Hasselblad Unveils 50MP CFV-50c CMOS Back for V System

Hasselblad CFV-50c

Hasselblad has launched a new 50MP back with a 43.8 x 32.9mm sensor size for its legacy V System medium format cameras. The CFV-50c is the new CMOS version of its existing CFV-50 CCD digital back, which also weighs in at 50MP.

The CMOS sensor provides improved noise control and sensitivity with a max ISO 6400, as well as higher frame rates than the previous CCD version.

Hasselblad CFV-50c Key Features

  • CMOS sensor with ISO values up to 6400 provides lower noise levels, guaranteeing crisp clean images and picture-perfect colours.
  • Long exposures with clean, noise-free images.
  • Simple operation: no external cables required. (The CFV is the only digital back to offer this for V cameras)
  • Live Video in Phocus in colour: Plus much higher frame rate than earlier CCD-based CFV backs.
  • Larger LCD screen with higher resolution.
  • New menu system and button layout.
  • Ninety degree viewfinders. Now photographers can use the PM90 and PME90 viewfinders. (Easier portrait or vertical shooting)
  • 12.5 MPixel JPEG option (in addition to the RAW file).
  • New programmable button – a shortcut to a photographer’s most frequently used function.
  • Classic Hasselblad square crop option.
  • Remote control option from Phocus using a 500EL-type or 503CW with winder.

The new CFV-50c retails for 11,000. No word yet on US pricing, but is should be in the neighborhood of the $17,500 that the current CCD-based CFV-50 is selling for.

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