This Photographer's Dream Camera Is a DSLR From 2001

The world of photography is constantly evolving, with new camera technologies emerging and pushing out old ones seemingly daily. For photographers, especially those with a penchant for vintage gear, exploring cameras that blend classic design with modern functionality can be a fascinating journey. This exploration lands on a unique camera from 2001 in this fun video.

Coming to you from snappiness, this intriguing video revisits the Kodak DCS 760, a DSLR released in 2001, which still impresses with its image quality and unique features. The DCS 760 uses an APS-H size CCD sensor, providing a sweet spot between full frame and APS-C sensors, and allows the use of legacy Nikon F-mount lenses. The APS-H size was once adored by wildlife and sports photographers who wanted better image quality along with a bit more reach. This compatibility with F mount glass was a boon for photographers who appreciated the classic Nikon glass and its impact on image composition and quality. The camera's exceptional optical viewfinder, derived from the Nikon F5 film body, offered a large, bright, and accurate view.hy. 

The Kodak DCS 760 stands out for its modularity, especially the ability to swap viewfinders – a rare trait in DSLRs. This adaptability enables photographers to switch to a waist-level finder, enhancing the shooting experience by combining digital convenience with an analog feel. Additionally, the camera features a removable filter in front of the sensor, a novelty that opens up creative possibilities like infrared photography. It was quite a unique and fun camera and is well worth a look. Check out the video above for the full rundown.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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