When Hasselblad announced the H5D-50C camera system they caught the attention not only of traditional medium format shooters but also some photographers using 35mm-based DSLRs because the H5D-50C is one of the first medium format systems to use a CMOS sensor, rather than a CCD to capture images. The Hasselblad H5D 200MS is truly the latest and greatest in high end cameras.
Most Expensive Camera in the World costs $45,000
The new bodies replace the existing H4D 50MS and 200MS, upgrading with the new 50-million-pixel CMOS sensor used in the H5D 50c and the recently announced CFV-50c V system back. The multi-shot models offer single shot modes that capture images in the same way as the H5D 50c, but in addition allow photographers to gain more detail via combining information from a series of captures into one file.
The 43.8×32.9mm sensor uses a 5.3 micron pixel pitch and outputs images measuring 8272 x 6200 pixels. Raw files output at 75MB in single shot mode but up to 400MB for 6-shot images, while the maximum size of a 6-shot TIFF image will be ~600MB, measuring 16,544×12,400 pixels.
The company says that the switch from CCD to CMOS makes its multi-shot cameras more flexible, and allows photographers to use them in a wider variety of settings. The CMOS sensors offer ISO sensitivity up to 6400, while the previous CCD models could only manage ISO 800.
A camera’s dynamic range is the range of light from dark to light that the camera is able to capture. The greater the dynamic range, the more shades of light or dark it can record before the image goes to black in the shadows or clips in the highlights.
Hasselblad H5D 200MS Specs:
- 50MP 43.8 x 32.9mm CMOS Sensor
- Multi-Shot Capture Mode: 4-Shot & 6-Shot
- 3.0″ 24-Bit Color LCD w/ 460,320 Dots
- True Focus and Absolute Position Lock
- 16-Bit Color Definition
- Hasselblad RAW 3FR File Format
- Compatible with H-System Components
- DAC Automated Lens Correction System
- Digital Spirit Level
Hasselblad 5D 200MS Shooting Modes:
● Single shot – One shot at 50 MP
● 50MP multi-shot mode – Sequence of four identical shots with a one-pixel increment to capture colors from all angles and produce a full-color image with no artifacts
● 200MP multi-shot mode – Sequence of six identical shots with a 1.5-pixel increment to capture colors from all angles and produce a 200MP ultra-high resolution image
In addition to excellent shooting performance, the H5D-200MS can also withstand and perform well in bad weather. Making this DSLR easy and efficient to use are its larger, strategically positioned, and user-friendly buttons.
The H5D 200c MS will cost £29,895 / $45,000 plus tax, while the H5D 50c MS will be £23,895 / $36,000 plus tax. The standard H5D 50c costs £18,700 / $27,500. For more information visit: hasselblad.co.uk