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Pioneering Scan Back Camera unveiled

Swiss company Seitz Phototechnik AG has released its new D3 scan back technology as part of the Seitz 6 x 7 digital camera. The camera is capable of scanning 300 MBs per second, making the Seitz D3 sensor 100 times faster than any existing scan back.

The new technology enables a photographer to create multi-sized images in seconds. A 6x17, 160 million pixel image can be captured in one second, while a 360-degree, 470 million pixel panorama takes approximately two. The results are high resolution images full of speed, motion, and life.

In recent years, Seitz has worked closely with specialists of DALSA Corporation to pioneer a scanning sensor specifically for photography. An international high performance semiconductor and electronics company, DALSA utilized its TDI (Time Delay Integration) technology to create the sensor.

Boasting a highly dynamic range, 48-bit colour depth, and a powerful anti-blooming feature, the Seitz 6x7 is likely to become the choice of world-class photographers.

View the 6x7 specs at here (opens in new tab).

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.