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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

WHOA! The Seitz 6x17 Panoramic Digital Camera

From the website:

Key features Seitz 6x17 panorama camera

Create a high resolution 6x17 digital image (160 million pixels) in one second!

Ideal for use with world-class Schneider or Rodenstock large format lenses (on Seitz lens board) or Linhof Technorama, Fuji and other large format lenses (on adaptor plate)

User-friendly camera system and software with 640x480 pixel colour touch screen for perfect preview, editing, zooming and image control

State-of-the art computer technology with gigabit Ethernet file transfer, powerful portable mini-computer (storage device) and handheld control device (PDA) with IP network WLAN connection

Fully mobile and open system:
•full mobility for outdoors assignments (with camera, portable
mini-computer, handheld control device)
•possibility to use in studio and run software on
computer with free choice of operating system (Mac OS,
Windows, Linux)

Uncompromising precision of camera body and accessories

And it only costs around $30,000 without lens!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool, no tripod needed, it's a handheld camera!!!!

8:57 AM  
Blogger Acliff said...

I love 'action' photos like that. I'd like to see someone try and handhold that steady for 1 second.

160 million pixels for $30,000? Is that even possible at the moment?

9:40 AM  
Blogger Ade said...

I love the idea that a $30K camera will support the use of a free operating system, but if I buy a cheap, popular digicam then I'm on my own.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Fazal Majid said...

Well, perhaps we have a chance of seeing a digital XPan some day.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

If you can afford the camera, you can afford the bionic arms necessary to use it handheld.

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry but, does anybody know whether it has video mode?
Many thanks in advance.

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! The "portable mini-computer" is a Mac Mini.

Wonder how long that will run on a single battery charge in the field. Mind you, a Mac Mini is pretty much a laptop and without the screen sucking up juice, it could do reasonably well with a good battery pack.

Still, people complain about dragging their 6x17 film camera up mountains now and I wonder how the traveling landscapers of this world will feel about also lugging a Mac Mini and battery packs up Mount Everest...

3:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was cool. Johan from Sweden

5:08 AM  

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