- Nov 26, 2012
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Not my first camera, but my first "store-bought" digital camera. Kodak made this one at my request, over 20 years ago. The first Infrared Digital camera that they sold.
It still works- but required tearing down a couple of times.
If you really want a film camera, I and several other members have Given them away on this forum. Post a thread in the Film forum. I still have an entry-level Konica SLR with lens boxed up to send to someone.
The upper part of the frame is the calibration pixels. You get them by writing your own raw convertor, mine was in FORTRAN.
Just went back and looked at some notes I had written down. The Kodak DCS-100 was 1.1 MegaPixel and retailed for $13,000.
Is that the same thing?
The Kodak DCS-100 was a Nikon F3 with a digital back tethered to a luggable computer. It had a 1.3MPixel "KAF-1300". One of the groups at my work made a Nikon F4 1MPixel digital camera before the DCS-100, it went up on the Space Shuttle. I worked on a two-color IR sensor in the early 1980s.
I waited for the DCS-200 which was all self-contained. I had the sensor spec sheets for the 1.6MPixel "KAF-1600" that it used, and showed it was very good in the IR region up to 1.1um. BUT, the camera was not offered in IR- had a annealed IR cover plate. I called Kodak, talked to the engineers- they did a custom run of 50 detectors for Infrared.
This DCS200ir body was $12,400. I think this is the first one sold by Kodak.
Funny "Postscript", 3 years ago I called the same Division to ask for a Monochrome version of the Leica M9. They remembered me from the DCS200ir. Kodak/Truesense had wanted to do a monochrome version, now the M Monochrom is out. I know a lot of happy engineers at Truesense.