Whats the word on this new Kodak super camera?
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I just read about the new kodak. http://www.dpreview.com/news/0209/02092303kodakdcs14n_qanda.asp
Does anyone have any intel on this camera? I am really thinking about selling my d1x while it still has some worth and wait for this new camera to come to market.
Let me know if anyone knows anything about this.
#1. "RE: Whats the word on this new Kodak super camera?" | In response to Reply # 0jrp Charter MemberThu 10-Oct-02 12:08 AM
The latest we heard was it should be at the stores in time for Christmas.
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#2. "RE: Whats the word on this new Kodak super camera?" | In response to Reply # 0BJNicholls Charter MemberThu 10-Oct-02 01:45 AM
No sample photos that I've been able to find yet, but here are two good descriptive articles:
I won't buy until I see some reviews of production cameras, but I'm figuring out what I can sell...
If you're into action photos, your D1x will have superior AF performance and faster frames-per-second. The 14n is likely to have the N80/D100/S2 AF system although I can't find specs for the AF module in the literature. The D1x has RGB matrix metering, not the Kodak.
But for me, a compact, ruggedized N80-based DSLR with full frame 14 Megapixel sensor is very attractive.
Here's the Kodak page, there's a pdf two-page brochure you can download:
#4. "RE: Whats the word on this new Kodak super camera?" | In response to Reply # 0
It's my understanding the Koday has made some pretty good professional digital camera to-date. I assume they will continue this tradition with the new 14n.
$4,000 is pretty steep to pay for a camera --the price of new technology -- but it's a major breakthrough in my eyes -- full size sensor at 14mp!. I've been anxiously been waiting for this to happen. Now I will (im)patiently wait for Nikon and others to get on board with their own and wait for the price to drop (to under $2,000), hopefully within a couple of years.
I bought my N80 and lenses (24/2.8, 50/1.4, 70-180 micro) with the expectation that I was developing a system for the digital future. But when I found out that the smaller CCD of the current digital cameras introduced a 'lens cropping', I was disappointed and made the decision to wait until technology caught up. Now (or at least, in the near future) my lenses can realize their full potential in digital format.