Hasselblad has officially unveiled H6D, a new generation of medium format cameras, including the H6D-100c which features a 100-megapixel sensor.
In order to celebrate 75 years of existence, Hasselblad has just introduced the H6D family of cameras. Two models are available, but one of them will steal all the spotlights and will compete against the Phase One XF 100MP.
It consists of the already-rumored Hasselblad H6D-100c, which was supposed to be unveiled on April 15. Well, the company could not wait any longer and this 100-megapixel medium format beast is official.
Hasselblad H6D-100c camera unveiled with 100-megapixel medium format sensor
The press release says that the Hasselblad H6D-100c has been built from scratch and that it includes an “electronic platform”. Just like the Phase One unit, the sensor is most likely made by Sony and it is capable of capturing 100-megapixel photos.
The brand new H6D-100c comes packed with an improved image processor which allows the camera to capture 4K videos in RAW format. The image sensor features a maximum ISO sensitivity of 12800 and a 15-stop dynamic range.
Processing has never been easier, as the shooter comes with Phocus 3.0 software. It can be used for minor adjustments as well as for improving the user experience. The software is also the one that is capable of converting 4K videos captured with the H6D-100c.
Hasselblad says that the sensor-processor combination gives users the possibility of capturing up to 1.5fps in continuous shooting mode. It is worth noting that the shutter speed ranges between 1/2000th of a second and 60 minutes.
The list of technical specifications also includes a 3-inch touchscreen and integrated WiFi connectivity, so that photographers can transfer the files from the camera’s dual memory card slots to another device with ease.
Furthermore, the users have plenty of ports at their disposal, including USB 3.0 Type-C, miniHDMI, and audio I/O. As for the aforementioned dual card slots, one of them supports CFast cards and the other one is compatible with SD cards.
Hasselblad H6D-100c is expected to be released in the near future. For the time being, it is available for pre-order for a price of $32,995, meaning that it is about $16,000 less expensive than the Phase One XF 100MP, albeit its rival is sold alongside a Schneider Kreuznach 80mm LS lens.
It is worth noting that the H6D generation also includes the H6D-50c, which features a 50-megapixel medium format sensor. The 50MP unit does not shoot 4K videos, has a 14-stop dynamic range, and shoots up to 2.5fps in continuous mode.