Sunday, 10 January, 2016

Phase One 100-megapixel camera unveiled

This Medium Format Camera Captures a Staggering 100 Megapixels Phase One 100-megapixel camera unveiled
Emely Stone | 05 January, 2016, 01:35

The new medium-format camera sports a 100-megapixel CMOS sensor developed in collaboration with Sony. The image sensor inside the camera is a 100MP CMOS full frame sensor designed for use on the Phase One XF camera system platform.

Other specs include a DSLR-matching ISO range from ISO 50-12,800, 16-bit colour for ultimate quality (regular DSLRs stop at 14-bit raw files) and an amazing 15-stop dynamic range. "The XF 100MP Camera System delivers unparalleled dynamic range, retaining unmatched detail in both highlights and shadows, packing 101,082,464 active high quality pixels", says Henrik Håkonsson, CEO, Phase One.

Strictly, the sensor size is somewhat less at 53.7 x 40.4mm, but this corresponds to the image area of 645 film once you allow for the rebate around the edges. In addition, there is HAP-1 autofocus processor with floating point architecture to focuses on objects in a shorter span of time over traditional medium-format cameras. Apart from its huge megapixel count, the company is also claiming great low-light capabilities.

Capable of 60 minute exposures, the XF 100 MP system is very versatile for its class. The XF camera system also utilizes Phase One's Electronic First Curtain Shutter technology. Utilizing a new series of Schneider Kreuznach Leaf Shutter lenses and interchangeable viewfinders, the XF system allows photographers to fine-tune their own personal shooting experience and bring out the best that Phase One's high-resolution sensors have to offer.


Naturally, such high-end camera tech comes at a price - and what a price it is.