bij HardwareCentral is een review gepost van de 2.1 MegaPixel Kodak DC290 digitale camera. Helaas was Sander Sassen niet echt onder de indruk van de kwaliteit van het ding, voor de hoge prijs van $1000 dollar zijn er betere modellen te krijgen. Hieronder een gedeelte:
The DC290 is equipped with a zoom lens which has 3X Optical zoom and 2X digital zoom to give it a total of 6X zoom. The digital zoom is actually similar to the way the DC290 interpolates a 2.1 MegaPixel image into a 3.3 MegaPixel image, it takes the middle portion of the screen and interpolates that to a higher resolution. This does however mean that depending on what you’re looking at, and how close you are to that object you may or may not see degradation in image quality. Interpolation usually means that an image is calculated with data from the lower resolution image, thus that image cannot have a resolution similar to the original.
It is also nice to see that the DC290 has an optical viewfinder, not seldom do we find ourselves outdoors with the sun shining and then it is really hard to see what you’re shooting if you cannot make out the image on the LCD. On the other hand, although it is positioned directly above the lens it doesn’t ‘see’ through the lens, as with a reflex camera, thus for close-ups you will need to compensate for vertical misalignment.
Speaking of close-up, we were kind of surprised that the DC290 does not have any macro support, which means that you won’t be able to get a proper focus if you’re taking close-ups from typically or foot (30cm) or less away. But overall the DC290 offers a focal range which is comparable to a standard 35mm camera and thus will be sufficient for most people’s needs.