Jenoptik presents an innovative camera system

The amalgamation of the Group's digital imaging activities is being further intensified

Jena, (PresseBox) - Photographers and the specialist photographic press are today going on a journey to "laser worlds" into Europe's largest tin mines at the showcase mine in Pöhla (Saxony). The Jenoptik Group is presenting its new Sinar Hy6 system to the specialist photo world and as such firing the starting shot to launch the sale of the new medium format camera for professional photographers.

The Hy6 mid format camera, the recipient of the Photokina Star 2006, was designed by Jenoptik and forms the basis for the new Sinar Hy6 system family. The camera system is equipped with the efficient digital camera backs of the Sinar eMotion series which are also based on technology from Jena.

The Sinar Hy6 system is currently the most flexible of the digital/analog hybrid systems, designed for sensors up to 56x56mm². An optimum picture quality is achieved through:
- the electronically controlled, lowvibration mirror drive,
- a vibrationfree central shutter which, at 1/1000 seconds, is the fastest in its category, and
- the quickest flash synchronization time of 1/1000 seconds.

All the camera system's functions have been optimized to meet the photographers' requirements - even when things get hectic. These include for example:
- the switch from landscape to portrait format without changing the camera position
- the integrated LCD in the rotatable function handle, enabling settings to always be read from the same viewing angle from any camera position,
- and the lightweight design, the long battery operating life and high internal image memory capacity - functions that ensure maximum mobility.

The innovative Hy6 system rounds off the comprehensive offering from the Jenoptik subsidiary Sinar in order to meet all the requirements demanded by a professional photographer in the studio and on location.

The amalgamation of Jena digital imaging knowhow and Sinar is being further intensified.

The market for sophisticated digital imaging technology has been recording high growth rates in the double figure percentage range for years and according to forecasts by experts this increase is expected to continue. "In the digital imaging area we at Jenoptik have a level of allround expertise which is unique in Europe. We see this area as offering very good growth opportunities that we intend to exploit to even greater extent in the future" says Wolfgang Keller, Head of Digital Imaging in the Jenoptik Group. The amalgamaton of the Swiss subsidiary SINAR AG and the Jenabased Imaging Systems business unit of JENOPTIK Laser, Optik, Systeme GmbH is being further intensified in the areas of marketing/distribution, development and production under the leadership of Wolfgang Keller.

With more than 100 employees in the Digital Imaging business unit the Jenoptik Group possesses a strong knowhow base. Its core areas of expertise are in the development of electronic hardware and software as well as the integration of sensor technologies and optical components within camera modules and camera systems. Efficient production systems ensure the highest standard of quality and profitability. Jenoptik supplies key components to international companies who are global leaders. High performance camera systems under the SINAR name are used throughout the world by successful professional photographers.

The comprehensive knowhow in the area of Digital Imaging is one of the Group's strategic areas of crosssectional expertise and is also incorporated into numerous Jenoptik products, including traffic safety technology, aerospace and safety technology (aerial photo and satellite cameras including data processing and analysis), infrared technology (thermographic inspection) as well as in applications for the world of science (microscopy cameras).

Further information on Sinar Hy6 system family can be found on the Internet by going to www.sinarcameras.com.

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