Kodak DCS 620x (© Steve's digicams)

Kodak DCS 620x (1999)

At PMA 1999, Kodak unveiled the super-pro Nikon F5 body, which was seamlessly integrated to the DCS 520 electronics and wrapped in a bulletproof magnesium housing. After Nikon launched the D1, later in '99, Kodak Professional planned to ease out of the photojournalist market and concentrate on studio photography. Kodak marketed two versions of the camera, the Kodak DCS 620c and Kodak DCS 620x. The DCS 620 is based on the Nikon Professional F5 SLR camera and therefore has similar features like programmed automatic mode, shutter and aperture priority modes, 3D Color Matrix metering and selectable autofocus and spot metering. The DCS 620's focal point is a 2 megapixel CCD imager with 1728 x 1152 pixel resolution that delivers 36-bit color, uncompressed 2MB TIF images.

Due to it's powerful onboard image processing and RAM buffer, the DCS 620 can capture up to 12 images at a rate of 3.5 fps before it begins writing to card. The DCS 620 covers the range of ISO 200 - 1600. The camera however was very expensive and very bulky but also a true professional digital SLR camera with a lot of features and possibilities. There's a great review of this camera on a friendly site here: Lone Star Digital


  • Brand: Kodak
  • Model: DCS 620x
  • First mentioned: 1999
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $10,000
  • Imager Type: 2.0 MP Xena CMY CMOS
  • Resolution: 1728x1152
  • Internal Storage: 8MB
  • External Storage: PC Card I/II/III
  • Lens: Nikon F interchangeable
  • Shutter: 1/8000s - 30s
  • Aperture Range: lens dependent
  • LCD screen size: 2" TFT
  • Size: 158 x 194 x 88mm
  • Weight: 1,860 gr
  • Remarks: -

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