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Dalsa chip incorporated in Seitz 6x17 panoramic digital camera

Press Release—Dalsa Corporation, an international high performance semiconductor and electronics company, announced that its custom designed CCD image sensor chips and support electronics have been successfully incorporated into a new series of extremely high resolution professional camera products being unveiled this week at the Photokina trade show by Swiss camera manufacturer Seitz Phototechnik AG.

The high performance image sensors, which are based on Dalsa’s Time Delay and Integration (TDI) technology, allow the Seitz cameras to take highly detailed medium format, 6x17 panoramic, and 360 degree panoramic images, all at record-breaking speeds and exceptionally high light sensitivity. The Seitz 6x17 Digital, one of several models being launched at Photokina, can capture a stunning 160-megapixel, 16-bit, panoramic image in one second, with an equivalent ISO rating of 500 to 10,000.


“Seitz has clearly taken a novel approach to increasing the level of detail, speed of capture, and light sensitivity with its new digital panoramic photography products,” commented Dr. Savvas Chamberlain, CEO of DALSA Corporation. “DALSA has a long and successful history of working closely with our customers to develop truly innovative products and supporting them with volume production. To see our TDI image sensor technology, which has its roots in more industrial markets, being applied so elegantly to such a visual field as high end panoramic photography is particularly gratifying. We wish Seitz all the best in their product introduction.”