Unbelievable. Kodak took the worst elements from each N80/F100

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Unbelievable. Kodak took the worst elements from each N80/F100
Sep 24, 2002

and incoporated that into the new camera.

From the interview with Jay Kelbley, Worldwide product manager in the News Section ---

Q. The camera body appears to be based on the F100 / F80 is this correct?

A. The camera is based on components from several Nikon bodies. The metering system, viewfinder and shutter are the same as the F80. The 10-pin connector and PC Sync terminal are the same used on the F100 / F5. The body is made from the same magnesium-alloy as the DSC 760.

1. Metering system, viewfinder in low light uses the stupid flashlight deal in the F80. Much hated by everyone I know.

2. Shutter lag is awful on the N80.

3. 10 pin connector on the F100 is designed so the cables are expensive. Instead of using the traditional plunger release, it takes a 10 pin cable to do so.

One good news. Body is same as DSC 760. That sucker is a tank like the F5.

I, along with most on this site, was under the impression that the body was from the N80. That seems to be incorrect. That's good.

Now, $4,000 IS DAMN GOOD SUCH A CAMERA. Except for the 1,2,3.

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