Hasselblad is taking a break from its recent nonsenical camera releases to launch a serious camera – the H5D-50c with a 50MP medium format CMOS sensor inside.
The CMOS sensor will allow for a faster capture rate, longer shutter speeds and a “much greater ISO performance,” according to Hasselblad Product Manager Ove Bengtson.
The Hasselblad H5D-50c will be available in March. Further details and pricing info will be available just prior to launch. The current, CCD-based H5D-50 runs for $26,995, so expect the CMOS version to get a moderate price hike.
Hasselblad is at it again with a new Lunar mirrorless camera. This one is a special edition camera that “boasts a sumptuous, unique red Tuscan leather grip; a black leather shoulder strap accented with red stitching and an exclusive PVD matte gold-treated top plate – and comes with a ‘before tax’ price tag of €7,200.” That works out to about $10,000 USD. [Read more…]
As if the first round of dolled-up Sony RX100 cameras wasn’t enough, Hasselblad has unveiled 3 additional “special edition” models for the ripe price of $3175 each. Yes, the cameras perform virtually identical to the Sony RX100, but cost 6x the price. While the RX100 is a great camera, it’s not $3175 great.
More pics and complete details from Hasselblad via the official press release below. [Read more…]
Hasselblad is opening the doors to its first retail store this week on September 14. The store is located in Tokyo, Japan adjacent to Hasselblad Japan offices in an area that features trendy fashion boutiques.
This is the first time that Hasselblad has ever offered direct sales in store in place of the normal sales chains through partners, distributors and dealers.
Hasselblad is, unfortunately, continuing its fall from grace with the upcoming Hasselblad Stellar compact camera that appears to be a straight-up rebadge of the popular Sony RX100. As with the nonsensical Hasselblad Lunar, the Stellar appears to have no significant features to differentiate it from the RX100 aside from the Hasselblad name and exotic wood grips. [Read more…]