Phase One has given professional photographers something to lust after with the launch of the new high-end medium format XF Camera System. The new system sees an XF camera body launched alongside a new line of IQ3 digital backs offering resolutions up to 80-megapixels, and new modular viewfinders. The system also boasts a major redesign, a new autofocus platform, and an upgradable OS with a new OneTouch User Interface.
The Industrial division at Phase One has revealed an 80 megapixel medium format drone camera that's claimed to be the world's smallest. The Phase One iXU 180 is aimed at gyro-copter and ultralight enterprise users such as aerial mappers, coastal surveillance and arctic researchers rather than your average quadcopter enthusiast and features a block body that's not much wider than the lens it accommodates.
Hasselblad is showing off a new Wi-Fi enabled version of its H5D-50c camera at Photokina. But don't worry if you've recently splashed out on the original, as the new medium format shooter will be offered to current H5D-50c
owners for a €500 (or US$1,000 in the US) upgrade fee, for a limited time. It also boasts a number of additional non Wi-Fi feature enhancements which will be available to all H5D-50c cameras via a firmware upgrade.
Leica has used Photokina to reveal its new medium format line-up by announcing two new models. The new flagship Leica S (Type 007) brings the benefits of a CMOS sensor and features a wide ISO range, faster continuous shooting and 4K video recording, while the entry-level Leica S-E offers users a slightly more affordable way of getting into medium format Leica photography.
Hasselblad has announced the new H5X medium-format system, which it will show off at Photokina next week, alongside its H5D-50c
. The new camera body will allow photographers to use H System lenses and benefit from H5 capabilities, whether they currently have older Hasselblad backs, third party digital backs, or are still film shooters.
The Leaf Credo 50, from Mamiya Leaf, is the latest medium-format shooter to feature a 50-megapixel CMOS sensor. As such, the new digital back follows in the footsteps of recently-released devices like the Phase One IQ250
, Hasselblad H5D-50c
and Pentax 645Z
, by boasting a versatile wide ISO range, improved Live View, and faster continuous shooting than its predecessors.
Hasselblad has revealed that its iconic V System is set to get new lease of life, with the release of a new CMOS sensor-based digital back. The new digital back, which will work with almost every V camera made since 1957, is said to offer the same functionality and performance as the recent H5D-50c camera
The Pentax 645Z
could have other medium-format camera manufacturers looking at its spec sheets and scratching their heads. Despite using the same 51-megapixel sensor as the Hasselblad H5D-50c
and the Phase One IQ250
it has faster continuous shooting, can record Full HD video ... and costs considerably less. Gizmag recently went hands-on with the camera to see if it can deliver all that it promises.
Just a few months ago, there were no medium-format cameras with CMOS sensors. Now, it feels like you can't turn around in a camera store without bumping into one. Following hot on the heels of the Hasselblad H5D-50c
and Phase One IQ250
is the Pentax 645Z, from Ricoh Imaging. An update to the Pentax 645D
, the new US$8,500 medium-format DSLR features a 51.4-megapixel CMOS sensor, a wide sensitivity range, and Full HD video recording.
After teasing the H5D-50c
in January, Hasselblad has now officially launched its first medium-format camera equipped with a CMOS sensor. This means the new 50-megapixel – and US$27,500 – camera features improved high ISO performance, better capture rates, and faster Live Video than its predecessors.