The Kodak Professional DCS Pro SLR/n is a 13.5 megapixel (4500x3000 pixels) full-frame 35mm digital SLR produced as a collaboration between Nikon Corporation and Eastman Kodak. It was an improved version of the Kodak Professional DCS Pro 14n series, and was based on a modified N80 film SLR and thus compatible with almost all Nikon F mount lenses. The camera was announced in early 2004 and became available to purchase mid-year. A monochrome variant named Kodak Professional DCS Pro SLR/n m of the camera existed as well.
The camera has no anti-aliasing filter in front of the CMOS sensor, which gives it very high edge acuity, but gives it a greater chance of producing moire artifacts than most cameras. This can be partially compensated for with the software, which has advanced noise reduction capabilities. It also has impressively high dynamic range (the ability to capture both light and dark subjects well in the same image). It has less of a useful range of ISO sensitivity than many modern digital SLR cameras, although the selectable range is very large.
The cousin of this camera, the Kodak Professional DCS Pro SLR/c, announced a month later, shared the same full 35 mm (36x24 mm) frame sized CMOS image sensor, electronics, and most controls, but was based on the top of the Sigma Corporation's SLR cameras (such as the SD9) and a custom body, and was compatible with Canon Inc.'s EOS lenses.
Reviews are available. Both cameras were discontinued on May 31, 2005
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