Yesterday, Hasselblad announced plans to launch the first-ever camera with a medium format CMOS sensor. With the camera will come a generous 50-megapixels, though no other specifications for the new entrant into the photography industry were provided. According to the company, the H5D-50c will be available in March.
We saw a bit about the Hasselblad Stellar camera back in late-July, though at the time what we were looking at was leaked information. The Hasselblad Stellar is a custom modded Sony RX100 camera with features to include special handgrips and other tweaks such as the "H" logo. Those earlier leaks did include some pricing details, however it was a rather wide and expensive range.
This week it would appear that the team at Haselblad have been working on a custom modification of none other than the Sony RX100 according to several leaked images. This run of customizations would have a series of odd - and awesome - new grips for the machine while the outer body gains its own bit of Hasselblad-unique flare. Included in this lineup is a Padouk wood grip, carbon-fibre, Walnut, Wenge, Olive, and Mahogany.
Esoteric camera company Hasselblad may not be ready to launch its "ultimate luxury" mirrorless, interchangeable lens camera, but that doesn't mean it's not going to shout about the new Lunar from the rooftops. Revealed today and set to hit the market early in 2013, the curvaceous camera is expected to use an APS-C 24.3-megapixel sensor with 25-point AF and Full HD video recording, sourced from Sony's NEX-7.
Hasselblad has announced a new medium-format camera body called the H4X following its release of a series of H4D cameras in recent years. The H4D-40 camera unveiled early last year offered a whopping 40-megapixel CCD sensor, but it also came with a huge price tag just shy of $20,000. For those Hasselblad fans that already own previous generations of H1, H2, and H2F bodies, they can now upgrade to the H4X instead at a relatively more affordable price by trading in their existing gear.
If you are using a digital camera with 14 or even 16MP resolution, you may be feeling pretty smug knowing you have a cam with lots of megapixels. If you are the sort that likes having things with the most and biggest this or that, Hasselblad has unveiled a new medium format camera that is going to give you serious megapixel envy.
With a scalloped rim guaranteed to make all the ladies say "cheese!" the latest in Hasselblad's range of so-bloody-good-you-sob digital-SLR cameras, the H3D-II, turns the hotness dial all the way up to 39... megapixels, that is. It's all handled by a whopping 48 x 36mm CCD (there are 31 and 22-megapixel versions if you don't mind not being King of the Shutterbugs), an in-house developed auto-focus, heatsink-cooled CCD and rejigged RAW image processor.
The H2D-39 is the first 39 mega pixel SLR camera in the market. Featuring a 2.2-inch OLED display, with new color correction technology with high-tech, a beautiful silver and black coating look. Wondering about storage capacity on this camera? dont worry, it uses hard drives as its storage. However, it comes with a high price tag, it cost $31,000. Hasselblad is also offering the CF-39MS, a modified version of the other camera. This one is specifically designed for taking multiple exposures. It'll cost you $40,000 for this one.
Calling it the quintessentially English smartphone, Vertu has launched the Aster, boasting of the meticulous care of a single craftsman, the finest materials, and an appropriately extravagant price tag. But unlike many luxury smartphones of days past, the Vertu Aster's beauty surprisingly isn't just skin deep.
Following Hasselblad's announcement yesterday, Phase One has launched its own 50-megapixel CMOS medium-format digital camera. Both claim the title of world's first, but Phase One beat Hasselblad to the punch, with the IQ250 digital camera now being available to photography professionals and those who want the high-quality resulting from a medium-format camera.