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Pentax select Kodak KAF-18000CE for upcoming 645 digital camera - New 18 Megapixel image sensor expands Kodak’s portfolio for medium-format
The new KAF-18000CE image sensor leverages Kodak’s 9-micron pixel design and color technology for exceptional image quality, sensitivity, dynamic range, and color fidelity. With 18.6 million total pixels, the sensor provides an output resolution of 18 megapixels to capture images with exceptional clarity and detail. New to the KAF-18000CE is a dual-output architecture that enables faster sensor read-out times, allowing camera designers to achieve increased frame rates in their final camera designs. With this unique combination of image quality and speed, the KAF-18000CE provides manufacturers an affordable image sensor that is ideal for landscape, fashion, or wedding photography.
The KAF-18000CE joins two existing KODAK image sensors that are also targeted to the medium-format market:
* KAF-16802CE – a 16 million pixel image sensor designed with a 1:1 (square) aspect ratio that is ideal for traditional medium-format photography.
* KAF-22000CE – a 22 million pixel image sensor that provides the highest resolution available for the professional photography market, and which has established a new photographic standard for the commercial and studio photography industry.
“We are proud that Pentax has chosen the new KAF-18000CE for use in their upcoming Pentax645 Digital camera,” said Chris McNiffe, general manager of Kodak’s Image Sensor Solutions group. “As a leading manufacturer of image sensors for the medium-format market, we are committed to delivering the highest resolution image sensors optimized to meet the demanding image quality requirements of professional photographers. We now offer a variety of sensors for this market, providing camera manufacturers a wide range of imaging solutions to help them meet the varied needs of their end-users.”
The new image sensor is the latest addition to Kodak’s extensive and growing line of image sensors, delivering the core technology that drives the most advanced developments in digital imaging applications. A pioneer in imaging sensors, Kodak develops, manufactures, and markets both CCD and CMOS image sensors for applications ranging from satellite and medical imaging applications to digital cameras and machine vision products.
For specific ordering information and lead times, please contact Image Sensor Solutions, Eastman Kodak Company at (585) 722-4385 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Kodak’s entire image sensor product line, please visit www.kodak.com/go/imagers.