The Pentacon scan 7000 is a scanner camera. The scanning SLR is an optimal replacement for an old bulky repro camera, but also applicable for certain other commercial or scientific applications. It uses a tri-linear scan-CCD with 20.000 pixels in 48 Bit color depth (three parallel 40mm 20.000-pixel rows on the CCD, each for one of the colors red, green and blue, and each with color depth 12 Bit, giving together 48 Bit color depth thru multi-exposure), thus being able to scan extremely sharp and detailed color images in a resolution of 20.000×20.000 Pixels. It may use lenses like the apochromatic APO Componon lens of Schneider-Kreuznach. Therefore it has an M39 lens mount. Its SLR viewfinder has a split-image focusing aid. It was presented at the Photokina 2010 together with software SilverFast Al Studio and Silverfast Archive Suite. One exposure might endure 2 to 4 minutes due to the high image resolution, which means max. image file sizes 570 MB for 24 Bit color depth and 1.14 GB for 48 color depth. The camera must be connected to the computer thru an USB interface. It's sized 234×122×96mm and weighs 1.5 kg.

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