KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS 200 (1992)

KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS 200 (1992)

Announced at MacWorld Boston in August 1992, the DCS 200 targeted desktop publishing rather than photojournalism. In sharp contrast to the
complexity and cost of the original DCS, the 200 was the simplest DCS camera ever. Everything but the imager fit onto one circuit board. 2.5-inch
hard drives had just appeared and were just the size to tuck under the camera body. The 8008s was the least-expensive Nikon body with a
removable back. The simple camera was conceived and commercialized in less than a year and shocked a market expecting minor improvements to the
original DCS. The non-i models omitted the internal hard drive to lower the price. All models supported HitchHiker external hard drives for removable storage. For the commercial
studio, a monochrome 200 with the Kodak Professional color filter wheel accessory produced superb color images. The filter wheel was an afterthought and was controlled by an interface piggybacked
on the SCSI port. The original plan to sell the low-cost back without the body was scrapped. 3,240 cameras were sold from 1992 to 1994.

· Stock Nikon 8008s body
· 8-bit A/D
· 2-Mbyte buffer
· Internal 80-Mbyte 2.5-inch SCSI hard drive (50 images)
· Removable AA batteries in body and back
· Status LCD, SCSI ID and DELETE buttons
· SCSI interface
· Intel 80C196 uController, PL/M firmware

KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS 200 (1992)
KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS 200 (1992)