New Kodak Image Sensor Powers LEICA M8 Digital Camera

Eastman Kodak Company is extending its partnership with Leica Camera AG to provide image sensors for the newly announced LEICA M8. The new KODAK KAF-10500 image sensor was developed specifically for use with the M8, and marks Kodak's second collaboration with Leica, building on the success of Kodak's interaction with Leica on the LEICA DIGITAL-MODULE-R.

The first digital camera to use the Leica viewfinder system, the LEICA M8 extends the Leica M series into the digital world. By working closely with Leica, Kodak designed and optimized the new image sensor to meet the demanding needs of Leica photographers.

With a resolution of over 10 million pixels, the KAF-10500 continues Kodak's legacy of offering high performance imaging devices that leverage Kodak's Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) technology for low noise, high sensitivity, and wide dynamic range. Utilizing a 6.8µm pixel architecture, the sensor uses an optimized microlens configuration to maximize center to corner uniformity for improved image quality, particularly important for the broad incident light angles associated with M series lenses. The sensor also includes anti-blooming protection to prevent against image corruption during high light level conditions.

For more information on the KAF-10500 image sensor, visit www.kodak.com/go/imagers.

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