Medium Format archive

  • Pentax 645Z adds 50-megapixel sensor to medium format range
    Cameras

    Pentax 645Z adds 50-megapixel sensor to medium format range

    By 15 April 2014

    There are camera and then there are cameras. Ricoh Pentax has just announced a wedge of camera gear that firmly sits in the latter category: the medium format Pentax 645Z. An update to the earlier Pentax 645D, the Z is the second model in the company's...

  • Hasselblad reveals first medium format CMOS sensor, opening the door for other photography brands?
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    Hasselblad reveals first medium format CMOS sensor, opening the door for other photography brands?

    By 21 January 2014

    "The rumours are true," reads Hasselblad's press release as the company announces the H5D-50C - the world's first medium format camera with a CMOS sensor. It might not be a casual photographer's camera by any means, and one that will probably cost a significant...

  • New Leica S medium format professional camera announced
    Cameras

    New Leica S medium format professional camera announced

    By 17 September 2012

    Leica has announced its latest S-System camera, simply known as the Leica S. It replaces the Leica S2 medium format camera, ushering in a new scheme of nomenclature that drops the numbering system.  Designed to reflect the enduring quality of Leica cameras,...

  • Limited edition Pentax 645D announced
    Cameras

    Limited edition Pentax 645D announced

    By 13 July 2011

    Pentax has announced a special red lacquer version of its 40-megapixel 645D medium format camera. The limited edition was created after the 645D went and won the Camera GP 2011 camera of the year award.   The 645D is similar to that of Hasselblad's digital...

  • Cult "Diana" camera to be relaunched by Lomo
    Cameras

    Cult "Diana" camera to be relaunched by Lomo

    By 3 September 2007

    Originally produced as a toy camera back in the Sixties by a factory in Hong Kong, the Diana camera, also made under different names including the "Anny" and the "Debonair" has since become a cult classic. One of the main reasons this oh-so-basic little...

  • Hasselblad unleashes monster 31 megapixel camera
    Cameras

    Hasselblad unleashes monster 31 megapixel camera

    By 26 January 2007

    Hasselblad's huge 39MP H3D medium format digital camera was released around a year ago, and the company has followed it up with a slightly more affordable model, the H3D-31. As the name implies, this second model in the range has a 31MP sensor instead...