18th Dec 2005

Kodak Digital Camera

Let’s take a look at the Kodak digital camera review. Kodak, once known for being a leader in analog photography and film processing, got off to a slow start in the digital camera market. Not to worry though, they’ve caught up big time by introducing the power of scripting in their DC220, DC260, DC265 and DC290 Zoom Digital Camera line.

Scripting Simplifies Tasks…

Scripting is an easy way to turn complex digital imaging tasks into simple menu items. Besides being able to program your own routines, you can run scripting in a sort of “learn mode” that captures each step that you take in a manual process and converts it to a repetitive script that you can save to memory.

At first glance, you might wonder what you would possibly use scripting for. Good question! here are a few basic examples:

Scripting for Step by Step Instruction

Scripts can be used to automate functions like bracketing multiple shots for each image. Or they can be preprogrammed to display a step-by-step series of messages that prompts an employee in the field for the pictures they are supposed to take and the order they are to be taken in.

Script Your Download of Images

Scripts can also be used to automatically download images and place them into certain directories, or prompt a user on the steps needed to add audio captions or watermarks. You can even do things like automatically select a series of pictures and place them in their proper places in a document template.

Kodak Provides Common Scripts

In order to make scripting a bit easier to understand, Kodak ships its script-enabled models with some starter scripts that do some pretty cool things such as:

A program that automatically captures the same image, multiple times, and at different exposures, in order to ensure perfect exposure for every shot. Another script automatically adds the date and time, or a specific text, to images.

An image compression script automatically determines picture quality, and adjusts compression settings, to allow you to fit an additional picture on your Picture Card. And finally, there is a script that holds your hands through a photo session by stepping you through a series steps that are designed to help you avoid common picture errors.

Is scripting a sign of things to come? Likely so. A digital camera is more computer than camera, so it makes sense that manufacturers are looking for more ways to let us interact directly with the devise.

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