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The Hasselblad CFV-50c features a 50-megapixel CMOS sensor

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.  Read More

Gizmag goes hands-on with the Pentax 645Z

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.  Read More

The Pentax 645Z is the latest medium-format camera to use a CMOS sensor

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.  Read More

The H5D-50c is the first medium-format camera from Hasselblad to use a CMOS sensor

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.  Read More

The Phase One IQ250 is the world's first medium format camera back with a CMOS sensor

It's all about CMOS sensors in the medium format camera world at the moment. Just a couple of days ago, Hasselblad announced that it would launch the world's first CMOS-sensor-toting medium format camera in March. Now, Phase One has muscled in on the action and revealed the world's first CMOS sensor medium format camera back, the IQ250 ... and this one is already available.  Read More

Hasselblad's H5D-50c will be the world's first medium format camera to feature a CMOS sens...

While most compact cameras have made the switch from CCD to CMOS image sensors in recent years, medium format cameras have been a hold out – until now, that is. Hasselblad has announced its new H5D-50c will be the world's first medium format camera to pack a 50-megapixel CMOS sensor.  Read More

Mamiya Leaf has launched three new medium format camera backs, the 40, 60 and 80 megapixel...

Medium format camera manufacturer Mamiya-Leaf has announced three new high resolution camera backs named the Leaf Credo. All of the new backs sport a specially designed DALSA CCD sensor, a touchscreen LCD display with Live View functionality for both tethered and untethered photography, and a dual-core microprocessor that's said to offer the fastest available image viewing, focusing and editing.  Read More

Sigma has announced the forthcoming release of its flagship SD1 digital SLR camera, with  ...

You could be forgiven for thinking that Japan's Sigma is just a maker of lenses for the cameras of other companies like Canon and Nikon, but that's not the case. The company broke into the digital camera market in 2002 with the SD9, which was also the first outing for a new sensor technology developed by Foveon. Unlike other sensors that capture one color per pixel location, the Foveon X3's stacked design captures all three colors at each pixel, which is said to result in more accurate color reproduction and sharper resolution. Now Sigma is about to release a new camera sporting a new version of the X3 sensor, dual image processing engines and improved ISO sensitivity. It's also very expensive ...  Read More

Ferrari logo adds US$10,000 to the price of Hasselblad H4D

Just how much value does Ferrari's logo add to a product? Hasselblad's latest announcement seems to answer that and we're not sure if it reflects well on either brand. The EUR13,995 (US$18,531) Hasselblad H4D is the flagship product of the best known medium format imaging marque and has been purchased by tens of thousands of the world's elite photographers because it delivers digital SLR functionality with extraordinary imaging quality. Now the company has announced two identical cameras that don't come in silvery grey. For an extra EUR1000 (US$1324), you can have one of a limited run of 100 stainless steel H4Ds. There's also a Ferrari Limited Edition camera which is identical except for a carbon fiber display case, its Ferrari "rosso fuoco" color, and the unmistakable Yellow Prancing Horse Racing Shield. Hasselblad will make 499 units of the limited edition camera, selling them for EUR21,499 (US$28,473.61). That's US$9,938 more than an identical product – a premium of more than 50% extra for the display case … and the logo.  Read More

Leaf Aptus-II on the Phase One 645DF camera at Photokina 2010

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.  Read More

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