Kodak DC265 Zoom (1999)

The bulky Kodak DC265 hit the streets with an astonishing $999 price tag (street price $775). For this price one would get not only a bulky camera but also a sophisticated piece of equipment built for prosumers. It was the follow-up of the popular DC260 and provided the following new features:
 
- Improved burst capture for 7 full size images (vs. 2 in the DC260)
- Faster image processing and start-up time
- 16 MB Picture Card (vs. 8 in the DC260)
- New, higher quality "super" image compression setting for 4 total choices
- Includes 4 AA Ni-MH Batteries and Charger (vs. AC Adapter in the DC260)
- MACINTOSH compatibility in the box, with cable and plug-in software
 
The DC265 also supported GPS tagging by hooking the camera up to a GPS device (also a feature of the DC260).
 
Trivia:
 
In 2012 I stumbled into a photo studio to have my mug shot taken and was totally surprised (or scared) to see a Kodak DC265 sitting there and still being used! Of course I left immediately.

Specifications

  • Brand: Kodak
  • Model: DC265 Zoom
  • First mentioned: 1999
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $775 -$999
  • Imager Type: 1.5MP CCD
  • Resolution: 1536 x 1024
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: Compact Flash Card
  • Lens: Ektanar auto focus 3x zoom lens
  • Shutter: 1/4 - 1/400s
  • Aperture Range: F3.0 - F14 (wide) / F4.7 - F22 (tele)
  • LCD screen size: 2.0" TFT
  • Size: 118 x 57 x 106mm
  • Weight: 525 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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