Kodak KAF-50100 announcement

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Walter Banks, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Walter Banks

    Walter Banks Guest

    This crossed my email this morning. Shades of things to come
    bret gets to do iris images of Spike's eyes from 50 feet.

    Similar in numbers to the Dalsa imagers used in the Mars

    quantity pricing $3500.


    This week's hot product is a next-generation 50-megapixel CCD image
    sensor from Eastman Kodak Company. The company claims the industry's
    first 50-megapixel CCD image sensor for the professional photography
    market, capturing digital images at unprecedented resolution and
    detail thanks to a newly designed 6.0-micron pixel and several other
    advances. With an 8176 x 6132 pixel array, Kodak said the KAF-50100
    50-megapixel sensor provides the highest resolution available in the
    popular 48 x 36-mm optical format used in medium format photography.

    ** Product of the week **

    Kodak delivers next-generation 50-MP CCD image sensor

    Features newly designed 6.0-micron pixel and several other advances

    Walter Banks, Jul 16, 2008
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    Jufì Guest

    Luminous Landscape and DP Review have more info, but the asking price with a
    camera is around $40K (I think...). So a few days after I hit the lottery,
    I'm on board for an H3D and back.
    Jufì, Jul 17, 2008
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  3. Walter Banks

    Walter Banks Guest

    How much was a 1M pixel camera 10 years ago? It is getting close
    to some physical limits of silicon. If a 50M pixel sensor cost what a 1M sensor does
    today (pennies) the technology could really change in consumer level cameras.

    Walter Banks, Jul 17, 2008
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    Jufí Guest

    I did read that Kodak's volume sales price was $3,500 per unit. It's a big
    unit, at 48mm x 36mm.
    Jufí, Jul 17, 2008
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    Annika1980 Guest

    "HELEN !!!!"
    Annika1980, Jul 17, 2008
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    Helen Guest

    Sounds cool!
    Helen, Jul 17, 2008
  7. Walter Banks

    Walter Banks Guest

    I haven't taken the time to look back at the pricing for the first Kodak
    products where they put digital backs on Canon and Nikon bodies. These
    were about 1 M pixels initially. they seem to be using the same business
    model again.

    A $3500 sensor could be packaged with a body for $5-6 K (I know
    about the $40K offering) Price drop over time starts to make things

    Walter Banks, Jul 17, 2008
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