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Hasselblad’s new H6D-400c MS camera captures 400-megapixel images

/ 08:10 PM January 22, 2018

Image: Hasselblad via AFP Relaxnews

Swedish high-end camera maker Hasselblad has unveiled an exceptional new model that can capture images in 400-megapixel resolution. The Hasselblad H6D-400c MS will be available from March 2018 for the princely sum of €47,999 or $47,995.

The Hasselblad H6D-400c MS is billed as offering the highest resolution, most color accurate medium format images currently available on the market. To achieve this, the camera uses multi-shot technology to capture and combine six exposures. The first four involve moving the sensor by a pixel at a time to achieve real color data. The sensor then returns to its starting position, before two further exposures are captured by shifting the sensor by half a pixel horizontally then half a pixel vertically.

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These six images are then combined to create a single 23,200 x 17,400-pixel Tiff-format image, weighing in at a colossal 2.4 gigabytes. This technique is usually used in art reproduction and cultural industries for the documentation of paintings, sculptures and artworks. Here, it is made available to imaging professionals looking for extreme levels of detail and precision. The H6D-400c also films ultra-high definition video in the Hasselblad RAW format.

Note that the camera’s CMOS sensor has an ISO sensitivity range of 64-12,800. Moreover, since the device needs large amounts of storage, the Hasselblad H6D-400c MS has two memory card slots.

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While the price of this camera is as jaw-dropping as its 400MP images, anyone interested in taking the Hasselblad H6D-400c MS out for a spin can rent one for a few hundred dollars a day. JB

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