Kodak DC215

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Kodak DC215
Kodak DC215 1055.JPG
Lens 29 to 58 mm (equivalent to 35mm camera), 4.4 to 8.8 mm (actual), 2x Optical Zoom and Macro mode[1]
Sensor CCD
Maximum resolution 1 megapixel (1152 x 864 image resolution)
ASA/ISO range 140 (-2.0 to 2.0 EV in 0.5 EV steps)
Storage CompactFlash I
Focus areas 3 presets: 0.2m (Macro), 0.5m to infinity (Wide), 1.0m to infinity (Telephoto)
Metering modes Center-weighted average
Flash Internal. Wide : 1.6 to 9.84 ft (0.5 to 3.0 m)
TelePhoto : 3.2 ft to 8.8 ft (1.0 to 2.7 m). Auto, Fill-In, Off
Shutter speed range 1/2s - 1/362s
Viewfinder Optical, LCD
Image Processing
Custom WB Auto + 3 presets
Rear LCD monitor 1.8" TFT
Battery Four AA battery
Dimensions 115 x 43.3 x 67.5 mm, 4.5 x 1.7 x 2.7 inch
Weight 10.6 oz. (303 g) without batteries
Made in  Japan

The Kodak DC215 is a discontinued model of digital camera produced in Japan by the Eastman Kodak Company. This model does not have internal memory (only CompactFlash I cards), but a 4MB card is supplied with the camera. The camera has a 1-megapixel sensor, a fixed focus lens with 2x optical zoom (F/4 wide, F/4.8 telephoto) and macro-setting and a built-in flash. The viewfinder is optical, but it is possible to use the 1.8" rear LCD monitor as viewfinder ("Preview mode"),[2] though Kodak did not recommend that due to high battery consumption. There was also a small LCD black and white screen on the top of the camera to show camera settings only.[3] The DC215 also came in a "Millennium Edition" version which had a gold rather than silver case and came with some additional accessories.[4]

The Kodak DC215 had a notorious problem with its battery compartment. This compartment, which takes in 4 AA batteries, was made of plastic and broke easily. Consumers often resorted to makeshift solutions like the use of rubber bands or duct tape to keep batteries in the camera.

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