Kodak Hits 50 Megapixels, Is The War Back On?

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Is the megapixel war back on? Maybe it just took a rest. Kodak today served notice that it is still very much alive, firing a 50-megapixel salvo that reverberated across the imaging world.

Kodak’s KAF-50100 image sensor has actually been incorporated in the design of the new Hasselblad H3DII-50 medium format camera (available in October).

The venerable company boasts that with 50 megapixels, the sensor captures digital images with unprecedented resolution and detail. For instance, with a 50 megapixel camera, in an aerial photo of a field 1-½ miles across, you could detect an object about the size of a small notebook computer (1 foot by 1 foot).

It adds that the new sensor features a newly designed pixel that is smaller in size than the pixel used in current products for the professional market. This new pixel also reduces “click-to-capture” time for improved camera response, lowers power consumption for improved battery life, and improves color fidelity without compromising on the benefits to be enjoyed from larger pixel sizes.

[Via: Kodak]

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