Back in May of 1991 Kodak teamed up with Nikon and released the Digital Camera System 100—and the digital revolution began.
Originally aimed at photojournalists to help them transmit image at an infinitely quicker speed, the system consisted of a tweaked Nikon F3, two different Kodak digital backs (a monochrome and color version), and a gigantic digital storage unit (that looks like the tower on your Gateway 2000 computer from 1995).
The camera was capable of shooting a 1.3 MP images, which is actually fairly impressive. The digital storage unit contained a 200 MB harddrive capable of saving 156 uncompressed images, or 600 jpeg compressed photos.
All in all, according to our research, only about 987 of these units were ever sold, certainly making them a collector’s item. However it is unfortunate that Ebayer Nsxdream only has the camera portion of the unit—we would love to get our hands on a working Kodak DCS 100 and take it for a spin.
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