In search of the killer bokeh: Two years ago, the small camera manufacturer LargeSense made a name for itself with an approximately www.slashcam.de/news/single/Large-Format-4K-Cinema-Kamera-mit-DIN-A4-grossem-Se-14320.html (A4-sized (!) film sensor), which was installed in a drilled-out box camera (LS911). Now founder Bill Charbonnet presents a smaller but still extremely large sensor compared to commercially available cameras. The LS45-M is 4x5 inches, measuring 140x120mm with a resolution of 2802x2400 pixels, and is not sold as a complete package this time, but as a digital back extension for large format analog cameras.
LargeSense LS45-M Digital Back on large format camera
Camera hobbyists with the wherewithal will get with the LS45 a monochrome working (a color version is in development) sensor block that is (soon) capable of capturing lossless 14bit RAW video at "near" 30 fps. Dynamic range is claimed to be 12.2 at ISO 250 or 11.65 stops at ISO 2000.
The video data has a max. data rate of about 390 MB/s and is stored via USB3.1 on an external m.2 hard disk / SSD. An included software, which is based on a neural network, is supposed to upscale the video images up to four times (4K) in very good quality.
The device is operated via WLAN, for example via tablet, and a small video proxy is output for image preview. An external LC shutter is also in development, which should help the 4x5 sensor to achieve a global shutter.
The LS45-M costs ,000 in the U.S., and the color version is expected to cost around ,000.