Posts Tagged ‘digitalmediumformat’

Rumor: Sony and Mamiya to Release Medium Format Rangefinder-Style Cameras in 2015

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Earlier this year, rumors began spreading of an upcoming Sony Medium Format camera that would be unlike any digital medium format system on the market. The camera would be ‘completely different’ and reports claimed it would also be the cheapest digital medium format option out there.

Well, if you found that rumor far-fetched, hold on to your hats, because a ‘very good source’ is reporting that this rangefinder-styled camera is indeed real… and what’s more, it will have some competition when it arrives. Read more…

Detailed Specs for the Pentax 645z Leaked 24 Hours Ahead of Official Announcement

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The rumor sites are hard at work when it comes to Pentax’s soon-to-be-released medium format shooter, the 645z, and it looks like it paid off. In addition to the leaked photos and details from yesterday, we now have a comprehensive spec list that contains some very interesting tidbits indeed. Read more…

Olympus LCD Screen Patent Appears to Show Medium Format Digital Camera

Olympus recently filed a patent in Japan for a vari-angle LCD screen. While that’s not exactly groundbreaking, the illustrations in the patent appears to show some kind of medium format digital camera. What’s more, it looks nearly identical to the Samsung digital medium format prototypes that emerged earlier this year.
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Samsung Could (But Won’t) Build a Digital Medium Format Camera

Remember the strange boxy cameras that were spotted on Samsung’s website a couple months ago? Turns out they were in fact digital medium format cameras, but were developed for “internal purposes” only. In an interview with Megapixel, a Samsung Regional product manager states,

We have the technology to develop a medium format cameras but we are not going to do that because this is not our market. Samsung is a manufacturer that focuses on a broad market – we are not a niche manufacturer like Hasselbald or Lieca [sic]. What you see in the image was developed for internal purposes in order to look into future technologies. At this point we have no plans to release it to the public. We have done similar things with lenses – for example we developed a 1000mm lens for astronomical use – but again just for internal purposes.

Hopefully they change their mind — an affordable medium-format camera geared towards enthusiasts would be awesome.

Interview with Samsung (via PhotoRumors)