Monday, March 26, 2012

Phase One IQ180 - The 80MP Camera

If you love gadgets and is looking for another interesting one that you can add up to your gadget collection, then here is some good news for you. Phase One has just announced that they will be coming out with a new high-end product that everybody especially those tech people out there should look forward to. This product that we are talking about is a new image sensor that comes with a whopping 80 megapixels called the IQ180. Phase One is a well-known Danish maker that has been behind many high-end digital camera gears.

Basically, the iQ180 is a digital back that is made up of an image sensor, viewing screen and associated electronics that is housed in a removable module that fits nicely on a medium-format camera body. Most photographers that use medium-format cameras are involved in shooting expensive subjects such as fashion and jewelry. Well, you might not have enough finances in order to get into this type of photography since it is quite expensive.

The IQ180 has a dimension of 53.9 x 43.4 mm as well as a 12.5 f-stop dynamic range aside from its 80-megapixel resolution. In addition to this, the IQ180 also comes with a USB 3.0 data connection port as well and sports a 3.2 inch touchscreen with a 1.15 megapixel resolution and a pseudo Live View for easy framing. And to top it all, the IQ180 also has 1 GB of RAM for the storage of the enormous images that you will be pumping out.

Based on the specs mentioned above, the IQ180 looks very interesting. However, with all these high-end specs we can also expect a high price for this one. Phase One’s digital camera backs are often quite expensive. Well, it would not be really surprising though if the Phase One IQ180 will push through with its projected retail price was $ 43,990 upon its launch.