PhaseOne Announces 100-megapixel medium format camera

Jan

5

2016

PhaseOne has a 100-megapixel camera announced, the XF 100MP. The medium format camera has a 100-megapixel CMOS sensor from Sony which two and a half times the size of a 35mm sensor.

PhaseOne called the XF 100MP first full-frame’-medium-format CMOS camera, referring to the fact that it is a full 53,7 x 40,4mm medium format sensor and not a copy with a crop factor, such as the IQ250 of PhaseOne.

The XF 100MP can produce images with a color depth of 14- and 16-bit in TIF format and PhaseOne claims the sensor, presumably on the native sensitivity of ISO 50, a whopping 15 stops of dynamic range can capture. The light sensitivity ranges from ISO 50 to 12 800 and the slowest shutter speed is 60 minutes.

The CMOS technology enables quick read out of the sensor, enabling the camera in his own words is able to assess the focus and composition with 30fps via live view. By tapping twice on the screen can be zoomed in 100% real-time playback. The camera uses Vibration delay and Mirror Up Mode an electronic shutter for the first curtain to prevent camera shake.

The asking price for the XF 100MP is $ 48 990, converted about 45,000 euros excluding VAT but including a Schneider Kreuznach 80mm LS lens. On the manufacturer’s website contains some sample photos with a resolution of 100 megapixels.

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