Monday, January 21, 2008

6x17 Digital Camera From Seitz

If you have an extra $40,000 lying around why not pick up the 160MP 6x17 digital camera from Seitz Switzerland. I’ll take two…

Here’s some info from the official Seitz website.

• Create a high-resolution (160 million pixel) 6x17 digital scan in just one second
• Capture action thanks to a minimum exposure speed of 1/2000 sec. (per pixel) - images full of speed, motion and life!
• Benefit from an outstanding image quality in virtually all light situations:
- 16-bit per channel (48-bit RGB) color depth
- anti-blooming
- low noise
- dynamic range of 1:2,600 (11 f-stops)
- Seitz image optimisation algorithms
• Use world-class large format Schneider or Rodenstock lenses - or reuse your existing set of lenses
• Process a high-definition high dynamic range panorama directly in the RAM of the computer (single-pass, multi-pass)
• Use a very user-friendly software with very advanced features
• Take advantage of the latest technology in tablet PCs for image control, display and storage
• Remove the Seitz D3 digital scan back and use it with the Roundshot D3, the Alpa family of medium format cameras
(Alpa 12 SWA, WA, TC, XY) or with other medium or large format cameras (in the future)

This substantial resolution makes it possible to create high quality reproductions. A variety of different formats is possible: 6x6, 6x9, 6x15 or a full 6x17 panorama. No limits for high definition photography! The camera can also be used in the studio, running the software from a computer (Mac, PC, Linux) via gigabit ethernet connection. Another possibility is to use large-format lenses of existing 6x17 panoramic cameras such as Linhof Technorama, Fuji and others. These lenses are connected to the Seitz camera on an optional adaptor plate.

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