Kodak DC200 (1998)

The Kodak DC200 camera was announced 1998-01-29 and was Kodak's first consumer megapixel camera. A few novelties were that the picture processing was done completely inside the camera. This means that after the shutter button was pressed, the picture was processed inside the camera and the final result was shown on the internal display. No alterations had to be made. The image could be directly transferred into third party applications. The images were either stored in JPG file format or in Flashpix file format. The Flashpix files were the same in quality as the JPG's but included a lot of additional information like shutter speed and exposure settings.

In 1999, for a limited time only, Kodak offered a free firmware upgrade (2.20) that would turn a DC200 into a DC200 plus. The firmware upgrade added the following improvements to the DC200:

  • Faster shutter response time
  • 20% improved battery life
  • Multi-language user interface
  • Faster start-up time
  • Faster picture review
  • Date stamp option
  • Exposure lock option
  • Video-out slide show capability

The camera was discontinued from 1999-03-01 on and replaced by the DC200 plus.

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Specifications

  • Brand: Kodak
  • Model: DC200
  • First mentioned: 1998
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $599
  • Imager Type: 1MP CCD
  • Resolution: 1152x864 (CCD resolution 1160x872)
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: Compact Flash
  • Lens: Ektanar F4.0
  • Shutter: 1/2 - 1/362s
  • Aperture Range: F4 - F13.5
  • LCD screen size: 1.8" TFT
  • Size: 131 x 82 x 48mm
  • Weight: 340 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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