Mamiya announce three new digital backs




Mamiya has today announced three new digital backs; the M18, M22 and M31, with resolutions of 18-22-and-31 megapixels, respectively. Mamiya has also announced the backs will be fully compatible with the forthcoming 645DF, showcased at the 2009 Tokyo Photo Imaging Expo.


Read the press-release (below).


Mamiya Digital Imaging Co., Ltd
Marketing Department

August 10th 2009
Mamiya Announce New M series digital backs
M18, M22 and M31
On sale now

Mamiya Digital Imaging is proud to announce our new M series digital backs, consisting of three new models: the M18, M22 and M31, the latest additions to our digital line-up.

The M series digital backs have all been designed for compatibility with Mamiya’s 645AFDIII, as well as the soon-to-be-released 645DF, which was recently show-cased at the 2009 Tokyo Photo Expo. Through use of the specifically designed digital back adapter HX701, the backs can also be attached to our famed RZ Pro IID.

The M18 has a resolution of 18 megapixels and a CCD size of 44.2 x 33.1mm.
The M22 has a resolution of 22.1 megapixels and a CCD size of 48.9 x 36.7mm while the M31 has a resolution of 31.6 megapixels and a CCD size of 44.2 x 33.1mm. These large sized CCDs make the digital backs ideal for medium format photography. Each digital back can be purchased separately or in a system kit with the Mamiya 645AFDIIIcamera and Sekor 80mm F2.8 D lens. The M series backs are the quintessential tool for commercial photographers and studios, covering portraiture and on location work.

M18: The new Mamiya M18 digital back features one of the fastest capture rates of any medium format system, up to 72 frames per minute sustained depending on camera settings and storage medium. The highly versatile M18 combines easily manageable file sizes with full 16-bit capture and 12 stops of dynamic range, producing images of extraordinary quality which no DSLR can equal. With an ISO range from 100 to 800, and exposure times up to one-hour duration with Xpose+ technology, the M18 is one of the most versatile digital backs available today.

M22: The M22 digital back features a nearly full-frame 22MP CCD producing images of breathtaking clarity and sharpness with virtually negligible effect on lens focal length. With an ISO range from 50 to 800, 16-bit capture, 12 stops of dynamic range and exposure times up to one-hour duration with Xpose+ technology, the M22 is ideally suited to commercial photography both on the AFD III or when mounted on a view camera.

M31: The new M31 digital back combines high resolution captures of 31MP with fast shooting speed of up to 45 frames per minute sustained. Perfect for fashion or field photography, the M31 has high ISO capability up to 1600, 12 stops of dynamic range and exposure times up to one-hour duration with Xpose+ technology. With powerful moiré control, the M31 is ideally suited to fashion and portrait photography, whilst the high resolution 31MP captures make it the ideal back for commercial applications also.


Bundled Goods for the Mamiya Digital Back M

Mamiya Digital Back M/ hard carry case/ rear body cover/ battery charger/ AC adapter for use with battery charger/ car use cigarette lighter battery charger/ international socket plug set for battery charger (5pcs)/ battery/ IEEE 1394 cable (4.5m)/ IEEE 1394 interface exchange adapter (400-800)/ CCD sensor cleaning kit/ focusing screen/ USB stick (containing user guide)/ Capture One 4DB (development software)


Bundled Goods for the Mamiya Digital Back M System Kit

Mamiya Digital Back M/645AFDIIIcamera body/ Sekor AF 80mm F2.8 D lens/ camera body front cover/ rear cover/ lens front cap/ lens rear cap/ lens hood/ AA batteries (6pcs)/ camera strap/ hard carry case/ rear body cover/ battery charger/ AC adapter for use with battery charger/ car use cigarette lighter battery charger/ international socket plug set for battery charger (5pcs)/ battery/ IEEE 1394 cable (4.5m)/ IEEE 1394 interface exchange adapter (400-800)/ CCD sensor cleaning kit/ focusing screen/ USB stick (containing user guide)/ Capture One 4DB (development software).



M18 M22 M31
Resolution 18 megapixels 4904x3678 pixels 22.1 megapixels @5436x4080 pixels 31.6 megapixels @6496x4872 pixels
CCD size 44.2x33.1mm 48.9x36.7mm 44.2x33.1mm
Pixel size 9_9 microns 9_9 microns 6.8_6.8 microns
ISO range 100-800 50-800 100-1600
Micro lenses on Pixels Yes No Yes
Exposure Time From 1/10,000 sec. to 1hour
Live Preview Mode Full Color with 1.5 to 3 frames transferred per second
Capture Rate 0.8 sec. per frame 1.5 sec. per frame 1.25 sec. per frame
File size IIQ S @approx. 13MB
IIQ L @approx. 20MB IIQ S @approx. 17MB
IIQ L @approx. 25MB IIQ S @approx. 22MB
IIQ L @approx. 35MB
Battery Lifetime 4 hours/5,000 shots 4hours/4,000 shots 4 hours/3,000 shots
Compatible cameras 645DF/ 645AFD
RZ Pro 67†Di with separately sold digital adapter HX701
All view cameras with Phase One FlexAdapter
LCD 230,000 pixels/ 2.2 inch display


Mamiya Digital products are exclusively distributed in the UK by Johnsons Photopia.

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