Agfa StudioCam

Agfa StudioCam (1995)

The StudioCam was Agfa's first digital camera together with the ActionCam. A fully featured, self-contained digital studio camera. Intended for photo studios and prepress environments. A nice feature was the possibility to rotate the CCD in order to take either landscape or portrait photos and when mounted on a copystand it even served as a 2D-scanner.  It had a SCSI-2 Port, a TTL viewfinder and a solid aluminium body. After the scene was composed the camera would take a preview shot, show it on the monitor so that corrections could be made until the final shot was taken. Basically it worked like a one-pass scanner with precision stepper motor.

The result was enormous. A 24-bit photo would be 50MB in size and a 36-bit photo even up to 100MB. A huge amount of data back then. Pre-scan time was 12 seconds and capturing time 1/200 - 1/30 seconds per line. Inside the camera was a trillinear color CCD with  3x 3648 elements. So patience was important. The camera was primarily shipped with Macintosh software.

 

Specifications

  • Brand: Agfa
  • Model: StudioCam
  • First mentioned: 1995
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $9,499
  • Imager Type: Trillinear CCD
  • Resolution: 4500 x 3648
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: Tethered to a computer
  • Lens: Nikon F-mount lenses (Nikon 35-80mm supplied)
  • Shutter: -
  • Aperture Range: F4 - F5.6
  • LCD screen size: -
  • Size: 244 x 143 x 96mm
  • Weight: 2,400 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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