What few thought possible has now come true: wide-format digital
photography. With a resolution of 7,500 pixels vertically and 21,250
pixels horizontally this camera creates a 160 million pixel image.
This substantial resolution makes it possible to create high quality
reproductions. A variety of different formats is possible: 6x6, 6x9,
6x15 or a full 6x17 panorama. No limits for high definition photography!
This scan back 6x17 camera is extremely fast. The image results are
comparable to a one-shot digital or film back. This is possible thanks
to a very high read-out speed of 300 MB per second - 100x faster than
for any existing scan back. The fastest exposure speed is 1/20'000 - or
one second for the entire 6x17 scan at full resolution!
Compared to previous surface sensors, the sensitivity of the Seitz D3
sensor is significantly higher. Or compared to conventional scanning
cameras, the sensitivity is increased by factor 100. This results in a
very broad ISO/ASA range (equivalent) of 500 to 10,000, which makes
this camera the perfect instrument for virtually all light situations.
Our new stage selection technology allows to control sensitivity by
selecting smaller or larger areas of the sensor. This means: additional
sensitivity without any additional noise!
We have achieved a true technological breakthrough not only in speed
and resolution but also in its impressive image quality. Our digital
technology corrects natural brightness decrease towards the edge
without the use of a centre filter. The image has a 48-bit colour depth
and a high dynamic range.
When shooting directly into the sun, the sensor’s
anti-blooming feature reduces glare and allows a clean passage between
highlights and lowlights. The image is further enhanced by advanced
optimisation algorithms developed by Seitz for ultimate image quality.
Or work directly on the raw image and apply your own raw conversion
The Digital 3 scan back sensor has been designed and developed
exclusively for Seitz by DALSA Corporation.
In this multi-year project specialists around the world have brought
together the best capabilities in digital technology, computer science,
image optimisation and knowledge of photography applications to build a
camera system that goes beyond the imaginable.
We designed this camera to meet the expectations of those photographers
who like to take their equipment on exploratory adventures.
All components are fully modular - the portable storage device and the
handheld device can be adapted to your specific needs.
The camera can also be used in the studio, running the software from a
computer (Mac, PC, Linux) via ethernet connection.
For best image results we recommend using the advanced Schneider or
Rodenstock lenses on a Seitz lens board.
Another possibility is to use large-format lenses of existing 6x17
panoramic cameras such as Linhof Technorama, Fuji and others. These
lenses are connected to the Seitz camera on an optional adaptor plate.
All lens types and brands can be interchanged without any restrictions.
Just like a traditional digital back the Seitz D3 scan back cassette
can be removed from the 6x17 camera body and fitted to other cameras,
e.g., the new Roundshot D3 360° panorama camera and, in the
future, other large or medium format cameras.
The possibility to use the scan back in a variety of different cameras
makes the system truly versatile - to the benefit of the photographer.
With increasing image resolution the engineering precision of the
camera hardware becomes very important.
All our cameras are made from solid blocks of aluminium as used in
space technology with state-of-the-art CNC machinery.
Our machining tolerances are at the decisive 1/100 mm. Uncompromising
precision and perfectly adjusted lenses are our guarantee for excellent
results. Every Seitz 6x17 camera is hand-made in Switzerland and is