Kodak is embarking on an aggressive digital capture strategy, according to the company, and is spearheading the launch with the DCS 720x – a high-end digital snapper aimed at fast-action photographers. The two-megapixel DCS 720x, which the company says is based on the Nikon f5, replaces the popular DCS 620x.
New features include ISO settings ranging from 400 to 6,400, improved shutter response time which Kodak says now rivals that of conventional film cameras, a burst-rate of 4.3 frames per second, a 25-frame burst depth, faster FireWire connectivity, a larger LCD, and low-noise electronics.
Shipping in July, the DCS 720x, it can be customized with an IR blocking filter, removable anti-aliasing filter, IPTC captioning, white balance uploading, and a wide choice of storage options. Direct email image sending over Web-enabled mobile phones is promised later in the year, says Kodak.
Other features include rapid auto-save to laptop over wireless ethernet, on-the-spot exposure verfication, 36-bit colour capture, and an extended battery life. Pricing will be announced later this month.