Hasselblad announced a new H6D-400c medium format camera that can create 400MP multi-shot images using the sensor-shift feature.
The camera is aimed at the art digitizing market and other industries that require super-resolution and accurate color.
The H6D-400c MS will begin shipping in March, but pre-orders are being accepted immediately. The price of the camera will be $47,995.
You will also be able to rent it from Hasselblad for about $480 per day, with discounts available for longer-term agreements. For more information visit the Hasselblad website.
Hasselblad Introduces the H6D-400c MS, a 400 Megapixel Multi-Shot Camera
Building on a vast experience of developing exceptional, high-quality single and multi-shot cameras, Hasselblad once again has raised the bar for image quality captured with medium format system.
Multi-Shot capture has become an industry standard in the field of art reproduction and cultural heritage for the documentation of paintings, sculptures, and artwork. As the only professional medium format system to feature multi-shot technology, Hasselblad continues to be the leading choice for institutions, organizations, and museums worldwide to record historic treasures in the highest image quality possible.
With over 10 years of digital imaging expertise, the latest Multi-Shot digital camera combines the H6D’s unrivalled ease of use with a completely new frontier of image quality and detail. This new camera encompasses all of the technological functions of Hasselblad’s H6D single shot camera, and adds to that the resolution and colour fidelity leaps that only Multi-Shot photography can bring to image capture.
With an effective resolution of 400MP via 6 shot image capture, or 100MP resolution in either 4 shot Multi-Shot capture or single shot mode, the Multi-Shot capture requires the sensor and its mount to be moved at a high-precision of 1 or ½ a pixel at a time via a piezo unit. To capture Multi-Shot images the camera must be tethered to a PC or MAC.
In 400MP Multi-Shot mode, 6 images are captured, the first 4 involve moving the sensor by one pixel at a time to achieve real colour data (GRGB- see 4 shot diagrams below), this cycle then returns the sensor to its starting point. A further two exposures are made moving the sensor by ½ a pixel horizontally and then ½ a pixel vertically (see 6 shot diagram on next page). These 6 captures are then merged to give the equivalent of a single 400MP image, delivered as a 2.3GB 16-bit TIFF (23200 x 17400 pixels), for those seeking the utmost in image quality and resolving power.
The H6D-400c MS encompasses all the features and functionality of Hasselblad’s standard single shot cameras:
- USB 3.0 type c connection for tethered shooting, high speed data transfers & 30FPS live view
- Dual media card slots: CFast 2.0 and SD card
- 3.0-inch touch rear display
- Smartphone style user interface
- HD & UHD video
- Modular system with improved back removal process
- Technical camera connectivity (single shot)
- HDMI & Audio I/O
- True Focus II