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Reality check - Nikon D-100 vs Kodak DCS-14

ShadowDetail


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"RE: Reality check - Nikon D-100 vs Kodak DCS-14"

ShadowDetail Registered since 22nd Sep 2002
Mon 13-Jan-03 02:29 PM

Actually, I want one too. That full-frame sensor looks very inviting.

Another example of the resolution question is that the Nikon has a pixel pitch of 7.9um x 7.9um while the Nikon is 7.8um x 7.8um. Closer is better of course, and the Nikon has the slight advantage.

On the question of resolution, I have seen that the RAW files will be available in three resolutions, a first. The Kodak site says:

"Variable resolution for RAW files is a unique capability offered in the DCS Pro 14n. To achieve "true" RAW status for the lower resolution image files, the entire 13.9 MP resolution is read off the sensor at 12 bits dynamic range. Then a proprietary image-processing algorithm "interpolates and resamples" the high resolution into a lower resolution while keeping the 12-bit dynamic range. The resulting image is specially color encoded and losslessly compressed to reduce the file size. This technique achieves high quality and low artifacts, while reducing the native resolution. The powerful DSP engine in the DCS Pro 14n performs all this processing in-camera, so you can benefit from more images per storage card for assignments that do not require the highest resolution."

A quick search didn't produce anything about whether the jpg files (four resolutions available) would work the same way.

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