Once again, Hasselblad has pushed image quality to the limit with our latest Multi-Shot camera. The amazing H6D-400c MS delivers Hasselblad's highest resolution and most colour accurate medium format images today. Designed to meet the highest imaging requirements, its 400MP image output coupled with real RGB colour data for each pixel captures every subtle nuance of the subject whether you are photographing fine cars, artwork, delicate fabrics or diamonds. Put simply, where only the best reproduction is acceptable, the Multi-Shot image offers true colour and an astonishing moiré free level of detail.
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HOW MULTI-SHOT TECHNOLOGY WORKS
Multi-Shot technology involves moving the sensor very accurately by 1 or 1⁄2 a pixel at a time with a precision piezo actuator, enabling the camera to capture more colour information and data than in a single-shot capture. The captured images are then merged in Phocus, Hasselblad’s dedicated desktop software solution, to produce a single finished file with staggering amounts of detail and colour information. Multi-Shot capture does require tethering to a host computer, static subject, and a controlled studio environment.
In traditional single-shot imaging, each pixel receives one level of colour information (Red, Green, or Blue) based on the Bayer Pattern Filter. While this can produce high quality results, Multi-Shot capture adds a new dimension of image detail and colour possibilities.
4-SHOT MULTI-SHOT MODE
When shooting in 4-shot Multi-shot mode, four captures are made. The 4 captures involve moving the sensor by one pixel at a time to achieve real colour data (GRGB). The cycle moves the sensor 1 pixel horizontally, then 1 pixel vertically, then 1 pixel horizontally and finally 1 pixel vertically. This cycle returns the sensor to its starting point (see 4-shot image above).
This mode captures real RGB data for each pixel but the final output is a 100MP image size. The benefits are accurate colour data for each pixel and no moiré interference while keeping the resolution to 100MP. The 4 shot Multi-Shot capture delivers a 16-bit Tiff file size of 579MB per frame (11600 x 8700 pixels).
6-SHOT MULTI-SHOT MODE
In 400MP Multi-Shot mode, 6 captures are made. The first 4 captures involve moving the sensor by one pixel at a time to achieve real colour data (GRGB- see 4 shot diagram below). This cycle returns the sensor to its starting point. An additional two exposures are made by moving the sensor by ½ a pixel horizontally and then ½ a pixel vertically (see 6 shot diagram).
These 6 captures are then combined to give the equivalent of a single 400MP capture, delivering a 16-bit Tiff file size of 2.4GB per frame (23200 x 17400 pixels), giving the ultimate in image resolution.