Web Pricing - Why are the prices on this web site different from those in your stores?
Our stores are staffed with a wide variety of product specialists and support staff, each of whom make an effort to be responsive and pleasant to deal with. We're also able to provide a customer with any item from our inventory to inspect and test. The cost of this customer service is an increased overhead for our in-store prices, to pay for the store space, the training of our employees, and other considerations not present online. We're happy to offer reduced prices online and hope that you will be satisfied with your purchase no matter where you decide to buy.
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The Panoscan MK-3 is a third generation panoramic camera. The MK-3 can scan a full 360 degree image in less than 8 seconds. MK-3 images can be presented as flat panoramic images or in most virtual reality players such as QuickTime VR, Flash VR or JAVA based players. The MK-3 system is designed for rugged field use. The MK-3 system is ideal for applications including: Forensic crime scene photography, tactical mapping and many homeland security applications. The system is also ideal for commercial panoramic photography as well.
To sum up the difference between our MK-3 panoramic camera and everything else. It's fast. In fact, it is twice as fast as our MK-2 and 8 times faster than our original MK-1 camera! The system uses triple A to D converters and a dedicated digital signal processor that can deliver a full 360 degree image in less than 8 seconds flat!
All that speed is useless if you have to use slow shutter speeds. That's why the sensitivity is also important. With the MK-3 our sensitivity is also about 4 times higher than our MK-1. (That includes our competition too.) But it gets better...
The MK-3 was designed in conjunction with Better Light Inc. Better Light is known the world over for producing the finest scanning camera inserts for 4 x 5 photographers. In fact, the Better Light systems are so superb even Kodak sold them.
Nobody has more experience with professional scanning camera systems than Better Light. The sophisticated software and superb performance are unrivaled. The MK-3 leverages this extraordinary technology to the fullest, making the MK-3 the highest performance digital panoramic camera in the world. Now with cross platform compatibility!
A great camera needs great lenses. That's why we picked one of the best wide angle lens systems in the world for the MK-3. The Mamiya 645 format lenses offer sharpness and contrast that out perform 35mm systems. The longer back focal relief means sharper performance at the top and bottom of the image as well. The Mamiya has a wide variety of focal lengths to choose from. Ranging from 13 degrees all the way up to a fully spherical 24mm fisheye lens that is truly astounding.
World class hardware needs a user interface that works to be truly useful. The Better Light ViewFinder software was designed by professional photographers for professional photographers. The sophisticated features make using the system fast, accurate and efficient. Compare the speed, sensitivity and optics. We think you will agree that the MK-3 is in a class by it's self.
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