Mamiya has announced the DL28 Digital Camera System, that features a whopping 28 megapixels and a matching whopping price tag.

The DL28 combines the innovative 28 megapixel Aptus-II 6 Digital Back from Leaf and the 645AFD III body, which has a new coreless motor for faster, more accurate autofocusing and an enhanced interface system that provides total communication between the camera, lens and digital back.

Despite the high price tag, Mamiya reckons it still offers features beyond its price range. For example, even though the DL28’s resolution is an impressive 28 megapixels, its large sensor allows a pixel size of 7.2 microns, producing images with fantastic colour accuracy, low noise, and striking highlight and shadow detail.

It also has a 3.5-inch touchscreen, 16-bit capture, 12 stop dynamic range and an ISO range of 50-800.

The Mamiya DL28 will be available November 2008 at a price of $14,999 (around £8,735). UK specific prices and release dates are yet to be announced.