Canon EOS DCS 3

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Canon EOS DCS 3
Canon EOS DCS 3c IMG 4153.jpg
Overview
Type Single-lens reflex with Digital back
Lens
Lens Interchangeable (EF)
Sensor/Medium
Sensor CCD, 1.5x crop factor
Maximum resolution 1,268 x 1,012 (1.3 megapixels)
ASA/ISO range 200-1600 in 1 EV steps
Storage PCMCIA card slot
Focusing
Focus modes One-shot, AI-Servo, AI-Focus, Manual
Focus areas 5 points
Focus bracketing none
Exposure/Metering
Exposure modes Full auto, programmed, shutter-priority, aperture priority, manual
Exposure metering TTL, full aperture, zones
Metering modes Evaluative, Center Weighted, Average
Flash
Flash Canon hotshoe
Flash bracketing none
Shutter
Shutter electronic focal plane
Shutter speed range 30 to 1/8000 s
Continuous shooting up to 2.7 frame/s, max 8 frames
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical
Image Processing
Custom WB 7 presets, including Auto and custom
WB bracketing none
General
Rear LCD monitor none
Battery Built-in, rechargeable
Optional battery packs none.
Weight 1800 g (body only)

The Canon EOS DCS 3 was Kodak's second Canon based Digital SLR camera (a rebranded Kodak EOS-DCS 3) released in July 1995, four months after Kodak EOS-DCS 5. It uses a modified Canon EOS-1N film camera with a modified Kodak NC2000e digital camera back attached. As a result, it maintained the Canon EF lens mount, and full compatibility with all of Canon's EF lenses made until that time. The camera was followed by the six megapixel Canon EOS DCS 1, which was released later in December 1995.[1]

The back had a then-massive 16MB of RAM to act as an image buffer, as well as a PCMCIA card slot for image storage, plus a SCSI socket for connection to a computer. The imaging element was an APS-C sensor with a 1.5x crop factor, and a resolution of 1268 x 1012 pixels (1.3 mp). The camera back did not have an LCD monitor.[1]

A typical 260MB PCMCIA card or IBM Microdrive of the period could store 189 images.[2] The EOS DCS 3 lacked any internal JPEG processing, and images had to be processed on a computer before they were usable in any form. The large amount of memory contributed the then-immense price of the EOS DCS 3, at nearly two million yen.

The camera was succeeded by the Canon EOS D2000 (a rebranded Kodak DCS 520) in 1998.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kodak Professional DCS-1, 3 & 5 Series Digital Still SLR camera". Photography in Malaysia. 
  2. ^ "EOS DCS 3". Canon Camera Museum. Retrieved 2016-10-27. 

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Early models

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Image processor: Non-DIGIC DIGIC | DIGIC II | DIGIC III | DIGIC 4 | DIGIC 5 / 5+ | DIGIC 6 / 6+ | DIGIC 7
Video: 720p | 1080p | Uncompressed 1080p | 4K
Specialty models: a - astrophotography | C - Cinema EOS | S - high resolution camera
See also: Canon EOS film cameras