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Comparison of Kodak Professional Digital Camera System images to conventional film, still video, and freeze-frame images
Author(s): Richard A. Kent; John T. McGlone; Norbert W. Zoltowski
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Paper Abstract

Electronic cameras provide near real time image evaluation with the benefits of digital storage methods for rapid transmission or computer processing and enhancement of images. But how does the image quality of their images compare to that of conventional film? A standard Nikon F-3TM 35 mm SLR camera was transformed into an electro-optical camera by replacing the film back with Kodak's KAF-1400V (or KAF-1300L) megapixel CCD array detector back and a processing accessory. Images taken with these Kodak electronic cameras were compared to those using conventional films and to several still video cameras. Quantitative and qualitative methods were used to compare images from these camera systems. Images captured on conventional video analog systems provide a maximum of 450 - 500 TV lines of resolution depending upon the camera resolution, storage method, and viewing system resolution. The Kodak Professional Digital Camera SystemTM exceeded this resolution and more closely approached that of film.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1991
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 1448, Camera and Input Scanner Systems, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45343
Show Author Affiliations
Richard A. Kent, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
John T. McGlone, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Norbert W. Zoltowski, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1448:
Camera and Input Scanner Systems
Winchyi Chang; James R. Milch, Editor(s)

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