P+S Technik to launch new 35Digital camera23 May 2011
At the upcoming Cine Gear Expo (June 2-5), P+S Technik will unveil its new 35Digital all-purpose camera, the PS-Cam X35, which it claims will be "a robust and reliable workhorse expected to blaze new trails in the digital camera field," writes David Fox.
P+S has said little about the camera, merely releasing a photograph and putting up a teaser website. However, a preliminary pdf spec sheet cached by Google states that the PS-Cam X35 "will combine benefits of sync-sound and higher speed rates into one flexible and robust all-purpose digital camera."
Apparently it will be able to deliver speed rates between 1-450 frames per second, with dual 3G HD-SDI output, although standard speed will be 24-60fps.
It will have an HD (1920×1080) Super35mm-sized CMOS sensor, with 10-bit uncompressed 4:2:2 or optional 4:4:4 RGB recording, and will be able to be used with a wide variety of lenses (using P+S Technik’s IMS lens mounts).
It is designed to be flexible, with the ability to adapt to many different mounting options and take a wide range of accessories.
It’s impossible to tell whether the PS-Cam X35 will be priced to compete with Sony’s PMW-F3, with which it shares some characteristics, or the Arri Alexa (another obvious rival), although its high-speed abilities would indicate the latter.
P+S Technik will also show the first public screening of footage from the PS-Cam X35, which it says will showcase "the camera’s dynamic versatility".
IMS adapter for F3
P+S Technik has also announced a new lens mount adapter for the PMW-F3 which will allow the camcorder to be used with still photo lenses
The IMS camera mount, the PS-IMS-F3, will work with "virtually every 35mm lens" including Nikon, Leica and Canon mount lenses. There will be eight different lens mounts available, which are claimed to be easy to change.