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. [Read more...]

PhaseOne Launches IQ250 as the First CMOS Medium Format Camera

PhaseOne IQ250

Earlier this week, Hasselblad laid claim to the world’s first medium format camera. The problem is, however, Hasselblad had no camera to show off and only announced the official launch would happen in March 2014.

Now, PhaseOne is showing off its new IQ250 with a 50MP CMOS sensor – and PhaseOne actually has working cameras to show the world. [Read more...]

Hasselblad to Launch World’s First Medium Format CMOS Camera, the H5D-50c

Hasselblad H5D-50 Medium Format Camera

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.

Canon Puts 8-Inch Image Sensor in Telescope, Records Video at 60fps

Canon 8-inch Telescope Sensor

Last year, Canon showed off an 8-inch CMOS sensor, which was roughly 40-times the size of the 5D Mark II sensor.  We were all summarily impressed; however, Canon has gone off and put this massive sensor into a telescope.

What’s more is that they are recording video at 60fps using this massive sensor, which works swimmingly well in the low-light scenes of space. (I think everyone’s wishlist for the 5D Mark III just went up a couple levels of intensity.)

For all of the amazing details, the below press release is a must read. [Read more...]

Samsung WB750 Point & Shoot Camera Announced

Samsung WB750

The Samsung WB750 is a point and shoot camera that features a 12.5MP back side illuminated CMOS sensor and an 18x optical zoom lens.

The WB750 can record 1080p HD video and, at the same time, capture 10MP images without interrupting the video capture.  The camera features an HDR mode that merges multiple exposures in camera.  Additionally, the WB750 offers a variety of creative in-camera processing features for interesting filter or frame effects.

No word yet on price or release date.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

More details and images below. [Read more...]

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS, ELPH 500 HS, ELPH 300 HS and ELPH 100 HS Announced

The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS is a new 12.1MP camera that is powered by Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor.  The SX230 HS sports a 14x zoom lens (approx. 28-392mm equivalent) with image stabilization, along with a 3-inch LCD.  Additionally, the SX230 HS can capture 1080p HD video as well as super slow motion video.

The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS should be available in March at an initial retail price of $349.99.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

In addition to the SX230 HS, Canon has also announced several new PowerShot ELPH models – the ELPH 500 HS, ELPH 300 HS and ELPH 100 HS.

Lots of product shots and details on the new ELPH models below. [Read more...]