Phase One's 39 mega pixel digital camera back

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It was only a couple of years ago that I got excited over the arrival of a 1.3 megapixel digital camera to my door. So I’m suitably gobsmacked at the prospect of the P 45 camera back from Phase One – weighing in at a whopping 39 megapixels!

Admittedly, this isn’t one for your seaside snaps. But if photography is your occupation, the P 45 promises incredible speed and efficiency, with a capture rate of 35 frames per minute and write speed of up to 20 MB per second. And if you need a large image, the P 45’s 117 MB per file size should more than cover it. The P 45 digital camera also includes Phase One’s revolutionary secure storage system (3S) technology, which eliminates the risk of writing to damaged storage media by first checking the validity on every compact flash storage card inserted in the camera back. In case you were wondering a digital camera back is designed to be teamed up with a modular professional SLR.

For more information on this mother of all digital cameras and details of stockists, visit www.phaseone.com

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