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P+S Technik to launch new 35Digital camera

23 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.

www.pstechnik.de

 

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