The Sinar eXact 192 MP Medium Format Camera Back Was Designed For Forum Lurkers Who Do Nothing Else But Pixel-Peep

The realms of super-high-resolution medium format backs have just gotten a new contender – the Sinar Sinarback eXact, which is capable of taking pictures with a resolution of 192 megapixels. Yup, that’s one hundred and ninety-two million. Or, measured in width × height of the final image, 16,000 × 12,000 pixels. Just for comparison’s sake … that’s sixteen times the size of an image from an Olympus E-P3. Dig that …


Technically, however, the sensor is only a 48.8 megapixel 48 × 36mm chip. Using some strange, secret, otherworldly magic which requires you performing an obscure ritual and reciting ancient chants*, though, the Sinarback is able to combine four or sixteen single shots into one final image with extended resolution and color accuracy. (* It probably only requires you to push a couple buttons, and has more to do with ingenuity than magic …) It is to be assumed that the Sinarback uses a technology similar to that of the Hasselblad H4D-200 digital back, which produces 200 mp images from six combined 50 mp shots.

Oh, and the eXact can output 12 megapixel images as well. Just in case.

Sinarback eXact Specifications

Type of Sensor Dalsa FTF 6080C – RGB Mosaikfilter, Full Frame Technologie
Size of Sensor 8000 x 6000 Pixel, 48.8 Mio Pixel / 48.0 x 36.0mm
Display No
File Format DNG
File Size 144 MB (24 BIT), 288MB (48 BIT)
Exposure rate Up to 13 Exposures per Minute
Live image Yes
Exposure time 1/10000 second up to 32 seconds
Nominal sensitivity ISO 50 – 800
Digitalisation 48 BIT (16 Bits per Chanal)
File Storage Firewire direct on the Hard Disc
Active Cooling yes (Fan and Peltier)
Power Supply Firewire 800
Firewire interface IEEE 1394b (800 Mbps, compatible with IEEE 1394a 400 Mbps)
Exposure Software Sinar CaptureFlow 1.x and higher
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5.8 and higher
Windows operating System
System Requirements (Recommended) Apple Macintosh with Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GHz or fasterprozessors with 4 GB RAM
Operating Temperature 0 – 45 °C / 32 – 113 °F
Dimensions and Weight 90 x 85 x 73 mm, 0.6 kg
Camera Interface Sinar p3/p2/p/x view cameras, Sinar m, Sinar Hy6, Sinarcam 2; Contax 645 AF; Fuji GX 680 I, II, III; Hasselblad V, H1, H2; Mamiya RZ 67/Pro II, RB 67, 645 AFD, AFD II, 645 Super, Pro, Pro6008, 6008 Integral, 6008 Integral2, 6008 AF. Any non-Sinar 4×5“ view cameras via Graflock adapter

Pricing and availability of this new Medium Format monster have yet to be confirmed by Sinar.

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