KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS (1991)

By May of 1991, PPD was ready to announce the first Kodak Professional Digital Camera System at a New York City press
conference. The prototype camera was spruced up with a much larger image LCD and optional JPEG compression and serial
transmission boards. Six models were priced from $20,000 to $25,000. The slogan “Convert to a new digital system without
switching cameras” suggested that the familiar F3 camera body would make the digital transition simple and easy! To make the
system easily luggable for the planet-roving photojournalist, a custom nylon hip pack and an enormous hard case were thrown in for free. After the launch of the
Kodak Professional DCS 200 IR digital camera, a magazine reviewer named this camera the “DCS 100.” Although never official, the name stuck, even within Kodak. A total of 987 units were sold from
1991 to 1994.

· Stock Nikon F3 body with motor winder
· Color or monochrome KAF-1300 (M3) imager (1320×1035, 16 8m)
· 8-bit A/D
· Monochrome LCD image display
· NTSC video output
· SCSI interface
· Removable lead acid camcorder battery
· Intel 80C188 uController, PL/M multitasking firmware
· Internal 200-Mbyte hard drive (160 uncompressed/600 compressed images)
· Optional JPEG compression board, serial interface, and captioning keyboard
· 8- or 32-Mbyte buffer memory
· Acquire module software for Adobe Photoshop (Macintosh)
· Plug-in software for Aldus Photostyler (Windows)

Kodak Nikon DCS 100
Kodak Nikon DCS 100