Leaf releases 56-megapixel camera with rotating sensor
Israel-based Leaf Photography, a member of Kodak’s Graphic Imaging Group, has rolled out a 56-megapixel medium format digital back, just out-pixeling the recently released, 50mp Hasselblad H3DII-50 – a camera that uses a Kodak sensor.
The Leaf AFi 10 has a rotating sensor, allowing you to switch from portrait to landscape mode “with the flip of a finger,” according to the release on Leaf’s site, rather than by using the traditional method of moving your hands (when you’re shooting with 56 freakin’ megapixels, you just don’t have time for that sort of thing). It grabs one frame a second and has a maximum exposure time of one minute. File size? Oh, only around 171 MEGABYTES.
No official price released yet, but considering that a 22-megapixel AFi 5 goes for nearly $28,000, this wide-frame monster is probably going to take a mean bite out of your pocketbook. Come to think of it, if you have tens of thousands of dollars in your pocketbook, I guess you don’t have much to worry about.
Anyway, it’s been a productive month over at Kodak, which is great–everybody loves to see classic names like that keeping things at the cutting edge. Check out Leaf’s official release here.