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Kodak DC215 Zoom

The Kodak DC215 is the choice for anyone who loves taking, making and creating beautiful pictures. The DC215 Zoom Digital Camera is an outstanding va...

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Review of "Kodak DC215 Zoom"

published 30/07/2000 | alleykatz
Member since : 29/07/2000
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Excellent
Pro easy to use, good picture quality, limited only to size of flash card you can afford
Cons batteries dont last long, not as many features as top of the range
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"digital and affordable"

The kodak dc215 is an excellent digital camera, for anyone on a budget.
At a mere £200 (ish) it is not the cheapest, but value for money it is an excellent buy.
What I like is the way it looks and feels like a normal 35mm camera, it is slightly heavier but that is not a problem.
It doesn't boast the features of some of the more expensive models, but for the average person this is ideal.
It was recommended to me by a photographer friend, so it must be good !
When I purchased mine it had a 5mg card in, but the shop gave me a 10mg card free (i whinged about the price, try haggling it works trust me)
You can choose the picture quality, I have mine on the lowest quality, so I get more pics on one card.
I have uploaded and printed these pictures off onto photgraphic glossy paper and they are excellent quality, not as clear as a genuine photo but they run a close second.
For emails and websites they are brilliant, you just snap, upload and its done, all in a few minutes.
It has an autoflash, autoredeye reduction, zoom for taking pictures of small objects close up.
It takes 4 aa batteries and yes they dont last long, i brought a charger and spare recharge batteries, (saves a fortune).
It also has a lcd screen on the back so you can see instantly what you are taking, you can switch this off to save battery power.
Review your pics in the camera, close up, delete, add a frame to it.

I would recommend at least looking at this camera if you are considering buying a digital camera, try it out in the shop (i did), compare it with other makes and models, and believe me you will choose the kodak.
To me kodak are cameras, a name you know and trust!

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Product Information : Kodak DC215 Zoom

Manufacturer's product description

The Kodak DC215 is the choice for anyone who loves taking, making and creating beautiful pictures. The DC215 Zoom Digital Camera is an outstanding value for creative picture takers. Megapixel resolution and 2X optical zoom provide amazing detail and vibrant color. There's a 1.8" color LCD that lets you review and preview your pictures, and a 4 MB Picture Card that stores up to 54 standard-resolution pictures. It's a snap to use, thanks to an award-winning interface and controls. And we've packed all this functionality into a silver metal-skinned design, among the most compact on the market.

Product Details

Product Description: Kodak DC215 Zoom - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Localisation: English / Europe, German, French

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Sensor Resolution: 1.0 Megapixel

Lens System: 2 x zoom lens - 4.4 - 8.8 mm - f/4.0-4.8, 2 x zoom lens - 29 - 58 mm - f/4.0-4.8, 2 x zoom lens - f/4.0-4.8

Focus Adjustment: Focus free

Min Focus Distance: 0.5 m, 50 cm

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Viewfinder: Optical - real-image

Display: LCD display - 1.8"

Supported Battery: 4 x AA alkaline battery ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Colour: Silver, Metallic gold

Dimensions (WxDxH): 11.5 cm x 4.3 cm x 6.8 cm

Weight: 303 g, 0.3 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Bundled with: KODAK Personal Picture Maker PM100 Printer

General

MPN: 833-0938, 899-1218, 114-9145, 177-1112, 890-3262

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Enclosure Colour: Silver, Metallic gold

Localisation: English / Europe, German, French

Sensor Resolution: 1.0 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 1,000,000 pixels

Optical Zoom: 2 x

Image Recording Format: JPEG, FLASHPIX (FPX)

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Effective Sensor Resolution: 1152 x 864

Bundled with: KODAK Personal Picture Maker PM100 Printer

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 140

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

Special Effects: Template

White Balance: Automatic

Max Shutter Speed: 1/362 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 1/2 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/2 EV steps

Lens System

Type: 2 x zoom lens - 4.4 - 8.8 mm - f/4.0-4.8, 2 x zoom lens - 29 - 58 mm - f/4.0-4.8, 2 x zoom lens - f/4.0-4.8

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 29 - 58mm

Focus Adjustment: Focus free

Min Focus Distance: 0.5 m, 50 cm

Macro Focus Range: 20-50cm, 20cm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive, Manual

Lens System Mounting: Integrated

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Effective Flash Range: 0.5 m - 3 m, 3 m

Additional Features

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec

LCD Display Information: Self-timer mode, photo quality, photos remaining, battery condition, flash mode

Additional Features: Auto power save, DPOF support, AE lock

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Optical - real-image

Display

Type: 1.8" LCD display

Display Features: Built-in

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x serial ¦ 1 x composite video output ¦ 1 x DC power input

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Software

Software: Adobe PhotoDeluxe, Adobe PageMill, ArcSoft PhotoPrinter 2.0

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support: MS Windows 95, MS Windows NT 4.0, MS Windows 98, Apple MacOS 7.6.1 or later

Peripheral Devices: CD-ROM Drive, serial port

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Lens cap, wrist strap, video cable

Body Material: Plastic

Battery

Battery Type: AA

Details: 4 x AA alkaline battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Supported Memory Cards: CompactFlash

Included Memory Card: 4 MB CompactFlash, CompactFlash

Image Storage: High 1152 x 864 : 12 - with 4MB card ¦ Normal 1152 x 864 : 19 - with 4MB card ¦ Low 1152 x 864 : 31 - with 4MB card ¦ High 640 x 480 : 28 - with 4MB card ¦ Normal 640 x 480 : 39 - with 4MB card ¦ Low 640 x 480 : 54 - with 4MB card

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 11.5 cm

Depth: 4.3 cm

Height: 6.8 cm

Weight: 303 g, 0.3 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

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