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The E6 is MegaVision’s 39 megapixel solution to uncompromising medium format digital image capture.  With a full frame sensor that is twice the size of full frame 35mm format, the E6 provides image quality impossible to match with smaller format image captures.  With an image area of 37mm X 49mm, the E6 can take advantage of the best technical camera lenses which typically have upwards to 70 mm focal-plane coverage.    With a data rate of 24mpixels/second, an image is transferred from the E6 to a host computer in just over 2 seconds.  Live focus eliminates the need for a ground glass or a sliding back adapter on technical cameras. Binning enables both rapid-update live focus, as well as extreme low-light capture with reduced resolution.

The E6 is available in both color and monochrome. Interface plates are available for a range of technical cameras and medium format camera bodies.

In a reprise of the first professional quality color image capture pioneered by MegaVision, the Monochrome E6 (E6-mono) may be coupled with  MegaVision’s USB color wheel or multi-spectral LED lighting for the ultimate in image quality and and unrivaled color reproduction accuracy. For those who desire eliminating Bayer pattern compromises, MegaVision’s monochrome option, whether used alone for B&W capture or together with a color wheel or LED lights for multi-shot color capture, offers the most discriminating photographers compelling solutions simply not possible with conventional digital or film solutions.

E6 Specifications


 Full Frame CCD

Pixel Size

 6.8 µm square

Max Resolution

 7216(H) x 5412 (V) ---- 39 megapixels

Max Image Area

 49mm (H) X 36.8mm (V) ---- 61.3 mm diagonal


3.25” Wide X 4” long X 1.5” deep (8.3cm  X 10.2cm  X 3.8 cm)

Note: Size does not include mating connectors and optics.



Environmental Operating

 0-30C non-condensing, storage: -10-50C non-condensing


 Supplied through IEEE 1394 interface

 10-24 V DC Conforming to IEEE 1394 specification

 Nominal 6 watts, Max 8 Watts on read-down

Hardware Trigger input

 Input for trigger: 2-Pin Lemo Connector

Trigger on Low transition (TTL logic level)

Integration completes on return to high

Strobe Trigger output

 PC connector, Nikon type with screw threads


 Single Green/Red LED


 Enabled and ready to capture


 Busy---not ready to capture


 71.4 dB at base gain

Live Focus

 Supported at all binning modes, shutterless and with AutoStop shutter


 1X, 2X, 4X, 8X


  Monochrome or RGB Bayer pattern

User controls

 Power switch only. All controls through software


 Software controlled, 4X via map, 2X via preamp


 Color: 100---800   Mono: 200-1600 at 1X Bin, 500-4,000 at 2X Bin

Read down time

 2.1 seconds (includes transfer to host computer)

Bits per color(mono)/total

 ADC: 14/46   Mapped:12/36   File: 16/48

File Sizes

       RAW (.DNG)

Monochrome/Bayer:  76 megabytes (uncompressed, unpacked)

Color:Wheel:               211 megabytes             

Monochrome/Bayer:  <30 megabytes, (typical, lossless compression)

       TIFF (Uncompressed)

37 megabytes mono  / 114 megabytes color at 8 bits/color

76 megabytes mono / 211 megabytes color at 16 bits/color


< 10 megabytes Mono / < 30 megabytes color visually lossless compression

Host Cameras

 Most Technical and mechanical medium format camera bodies


 IEEE 1394, 400 Mbit/second (FireWire)

Host computer requirements

Operating System

 Windows Vista, XP, or  2K :  Professional  recommended


Recommended minimum: 800 X 480 for location, 1280X1024 for studio


Recommended minimum 1 GHz P4 for location, 2GHz P4 for studio


Recommended minimum: 1 Gigabytes for location, 2 Gigabytes for studio

Disk Drive

Recommended 8 Gigabyte free space