Kodak has announced a 3.1 megapixel camera for everyday professional use and a 2 megapixel model designed for use in harsh environments.
The DC4800 will be released in August and features a 3.1 megapixel CCD, 3X optical zoom (equivalent to 28 to 84mm) and a maximum image size of 2,160-x-1,440. It has a burst opton that can capture up to 16 images at up to 2.7 frames per second. Its feature set also includes selectable ISO ratings (100, 200, 400 or auto) and a threaded lens for optional 37mm lenses.
The camera also has a built-in flash that only pops out of the body when needed. External flashes can also be used. Images are stored on CompactFlash cards and transmitted to computers via a USB connection.
The 2 megapixel DC5000 features a weatherproof, padded case and oversized controls so it can be used by photographers wearing gloves. It features a 2X zoom and uses the same CompactFlash and USB technologies as the DC5000. Users with legal persuasions can also purchase an authentication module that allows the cameras images to be certified for use in court cases.