Low-cost is a relative term when it comes to medium-format photography and the larger sensors it requires, but Ricoh Imaging’s newest SLR will be “only” $8,500 — a category-low, the company says.
The Pentax 645Z SLR features a 51-megapixel sensor, with a 43.8mm x 32.8mm imaging area that is approximately 1.7 times larger than that of a 35mm full-size sensor. It captures three frames per second.
In this episode of the DIMAcast, Ricoh Imaging executive vice president Jim Malcolm tells us how the company was able to bring such a more affordable model to market, and what it means for pro shooters in particular.

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