Kodak Japan today announced the DC4800 and gave a sneak preview of the DC5000 digital cameras. The DC4800 is a 3.1 megapixel (2160 x 1440), 3x optical zoom (28mm - 84mm, 35mm equiv.), available in Japan June 23rd @ 99,800 YEN (~US$1000). The DC5000 is a rugged-ised DC280, exact specifications are as yet unknown.

Kodak DC4800 Specifications

Imager 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

Interestingly PC Watch note that this is the first time Kodak Japan had taken charge of the design of a Kodak digital camera. PC Watch also have some exclusive pictures of upcoming Kodak digicams ("sneak previews").

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