Phase One Ships Out a New 80MP A280 and more A-series Cameras

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Phase One has introduced an all-new line of A-series cameras working together with camera and lens maker, Alpa technology. The new A-series consists of three new camera bodies including the A250, A260, and A280.

The new cameras are based on ALPA’s 12TC mirrorless body. However, each camera is noticeably different from the other. The A280 for instance is a full-frame 645 resolution monster with an 80MP sensor. Meanwhile, the Phase One A260 is equipped with a still admirable 60MP full sensor and capable of hour-long exposures. Lastly, the A250 has a (you guessed it) 50MP medium format sensor plus the ability to stream Live View wireless to an iOS device.

Otherwise the three camera bodies come kitted with a 35mm Rodenstock Alpar lens. Users can also pick up two other available Alpa HR Alpagon lenses including an ultra-side 23 mm or the all around 70mm.

The cameras are available now with the Phase One A250 starting at $47,000, the A260 for $48,000, while the A280 rings up for whopping $55,000. Pricing for the optional Alpa HR Alpagon lenses comes to $9,070 for the 23mm f5.6 and $4,520 for the 70mm f5.6 lens.

Phase One A280

  • Sensor: 80MP full-frame CCD
  • Lens factor: 1,0
  • ISO range: 120-3200
  • Sensor+ ISO (1/4 resolution): 140-3200
  • Dynamic range: 13 f-stops
  • Exposure time: 1/500 second – 2 minutes
  • Weight: 1,900 grams
  • Price: $55,000

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Phase One A260

  • Sensor: 60MP full-frame CCD
  • Lens factor: 1,0
  • ISO range: 50 – 800
  • Sensor+ ISO (1/4 resolution): 200 – 3200
  • Dynamic range: 13 f-stops
  • Exposure time: 1/500 second – 60 minutes
  • Weight: 1,900 grams
  • Price: $48,000

Phase One A250

  • Sensor: 50MP CMOS
  • Lens factor: 1,3
  • ISO range: 100 – 6400
  • Dynamic range: 14 f-stops
  • Exposure time: 1/500 second – 60 minutes
  • Weight: 1,900 grams
  • Factory Shimming Price: $47,000

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Alpa HR Alpagon 23mm f5.6 lens

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Alpa HR Alpagon 35mm f4 lens

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Alpa HR Alpagon 70mm f5.6 lens

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Kevin Lee

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