Hasselblad H5D-200c is a 200MP Medium Format Monster

Hasselblad H5D-200c

In addition to the new H5D-50c medium format CMOS camera, Hasselblad has unveiled the H5D-200c, which delivers 200MP images. 

The camera is based on the H5D-50c, using the same 50MP sensor. It produces higher resolution images by using a multi-shot design. The camera will capture 1, 4 or 6-shots. At the max resolution, it produces 8-bit TIFF files at 600MB each.

Hasselblad H5D-200c Multishot Example

Hasselblad explains the multishot process as follows:

The advanced Hasselblad Multishot (4-shot and 6-shot) technology eliminates the issues that the single-shot interpolation routine can sometimes introduce, such as moiré and color rendering issues, by physically moving the sensor 1 pixel at a time, thereby capturing the red, green and blue information in each individual pixel point and then combining these captures into one. This results in a true color and moiré free capture with increased level of detail as there is no need for interpolation at all.

Hasselblad H5D-200c Key Specs

  • 50MP CMOS Sensor
  • 6200 x 8272 resolution
  • 43.8 x 32.9mm sensor size
  • 12 mins to 1/800s shutter speed
  • ISO 100-6400
  • 16-bit color management
  • AF w/ central cross-type sensor
  • Manual focus override
  • 1EV to 19EV metering range
  • CF card compatible
  • Phocus & Lightroom software included

No word yet on US pricing; however, it has received a retail price of £29,895 in the UK, which converts to roughly $48k USD. There is an existing CCD version of the same camera – the H5D-200MS, which uses a 50MP CCD sensor. It retails for $44,000 in the US. So expect the H5D-200c MS to be in the same price range.

 

Comments

  1. says

    I assume that if one uses this camera, one would need a super computer to handle such large files. I personally think the competition for mp’s should slow down and workflow simplicity should be targeted. By the time the you finally get the image manipulated to ones satisfaction you have cut into your shooting time tremendously. I’m about shooting. Old school , which taught a lot of the older shooters to edit in the camera. By the time we re-educate ourselves, we’re out of time. Photography shouldn’t be about your ability to electronically manipulate an image , but to create images that speak for themselves. Higher priced equipment and more megapixels are not what we need. The fun of photography has been replaced by the creation of more industry and big business. Photographers are working themselves into bankruptcy by trying to keep up with the deep curve of learning and buying more megapixels. Give my my F4.
    Just saying!