While Swedish medium format camera giant Hasselblad plans to introduce a full-frame 645 sensor in 2009, a major rival has beaten them to the punch. Monday, Denmark-based Phase One announced its Phase One P 65+ 65MP digital back and camera system.
The P 65+ features a new Sensor+ image sensor with a physical size of 53.9 x 40.4mm and a resolution of 8984 x 6732 pixels. The P 65+ outputs a 180MB file with 12.5 f-stops of dynamic range. The wide dynamic range capabilities of the new sensor enable a broader range of lighting effects in a single picture to be captured accurately.
The P 65+, which, like the Hasselblad H3DII-50, will be available in October, uses pixels that are the same size (6x6 micron) as the H3DII-50's 50MP image sensor.
Phase One cameras are designed to use Mamiya Sekor 645 Digital, AFD, and MF lenses, and can also be adapted to use Hasselblad V-series and 200 series lenses, as well as Pentacon 6 lenses.
More information about Phase One and Hasselblad's latest cameras will be available during the Photokina world of imaging exhibition in October.