As Hasselblad celebrates its 75th Anniversary our Swedish craftsmanship comes to the fore: driven by our passion for excellence, based on our uncompromising image quality, design and performance and drawing on our core strengths, we present a new chapter in medium format photography.
The all new H6D-50c is the latest generation of our integrated digital camera and has been painstakingly redesigned from the ground up to incorporate the very latest technologies.
When you have a reputation for manufacturing the world’s most advanced medium format camera systems there is constant expectation of more to come. The tried and tested 50MP sensor has been further developed with an increased ISO range and performance in data throughput. With close to 14 stops of dynamic range, subtle details are rendered beautifully in crisp, breathtaking detail.
The already compelling case for medium format capture has just become substantially more attractive. The entire electronic platform of the H6D has been redesigned with a fast, new generation processor to handle the advanced features of the camera. This improved speed allows a faster shooting rate of up to 2.5 frames per second that can be sustained for longer, thanks to an increased buffer.
The new 3” high definition rear display boasts touch capability with user customisation options including assigning favourite functions to touch buttons. We’ve increased the resolution to 920K dots and the image display performance delivers clear, colour accurate image reviews and a pin sharp Liveview experience.
Thanks to the redesign of the electronic platform, the H6D-50c is capable of capturing HD (2K) video in both H.264 & Hasselblad’s proprietary RAW format which can be converted to Apple ProRes format via Phocus 3.0. Coupled with the HDMI and audio facilities, the capture of high quality video output is simplicity itself.
To complement the release of the H6D camera system, our image processing software has been enhanced with additional tools to allow more precise application of corrections.
We’ve opted for a USB 3.0 Type-C connector to allow connection to any platform without the need for an adapter. It also delivers very fast transfer rates of more than five times that of Firewire, ensuring tethered liveview or stills capture is an experience to be enjoyed.
We have added a second media card slot to the storage options and updated the card types to offer maximum flexibility. The CFast card slot offers very high speed data transfer rates and is uniquely qualified for use with the high data bandwidths required for HD & UHD video and continuous stills shooting. The industry standard SD card slot ensures very good data transfer rates and wide ranging compatibility with existing card readers.
The addition of a mini HDMI port along with the associated input/output ports enables videographers to display the video feed on a larger external monitor for audio and video files. It is also a huge advantage to photographers using liveview to check composition and focus when using a technical camera.
To take full advantage of the H6D’s new features, we have also updated our entire range of H series lenses and incorporated a new shutter unit with an extended lifespan and an increased top shutter speed of 1/2000th second, when used with an H6D camera. And of course, having a leaf shutter means that flash sync at all speeds is still possible.
To maximise the performance of the sensor and increase file throughput. It also enables video.
Yes, including language preferences.
USB 3.0 is the industry standard allowing both Mac and PC users equal compatibility.
This allows us extremely high data transfer rates that improve continuous shooting.
We included a CFast and an SD card slot to add maximum flexibility compared to a CF slot.
Yes you will be able to capture 1/4 size JPEG files.
Yes. Phocus 3.0 supports tethered shooting on all Hasselblad Firewire and USB equipped cameras.
The H6D is capable of outputting H.264 format as well as Hasselblad’s proprietary RAW video format which can be processed as Apple ProRes format. The H6D-50c outputs HD video and the H6D-100c is capable of UHD video.
By improving the operation speed of the exposure unit in the lens, and incorporating the improved readout speed of the CMOS sensor, we have been able to attain the 1/2000th shutter speed.
Each of our lenses has been tested on our optical bench imaging resolution charts. These are then read and the attained levels checked against our internal target values.
No, there are no plans to release a 200MP sensor/camera as there is no 200MP sensor available or in the pipeline from any manufacturer.
Yes, the smaller image circle and the slight gap in coverage is the same as the 60MP sensor.
No, unfortunately the CFast card slot is not compatible with the CF cards used in previous models.
Thanks to the data bandwidth required for UHD video, it is not possible for the H6D-50c to achieve the frame rates required for UHD video. The H6D-100c platform has a larger data channel and so can achieve the required bandwidth.
In the next revision of the CFV back the relevant and compatible features will be added.
Unfortunately this will not be possible. However, with the upgraded exposure unit fitted to your lenses, you will be able to shoot at 1/1000th sec.
The H6D has no built-in stabilisation function. Third-party accessories offer this feature.
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