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Kodak DC4800 3.1MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom
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- 3.1 megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create prints at 8 x 10 inches and beyond
- 3x optical plus 2x digital zoom lens with autofocus
- Included 16 MB CompactFlash card holds 20 images at default resolution
- Connects to Macs and PCs via USB port
- Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery and AC adapter included
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||2.7 fps|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||400|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||Yes|
|Flash Memory Type||Compact Flash|
|Flash Type||Built-in Flash, sync cable|
|ISO Range||100, 200, 400|
|Image Aspect Ratio||3:2|
|Item Dimensions||2.68 x 2.56 x 4.72 inches|
|Item Weight||0.71 pounds|
|Macro Focus Range||20 cm|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 Year Parts/Labor|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8 - F5.6|
|Maximum Focal Length||84 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/1000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||2,160|
|Minimum Focal Length||28 mm|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||16 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||3.1 MP|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CCD|
|Removable Memory||CompactFlash Type I|
|Resolution modes||2160 x 1440, 1800 x 1200, 1536 x 1024, 1080 x 720|
|Shipping Weight||2.96 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||Kodak Lithium-Ion & charger|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical (tunnel)|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
288MB Ram Comes with 4 Separate Flash Cards to total 288MB * 256 + 16 + 8 + 8 MB Cards 3.1 Megapixel Camera DC4800 Comes with Carrying Bag, Chargers, USB Cable
The DC4800 is Kodak's first 3-megapixel consumer digital camera. In terms of design, it's something of a departure from Kodak's earlier digital models and more of a return to the look and feel of a traditional film camera. In its default setting, the camera is as easy to use as a point-and-shoot, but numerous manual controls are available for the more advanced user.
Like most other 3-megapixel cameras, the Kodak features a 3x optical zoom lens plus a 2x digital zoom. Images are stored as JPEG or TIFF files on standard Type I CompactFlash cards, and the camera is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and AC adapter (included). USB output makes image transfers quick, and a video-out plug lets you view your images on your TV. The 4800 has several unusual features that help to set it apart from the rest of the 3-megapixel pack. For example, Kodak has included dedicated controls on the top of the camera to adjust the aperture and exposure compensation, rather than forcing users to wade through a sea of menus to access these frequently used settings. In addition, the camera offers better-than-usual control of white balance and color saturation.
The camera ships with a neck strap, lens cap, 16 MB CompactFlash card, lithium-ion rechargeable battery, AC adapter, USB cable, video cable, user's guide, and software CD. Kodak includes a 1-year warranty.
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Top Customer Reviews
You can use the 4800 in a number of modes, as a simple point and click mode, or for the more professional photographer you can get into aperture, light, exposure etc...
The resolution at 3.1 Mega Pixel is excellent and when pictures are printed out using services like ofoto or shutterfly the quality is exceptional. The camera has a 3x Optical zoom which is excellent, I choose not to rate digital zoom as attribute of a camera.
My only dislike with this camera is its size, there are a lot of smaller cameras out there, however I am not sure if there are many with the same kind of quality.
This is now quite an old camera, but worth hanging onto for a few features you don't get these days, ouside of higher end devices
It has a flash synchro for external units-no hot shoe, but you can buy a bar(cheap)this screws into the tripod socket and plug the flash into that-bingo
It also has a 28mm lens, it might not be the best lens in the world, but it is 28mm
Mine came with a wide angle conversion lens that must make about 16mm?
The 28mm makes this camera good for groups and buildings and stuff.
Also has lots of accessible manual controls (via buttons and not sub menus), but these controls are often a bit meh-like the on off switch that makes the DC4800 sound like a creaking door when it starts up
Other bad points- lousy battery capacity-but when its getting low it lets you keep shooting, but this just kills the lcd screen-you have to use the viewfinder-clever, but needs a better battery (I have x3 just in case...)
When I bought my cam (Ebay-zero collector value) the case was cracked. A lot of DC4800 cases are cracked due to a design fault-they all crack in the same spot. That's what happens when you use dime store plastic and not Glock type plastic.
Repaired this with epoxy and a soldering iron. Looks a mess but it works just fine.
Probably won't sell the camera, as its a bit useful
Now, prospective wise, this is my very first digital camera so I can offer my opinion with no previous digital camera experience. I have used several upper high end 35mm cameras in my life and do know a little more than your average shooter; with that in mind, I will continue with my review.
First of all, I got much more than I actually expected. All of my enlargments and prints have been done on my HP Deskjet 970CXI printer with Kodak Glossy Inkjet 45 pound paper...some were enlarged and printed from the lowest megapixel level (.8) and others were done with the highest megapixel (3.1) The results have been much better than expected...the color was terrific and the detail was excellent.
The only pictures I took which I considered below excellent quality were, for the most part, due to my mistakes regarding settings, movement when shooting in low light and perhaps greater expectations from the flash than you would normally get with a good 35mm camera...now, a couple of the reviews have mentioned that the flash and focus when taking pictures inside or with low light were far below the quality they were expecting. They may well have a point, however, I attributed these lower quality shots more to my inexperience with the camera and wrong settings than I actually was willing to blame on the camera....when I became more familiar with the limits of the camera, I was able to overcome 95 % of my original poorer quality shots...in other words, when I actually understood the limitations of the camera, I was able to take much better photos with clearly focused shots and excellent color...
Now, a word about expectations; I never really counted on any camera giving me 100 % of everything I expected...it just isn't reality. Different cameras within different price ranges simply are not going to hit our needs 100 % of the time. With my zero level experience with digital cameras and years of amateur level 35mm work, I simply was willing to forgive a few shortcomings if I got what I consider excellent pictures 95 % of the time.
Some have commented on the lame flash which is built into the camera...I never actually expected a lot from it so I was not disappointed when the shots taken from more than ten feet were not as good as one might expect. On the other hand, the camera does have a connection to attach a higher end external flash unit so I would tend to think that even this objection might be overcome if one were to use a good external flash unit. I would be interested in hearing some reports. Like any other camera shooting in low light, if it drops to a longer shutter speed, you had better keep it still or go to a tripod for more stability. I actually attributed a couple of my poor shots to this rather than a focus problem.
Having said the above, I do consider myself a novice digital photograpy buff, however, I can tell you, if you want a camera which is a whole lot of fun and gives you excellent options to venture more into creative control, I would consider getting one. If, however, you are expecting an end all, do all, camera, I seriously doubt if you can find one on the market. Perhaps the extremely high end professional cameras can give you lots of what your looking for, however, I tend to think that even they have limitations...
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