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    Anyone else see the article on a Samsung MF camera?

    Saw this on engadget.com the other day. Some pictures of a prototype medium format camera design and mention of a medium format CMOS sensor.

    Did anyone else catch it?

    http://engt.co/lw84xB


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    Re: Anyone else see the article on a Samsung MF camera?

    I saw the photo, but not the story behind it. Mostly concept cameras I believe, unfortunately. But hey, another MF camera on the market - especially an affordable one - ain't so bad!

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    Re: Anyone else see the article on a Samsung MF camera?

    I went and had a look at the Samsung Tomorrow website but it is all in Asian characters and if they have an English translation I couldn't find it. Very frustrating!
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    Re: Anyone else see the article on a Samsung MF camera?

    Maybe Google Translate or Babel Fish?

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    Re: Anyone else see the article on a Samsung MF camera?

    Looks like a pretty small MF camera to me...reminds me of that miniature Rollei from 2004...
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    Re: Anyone else see the article on a Samsung MF camera?

    Yes, this is an example of poor "me-too journalism"

    the interview Engadget references is here (in English):

    http://www.samsungimaging.net/2011/0...lens-planners/

    Someone probably saw the square box who has seen a Hasselblad before and said MEDIUM FORMAT! and it stuck. There is absolutely no truth to the rumor that Samsung is making a medium format digital based on a non-photo blog's assumptions based on a captionless image for an interview they didn't take part in (and couldn't even be bothered to link to the English version of).

    Here is the image in question:



    The mirror-less body appears to be a concept camera similar in form to the nx100 so if that's the case then that is a really small body. I'd argue underwater camera or mirror-box camera with changeable prism modules/wlf before medium format.

    Medium format is based on sensor size - and with a required sensor size you need matching optics and I wouldn't pay for a medium format silicon wafer and put that size lens mount in front of it. Maybe full frame 35mm or even multiformat square (or circle - that's what lenses project!) camera... but mf? Nope.

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    Re: Anyone else see the article on a Samsung MF camera?

    Some observations;

    1. White camera seem to indicate compact or 3/4 sized (hint; flash shoe, display size, buttons).

    2. There are two black cameras same/similar to 1. The cube camera seem to be of same size, thus assumably similar format sensor.

    3. Lens mount for all appears same in size.

    4. One of cube cameras appear to give hint of a fold up/tilt display.

    5. There is no possibility for attaching waist level finder.

    Appears no MF cameras... perhaps more compact than a MF back??

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    Re: Anyone else see the article on a Samsung MF camera?

    Another retro-styled proof-of-concept to stir up all the hipsters on the internet. And yes, compared to the other cameras in the image, that box is tiny. It's not MF.

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