Canon EOS DCS 1
|Type||Single-lens reflex with Digital back|
|Sensor||CCD, 1.3x crop factor (APS-H)|
|Maximum resolution||3,060 x 2,036 (6.0 megapixels)|
|Shutter||electronic focal plane|
|Shutter speed range||30 to 1/8000 s|
|Exposure metering||TTL, full aperture, zones|
|Exposure modes||Full auto, programmed, shutter-priority, aperture priority, manual|
|Metering modes||Evaluative, Center Weighted, Average|
|Focus areas||5 points|
|Focus modes||One-shot, AI-Servo, AI-Focus, Manual|
|Continuous shooting||2 frames in 1.2 seconds, then 1 frame every 8 seconds|
|Custom WB||7 presets, including Auto and custom|
|Rear LCD monitor||none|
|Storage||PCMCIA card slot|
|Optional battery packs||none.|
|Weight||1800 g (body only)|
The Canon EOS DCS 1 was Kodak's third Canon-based Digital SLR camera (a rebranded Kodak EOS DCS-1). It was released in December 1995, following the cheaper EOS DCS 3, which had been released earlier that year. Like that camera, it combined an EOS-1N body with a modified Kodak DCS 460 digital back. Despite offering a then-enormous resolution of 6 megapixels, with a relatively large APS-H sensor, a number of technical issues (together with its 3.6 million yen price) meant that it never became a very popular camera other than for a few, very specialized roles.
Although the sensor was much larger than that in the EOS DCS 3, the DCS 1 had a lower fixed sensitivity of ISO 80. The large image size resulted in a burst rate of just over one image per second for two images, followed by an eight-second delay whilst clearing the buffer. A typical contemporary 340MB PCMCIA card or IBM Microdrive could store 53 images. In common with the rest of the Kodak DCS range, the EOS DCS 1 could not produce JPEG files in camera.
- "Kodak Professional DCS-1, 3 & 5 Series Digital Still SLR camera". Photography in Malaysia.
- Canon Museum: EOS DCS 1
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