Fuji GF670 Professional Medium Format Camera

Fuji GF670

The Fuji GF670 is a foldable medium format camera that offers 6×6 and 6×7 format shooting with 120 and 220 roll film.  The GF670 features an 80mm lens, rangefinder, aperture-priority mode for auto exposure, as well as manual exposure mode.

The GF670 should be available in the second quarter of 2010.

Additional details on the GF670 in the press release below. [Read more...]

Pentax 645D Medium Format Camera Leak

UPDATE 12/3/09: Image scans from the Pentax 645D manual have been removed by request and as a courtesy to those involved. However, it wasn’t like this was Pentax’s best kept secret in the first place, given the Pentax 645D patent application filed in 2008.

The Pentax 645D has been in the rumor mill for a long time; however, the buzz over this camera has grown over the course of this year.

It looks like part of the camera manual has leaked online, along with rumors of an early-2010 appearance, perhaps around PMA 2010.

Rumored specs include a 39.5-megapixel sensor, and you can see from the manual scan that SD cards and the DNG raw format are in the mix.

[xitek forums via Photo Rumors]

Hasselblad H4D Series

Hasselblad H4D

The Hasselblad H4D series is the follow up to the H3D platform.  The first camera in the new H4D series is the H4D-60, which is a 60-megapixel, medium format camera.  The H4D series of cameras will feature Hasselblad’s True Focus with Absolute Position Lock technology, which ensures accurate focus during any recomposition after autofocus is initially achieved.

The H4D-60 should be available in January 2010 for 28,995 EUR.

Hasselblad H4D

More details below.

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Nikon MX Format

Nikon currently operates with two sensor formats in its DSLRs, DX and FX.  Practically speaking, the FX format is the same size as the old 35mm film frame.  The DX is smaller, which results in a “crop factor” of 1.5x when compared to the 35mm “full frame.”  Thus, a 50mm lens appears to have the focal length of a 75mm lens on a DX camera.  The Nikon D3 and D700 are FX format cameras.  All other Nikon DSLRs use a DX format sensor.

Recent rumblings and some pretty convincing evidence suggests that Nikon may have something bigger in store for us, much bigger. [Read more...]