Leaf Unveils World’s Highest Resolution Digital Camera Back - DPReview.com

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Bruce, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    It has 80 MP, a step up from the previous best 60 MP.

    "Leaf has announced the Aptus-II 12 and Aptus-II 12R medium format
    digital backs with the world’s highest resolution in a one-shot back.
    They offer 80MP 53.7 x 40.3mm CCD sensors, 3.5" touch screen LCDs,
    12-stop dynamic range and 80-800 ISO range. The Aptus-II 12R adds an
    internal rotating sensor system which allows users to change from
    portrait to landscape orientation without removing the back. Both
    backs are compatible with most medium and large format cameras and are
    priced at $31,995/€23,995."

    Bruce, Sep 20, 2010
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  2. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    You're wrong again, Rich.

    This digital back is purpose designed to fit 645 bodies. It has an
    image area of 53.7mm x 40.3mm. The 645 format on 120 film yields an
    image area of is 56mm x 41.5mm.

    So the long side of the digital image area is 97% of that of film, and
    the short side 96%. The overall image area is 93% of that of film.
    The dreaded "crop factor" is only 1.035.

    Considerably smaller? The difference is negligible.

    You're wrong again, Rich.
    Bruce, Sep 21, 2010
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  3. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    Indeed. What I find most surprising about this 80 MP back is the
    relatively low price. I wonder what is going through the minds of the
    board of directors at Hasselblad ...
    Bruce, Sep 21, 2010
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