Kodak DX4900 Review

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Kodak DX4900 Zoom

Part of the EasyShare System

Review posted 3/16/02

Click on the DX4900 Zoom for a QTVR tour
Click on the DX4900 Zoom for a QTVR tour

The DX4900 Zoom is another member of Kodak's line of EasyShare compatible digital cameras. The DX4900 offers 4 megapixel resolution with image resolution of 2448 x 1632, 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 DX4900 Zoom has a CompactFlash Type I expansion slot and is supplied with an 16MB Kodak Picture Card. The optional camera dock includes a rechargeable NiMH battery pack and AC adaptor. It connects via USB, so that it's always ready for your camera to upload images and recharge the batteries.

DX4900 Zoom Features

  • 4.1 megapixel CCD for images up to 2448x1632 pixels
  • 2X optical zoom 35 mm - 70 mm, accepts acessory lens with 37 mm threads
  • 3X Advanced Digital Zoom
  • TTL Multi-pattern, center weighted, center spot metering
  • ISO equivalent of 100, 200, 400 or automatic
  • White balance settings for automatic, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent
  • Color modes for black and white, sepia, color
  • Sharpness settings for sharp, standard, soft
  • Burst mode captures up to 12 pictures at 30 fps at 1.0MP resolution
  • 1.5 in. TFT color LCD display
  • Removeable CompactFlash image storage
  • Powered by 2 AA size lithium, NiMH or 1 CR-3V lithium
  • Video Out (NTSC or PAL selectable)
  • Optional camera dock and rechargable NiMH battery pack

Kodak DX4900 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 camera's 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 DX4900 Zoom

Kodak DX4900 Zoom

Kodak DX4900 Zoom

Kodak DX4900 Zoom Kodak DX4900 Zoom

Kodak DX4900 Zoom

Kodak DX4900 Zoom

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Kodak DX4900 Zoom Specifications

CCD resolution 4.1 megapixel
(2448x1632 pixels)
image resolution 4.0 megapixel
image quality modes 4.0MP (default setting) - up to 20" x 30" (50 x 75cm)
4.0MP (high compression) - up to 20" x 30" (50 x 75cm)
3.1MP - up to 11" x 14" (28 x 36cm)
2.2MP - up to 8" x 10" (20 x 25cm)
1.0MP - up to 5" x 7" (13 x 18cm)
1.0MP - Burst
optical zoom lens 2X optical zoom 35 mm - 70 mm,
accepts acessory lens with
37 mm or 43 mm with step-up ring
zoom 3X Advanced Digital Zoom
focus distance standard: 0.5m (20 in.) to infinity
macro-wide: 0.07 - 0.7 m (2.8-28 in.) (design);
macro-tele: 0.25 - 0.7 m (10-28 in.) (design)
exposure control TTL-AE (multi-pattern, center weighted, center spot)
shutter speed 16 - 1/2000 seconds
flash range 0.5-3.2m (1.6-10.5 ft.) at wide,
0.5-2.3m (1.6-7.5 ft.) at tele
flash mode automatic, fill, red-eye, off
ISO equivalent 100, 200, 400 or automatic
white balance automatic, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent
color mode black and white, sepia, color
sharpness sharp, standard, soft
burst maximum 12 pictures with 30 frames/sec. at 1.0MP resolution
file format JPEG/EXIF V2.1

Easy To Use
viewfinder real-image optical viewfinder
LCD 38.1 mm (1.5 in.) TFT color
software KODAK Picture Software

Take More Pictures
storage 16MB Removable COMPACTFLASH memory card included
Share Pictures Faster
digital still print marking DPOF printing
interface USB, KODAK EasyShare Camera Dock compatible
video out NTSC, PAL (user-selectable)

Other Specifications
tripod mount 1/4 in.
auto time out 8 minutes
self timer 10 seconds
power options optional camera dock with Ni-MH rechargeable battery pack (in-camera charging); 2AA Lithium or Ni-MH batteries or 1 CRV3 Lithium battery
weight without batteries: 225 g (7.9 oz.)
dimensions WxHxD: 116x67x42 mm
(4.6x2.6x1.7 in.)

one year
System Requirements
  • WINDOWS 98, 2000, Millennium Edition, or XP
  • Personal computer with 200 MHz processor or greater
  • 32MB RAM available
  • 70MB hard drive disk space available
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Available USB port
  • 16-bit or higher color monitor

  • POWERMAC System
  • 64MB RAM available
  • 100MB hard drive disk space available
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Available USB port
  • 16-bit or higher color monitor

Package Contents
KODAK EASYSHARE DX4900 Zoom Digital Camera
(Camera only, Dock sold separately)
  • KODAK EASYSHARE DX4900 Zoom Digital Camera
  • 2AA Lithium batteries or equivalent
  • Video out cable
  • USB cable
  • Wrist strap
  • KODAK Picture Software CD
  • Removable COMPACTFLASH memory card
  • Documentation
  • Insert for optional KODAK EASYSHARE Camera Dock

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