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Kodak DC 50 3 Megapixels and Smaller

3.48 star rating
                      3.48 / 5 (21 Reviews)
MSRP : $499.00


  • Resolution0.38 Megapixel
    Camera TypeStandard Point and Shoot
    Camera Resolution0.38 Megapixel
    Image Resolutions756 x 504
    Aperture Rangef24 (w) - f2.5 (w)
    Memory TypeBuilt-in
    Interface TypeSerial
    Battery Type4 x AAA Batteries
    Width4.3 in.
    Depth5.9 in.
    Height2.4 in.
    Weight1.16 lb.
    MPN8551632
    Product ID1060

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by baldur a Intermediate from Hong Kong

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2001

Strengths:    3X optical Zoom, CCD sensor,
Good Macro shot, Expandable memory,
Very reasonable price for a used one.


Weaknesses:    Bulky, slow shutter respond time,
Always a bit under exposure (about 1/3 stop),
Pictures a little bit blur.


Bottom Line:   
It's definitely an outdated camera but can you find a camera with 756*504 resolution, CCD sensor (not CMOS), 3X optical zoom, and even the capability of using compact flash to extend the memory to 40M (it means 400 pictures at best quality) under $100? It's macro performance is really good even with the flash.

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Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Hong Kong

Similar Products Used:   Kodak DC120, Olympus D620L and now Canon G1.



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ricky a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2001

Strengths:    Very reaonable price for a used one.
3X optical Zoom (37-115mm, f2.6)
CCD sensor,
Unexpected good quality for macro shot,
Use ATA Memory card or compact flash with a PCMCIA adapter.
Good Battery life (1600mA Nimh battery can last for 250-300 pictures).


Weaknesses:    Bulky!
Slow shutter respond-time.
Always a little bit under exposure (about 1/3 stop).
Pictures are a bit blur.


Bottom Line:   
It's definitely an outdated camera but can you find a camera with 756*504 resolution, CCD sensor (not CMOS), 3X optical zoom, and even the capability of using compact flash to extend the memory to 40M (it means 400 pictures at best quality) under $100? It's macro performance is really good even with the flash.

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Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Hong Kong

Similar Products Used:   Kodak DC120, Olympus D620L, Canon G1.



Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Andrew Woodfin a Intermediate from Charlotte

Date Reviewed: August 11, 2000

Strengths:    price
expandable memory
macro focus


Weaknesses:    bulky
low resolution


Bottom Line:   
The DC50 is admittedly outdated when compared to current models on the market. It is clunky and large for its capabilities, lacks and LCD screen, and requires an adapter to use Compact Flash. That said, it does have nice zoom capabilities, and the adapter requirement notwithstanding, the ability to use compact flash is almost non-existent in its price range. It can typically be found for <$200 in auction sites, and is a decent buy for a beginner. The battery consumption is not too excessive, and the picture quality is better than a typical 640x480 model (pictures are 756x504). The shutter release is a bit bothersome, as it has to be held down for about 1 second before the picture is captured. Image quality is not great, but close up shots (faces, etc.), are quite passable and will make decent 4x6 prints. The rear LCD control panel is intuitive and straightforward, but preferences are not remembered after power is off.

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Similar Products Used:   None



Overall Rating:3
Submitted by B Lin a Intermediate from Moraga

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2000

Strengths:    Simple to use, very basic interface, very straightforward point and shoot usage. 3x zoom.

Weaknesses:    Large size, slow processing, low resolution. Not very many extra features. Some pictures turn out really dark, but if you use the flash it would be washed out. This flash is extremely bright

Bottom Line:   
I ended up getting this camera because it was cheap and enough for my purposes. I didn't have the money to spend on a high-end camera for all my photography needs, but the DC50 has been great for what I bought it for, that is simple pictures for web pages. The low resolution is fine for web pages, big pictures take too long to load anyways.

This camera used to be top of the line, but not anymore. Nevertheless, it is still useful, as long as you only need a simple, camera for the most basic tasks. Power users and photography buffs, look elsewhere, but for the web designer or anyone else who only needs quick pics and can live with lower resolution, this camera is great.

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Similar Products Used:   Kodak DC260 - It felt sorta of plasticy, like not very solid. The LCD screen is terrible.



Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Dawn a Intermediate from Richmond, VA, USA

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2000

Strengths:    This camera is a work-horse. It has a long battery life, stores lots of pictures and is relatively simple to use. The built-in flash works well and the zoom is a great addition. Very good beginner camera, although not good for children since you need strength, patience and a steady hand.

Weaknesses:    It takes somewhat longer to store the shots than some of the newer cameras. Rapid actio photos are out of the question. It is also easy to mis-shoot since the shutter button must be pressed firmly and held down. Although low light resolution is good, the photographer must be close to their subject. I have been disappointed on several occasions by pictures too dark to edit even with sophisticated editing software. And, since there is no LCD preview, it is impossible to tell if you need to retake a picture before it is downloaded to the computer for viewing. Additionally, in today's immediate society, it is difficult to wait the 20-30 minutes it will take to download the one dozen pictures.

Bottom Line:   
Although it is no longer made, it is/was a great camera for it's day. With all the new advances in technology, the minor inconveniences presented by this model have been compensated for in other, newer models. For its price and durability it is a wonderful camera. If you are a patient photographer just starting out in the field of digital photography I would highly recommend this camera. It's a great "stand-by".

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Similar Products Used:   Minolta




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