Kodak DCS 760 Review
Lens mount / IR filter
The IR filter (supplied with the camera) filters out light in the Infrared portion of the spectrum, it also helps to protect the CCD from dust and dirt. It can be replaced with the optional anti-aliasing filter.
It's interesting to note that the 760 doesn't come with an anti-aliasing filter as standard (other brand digital SLR's have their anti-alias filter attached to the front of the CCD). It's fair to say that there are advantages in not using an anti-aliasing filter (extra sharpness and detail). The 760's six megapixel resolution means that aliasing is far less of a problem (as aliasing only occurs at the CCD's Nyquist frequency) than it was on the two megapixel DCS cameras and is something that can be taken care of in software (indeed the latest version of Kodak Photo Desk has a moiré removal option).
The 760's connectors are in three locations around the camera:
Accessory / Flash shoe
On top of the viewfinder you'll find the accessory shoe, a ISO-type hot shoe allows direct connection to flash and other accessory systems.
Kodak / Nikon recommend use of the SB-28D or SB-28DX Speedlight.
Battery / storage compartment
On the left side of the camera (looking from the back) you'll find the large battery / storage compartment door which is held closed by a metal twist lever. Opening the door exposes the battery (which fits into a slot towards the front of the camera) and the two PCMCIA slots which can take two Type I/II or one Type III PC Card's. In the shots below you can see that you can also use Compact Flash Type I/II storage with the appropriate PCMCIA adapters. In use you can selectively switch between which slot you use.
Two more details: you can remove the entire storage compartment door if you wish, it's only held in place by a spring loaded clip, secondly the video and serial connectors (mentioned above) are inside the compartment (but there isn't a gap in the compartment door for wires). One thing about which I've always been curious is why there's no weather proofing employed around the edges of this door, you'd think for such a professional 'rugged' camera there would at least be a rubber seal to protect from water droplets entering the compartment.
Battery & Charger
Inside the DCS 760's (substantial) box you'll find:
- Kodak DCS 760 Professional Digital Camera Body (IR filter installed)
- AC Adapter
- Dual-slot battery charger & power supply
- Set of 5 international power cords
- IEEE 1394 Cable
- Hand strap
- Users Manual, Quick Start Guide, New Firmware features addendum
- CD-ROM: Users Manual & Quick Start Guide in various languages
- CD-ROM: DCS Photo Desk, Acquire module, Host Software, Manuals
- Warranty card & Service information
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Specifications
- 3 Body & Design
- 4 Body & Design
- 5 Operation & Controls
- 6 Operation & Controls
- 7 Displays
- 8 Menus
- 9 Timings & Sizes
- 10 Photo Desk
- 11 Image Quality
- 12 Image Quality
- 13 Image Quality
- 14 Compared to...
- 15 Compared to...
- 16 Compared to...
- 17 Compared to...
- 18 Conclusion
- 19 Samples