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Hasselblad Reveals 100MP & 4K-Capable H6D Medium Format DSLR

75 years at the forefront of imagery, Hasselblad continues to innovate

Hasselblad began its journey when founder, Victor Hasselblad, refused to simply copy an aerial surveillance camera at the request of the Swedish government who asked him if he had the skills to produce a camera identical to one that had been captured. He famously said: ‘No, but I can make a better one’. The camera maker has once again, followed Victor’s philosophy and applied it to the award winning H medium format camera – launching the all new H6D.

Rather than an improvement on the existing medium format H Cameras, the H6D range has been completely rebuilt with new technical components and an all new electronic platform. The pioneering range retains the modularity appreciated by medium format enthusiasts along with iconic design elements and Swedish handmade quality for which Hasselblad is renowned.

The H6D range introduces the H6D-100c with CMOS sensor, a 100MP option and the H6D-50c with a 50MP CMOS sensor. A wider range of shutter speeds from 60 minutes to 1/2000th of a second, increased ISO range and a faster shooting rate along with USB 3.0 Type-C connector that delivers exceptionally fast file transfer. The H lens range is fully compatible and, with the choice of a faster shutter speed, can be further leveraged than with previous ranges.

The H6D-100c brings 4K video capability to medium format. The high-definition rear touchscreen LCD delivers a pin sharp live view experience and Wi-Fi as standard, a HDMI connector, for external monitor connectivity, completes the tool set.

Built-in dual card slots allow enhanced media capability; a CFast slot allows for high-speed capture and an SD card slot enables maximum compatibility. The all new platform is capable of handling the largest file throughput with speed and ease using optimised algorithms for matchless quality les.

Hasselblad’s image processing software, Phocus, has been enhanced with the new 3.0 version delivering additional features that allow you to apply local adjustments in the image and a new graphical interface that improves work flow and user experience.

The Hasselblad H6D-50c is priced at EUR 22900 (ex VAT). The H6D-100c is priced at EUR 28900 (ex VAT).

  • 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

The rear touchscreen LCD benefits from intuitive control, as well as an improved 960k-dot resolution for previewing high-res images. A new live view setting provides a constant view of what the camera sees at 30 fps for previewing what the camera will capture before you release the shutter. The H6D-50c will capture images at a rate of 1.7-2.3 fps. Detailed capture rate information for the H6D-100c is still being awaited.

The H6D system has a range of basic operational features, including flash sync in and out, AC power inputs, a shutter speed range of 60 minutes to 1/2000 second, depending on the lens used, and more. The H6D has an autofocus system with a central cross-type sensor, and a TTL flash system that supports the Metz SCA3002 adapter. Users will have access to multiple metering modes, including spot, center-weighted, and center spot. Additionally, the H6D is compatible with various H System accessories, including the included HVD 90x viewfinder with built-in flash and select film backs. A plus is that the body will support select film backs in addition to modern digital options.

www.hasselblad.com/h6d

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