As a follow-up to the previous Canon medium format rumors, I received an additional tip from a known source (who has had advanced knowledge in the past) that Canon will “announce” something that has to do with a “sensor bigger than 35mm” in September (presumably in the run-up to Photokina). [Read more…]
New rumors are surfacing that Canon has sent out questionnaires to some “key users” that contained questions about interest in a medium format system. Specifically, the questions concentrated on “image quality, usage scenarios and lens requirements.” [Read more…]
Hasselblad has launched a new 50MP back with a 43.8 x 32.9mm sensor size for its legacy V System medium format cameras. The CFV-50c is the new CMOS version of its existing CFV-50 CCD digital back, which also weighs in at 50MP.
The CMOS sensor provides improved noise control and sensitivity with a max ISO 6400, as well as higher frame rates than the previous CCD version. [Read more…]
Ricoh Imaging has officially unveiled the Pentax 645Z medium format camera featuring a 51.4MP CMOS sensor. The camera gets a boost in speed with up to 3 fps still image capture and a very high sensitivity up to ISO 204,800. Additionally, the Pentax 645Z captures 1080p HD video at 30p/24p, becoming the first medium format camera to do so. [Read more…]
Ricoh has posted a teaser countdown for what appears to be an upcoming Pentax medium format camera release. Ricoh previously released some info and product shots of a new Pentax 645D model that would feature a CMOS sensor (something that is a trend in medium format cameras so far this year). [Read more…]