Leaf has updated its professional camera back range to include the new Aptus-II 12 and Aptus-II 12R. The new models feature a full frame, 53.77 x 40.3mm, CCD sensor with the world's highest resolution – a massive 80 megapixels. Capture speeds are under 1.5 seconds per frame and shot preview is via a 6 x 7cm (2.3 x 2.75 inch) touch screen that's designed for challenging light conditions.

Like the 56 megapixel Aptus-II 10R, the Aptus-II 12R allows you to keep the camera upright when changing frames from landscape to portrait with a simple turn of the Leaf Verto rotation dial, thus avoiding the need to re-mount.

The Leaf Capture Software is designed to help photographers check and perfect images while on a shoot and easily move from image capture to print. There's also a Capture Remote option that allows others to view shots wirelessly during a shoot on their Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

The Leaf Aptus-II 12 backs are compatible with over 80 medium and large format cameras including most Hasselblad V models, Mamiya and Fuji. RAW files are natively supported by Apple Mac OS X, for full access in Aperture, Finder thumbnails, Cover Flow and iPhoto.

The Leaf Aptus-II 12 and Leaf Aptus-II 12R digital backs are priced at €23,995 / US$31,995.

Leaf Aptus-II 12 specifications

  • CCD Size: 53.7 x 40.3mm
  • pixels: 10,320 x 7,752
  • Resolution: 80 MP
  • Capture Rate: 1.5 sec/fr
  • File Size MOS: 165 MB
  • MOS Compressed: 107 MB
  • TIFF 16-bit: 480 MB
  • 8 bit RGB: 240 MB
  • 8 bit CMYK: 320 MB
  • ISO Sensitivity: 80-800
  • Leaf SensorFlex: Yes
  • Dynamic Range: 12 f-stops