Hasselblad will hold a product launch event on April 15 in order to announce the H6D medium format camera that features a Sony-made 100-megapixel image sensor.
Sony is regarded as the world’s biggest image sensor vendor. The PlayStation maker is even supplying Canon with sensors for some compact cameras, while also producing 50-megapixel for medium format camera manufacturers.
Recently, Phase One has revealed a so-called “ultimate camera system”. It is called XF and it has a 100-megapixel medium format sensor made by Sony. Hasselblad, one of Phase One’s biggest competitors, will not be left behind and will launch the H6D soon.
In this case, soon means April 15, as the Swedish company has scheduled an event for this date and the H6D will certainly be there along with the same 100-megapixel medium format sensor.
Hasselblad H6D to tackle Phase One’s 100MP camera as of April 15
Hasselblad will hold a press event in Berlin, Germany. As stated above, the show will take place on April 15. Beside H6D’s launch, attendees will also witness a couple of photo shoots. One session will consist of beauty and fashion photography, while the other one will be focused on food photography.
The event will include the “presentation of Hasselblad cameras”, according to the company’s website, so the H6D might not be the only new device coming to Berlin.
The Swedish maker said that it stopped making redesigned Sony cameras, which means that the second camera, if it is indeed real, will also be a unique product.
Hasselblad H6D will undoubtedly be a marvelous camera, albeit it remains to be seen how it will fare against the Phase One XF.
What does the Phase One XF 100MP offer?
Phase One introduced XF in January 2016. The medium format camera features an 100-megapixel CMOS sensor with a 15-stop dynamic range. It supports long-exposures of up to 60 minutes and has a maximum ISO sensitivity of 12800.
One of the most important features of the sensor is that it offers 16-bit color depth, which is reminiscent of the analogue photography days. Textures, tones, and details will simply look better than they do with conventional digital cameras.
The XF camera features an electronic first curtain shutter, thus reducing any vibrations caused by a mechanical shutter. This way, blur will not show in photos and image sharpness will be at its highest levels, the company says.
Phase One is selling the XF along with an Schneider Kreuznach 80mm LS lens for about $49,000.