The Pentax 645z medium format camera will be officially announced on April 14, 2014. In addition to full HD (1920×1080 @ 60i and 30p in H.264), this camera will also have 4k video recording capabilities (3840 x 2160).
The new Hasselblad H5D-50c 50MP CMOS sensor mediun format camera that was first announced in mid-January now available for pre-order online. The new H5D-50c is a step away from the CCD sensors that have been standard in their medium-format digital cameras. Hasselblad says the H5D-50c can shoot up to ISO 6400 with dynamic range of up to 14 stops.
As rumored before, Phase One has announced the ‘world’s first CMOS-based digital camera back’ – the 50MP IQ250. It uses a 44x33mm sensor, which is 68% larger in area than 35mm full frame, and equates to a 1.3x crop of the standard 645 format. Until now medium format backs have invariably used CCD sensors, and the adoption of CMOS promises much improved image quality when shooting at high ISOs in particular.
Hasselblad has announced world’s first CMOS medium format camera – the H5D-50c which incorporates a 50MP CMOS sensor. This is a significant step away from the CCD sensors that have been standard in digital medium-format imaging up to now and potentially opens up the possibility of higher ISO sensitivities and faster capture rates than previous Hasselblad medium-format bodies. According Hasselblad’s press release, this H5D-50c will be released in coming months.
PhotoPlus Expo will be on October 24 to 26. At this Expo, both Nikon and Sony will show their Medium Format and Large Format cameras.
The rumored 44.7 MP Canon EOS-1 series camera is in heavy testing these days. This 44.7 MP camera has the ability of shooting 4K videos, but its eating batteries very fast. And Canon is still working on this camera for sensor, batteries and software. We will probably see a development announcement in late 2013 to early 2014.