PhaseOne recently announced World’s First Full Frame 645 Medium Format Camera System and digital back. The Phase One P 65+ is the first digital back and camera system to take advantage of the new Sensor+ design and is the world’s first full-frame capture system based on actual 645 film format. The P 65+ provides the largest live digital capture area available so far with coverage of 53.9mm x 40.4mm – enabling full viewfinder coverage thus no need for lens magnification.
Like usual a new state-of-the-art technology doesn’t come cheap. The P65+ digital back starts at US $39,990 and can also be had with a Phase One camera system starting at $41,990. Phase One has announced that anyone wanting to order a P65+ now can do so and immediately receive a P45+ to use until the new P65+ back is available at the end of the year. And, if you then decide not to take delivery of the P65+ for whatever reason, you’ll receive a refund, and only have to pay $3,000 for the time that you’ve used the P45+.