Hasselblad’s next-gen medium format H series will be the H5D series. Full details will be unveiled at Photokina 2012, but here is what we know now.
- New H System lens: HCD 4.8/24 mm, equivalent to 17 mm on 35 mm DSLR format
- New Macro Converter, for superb close-up performance with wide angle lenses
- RAW + JPEG mode for quick preview and print
- New True Focus II provides unique, accurate focus and Immediate Focus Confirm
- Full access to camera information and image preview on rear in tethered mode
- The largest, brightest viewfinder image on the market
- New larger, more ergonomic buttons and an easier to read display style
- New sealing for improved weather proofing plus new sensor unit safety lock
- Optional battery adapter for standalone operation of digital capture unit
- Ultimate image quality with Hasselblad Natural Color Solution
- A choice of software: Hasselblad Phocus 2.7 and Adobe Lightroom 4 both included
The H5D Series will be available as models with 40, 50 and 60 megapixels as well as 50 and 200 megapixel Multi-Shot versions and will start shipping in December 2012. More details will be available next week.
Bengt Nyman says
Probably a wonderful camera, as far as mirror based DSLRs go. It remains to be seen if it still relies on mirror and sensor array accuracies for final focus. I was hoping for a little more emphasis on final image quality and a little less on looking glass prowess. I still hope to be wrong.
I’d love to rent/borrow a camera like this with a couple of lenses and experiment with it. I have no medium format experience and these tools seem pretty impressive.
I saw the vid where a studio compared the D800 to the 40mp Hasselblad they use normally and it was interesting to see the gap between the two to be very little. Considering the price delta between the two, it made it even more impressive.
It will probably cosy over $30,000.00….you can have it