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The E7 is MegaVision's 50 Mpixel solution to uncompromising medium format digital image capture. With a full frame sensor that is twice the size of full frame 35mm format, the E7 provides image quality impossible to match with smaller format image captures. With an image area of 37mm X 49mm, the E7 can take advantage of the best technical camera lenses which typically have upwards to 70 mm focal-plane coverage. With a data rate of 44 mpixels/second, an uncompressed image is transferred from the E7 to a host computer at about 1.2 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 Monochrome E7 (E7-mono) may be coupled with MegaVision's USB color wheel or multi-spectral LED lighting for the ultimate in image quality 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 demanding imagers compelling solutions simply not possible with conventional digital or film solutions.

The E7 is available in both color and monochrome.

Interface plates are available for a range of technical cameras and medium format camera bodies.

E7 Specifications


Full Frame CCD

Pixel Size

6.0 µm square

Max Resolution

8176(H) x 6132 (V) ---- 50.1 megapixels

Max Image Area

49.1mm (H) X 36.8mm (V) ---- 61.3 mm diagonal


3.25" Wide X 4" long X 1.6" deep (8.3cm X 10.2cm X 4.0 cm)

Note: Size does not include mating connectors and optics.



Environmental Operating

0-30C non-condensing


Supplied through separate coaxial power connector

10-24 V DC

Nominal 7 watts, Max 9 Watts on read-down (approx)

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


70 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 14 bit -12 bit map


Color: 100---400 Mono: 200-800 at 1X Bin, double at 2X Bin

Read down time

1.4 seconds (includes transfer to host computer)

Bits per color(mono)/total

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

File Sizes


Monochrome/Bayer: 100 megabytes (uncompressed, unpacked)

Color:Wheel: 300 megabytes

Monochrome/Bayer: <40 megabytes, (typical, lossless compression)

TIFF (Uncompressed)

50 megabytes mono / 150 megabytes color at 8 bits/color

100 megabytes mono / 300 megabytes color at 16 bits/color


< 15 megabytes Mono / < 30 megabytes color visually lossless compression

Host Cameras

Most Technical and mechanical medium format camera bodies


Camera Link , Gigabit Ethernet (via external adapter)

Host computer requirements

Operating System

Windows 7, XP: Professional recommended


Recommended minimum: 1024 X 600 for location, 1280X1024 for studio


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


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

Disk Drive

8 Gigabyte unused