Hasselblad Announces 400-Megapixel H6D-400c Multi-Shot Medium Format Camera
Hasselblad Announces 400-Megapixel H6D-400c Multi-Shot Medium Format Camera

Hasselblad Announces 400-Megapixel H6D-400c Multi-Shot Medium Format Camera

Hasselblad has announced a 400-megapixel medium format camera capable of capturing images sized at 2.4GB. The H6D-400C MS comes with sensor-shift and multi-shot features. As expected, the medium format camera doesn’t come cheap as you will be shelling out $47,995 (roughly Rs. 30,64,200) for it.

The H6D-400C has been announced as an addition to the company’s H6D medium format camera series. The H6D-400C system features a 100 megapixel CMOS sensor with dimensions 53.4x40mm. To attain the full 400-megapixel resolution, the H6D-400c camera relies on what Hasselblad calls Multi-Shot technology. The Multi-Shot mode is capable of capturing 6 images. In the first four, the sensor is moved one pixel at a time to get real colour data. Following this, the cycle returns the sensor to the beginning. Then the sensor is moved by half a pixel horizontally and then half a pixel vertically to get two more exposures. All the 6 images are then merged by the camera to get a 400-megapixel image.

There are certain limitations to the camera, as it has to be tethered via USB to a computer in order to use the multi-shot functionality. For images that do not require to use the full 400-megapixel resolution the H6D-400c MS also has a 100-megapixel option. Others specifications of the camera include dual media card slots (CFast 2.0 and SD card), a three-inch touchscreen display on the rear, Hasselblad’s True Focus II autofocus technology, up to a 60-minute shutter speed, USB Type-C port, Wi-Fi, HDMI, and audio input. The H6D-400 has a native ISO range of 64 to 12,800 and can record Full HD and 4K UHD RAW video at up to 25 fps.

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Interestingly, users who do not want to fork out such a huge amount of money for the camera can also rent it on a daily basis. Apart from the pricing mentioned, the rent fee is EUR 399 (roughly Rs. 23,400) per day.