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Kodak Announces 39 and 31 Megapixel Sensors

KODAK KAF-31600 Image SensorKodak Press Release

Kodak Announces Highest Resolution Image Sensors for Professional Photography

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 20—Eastman Kodak Company has once again set the quality standard for digital imaging with new high-resolution image sensors that allow commercial, studio, and other professional photographers to capture digital images with the most life-like detail possible. These new products strengthen Kodak’s position as a leading image sensor supplier to a wide variety of markets, and reinforce strategic product and partnership announcements made earlier this year that target mass-market consumer applications.

Already the world’s leading supplier of image sensors for medium-format professional photography, Kodak is expanding its product line with the introduction of the world’s highest-resolution sensors for professional photography. The KODAK KAF-39000 Image Sensor, featuring 39 million pixels, and the KODAK KAF-31600 Image Sensor, with 31.6 million pixels, offer professional camera and camera back manufacturers resolution and image detail that was once unimaginable for digital cameras, allowing photographers to experience a new level of image quality for portrait, wedding, landscape, fashion, studio, and commercial photography. These new CCD image sensors have already been selected for use by Phase One A/S for use in their upcoming P45 and P30 digital camera backs.

“Our new image sensors nearly double the resolution available for professional photography – helping bring images to life in a way never before possible,” said Chris McNiffe, general manager of Kodak’s Image Sensor Solutions operations. “Kodak offers the broadest image sensor portfolio with the highest resolutions for medium-format photography, providing camera and camera back manufacturers great flexibility to meet the varied demands and requirements of their users. These products are further examples of Kodak’s ability to leverage our legacy of innovation to provide products that uniquely meet our customers’ needs – whatever market they may serve.”

A pioneer in imaging science, Kodak develops and supplies both CCD and CMOS image sensors for applications ranging from medical and industrial imaging to digital cameras and mobile phones for consumer markets. Earlier this year, Kodak announced the first CMOS image sensors to arise from its manufacturing alliance with IBM (the KAC-5000 and KAC-3100 Image Sensors), and an agreement to license key CMOS Image Sensor manufacturing technology to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC), the world’s largest dedicated semiconductor foundry. When combined with the CCD announcements made today, Kodak is again demonstrating its ability to continue as a leading supplier of high-performance CCD image sensors while also providing innovative image sensors for mass-market consumer applications.

With 39 million imaging pixels in a 36 mm x 48 mm imaging area, the KAF-39000 sets a new standard for image resolution in professional photography, while the 31.6 million pixel KAF-31600 deploys this same high-performance pixel in a smaller, 33 mm x 44 mm imaging area. At the heart of these imagers is a newly designed 6.8 micron CCD pixel that enables higher sensor resolutions while still retaining the performance required by professional photographers for sensitivity, dynamic range, and color fidelity.

These image sensors join three other KODAK image sensors targeted to the medium-format market – the KAF-16802, which provides 16 million pixels in a square optical configuration; the 22 million pixel KAF-22000, which set the previous high-resolution benchmark for this market; and the KAF-18000, a new 18 million pixel image sensor that offers a unique combination of sensitivity, resolution, and frame rate. This portfolio has been widely adopted by the leading manufacturers of cameras and camera backs for medium format photography, and is utilized extensively in products developed by Phase One and Victor Hasselblad AB.

“Phase One is pushing the cutting edge of digital imaging technology for professional photographers,” said Henrik Håkonsson, CEO of Phase One.  “Kodak’s family of medium-format CCD sensors has allowed us to offer a portfolio of state-of-the-art solutions that provide the exceptional image quality and performance that customers have come to expect from Phase One.”

“Kodak continues to set the standard for high-quality digital image sensors,” said Christian Poulsen, CEO of Hasselblad. “Our customers paint pictures with light, requiring the ability to capture even the most delicate and subtle features of an image. The technologies and products provided by Kodak allow us to offer cameras to professional photographers that deliver on these high expectations.”

For specific ordering information and lead times, please contact Image Sensor Solutions, Eastman Kodak Company at (585) 722-4385 or by email at imagers@kodak.com. For more information on Kodak’s entire image sensor product line, please visit http://www.kodak.com/go/imagers.

About Eastman Kodak Company and infoimaging
Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, print and view images – for memories, for information, for entertainment. With sales of $13.5 billion in 2004, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on the following businesses: Health—supplying the medical and dental industries with traditional and digital imaging-information products and services, as well healthcare IT solutions and services; Graphic Communications - offering on-demand color and black and white printing, wide-format inkjet printing, high-speed, high-volume continuous inkjet printing, as well as document scanning, archiving and multi-vendor IT services; Digital & Film Imaging Systems - providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services; and Display & Components - which designs and manufactures state-of-the-art organic light-emitting diode displays as well as other specialty materials, and delivers imaging sensors to original equipment manufacturers. More information about Kodak (NYSE: EK) is available at http://www.kodak.com.

KODAK is a trademark of Eastman Kodak Company.
2005

Published: Thursday, October 20, 2005

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Reader Comments

  1. I am looking for a Kodak Digital Back for Contax 645. I know the product has been discontinued. Any leads toward obtaining one would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

    Al

    Al at 08:19am on Tuesday, August 15, 2006

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