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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 09/11/2003 | jmvenning03
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Pro Nice design good picture view panel
Cons Heavy
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"Excellent camera the best buy ever!"

The Kodak DC215 is an excellent camera with a lovely sleek design and a good picture viewer screen at the back. It has a good bright flash and a disable button for times when you dont think the camera is right when it selects flash when its quite light.

~~~The Camera~~~

The DC215 can be bought in two colours:- Silver or Gold. I would rather choose the silver one because the gold is a bit over the top. It comes with Kodak's own 4MB compact-flash memory card which quickly fills up. It also comes with 4xAA batteries but I suggest you should get some rechargebale ones because it uses allot of power! If you take allot of pictures I also suggest you get a 32MB card which takes around 200 pictures you dont really need more than 32MB your not likely to use 1GB in a week are you!

~~~Features~~~

The camera has a 58MM Kodak Externar Lens with Makro Focus but you can get add-on ones which are much more powerful. You can have the picture formats: JPEG or FlashPix. FlashPix takes up more space though. You can also change the Video Out format to have a slide-show on television in PAL (europe) or NTSC (other).

~~~Transferring Pictures~~~

You transfer photos to your pictures via a serial lead there is a USB option though. You can also connect the camera to your computer using a Video lead. The camera is not supplied with a power lead though.

~~~Stand~~~

There is a hole at the base of the camera for a stand to screw into.

~~~Cons~~~

The only problem is that when you replace the batteries you have to set the clock.

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  • Plymyphil published 10/11/2003
    Thanks for this digi. cam review - Phil
  • vikstar published 09/11/2003
    I think you need to add a bit more detail to get a VH for this op. Good try though! x
  • Mattroberts published 09/11/2003
    You're review was laid out very well, just try and extend on what you thought of the camera, and add your experiences with the camera. Matt x
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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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