Kodak DC240i Zoom (1999)

Because the iMac was so popular at the outgoing 1990's, Kodak among other companies thought it would be good to go along. They took their Kodak DC240, rebadged and re-issued it as the Kodak DC240i Zoom in iMac G3 style! Same thing as Samsung SDC-80. According to Kodak Japan this was a limited release of only 1,000 units per color. They were shown (together with the Samsungs) at the MacWorld EXPO 2000. The camera was identical to the DC240 but included a skeleton USB and video cable.

The colors were identical to the iMac G3 colors of that time:

- blueberry (blue)
- strawberry (pinkish)
- lime (green)
- grape (lilac)
- tangerine (orange)
 
These cameras can be found frequently on auction platforms. Especially the colors blueberry and grape are pretty common. Sometimes tangerine and lime cameras can be found but they are harder to get. An impossible find would be the strawberry version as I have only seen one specimen so far, so I took the liberty to post some pictures of it.

Specifications

  • Brand: Kodak
  • Model: DC240i Zoom
  • First mentioned: 1999
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $599 (estimated)
  • Imager Type: 1.3MP 1/3" CCD
  • Resolution: 1280 x 960
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: Compact Flash Card
  • Lens: F2.8 Ektanar Lens
  • Shutter: 1/2 - 1/755s
  • Aperture Range: F2.8 - F4.5
  • LCD screen size: 1.8" D-TFD
  • Size: 133 x 51 x 76mm
  • Weight: 328 gr.
  • Remarks: Limited Edition of 1,000 units per color

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