Kodak DCS 760 SLR Review

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Kodak Professional DCS 760



Digital Features





This is the Kodak KAF-6303CE "Blue Plus" 6-million pixel ITO type CCD imager used in the DCS 760 camera. It is nearly full-frame size with an imaging area of 27.65 x 18.48 mm.  You can see just how "rectangular" it is, the image aspect ratio is 3:2



Kodak Professional DCS 760

All of the DCS 760's digital features and controls are found on the back of the camera. The 2" color LCD is used for reviewing pictures and setting menu options. The 4-way selector allows you to navigate menu selections and control review functions.



Kodak Professional DCS 760

The graphical menu system consists of five main sections:

    Folders - Select the folder and/or card to work with.

    Menu - Select the Main, Properties or Custom Settings menu

    WB - Select the White Balance options menu

    Video - If enabled this allows review pictures to be output to a NTSC or PAL video device.

    Contrast - Adjust the contrast of the color LCD display





Kodak Professional DCS 760

Below the color LCD is a monochrome data LCD that indicates the ISO, white balance, flash mode, battery level, picture number and pictures remaining.

The buttons on the left are for enabling the onscreen menu system or to access the voice recording function. Buttons below the LCD are for ISO, flash mode, exposure bracketing, function lock and custom settings buttons.


Kodak Professional DCS 760

All the possible elements that can be displayed on the data LCD.


Kodak Professional DCS 760

The 4-way selector is used to navigate the menus and select playback images. Just to the left of it are four small holes, behind them is the microphone for adding voice annotations to your pictures.



Kodak Professional DCS 760

When reviewing images you can use the Right or Left portion of the 4-way selector to go forwards or backwards through the stored images. Pressing the selector Up or Down will "pop up" the display options shown above which are Single image review, Zoomed review, Histogram and exposure information, Multiple image (thumbnail) display or Delete images.



Kodak Professional DCS 760

In Zoom Display mode, the thumbnail for the current image appears with a Region of Interest box and luminometer crosshairs. The Region of Interest box includes the area of the image that will be displayed when you zoom in. If an image has been previously viewed in Zoom Display mode, the thumbnail image will begin at the last-used zoom level.

The first zoom level is 1:3 (one pixel displayed for every three), the second level is 1:1, and the third returns to the un-zoomed 1:10. At the 1:3 or 1:1 levels you can pan around the image.

The crosshairs in Zoom Display mode indicate the level of luminance channel saturation of pixels below the center of the crosshairs. This level is indicated on the status bar in stops (-3 to 3.25) and percentages (2 to 180%).



Kodak Professional DCS 760

When in Histogram display mode the thumbnail image will appear with the following information: image number, active folder nmber, date of capture, time of capture, ISO, shutter speed, aperture, exposure mode and exposure compensation.



Kodak Professional DCS 760

In Multiple Image display mode there are four thumbnails with the status bar below. The current image is highlighted.



Kodak Professional DCS 760

While scrolling through images in Single mode there is a location bar displayed on the bottom to let you know approximately where you are in the queue.



Kodak Professional DCS 760

The DCS 760 is equipped with dual PCMCIA card slots which offers a large variety of storage media types and capacities:

  • Two PC Type II cards
  • One PC Type III hard drive
  • Two CompactFlash Type I or II cards*
  • Two IBM Microdrives*

(*Requires appropriate PCMCIA adapter)

Check out my High-Capacity Storage Options report for the latest info about available large CF and CF2 cards and Microdrives.







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