Hasselblad Features Its 100-megapixel 4K-shooting Medium Format Camera

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Hasselblad H6D – A New Chapter In Medium Format Photography

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Hasselblad now has a 100-megapixel 4K-shooting medium format camera

Via Gizmag:

When Phase One announced it was launching a 100-megapixel CMOS full frame medium format back for its XF system, we didn't think it would be too long before Hasselblad responded. The new H6D is that response, and the Swedish firm says the camera, which comes in 50 and 100-megapixel options and can shoot video at up to 4K resolutions, has been rebuilt with an all-new electronic platform.

The Hasselblad H6D-100c can shoot 100-megapixel stills and 4K video (Credit: Hasselblad) Source: Gizmag

The Hasselblad H6D-100c can shoot 100-megapixel stills and 4K video (Credit: Hasselblad) Source: Gizmag

Rather than simply improving on the existing H5D camera, Hasselblad says it has gone back to the drawing board with the H6D, with the result being an all-new medium format camera which offers a number of improvements, while retaining the modularity medium format that users expect. The camera will be available with either H6D-50c or H6D-100c digital backs, offering 50 and 100-megapixel shooting.

As there are a couple of differences between the H6D-50c and H6D-100c other than their megapixel count, we'll start off by looking at what specifications the cameras share. This includes new-generation processors and a new electronic platform which has been designed to handle large file throughput with speed and ease. To cope with the large files there are dual card slots, with the cameras each taking one CFast card and one SD.

The Hasselblad H6D-50c features a 50-megapixel CMOS sensor which offers 14 stops of dynamic range (Credit: Hasselblad) Source: Gizmag

The Hasselblad H6D-50c features a 50-megapixel CMOS sensor which offers 14 stops of dynamic range (Credit: Hasselblad) Source: Gizmag

The Hasselblad H6D-100c uses a 100-megapixel CMOS medium format sensor (Credit: Hasselblad) Source: Gizmag

The Hasselblad H6D-100c uses a 100-megapixel CMOS medium format sensor (Credit: Hasselblad) Source: Gizmag

Around back there are 3-inch touch-screens with 920k dot resolutions and a stylish interface which looks like it's come from a Leica T. The H6D cameras also feature a USB 3.0 Type-C connector for fast transfer rates and tethering, along with Wi-Fi connectivity. The duo have a shutter speed range of 60 minutes to 1/2000th of a second and are compatible with Hasselblad's Phocus 3.0 image processing software and the H system lens line, which is getting an update to match the faster shutter speeds of the H6D.

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Hasselblad H6D-100c Medium Format DSLR Camera

Hasselblad H6D-100c image 1

Via B&H:

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 100MP 53.4 x 40.0mm CMOS Sensor
  • 16-Bit Color, 15-Stop Dynamic Range
  • Hasselblad Natural Color Solution
  • UHD 4K and Full HD RAW Video at 30 fps
  • ISO 64-12800, Shooting Up to 1.5 fps
  • Shutter Speeds: 60 min to 1/2000 sec
  • 3.0″ 920k-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • Dual CFast and SD Memory Card Slots
  • Built-In Wi-Fi, USB 3.0 Type-C
  • Includes Body, Back, HVD 90x Viewfinder

Hasselblad H6D-50c Medium Format DSLR Camera

Hasselblad H6D-50c image 1

Via B&H:

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 50MP 43.8 x 32.9mm CMOS Sensor
  • 16-Bit Color, 14-Stop Dynamic Range
  • Hasselblad Natural Color Solution
  • Full HD 1080p RAW Video at 30 fps
  • ISO 100-6400, Shooting Up to 2.3 fps
  • Shutter Speeds: 60 min to 1/2000 sec
  • 3.0″ 920k-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • Dual CFast and SD Memory Card Slots
  • Built-In Wi-Fi, USB 3.0 Type-C
  • Includes Body, Back, HVD 90x Viewfinder
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Comments

  1. Well, to show my ignorance regarding “Medium Format” cameras (probably because I can’t afford them and they don’t serve my current needs), I thought that “Medium Format” indicated a certain sensor size (dimensions). Almost all other (smaller) sensor classifications refer to specific sensor dimensions (leaving Canon’s “APS-C” cameras out as an anomaly).

    However, the 100MP back’s sensor is almost exactly 50% larger than the 50MP back’s sensor. That is quite a big difference in size to still be classified as the same “camera type”.

    And seriously? With the prices of medium format cameras and the data requirements with such large pictures, why include a SD card? Two CFAST cards would have made more sense or, if you wanted a more universally available card type in case of emergency, then have two CFAST slots AND a SD card slot!

    Anyway, just my $.02 …

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