The battery compartment is
located on the base in the handgrip, the cover is
opened by sliding outwards and the batteries are arranged
in a square formation.
Compact Flash Compartment
Kudos to Kodak. Firstly, they put
the CF compartment on the side of the camera (where
it always should be..), secondly they put it the
right way around so that the little finger "lip"
on the back is not blocked by the door, and thirdly
and probably most impressive (and just so simple)
there's actually an eject lever on the bottom
of the camera (shown in the right-hand image here)
which not only ejects the card but pushes the
door open, you can literally aim the camera at
your camera bag, flip the eject and drop the CF
card straight in there... About time! Other manufacturers
take note.. we're fed up of having to use our
nails to pull CF cards out...
The *only* thing they missed is
that this is a CF type I slot which means it can't
take some of the (much) bigger storage drives
(like IBM's 340MB microdrive and 320MB flash devices).
On left hand side of the camera behind individual
rubber doors are the following connectors:
DC in - external power
Video out - for use
with included video cable for connectivity to
VCR / TV.
Serial - RS232 / RS432
and USB connector (use different cable).
Supplied Accessories ("In the box")
At the time of writing this review the only
item available to me is the camera itself, however I'm told
that the kit is the same as the DC240, which would mean:
Kodak DC280 Zoom Digital Camera
Hand strap / lens cap (with string)
8MB Compact Flash card
4 AA Alkaline batteries
4 AA NiMH rechargable batteries + charger
USB cable (PC / Mac)
Serial cable (PC / Mac)
Video out cable
Quick-start guide, Manuals
Kodak Picture Easy (Win)
TWAIN driver (Win)
Adobe PhotoDeluxe & PageMill (Win / Mac)
Camera Mounter Software for win95, win98 and NT4.0
Photoshop-compatible plug-in and acquire driver (Mac)