EFS-1 COST EFS-1 FEATURES
AVAILABILITY   FILE FORMATS
PURCHASING   FILE SIZE
    RESOLUTION
EFS-1 TECHNOLOGY   ISO SETTINGS
WHY CMOS   WHICH CAMERAS
CAPTURE AREA    
  CAPTURE AREA
COMPATIBILITY   MORE DETAILS
  SOFTWARE
  CABLE CONNECTION EFS-1GLOSSARY
       
    EFS-1 Product Video

Product Availability

What will EFS-1 cost?

Silicon Film plans to price the EFS-1 including (e)film™, (e)port™,
and (e)box™, at $699.

When will EFS-1 be available?

Product availability is expected following the completion of product testing, field testing and agency certification of EFS-1, planned to be completed in the fall, 2000. We anticipate we will begin taking pre-orders, via our Website, for EFS-1 in advance of a confirmed shipping date. Both the pre-order and shipping dates will be announced on the Home Page of this Website when confirmed.


Where can I buy Silicon Film products?

The EFS-1 will initially be available directly from Silicon Film's website, (www.siliconfilm.com).

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Product Definition

What are the significant features of EFS-1 ?

As the world's only Electronic Film System, EFS-1 is designed to:

  • Use existing 35mm SLR lenses, attachments and advanced camera features for more flexibility and value

  • Fit easily into a 35mm camera's film compartment

  • Allow the user to switch rapidly between conventional film and digital photography to suit field shooting requirements

  • Shoot and store up to 24 high quality digital pictures, and can be reused thousands of times

  • Connect easily to PC or MAC for instant viewing, electronic storage, e-mail transmission or artistic photo editing

What type of file formats?

(e)film™ images are stored in a raw image format for best possible quality. Host software included with EFS-1 allows the user to choose the file format (e.g. JPEG, BMP and TIFF) and view/store images as either compressed or uncompressed (raw) files for the highest image quality, flexibility and control.

What is the file size of each image?

Raw images are less than two megabyte data files at download and initial viewing. Using the host application software, you can save your images in a variety of formats including JPG which are less than one megabyte each. Format and compression selected by the user in the host computer will impact the file size.

What is the resolution?

1280 x 1024 pixels, captured at 36-bit color depth.

What is the ISO rating for EFS-1?

Initially, EFS-1 will have an ISO rating of approximately 100. Increased sensitivity will be available in future products.

Which camera systems work with EFS-1?

Because SLR cameras differ in internal dimensions, EFS-1 is designed for the following higher-end SLR models:

CANON
NIKON
EOS 1N
F5
EOS A2/5
F3
N90/F90

These prosumer cameras were selected based on the profiles of potential customers from our Website Guestbook and their compatibility with our system design. A broader range of cameras will be addressed with future products.

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Enabling Technology

What is the technology driving EFS-1?

Silicon Film has designed EFS-1 with patented imaging technology using a high-resolution CMOS image sensor (1280 x 1024 pixels) in a compact, self-contained, battery-powered electronic film system that digitally captures and stores images.

Why CMOS?

Complimentary-Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS) was selected for its distinct advantages of higher resolution at more affordable cost, and low power consumption for longer battery life in remote operation. This offers maximum performance and value for the field photographer. "More info about CMOS".

What type of on-board memory is used with EFS-1?

Non-Volatile Flash Memory.

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Field of View

What is the sensor's actual physical size and capture area?

As a rule, when a digital image sensor is adapted to a film camera, the image that the sensor captures is physically smaller than the area that you see in the viewfinder. The sensor's Field of View (FOV) encompasses only the center portion of the viewfinder image. "More info on Field of View".

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Software/Hardware Compatibility

Will EFS-1 be compatible with PC and Mac computers?

Yes.

What software is provided?

EFS-1 includes TWAIN-compliant software for convenient image management, including image viewing, editing and storage.

How do you connect EFS-1 to the PC or MAC?

The (e)port™ carrier includes a convenient PC Card (PCMCIA) Type II connector, as well as a USB connector for both PC and MAC.

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EFS-1 Glossary of Digital Imaging Terms and Acronyms

What are EFS-1 terms and acronyms?

The sections below provide definitions and explanations for many of the terms, acronyms, and buzzwords associated with digital imaging in general, and EFS-1 in particular. Click on the letter of the alphabet (or number) of the term you would like to know learn about.

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EFS-1 Demonstration Video

How does the EFS-1 work with your SLR camera.

Please take a moment and watch the EFS-1 video demonstration. This video will show you how the EFS-1 will work with your SLR camera.

CLICK HERE FOR EFS-1 VIDEO DEMONSTRATION

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