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Kodak DC256 Zoom Digital Camera

The Kodak DC265 Zoom Digital Camera is the follow-on product to the DC260 with significant modifications. Kodak says that the DC265 is much faster starting up and processing than its predecessor. Its multi-picture burst capability has been tripled and it has a longer battery life. It is capable of 1.6 million (1536 X 1024) pixel resolution which Kodak says will give you enough detail for photo-realistic 8" X 10" prints.

The camera has a 3X optical zoom plus a 2X digital zoom which allows you to get up to 12" from your subject without losing image quality. The multi-picture burst capability lets you take 24 sequential pictures at standard resolution and 6 at high. The camera comes with a 16MB Kodak Picture Card which can store from 28 - 180 photos depending on resolution, quality and subject matter of the image.

A recent Macworld review gave the DC265 Zoom 4 mice out of a possible five

Kodak DC265 Zoom Digital Camera MSRP: $999.00 ............. Check for lowest price


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  • DC265 Camera with hand strap and lens cover
  • 16 MB Kodak Picture Card
  • 4 AA batteries
  • 4 AA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries and charger
  • USB cable
  • Audio/Video cable
  • PhotoDeluxe and PageMill software
  • Photoshop-compatible plug-in
  • DIGITA desktop acquire plug-in


  • Image Resolution: 1536 x 1024, 1152 x 768 and 768 x 512
  • Image Quality settings: Best, better & good ("Super" with script override)
  • Image Storage: 16MB Kodak Picture Card - stores 28 - 180 pictures
  • Viewfinder: 2.0" TFT color LCD for review and preview, plus real-image optical viewfinder
  • Lens: Auto focus 3X zoom
  • Digital Enhancement: 2X digital zoom
  • Lens Focal length: 38mm to 115mm
  • Focus Range: 12" (0.3 m) to infinity
  • Exposure: Auto or manual override (+/- 2EV in 0.5-EV increments) with automatic whit balance
  • Shutter Speed: 1/4 to 1/400 second
  • Aperture Range: Wide: f/30 to f/14.0; Tele: f/4.7 to f/22.0
  • ISO Equivalent: 100
  • Scripting: DIGITA text-based language, extends functionality by automating camera
  • Burst Capture: Mac 6 pictures at high and medium res, max 24 pictures at standard res frame rate selectable from 0.0 to 3 frames per second
  • Self-Timer: 10 seconds
  • Flash: Strobe flash (auto, red-eye, fill, off) range up to 9.8' (3.0 m); optional external flash sync enabled
  • File Formats: JPEG, FPX
  • Video Out: NTSC, PAL
  • Interface: USB, PC card, serial, IrDA1.1 (camera to camera or camera to PC)
  • Power: 4 AA batteries or optional AC adapter
  • Weight: 1.2 lb. (525 g) without batteries

System Requirements:

  • Power Macintosh
  • OS version 7.6 for later for serial connection, OS 8.5 or later for USB
  • 32MB or more RAM
  • 70 MB hard disk space available
  • CD-ROM drive for software installation
  • 256 color monitor (16-bit recommended)
  • Available serial port, USB port or PC card reader

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