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Re: Phase One Announces the IQ3 100MP Achromatic MF Digital Back
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2017, 12:35:23 PM »

For the sensors themselves:
-machine vision, surveillance (where the high resolution is useful and color less important)
-military and scientific uses (forensic, astronomy)
-aerial photography, in particular crops and field mapping in IR bands.
Oh yes: this sensor has a far wider market than just the "artistic" photography that we care about at this site, and this has probably always been the case with sensors larger than 36x24mm.  Some signs of this are that the early DMF backs used 36x36mm square sensors, that the majority of Kodak's >36x24mm sensors came only in monochrome, or came in monochrome first, color later, or came with pixel counts hopelessly low for DMF, but fine for X-rays.

Without the economies of scale from those other markets, DMF gear would probably be substantially more expensive, or even not economically viable.
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