, VCCI Class B, C-tick, IP code 54 per IEC 529
Dimensions: 3.25 x 3.5 x 5.5 inches (HxDxW)
Weight: 16 oz. w/out batteries
Package Contents
  • KODAK DC5000 Zoom Digital Camera with neck strap and lens cap.
  • Cables for USB and Serial (Mac adapter for serial), and video
  • 8MB CompactFlash memory card
  • 4 AA-size KODAK Photolife batteries
  • User's Guide and Quick Tips
  • Kodak Software for Windows
  • Kodak Software for Macintosh

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