New Digital Camera Adds 3x Zoom Lens

Priced under $1,000, the Kodak Digital Science DC50 Zoom Camera allows educators to bring "point, shoot and compute" solutions into the classroom. Like the DC40, the new DC50 camera lets one take color pictures and work with them immediately in an array of software applications. Users select "Good," "Better" or "Best" for every shot, depending on the image quality desired. Educators can use the DC50 to insert pictures into multimedia presentations, newsletters or Web pages, or archive them. A motor-driven 3x zoom lens facilitates close-up shots, all at the touch of a button, with automatic focus and exposure control. Along with 1MB of built-in memory, the DC50 can store pictures on removable PCMCIA storage cards. Pictures can be transferred from the camera through a standard serial interface by inserting the PCMCIA card into a computer. With Phot'Enhancer software from PictureWorks Technology, Inc., users may view pictures as thumbnails, perform simple color correction and retouching, and save them as TIFF, PICT, EPSF, BMP, JPEG or Kodak native files. Kodak Digital Science, Rochester, NY, (800) 939-1630,

This article originally appeared in the 05/01/1996 issue of THE Journal.