talkin bout camerasa blog by Branden Frederick

kodak dc120 digital zoom

Published 31 Dec 1969 – Updated 27 Jan 2017

1997 digital camera

In 2013, my workplace was cleaning out old supply closets and found this 1997 digital camera. It is a Kodak DC120 Zoom, featuring a Kodak Ektanar autofocus lens, equivalent to 38-114mm at f/2.5-3.8. It is branded "MEGAPIXEL" and "Kodak Digital Science". It's a real clunker. According to Kodak:

In April, the company unveiled the KODAK DIGITAL SCIENCE DC120 Zoom Digital Camera, the first point-and-shoot megapixel quality digital camera under $1,000.

It is unusual to use – it feels more like holding binoculars than a camera. The photo files are an unusual format that very few viewers can open, and the operation of the camera is bizarre to match. It's on my list to go out and shoot some photos with this, but I haven't yet.

about Branden Frederick

I am a photographer: I have fun taking photos, and I always have.

I've had a camera in my hand my whole life, a 110 camera as a kid, and the high school's 35mm SLR later. In 2008 I spent six months doing nothing but taking photos and loved it. From that point on I've had my camera surgically attached to my hand (I lie). I went digital in the year 2000, and I came back to film in 2013. My parents tell me my photos are "nice".