Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n

This is a record using the Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n.

Gallery
Rollei Planar 80mm F2.8 F-Mount / SAMYANG 35mm F1.4 / Tamron MF 50mm(52B)

Impression
As of 2022, the DCS Pro SLR/n is the last KODAK digital SLR digital camera to be released.
The /n is the Nikon F-mount version. There is also a SIGMA camera-based CANON EF mount version with /c in the product name, but I have never seen this one on the used market.
The fact that the noise level is already high from ISO 320 is a limitation of the technology of the time, but from my experience of using ISO 400 with film, I feel this level of noise is normal.
ISO160 is indeed clear, and depending on the lens, it is possible to get a good clean image.
Since the camera is not equipped with a low-pass filter, false colors may appear depending on the subject.
In the gallery, we have also included a shot taken at night in Kyoto using ISO 320.
Since I did not have an F-mount AF lens, I used the lens in MF mode only. The viewfinder, which is similar to that of the F80, is easy to read, and focusing was possible with sufficient accuracy.
Although the camera felt a little heavy, it could take about 100 shots on a single battery, making it more than mobile enough for outdoor use.
The fact that Kodak released a digital camera based on the NIKON body at a time when it was said that it would be difficult to produce a 35mm full frame sensor with the F mount is proof of their technological prowess. It is a pity that Kodak went out of business despite its technological prowess. The brand is still alive and well, but it is not clear how much of the past is left. However, some reversal films are being reissued, so it is possible that the DNA of the brand is still alive.
Speaking of F80-based digital cameras, FinePixS3pro is also applicable, but it has a weak point that its sensor is APS-C and its lens focal length is 1.5 times longer because it is consumer-oriented and price-oriented.
I owned a DCS Pro SLR/n in 2012-2013, eight years after it went on sale, and acquired a used one.
The 13.5 megapixel resolution is still good enough in 2022, and although I sold it for a couple of bucks when I was broke, it is still one of those cameras that I wish I had kept.

Specification

This digital camera is based on the NIKON F80. The viewfinder and mirror are the same as the F80, but the grip and lower part of the body are filled with digital circuits. The grip and the lower part of the body are filled with digital circuits.
The camera itself weighs 1 kg, so if you add a lens, it will weigh a good deal more.
The sensor is a 13.5 megapixel (4500×3000 pixels) 35mm full frame sensor jointly developed by Kodak and the Belgian company Filfactory.

ItemValueNote
Number of pixels (Megapixcel)13.5
MountNikon F mount
Image Sensor36mm × 24mm FullFrame CMOS sensor
FinderEye Level PentaprismApprox. 92% (vs. actual screen)
Approx. 0.75x (with 50mm lens at infinity and -1.0Dp)
Back LCD Panel2 inches, 130,000 dots
Memory cardCompact flashSupports up to 32GB
Battery-typeDCS Pro Battery、P/N 4E2843Common to DCS Pro14/n
Camera size(mm)W x H x D 158 × 131 × 89
Weight(g)907Only body

Options

  • DCS Pro Battery、P/N 4E2843

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