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Sinar announces Hy6-65 digital camera system and back

Sinar announces - in a somewhat peculiar manner at The Luminous-Landscape forum - a new medium format integrated camera system and a camera with a digital back. Thierry Hagenauer from Sinar AG Switzerland has posted here the specifications of the Sinar Hy6-65, the Sinar Hy6-s65r, and the Sinarback eSprit 65. Sinar does not (yet?) enter into the recently announced 50+ megapixel class of MF systems, as the new Sinar camera system is fitted with the 31 megapixel Kodak KAF31600CE CCD sensor. The systems will be on show at Photokina 2008...

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Sinar Hy6-65 specifications, discussions, clarifications and more images at the Luminous-LandscapeSinar Hy6-65

Fully Integrated MF camera system: with optimized communication between lens, camera body, digital engine, and software.

On-Board image processing with internal "QuadCore Image Processing" (QCIP technology): First digital medium format cameras with completely integrated digital image processing on board.

Future-oriented data storage: The high-speed data transfer of the Sinar Hy6 65 and Sinar Hy6-s65r allows for capturing images at fast capturing rates and storing them to CF card in DNG and JPEG formats or a combination of them .

JPEG images can be stored in 4 different file sizes and two compression rates. Thus, one is able to send low-resolution JPEGs to the art director or agency immediately after the shooting and process the selected high-resolution images later on.

• 3" bright display with 640 x 480 pixels (280 ppi), with automatic menu orientation, Images, histogram, sensitivity, on-board exposure warning, memory status, white balance.
• File size: 60 MB (DNG and Sinar RAW 16 bit), 181/90 MB (TIFF 48/24 bit)
• Capture rate: 1 image / sec.
• White Balance: Automatic, presets, manual.
• Data storage: High-Speed CF Card (4 GB UDMA CF card included), alternatively also directly on hard disk via Firewire.
• Active cooling: ventilator.
• Power supply: one (two also possible) rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7.2 V, 2200 mAh.
• Operating time with battery: up to approx. 2000 exposures.
• Firewire interface: IEEE 1394b (800 Mbps, compatible with IEEE 1394a 400 Mbps).
• Capturing software: Sinar eXposure™ 6.1 or later.
• Operating systems: Mac OS X as of 10.4.11, Windows XP as of Service Pack 2, Windows Vista as of Service Pack 1.

Sinar Hy6-s65r

Same as above, but the camera digital back can be used on any other current MF camera with the corresponding adapter interface (Sinar m, Hasselblad V 500 series, Hasselblad H1/H2, Mamiya 645 AFD/AFD II).

Data storage: The high-speed data transfer of the Sinar Hy6-s65r allows for capturing images at fast capturing rates and storing them to CF card in RAW, DNG, and JPEG format or a combination of them (DNG + JPG or Sinar RAW + JPG).

JPEG images can be stored in 4 different file sizes and two compression rates. Thus, one is able to send low-resolution JPEGs to the art director or agency immediately after the shooting and process the selected high-resolution images later on.

• Revolving Digital Back on the Sinar Hy6.
• Power supply: Two rechargeable lithium-ion batteries 7.2 V, 2200 mAh, for long-lasting operation.
• Live Video

Sinarback eSprit 65

• Single MF digital back, 31 Megapixels
• Technical features: same as described above.

The new camera will be showed at the Photokina 2008. Prices and availability / delivery: per September 23rd 2008

Additional information: Sinar Hy6-65 specifications, discussions, clarifications and more images at the Luminous-Landscape
August 30, 2008
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