Tuesday, July 8, 2008

New 50-megapixel Kodak KAF50100 CCD sensor fuels medium-format megapixel mania

But the medium format sensors are HUGE compared to the 14mp 1/1.7" or the 10mp 1/2.3" sensors we see in most of today's digital cameras. So what is Kodak saying about their new sensor? Imaging Insider has the Kodak press release. Also the Insider points us to an article in Kodak's "local paper" calling it the sharpest Kodak sensor yet.

More on this 6 micron pixel sensor at specialist blog Image Sensors World, which is a great source for into imaging sensors. Detailed discussion with tech-talk by Lori Grunin at CNet's Crave blog.

And the raison d'etre (I was told it's french for ISO 100 to 400 and 1.1 fps) of this sensor is to feed the all new Hasselblad H3II-D50.

Also discussed at Pop Photo, where a giant yellow Kodak logo "grabs" your attention as if it was Godzilla (or King Kong).

PS> I can't afford the new Hasselblad H3DII-50 but I'm holding out for the Kodak Easyshare C5013 featuring this sensor and priced competitively :) (PS: This sentence is an attempt at a joke)... Bookmark this post via the permalink.

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