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Phase One has added another shooter to its high-resolution camera range, this time one with a 100-megapixel full frame CMOS sensor. The Phase One XF 100MP's sensor, developed in collaboration with Sony, is able to take the high-resolution images without resorting to technical tricks typically applied to a lower-resolution sensor to create the greater-detail shots, with the resulting photograph said to offer "uncompromised image quality" across the entire frame.
Adobe has posted the final editions of the Lightroom 3.5 and Camera Raw 6.5 updates. In both circumstances the software adds support for over 20 cameras. Consumer-level additions include the Fuji FinePix F600EXR, Nikon Coolpix P7100, Pentax Q, and Ricoh GXR Mount A12, as well as Olympus' E-P3, E-PL3 and E-PM1, Panasonic's DMC-FZ150, DMC-G3 and DMC-GF3, and Sony's NEX-C3, NEX-5N, SLT-A35, SLT-A65 and SLT-A77.
Phase One has launched Media Pro, an updated and rebranded digital asset management app based on Microsoft Expression Media. It handles photos, videos and multimedia, and various storage types, like hard drives, DVDs and shared folders, with offline workflow. It bypasses an old barrier of 128,000 files per catalog, and can cope with an unlimited number of catalogs. Images can be added via drag and drop, and keyworded, browsed, rotated, cropped, resized and magnified, with search and annotation support. Catalogs can be archived, published as a slideshow or web gallery and distributed as a contact sheet or print.
Phase One has released a new version of Capture One, its photography workflow software. The utility captures, sorts and edits photos in a manner similar to Lightroom or Aperture, but with a stronger emphasis on a professional audience. Along those lines, the v6.1 update includes support for pressure and eraser functions when using a drawing tablet.
Phase One today pushed the limits of medium format cameras on Monday by launching its new IQ series digital backs. The trio moves the baseline for resolution and starts at 40 megapixels for the IQ140, moving up to 60.5 megapixels for the IQ160 and an unprecedented 80 megapixels for the IQ180. Photographers are now more likely to keep shooting as well, since the backs now have USB 3.0 along with FireWire 800 and have optimized memory card interfaces that can keep shooting at 0.7 frames per second up until the storage is full.
In a rare example of an acquisition from Microsoft, Phase One today said it had bought the rights to Expression Media. The app gives Phase One's medium format cameras a ready-made photo management and tagging tool for both the Mac and Windows PCs. The company doesn't expect it to replace Capture One, its in-house RAW editing tool.
Phase One today upgraded its core medium-format camera body in launching the 645DF. The upgrade to the original 645 incorporates both a traditional leaf shutter as well as a focal plane shutter, the combination of which helps give it unusually flexible flash sync and exposure options. The camera has one of the fastest flash syncs available and can trigger the light at up to a 1/1,600 second shutter speed, and exposure times can be as little as 1/4,000 of a second or as much as a full hour.
Maker of medium format cameras, digital backs and lenses, Phase One, along with Leaf Photography, which manufactures medium-format digital camera backs, on Thursday announced they have collaborated to create a new company called Leaf Imaging that has purchased assets of the Leaf camera business. This includes the Leaf product name, engineering design and production tools.
Phase One today announced the future release of its flagship P65+ medium format digital back camera system, which is the first in the industry to offer a 60.5-megapixel sensor. This number translates to images sized at 8984x6732 pixels, with each taking up 180MB of memory as 8-bit RGB files. The professional-grade systems will spend their lives in studios, where its 40.4 by 53.9mm sensor offers about one-fifth more area than competing products and allows photographers to fully utilize 645 film-format wide angle lenses.