Phase One has announced a one of its kind medium format cameras. The new iXM 100MP is designed to be used with a drone for industrial purposes such as aerial inspections and mapping.
The iXM 100MP is the first camera to feature a 100MP backside-illuminated (BSI) 44x33mm sensor by Sony. It is the world’s fastest medium format image sensor with increased capability in light sensitivity and expanded dynamic range. The camera has an ISO range of 50-6400, weatherproofing with an IP53 rating, continuous shooting up to 3 frames per second and support for XQD memory card slot.
Other specs for the camera include a dynamic range of 83dB, temperature tolerance of -10°C to 40°C, 14-bit RAW images, and an infrared cutoff filter. Phase One has equipped the camera with USB 3 and Ethernet 10G ports. The iXM 100MP weights at 630g and it uses Phase One’s RSM lens mount. A couple of new lenses was announced alongside the camera. There are a new fixed-focus 35mm and 80mm lenses, and motorised-focus 80mm and 150mm lenses.
As with other medium format camera, the iXM 100MP is nowhere near the level of being an affordable piece of equipment for the masses. The camera will come at a costly price of $40,000 with a more affordable iXM 50MP version with half the megapixel count will be priced at $21,000. On top of that, each of the lenses will add another $10,000. Clearly, the camera is geared heavily for industrial usage than for consumer consumption.
(Source: Peta Pixel)