Leica, Hasselblad, and Sinar Select KODAK CCD Image Sensors for Use in New
COLOGNE, Germany, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CCD Image Sensors
from Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) have been selected again to power the
most advanced cameras for professional photographers. Showcased at this
year's Photokina trade fair in Cologne, Germany, the new cameras - the LEICA
S2, the HASSELBLAD H3DII-50, and the SINAR Hy6-65 - are based on both new and
existing KODAK CCD Image Sensors, and further establish Kodak as the leading
supplier of the most advanced image sensors used in professional photography.
"Kodak has a rich history of supplying image sensors of the highest
quality for use in professional photography - where image quality, resolution,
and color fidelity are critical to a photographer's success," said Michael
Miller, manager of Kodak's CCD Image Sensor Business, part of the company's
Image Sensor Solutions group. "We are excited to see this legacy continue
with the launch of a new generation of cameras from the world's leading
manufacturers that will allow photographers to capture images of the highest
quality and the finest detail."
The LEICA S2 camera, powered by the new KODAK KAF-37500 Image Sensor, is
the third product from Leica to be based on KODAK CCD Image Sensors - a
relationship that began first with the LEICA Digital Module-R and was then
extended with the LEICA M8 camera. With an imaging area of 45mm x 30mm, the
37.5 million pixel KAF-37500 represents a new optical format for photography,
providing an image capture area over 50% larger than traditional 35mm film.
The sensor also includes specific design features that optimize its use in the
S2 camera, such as the use of microlenses to increase the overall light
sensitivity of the device, enabling improved image quality under low light
conditions. In addition, an infra-red absorbing optic was incorporated
directly into the sensor's packaging, enabling the development of a thinner
camera design by eliminating the need to include this IR-absorbing function as
a separate camera component.
The new KODAK KAF-50100 Image Sensor was selected by Hasselblad for use in
the HASSELBLAD H3DII-50, the top model of Hasselblad's H3DII family and their
fourth- generation medium-format camera. Twice the physical size of the
largest 35mm DSLR image sensor, the 50 million pixel KAF-50100 sets a new
resolution benchmark for the popular 48mm x 36mm optical format used in
medium-format photography, while improving upon the quality and imaging
performance available from the previous generation of KODAK sensors.
Both the KAI-50100 and the KAF-37500 Image Sensors are based on the new
KODAK TRUESENSE 6.0 micron Full Frame CCD Platform, the company's fourth
generation of technology for professional photography. This new platform
increases both the resolution and camera performance available for
photographers by reducing pixel size and "click-to- capture" time for improved
camera response, improving frame rate, lowering power consumption, and
improving color fidelity while retaining key performance parameters available
from the previous generation of technology.
Sinar has selected the 31.6 million pixel KODAK KAF-31600 Image Sensor for
use in the SINAR Hy6-65, a new system that brings integrated digital image
processing to medium format photography. Leveraging the light sensitivity,
wide dynamic range, and outstanding color fidelity available from the
KAF-31600 Image Sensor, this camera brings the superb image quality and
performance available from the KAF-31600 to a new generation of products
available from Sinar.
These three new cameras join a family of existing cameras and camera backs
that are based on a full portfolio of KODAK CCD Image Sensors targeted to this
market. With resolutions ranging from 16 to 50 million pixels, Kodak has
supplied the broadest portfolio of high performance CCD products for this
market, providing camera manufacturers the flexibility to meet the needs and
requirements of their customers while retaining the performance and image
quality required in this demanding application.
For additional information, please contact Image Sensor Solutions, Eastman
Kodak Company at (585) 722-4385 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more
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