Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n


The Kodak Professional DCS Pro SLR/n is a 13.5 megapixel (4500x3000 pixels) full-frame 35mm digital SLR produced as a collaboration between Nikon Corporation and Eastman Kodak. It was an improved version of the Kodak Professional DCS Pro 14n series, and was based on a modified Nikon N80 film SLR and thus compatible with almost all Nikon F mount lenses. The camera was announced in early 2004 and became available to purchase mid-year. A monochrome variant named Kodak Professional DCS Pro SLR/n m of the camera existed as well.

Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n
TypeSingle-lens reflex
LensInterchangeable (Nikon F-mount)
Sensor36 mm × 24 mm CMOS
Maximum resolution4,500 × 3000 (13.5 million)
Film speed6/12/25/50/80–800 in 1/3 stops, 1600 RAW only
Storage mediaCompactFlash (Type I or Type II) | SD Card
Focus modesAF-S, AF-C, M
Focus areas5 AF points
Exposure metering3D Matrix Metering
Metering modes3D Matrix, center average, spot
Flashpop-up, sync at 1/125 second
ShutterElectronically controlled focal-plane
Shutter speed range1/4000 to 2 sec., bulb
Continuous shootingApprox. 1.7 frame/s
LCD screen2.0 inch, 130,000 pixels
BatteryLi-ion battery pack, 2 unprotected 103450 elements and charge/discharge controller inside.
Weight35.3 oz. / 1000g

The camera has no anti-aliasing filter in front of the CMOS sensor, which gives it very high edge acuity, but gives it a greater chance of producing more moire artifacts than most cameras. This can be partially compensated for with the software, which has advanced noise reduction capabilities. It also has impressively high dynamic range (the ability to capture both light and dark subjects well in the same image). It has less of a useful range of ISO sensitivity than many modern digital SLR cameras, although the selectable range is very large.

The camera is very unusual for a DSLR in having a long exposure setting where film speeds down to 6 ASA and exposure settings up to 60 seconds can be selected. This would have been useful for Product Photography.

The cousin of this camera, the Kodak Professional DCS Pro SLR/c, announced a month later, shared the same full 35 mm (36x24 mm) frame sized CMOS image sensor, electronics, and most controls, but was based on the top of the Sigma Corporation's SLR cameras (such as the SD9) and a custom body, and was compatible with Canon Inc.'s EOS lenses.

Both cameras were discontinued on May 31, 2005 [1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Pro SLR/c Digital Camera Kodak

External linksEdit

  • The DCS Story