Kodak DCS 315 (1998)

The DCS 315 was among other DCS cameras part of the new Pro SLR architecture. The next generation DSLR with Firewire connectivity, instant image playback, audio recording and other enhancements like a pop-up flash. It was also the little brother of Kodak's other DSLR, the DCS 330. The DCS 315 used a modified Nikon Pronea 6i body. It could shoot 1 frame per second. The DCS 315 and the DCS 330 were the only two cameras to use the Pronea body. For the DCS 315, Nikon produced a total of five special lenses called IX-Nikkor. The DCS 315 also featured a special Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) sensor rather than a common polysilicon sensor. This made the camera more sensitive for blue light resulting in greater color fidelity. The 'c' behind the model name refers to 'color'. This model featured a color CCD.

Kodak also included a 52mm hot mirror in the box (therefore the DCS 330 had an anti aliasing filter). Contrary to the Kodak DCS 330, the DCS 315 accepted Nikon AF, F and IX mount lenses. The DCS 330 only accepted Nikon F-mount lenses. Both cameras featured the Nikon CAM274 autofocus module (since Kodak did not have an auto focus technology of their own).


  • Brand: Kodak
  • Model: DCS 315
  • First mentioned: 1998
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $5,000
  • Imager Type: 1.5MP CCD
  • Resolution: 1008x1520
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: PC Card I/II/III
  • Lens: interchangeable
  • Shutter: 30s - 1/8,000s
  • Aperture Range: lens dependent
  • LCD screen size: 1.8" TFT
  • Size: 137 x 174 x 76mm
  • Weight: 1,800gr.
  • Remarks: -

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