Kodak DCS460 User Reviews

Announced Mar 1, 1995 •
6 megapixels | APS-H sensor
Ashley Pomeroy
 

I owned one of these for a few months during the middle of 2009 - I bought it purely out of historical interest. Back when it was new, in about 1995, it sold for $30,000 and had the highest resolution of any portable one-shot digital SLR. Nowadays the six megapixel resolution and 1.3x cropping factor are still intriguing although the camera was frustrating. It's essentially a Nikon N90s body with a Kodak unit screwed onto the base, and the N90s body can be removed and replaced. There's no LCD ...

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tbcass
 

It's amazing how far we've come since 1995. This camera was state of the art back then. I checked out some image samples on the net and I couldn't believe how bad they were. A modern $100 compact would blow it away.

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Fotofactory
 

You know I forgot that I had written this review so long ago. I still shoot with a KODAK as of Oct of 2007, but the camera is a SLRn. The 460 files processed today still look pretty good. Very sharp.........of course the camera is slow and eats batteries.........but if you can find one cheap ........use it.........its still fine at basic ISO 80 for landscapes and set up images.

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vonvega
 

Those things are complicated and pricey, like a British sportscar need a lot of love to work well. Any experiment with CF cards and adapters is doomed 'per se' you need to touch the Callunas, wiff it, lick it, love it, use it. With Calluna Disks works flawlessly. But is a expensive camera, because it normally sells bareboned you need to buy some lens, charger, card because normally is dead, and a laptop to read the PCMCIA 3 cards. You NEED to love photography to own one of those dinosaurs. Pr ...

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Chuck Nacke
 

I've been using the DCS 460 for just over a year and while (even by 2006 standards) it is old tech. it consistantly produces exceptional images and will compete with the current Nikon 12+MP cameras. No I did not pay $30,000 a body for these, like some. The main problem is getting accurate information on the use of the 460 body, there is a lot of miss-information floating around on the internet (even found some on this site?) Problems: The main problem with using the DCS 460 is knowing how ...

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mtleu
 

This is the first digital camera opened to the market, and is by kodak Company, very very good production at that time. Great!!! Problems: Of course, if compare with nowadays'; this camera should have to put in the drawer or in the museum.

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Rich Foley
 

Picked this up from Kodak when they were clearing them out. For the money, 2500 USD, it was a bargain. I have used it about 2 years now with few problems. I have 23x30's around my studio that can attest to the quality. It is slow to write to the card and can be a pain when you have to take a couple of shots in rapid succession. All in all it is a great value. I have saved thousands in just film costs in the studio and the quality of the finished product has been outstanding. I have ...

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wentong lin
 

I have used Kodak DCS420, DCS315, and Nikon CP995, 990. Kodak DCS460 still stands as my choice. I do a lot of people photos and the fact this digital camera acts fast and gives 1.3 focal length factor is a beautiful neccessity. Some people have voiced software problems with Photoshop 6.0, I don't and can't figure out what problem there is. Love the camera and will use it whenever I can. Problems: Now I have to say: can someone make this a bit smaller and light weight? For a street ...

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Jerry Nevins
 

6.2 million large pixels with 1.25 lens factor.... what else is there to say. Beautiful, detailed files that scale up extremely well. Nikon optics and metering... Kodak/NASA research. Well worth the investment of time to make these files sing! Problems: Keep the battery charged.

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thecolorgeek
 

If you can get a good deal on this camera its worth having. Technology is a bit old now but still very usable. Will work best with portraits and product. I would not recommend for landscape. I've yet to see one at the price given at this site $1200. Still selling around 2k on ebay. I actually prefer the older software to kodaks new photodesk the 760 has. There is no way to shoot teathered with the 760. A nice feature in a studio. Problems: NONE

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