Mamiya Launches ZD Medium Format DSLR

Darren wrote this at 2:15 am:

First announced way back in September 2004, the Mamiya ZD is finally now available.

The ZD is a 22 megapixel medium format digital SLR with a 48mm x 36mm CCD sensor. It is compatible with 645AF lenses and uses Compact Flash (CF type I and II) and Secure Digital (SD) memory cards. An interesting feature is the removable low-pass filter over the CCD.

The retail price is £7000 for the body only (excluding VAT), which equates to approximately USD$12,100.

There will also be a 22 megapixel Mamiya ZD digital back, designed for the Mamiya 645AFD and the New RZ67 Pro IID medium format cameras.

Michael Reichmann from The Luminous Landscape is collecting Notes From Here And There on the Mamiya ZD, since Mamiya America isn’t very forthcoming with information.

DP Review has the ZD press release and specifications.

Leaf Mamiya ProDigital II – 22 MP

Darren wrote this at 6:00 am:

Leaf and Mamiya have announced a 22 megapixel medium format digital SLR, the Leaf Mamiya ProDigital II. The system is made up of a Leaf Aptus digital back combined with the new Mamiya 645AFDII camera body.

Key features include:

  • 3.5″ touch screen
  • 1.2 frames per second shooting rate
  • faster autofocus
  • exposure, shooting information, available storage etc visible in viewfinder
  • 36 custom functions for control over bracketing, flash sync, dial functions, etc
  • save and recall separate configuration sets
  • compact flash or Leaf Digital Magazines for storage

Mamiya ZD Medium Format Digital Preview

Darren wrote this at 8:10 am:

Clauss Possberg has written an article on his first impressions with a preproduction Mamiya ZD: Mamiya ZD – Almost Here.

The ZD is the first all-in-one 22 megapixel medium format digital camera. And apparently it’s about the same weight and slightly smaller than an EOS 1Ds Mk II!

The Mamiya ZD is expected to retail for around USD$12,000 or 10,000 Euros.