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|
|File Size||144 MB (24 BIT), 288MB (48 BIT)|
|Exposure rate||Up to 13 Exposures per Minute|
|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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