Marketed as an 8x10 digital camera, the sensor of LargeSense's LS911 is actually a bit larger at 9x11 inches. That's nearly 30 times the area of medium format digital cameras. All things considered, the price is somewhat reasonable if still relatively unaffordable.
With pixels 75 microns in size, this sensor has only 12 megapixels. Of course, you can do a lot with 12 megapixels. But in today's world, a 12-megapixel black-and-white image won't do too much for those seeking ultimate image quality. Even with extremely high sensitivity with low noise, it's difficult to think of applications that justify this camera's $106,000 price tag.
While there have been digital scanning backs that scan similarly large areas over a period of time, those are not useful for any subjects that move. What makes the LS911 special is that this is a single-take camera with shutter speeds of up to 1/26s. An external shutter accessory will allow up to 1/500s exposures in the future. The internal shutter speed allow the LS911 to take video footage. Again, although this is black and white, it does allow for extremely high-quality video footage at up to 4K resolution at 24 fps. In full HD, the LS911 can hit 70 fps.
Below, you can see some quick sample footage from the camera:
The LS911 also lacks an infrared filter, which can be compensated for with the attachment of a similar filter on the lens. But this means it is a bit more flexible for high-quality infrared photography as well. With CF, SD, and external storage options, the LS911 also boasts 900GB of internal storage as well, which will cover plenty of still frames and a good bit of video as far as internal storage goes.
What applications do you see for the LS911?