Hot on the heels of Kodak Japan, Kodak US have officially announced (and put up web pages) for the DC4800 and DC5000 digital cameras. The US webpages also carry PDF specification sheets, demos and a samples gallery for each camera.

Kodak DC4800: 3.1mp, ISO 100/200/400, 3x optical zoom (28-84mm), Lithium-Ion battery
Kodak DC5000: 2.1mp, ISO 100, 2x optical zoom (30-60mm), AA batteries, rugged design

Kodak DC4800 Zoom specifications

Imager 3.1 megapixel, 1/1.75" CCD GRGB
Image sizes 2160 x 1440 (3:2 aspect ratio),
1800 x 1200
1536 x 1024
1080 x 750
Image modes TIFF
JPEG High Quality / Standard Quality
Sharpness settings None, Standard, Sharp
Lens 3 x, 28mm - 84mm (35mm equiv.) F2.8 - F4.5
Lens thread 43mm
Focus distance

Normal: 0.5m (19") - Infinity
Macro: 0.2m (7.9") - 0.7m (27.6")

Digital Zoom 2 x
ISO sensitivity Auto (100 - 400), Manual: 100, 200, 400
Shutter speed Auto: 1/8s - 1/1000s
Manual: 1/2s - 1/1000s
Long exp: 0.7s - 16s
Aperture priority F2.8, F5.6, F8.0
Exposure compensation +/-2.0EV in 0.5EV steps
Metering modes 96 segment matrix, center-weighted average, spot
White Balance Auto + four presetsl + colour temperature selection (2500 - 10000K) + manual one-push WB
Flash Internal, pop-up, guide no. 9
Flash modes Auto, Anti red-eye, Forced on, Forced off, External
External flash PC Sync connector
Self-Timer 10 seconds
Burst mode 2160 x 1440: 2.7fps up to 4 images
1080 x 750: 3.8fps up to 16 images
Viewfinder Optical (90% coverage)
LCD 1.8"
Storage CompactFlash (16MB CF card supplied)
Connectivity USB
Video output NTSC / PAL
Power Supply Supplied Kokdak Lithium-Ion rechargeable
Weight 320g (11.3 oz)
Dimensions 120 x 68 x 65 mm (4.7 x 2.7 x 2.6 ")
Price 99,800 YEN (Japan) - (~US$1,000)
Release June 23rd - Japan

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Kodak DC5000 Zoom specifications

Here's what Kodak say about it's rugged body: "Weatherproof design with special seals keeps moisture out for carefree performance in any weather. Use in light rain or mist, dusty and dirty conditions, on the beach, near the pool or while boating."

Imager 2.1 megapixel CCD
Image sizes 1760 x 1168
896 x 592
Image modes JPEG: Best, Better, Good
Lens 2 x, 30 - 60mm (35mm equiv.), F3.0 - F3.8
Lens thread Yes, unknown size
Focus distance

Normal: 0.5m (19") - Infinity
Macro: 0.2m (7.9") - 0.7m (27.6")

Digital Zoom 3 x
ISO sensitivity 100
Shutter speed 1/2s - 1/755s
Aperture Wide: F3.0 - F7.6
Tele: F3.8 - F9.6
Exposure compensation +/-2.0EV in 0.5EV steps
Flash Internal
Flash modes Auto, Fill, Red-eye, Off
Self-Timer 10 seconds
Viewfinder Optical
LCD 1.8"
Storage CompactFlash (16MB CF card supplied)
Connectivity USB, Serial
Video output NTSC / PAL
Power Supply 4 x AA batteries (NiMH & charger optional)
Weight 459g (1 lb)
Dimensions 140 x 89 x 83 mm


The DC5000 features oversized controls to make it
easier to use "out in the wilds" or wearing gloves.

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