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PRESS RELEASE: Phase One Launches P 40+ with Sensor+
Medium format camera quality plus hand-held flexibility in one system
COPENHAGEN, April 30, 2009 -- Phase One, the leader in open-platform based medium format camera systems and solutions, today announced immediate availability of the Phase One P 40+ -- the company’s second Sensor+ enabled digital camera back/camera system.
Like the P 65+ introduced last year, this new system offers two separate image-capture modes. In normal mode, the P 40+ delivers full 40 megapixel captures for high-quality image details. And when shooting conditions demand, a photographer can push a button and instantly switch from 40 megapixels to 10 megapixels, gaining a four-fold increase in light sensitivity (ISO to 3200), and a capture rate of up to 1.8 frames per second --an ideal performance for hand-held and/or low-light conditions.
“Our second Sensor+ enabled system has been designed to deliver the fastest capture rate of any high-end medium format camera system on the market today,” said Jan H. Christiansen, marketing director for Phase One. “Our relentless innovation is inspired by the needs of quality- conscious professional photographers who seek flexible and reliable camera systems that can work as hard as they do.”
The versatility of the P 40+ system is important for those who seek quality medium-format 16-bit capture under a variety of working conditions. Both modes feature a 12.5 f-stop dynamic range. From high-end wedding, fashion and fine-art photographers to photojournalists, the choice of capture modes in a single camera system frees photographers to focus on the job at hand rather than worry over equipment.
Best results of Sensor+ technology are available by processing images using Phase One Capture One software version 4.8 or higher.
The P40+ Camera System consists of a P40+ digital back and 645 AF camera body.
Photo provided by Phase One Inc.
- P 40+ full resolution capture mode:
- Resolution: 40 megapixels
- Pixel size: 6 x 6 micron
- RAW file compression: (IIQ large: 40 MB) (IIQ small: 26 MB)
- ISO: 50, 100, 200, 400, 800
- Capture rate: Up to 1.2 frames per second
- P 40+ Sensor+ capture mode:
- Resolution: 10 megapixels
- Pixel size: 12 x 12 micron
- RAW file compression: (IIQ large: 10 MB) (IIQ small: 7 MB)
- ISO: 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
- Capture rate: up to 1.8 frames per second
Phase One P+ camera back mounts:
- Phase One 645 AF, Mamiya 645AFDII/ AFDIII, Mamiya RZ67 PRO IID via adaptor, Hasselblad H1 and H2, Hasselblad 555ELD, 553ELX, 503CW and 501CM, Contax 645.
- Wide angle & technical cameras: 4 x 5" via FlexAdaptor: Arca Swiss, Cambo, Linhof, Toyo, Sinar, Plaubel, Horseman.
Pricing & Availability
The P 40+ digital back starts at €14,990; the P 40+ camera system starts at €16,990. All products are available now.
For full technical specs, please read more here: www.phaseone.com/p40.
For pricing and more information please contact a local Phase One dealer: http://www.phaseone.com/Content/ContactUs/LocateDealer.aspx
|Phase One P40+ |
|Imaging technology |
|Lens Factor ||1.3 |
|Resolution ||40 megapixels |
|Active pixels ||7320 x 5484 pixels |
|CCD size effective ||43.9 mm x 32.9 mm |
|Pixel size ||6 x 6 micron |
|Image ratio ||4:3 |
|Dynamic range ||12.5 f-stops |
|Exposure time ||1/10,000 – 1 minute |
|Image quality ||16bit-OptiColor +, 12 f-stops Dynamic+ and Lens+ technology |
|Battery Lifetime (up to captures / up to stand-by time*) ||2500 / 4 |
|Image buffer ||1.3 GB High Speed RAM |
|P 40+ full resolution capture mode |
|Resolution ||40 megapixels |
|Pixel size ||6 x 6 micron |
|RAW file compression ||IIQ large: 40 MB |
IIQ small: 26 MB
|ISO ||50, 100, 200, 400, 800 |
|Capture time (frames per sec.**) ||1.2 |
|Sensor + capture mode |
|Resolution ||10 megapixels |
|Pixel size ||12 x 12 micron |
|RAW file compression ||IIQ large: 10 MB |
IIQ small: 7 MB
|ISO ||200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 |
|Capture time (frames per sec.**) ||1.8 |
|Output files |
|Color depth ||16 bit per color |
|Image file formats ||All output formats of Capture One are possible: TIFF-RGB, TIFF-CMYK, JPEG |
|Color management ||RGB, Embedded ICC profile, CMYK |
|LCD screen |
|Size ||2.2" |
|Resolution ||230,400 pixels |
|Viewing angle ||160º |
|Supports all photographic lights: Flash, tungsten, daylight, fluorescent, HMI |
|Operating conditions |
|Temperature ||0º to 40ºC (32º to 122ºF) |
|Humidity ||15 to 80% RH (non-condensing) |
|Computer minimum requirements |
|Mac ||Fast Intel Core™ 2 Duo or later CPU, 4 GB RAM, Fast HDD: RAID 0 configured systems for max performance, Nvidia 8800 series graphics card or newer |
|PC ||Intel® Pentium® 4, 2 GB RAM, 10 GB free hard disk space, IEEE 1394 interface, Windows XP®, Service Pack 3 or Windows Vista®, Service Pack 1 |
|P+ back mounts |
|Phase One / Mamiya ||Phase One 645 AF, Mamiya 645AFDII / AFDIII, Mamiya RZ67 PRO IID via adaptor |
|Phase One H101 ||Hasselblad H1 and H2 |
|Hasselblad V ||Hasselblad 555ELD, 553ELX, 503CW and 501CM |
Via adaptor: Mamiya RZ67 Pro II
| Contax ||Contax 645 |
|Wide angle & technical cameras |
|4 x 5" via FlexAdaptor: Arca Swiss, Cambo, Linhof, Toyo, Sinar, Plaubel, Horseman. |
|Storage files |
|Phase Ones IIQ RAW file format speeds up the image capture and file transfer. It increases the storage capacity by turning the full 16 bit image data into a compact RAW file format. The default IIQ RAW-large format is completely lossless. |
|Capture One 4.8 or later |
|Results are based on testing in Phase One’s testing department. Variation may be expected due to specific camera set up. Battery used for test is new 2500mAh Li+. |
*) standby Time will vary a lot depending on temperature, usage of battery and state of the back e.g. Zero Latency will increase power consumption significantly
**) Maximum expected performance. The actual performance will be dependent on the camera model and on the camera and digital back capture modes
About Phase One
Phase One is a leading provider of digital image capture and work flow management technology. Phase One 645 Camera Systems and P+ digital backs open new possibilities, putting the focus back on the moment of capture. Phase One Capture One software helps streamline the capture and post-production process. Supporting DSLR, medium- and large-format photographic equipment, Phase One products are renowned for their superior quality, flexibility and speed — enabling pro photographers to realize their most subtle and most complex visions without compromise.
Phase One is an employee-owned company based in Copenhagen with offices in New York, London, Tokyo, Cologne and Shanghai. For more information please, visit the Phase One web site on www.phaseone.com.
Phase One and Capture One are registered trademarks of Phase One A/S. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
(First posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 17:09 EDT)