Utilizing a new Kodak 50 megapixel sensor, Hasselblad is taking its H camera system further by announcing the market’s most advanced DSLR, i.e. the launching of Hasselblad H3DII-50.
The new Hasselblad model features a 50MP, 36×48mm Kodak sensor, which is twice the size of a full frame 35mm DSLR sensor. The new sensor size is optimized to work with Hasselblad’s new HTS 1.5 tilt/shift adapter, that enlarges the image circle by 50%. An impressive 83 line-pairs/millimeter are resolved over the full, large area of both today’s 36×48 millimeter sensor and of the upcoming larger 645 sensor.< H3DII-50 is built for comfort, not speed. With a top shutter speed of 1/800 sec, an ISO range of 50 to 400 (boostable to ISO 800 with the included Phocus software) and a capture rate of one frame per second, this is clearly a studio camera. A set of entirely new features is added on the 50Mpix sensor, i.e. new dyes that will result in better, richer colors and take full advantage in the area of color rendering technology. Other additional eatures includes quick flush technology to enable faster capture and lower power consumption, resulting in longer battery life. The H3DII-50 camera will be available from October 2008 at a price of $39,995.