Rugged, weatherproof, and built with big, sturdy buttons that you can operate even if you're wearing gloves, the Kodak DC5000 digital camera is a must for any outdoor enthusiast. What's more, its basic features are still virtually identical to Kodak's popular DC280: 2-megapixel resolution, 2x optical zoom combined with a 3x digital zoom, threaded lens to accept filters or add-on lenses, and numerous special effects. The DC5000 uses four standard AA batteries (we recommend getting a set of rechargeables) and CompactFlash memory cards.
CPSC, Eastman Kodak Company Announce Recall of DC5000-Model Digital Cameras WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Eastman Kodak Company, of Rochester, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 75,000 DC5000-model digital cameras worldwide. Due to a manufacturing defect, consumers using these cameras can suffer an electrical shock. Kodak has received 12 reports, including six in the U.S., of consumers who experienced an electrical shock while changing batteries, or installing or removing the memory card or USB cable. There have been no reports of serious injury. These are Kodak DC5000-model cameras. The brand name and model number are written on the front of the camera at the bottom right-hand corner. All DC5000 cameras carry a plate on the bottom of the camera containing the Kodak product identifier reading "KJCAA" followed by an eight-digit serial number. The serial number range is 01800001 through 11700825. Department, electronic, computer and camera stores, as well as mail-order and web retailers sold these cameras nationwide from June 2000 through August 2002 for between $600 and $700.