Mon. Apr 09, 2001
MegaPixels for MegaBucks
MegaPixels for MegaBucks ”Kodak Professional has today revealed their official price for their new 6 megapixel, Nikon F5 based professional digital SLR the DCS 760, it will have a suggested list price of $7,995 …. Remember, our professional equipment affiliate Imaging Spectrum Inc. are taking orders at just $6,995.”
OK, we’re so close. We already have the archival output device, the Epson 2000P, a mere $800 (cough). Now we have a digital SLR camera that captures an image 3,032×2,008 pixels, an 18 MB file. That’s big enough to produce an 8×10 at hi res (300 dpi) output, or make about a 12×10 inch print on the 2000P.
The digital loop is complete. But with tax and shipping, it will set you back eight grand. And, oh yeah, the computer you need to connect the camera to the printer and process the images, well, that’s extra. But as for the parts I don’t have, that works out to about $1300 per megapixel. When that drops to about $650 per megapixel, I’m sold.
I’m guessing, Spring/Summer 2002. I can hardly wait.