Magazine article National Defense

Military Recon Imagery Gains Sharper Resolution

Magazine article National Defense

Military Recon Imagery Gains Sharper Resolution

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Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York, introduced a $30,000 digital camera that the company believes will capture the attention of military customers.

The Air Force has been using earlier Kodak models such as the DCS 315 digital camera for reconnaissance missions for several years. The Air Force is currently testing a more advanced model for night operations.

The new camera, DCS 660, holds an 18-megabyte image file and offers a resolution of 6 million pixels. The camera is a computer within itself, says Michael J. DeLuca, Ph.D., regional product manager, digital capture, Kodak Professional Division, Eastman Kodak Company.

"It puts a computer in the photographer's hands" he said.

The camera can operate on a default setting or can be adjusted to react in extreme lighting circumstances.

The camera offers options such as aperture and exposure settings. The photographer can also choose whether to take multiple photos in a row by pressing the appropriate button once or by finger-shooting each individual exposure. …

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