Mamiya Announces New Digital Back

Mamiya announced a new digital back at Photokina: the ZDb 22 megapixel Digital Back. The new model has several upgrades from the current Mamiya ZD back: a buffer with up to twice the memory, compatibility with SDHC cards and more. The ZDb is compatible with the Mamiya 645AFDII, Mamiya 645AFDIII, RZ67Pro-IID and RB67Pro-SD. Pricing and availability have not yet been announced, but will be available later in the fall. The specifications are:

  • Compatible cameras: Mamiya 645AFD/II/II, RZ67Pro-SD, RB67Pro-IID
  • Image sensor: 48x36mm full-frame transfer CCD
  • Total pixels: 21.70 mega pixels
  • Effective pixels: 21.30 mega pixels
  • Filter: Interchangeable: IR cut filter (standard), Low pass filter,
  • Filter for IR photography
  • Media card slot: Slot 1 for SD/SDHC, Slot 2 for CF card (type I & II)
  • Capture rate: 1.2 fps (burst rate: 22 frames)
  • Recording formats: RAW, JPEG (exif2.2), simultaneous RAW & JPEG
  • File size of RAW: approx. 35MB
  • JPEG Quality: L (5328×4000 pixels), M (4096×3072 pixels)
  • S (3008×2256 pixels)
  • JPEG compression: Fine, Normal, Basic
  • Color space: Adobe RGB, sRGB
  • White balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Strobe
  • Color temperature & Preset 1 & 2,
  • Sensitivity: ISO 50 to 400
  • LCD monitor: TFT 1.8”
  • External interface: IEEE1394 4-pin
  • Power source: Lithium ion rechargeable battery
  • Dimension/Weight: 106(W) x 90(H) x 62 (D) mm / 470g (body only)


  1. says

    As a long time Medium Format camera fan it depresses me to see a 22 MP digital back for $7,000 when Canon sells an entire DSLR with 21 MP’s for a 1/3 the price. can’t anyone make an affordable digital back??