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everything the DCS 620 has plus a new 2-megapixel ITO (indium tin oxide) 13um CCD
imager, a Cyan-Magenta-Yellow (CMY) Bayer pattern color filter array (CFA) and
low-noise electronics. The extremely light sensitive CCD has been calibrated for
ISO 400 to 4000 operation and is enabled up to ISO 6400 !
Based on the field-proven Nikon Pro F5 film camera, the DCS 620x offers the same features -- Programmed automatic, shutter and aperture priority modes as well as full Manual, 3D Color Matrix metering and selectable autofocus to name just a few. The all-metal Nikon chassis is built to take the day to day abuse required by working pro photgraphers and is highly resistant to dust and moisture.
The DCS 620x can capture 1728 x 1152-pixel images at 3.5 frames per second up to a maximum of 12 before it needs to write out the data. The 36-bit color data is stored in proprietary TIFF format or can be in-camera processed into 12-bit TIFF or compressed JPEG.
Thanks to a removable anti-aliasing filter, noise reduction
circuitry, auto color balance, and exposure compensation in the software, the DCS
620x offers improved image quality with higher color saturation levels.
Kodak DCS 620x and the Nikon D1
Complete DCS 620x specifications are here.
The heart of the DCS 620x's digital half. The 1.8" color LCD is used for
reviewing captured pictures and setting menu options. It can also display
a histogram to insure that you have captured the proper dynamic range.
Below the color LCD is a monochrome data LCD that indicates the ISO, battery level, white balance settings and picture numbers.
The buttons on the left are for voice recording and white balance, below the LCD
you have the ISO, flash mode, exposure bracketing, function lock and custom
From the top it looks just like a Nikon F5 film camera, it has all the same
dials, knobs. buttons and Nikon-dedicated flash hot shoe. If you're already
shooting with the Nikon F5 -- you'll feel right at home with the DCS 620x !
To round out the views of the camera here's the bottom, nothing here but a
tripod socket. Note the size and shape of the base, this is the vertical grip
and shutter release when the camera is used in portrait orientation.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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