Kodak DCS fitted to Nikon F3 camera, 1990s.

Richardson, Claire

Kodak DCS fitted to Nikon F3 camera, 1990s.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm


The Kodak Profesional Digital Camera System (DCS) consists of a camera back and camera winder fitted to an unmodified Nikon F3 camera, and a separate digital storage unit (DSU) that connects to the camera winder via an interconnect cable. When you make an exposure, the CCD imager records data on a 1280 x 1024 pixel matrix, resulting in the digital images composed of 1.3 million pixels of data. Launched in 1980, the Nikon F3 was at the forefront of profesional automated camera technology. Shown with storage device and keyboard.

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