Technology continues to grow as innovations steadily emerge in the market. Most recently, a new Hasselblad camera is making waves for its impressive megapixel count. With a capability of capturing 400-megapixel images, it’s certainly a force to be reckoned with.
400 Megapixels in One Hasselblad Camera: Enter the Hasselblad H6D-400c MS
A step up from their previous 200-megapixel camera, the H5D-200c Multi-Shot, Hasselblad is now pushing the boundaries with the H6D-400c Multi-Shot. At 400 megapixels per picture, users can expect huge files when photographing with this updated Hasselblad camera.
How Does It Work?
So how is one camera capable of delivering 400 megapixels in one image? As Hasselblad explains, the device first utilizes four 100-megapixel images. The camera then moves the sensor by one pixel at a time in order to achieve true color data. It then uses two more shots in order to shift the sensor yet again, only this time, by half a pixel.
With these six images, the combined end result is one 400-megapixel file (23,200 x 17,400). One picture takes up about 2.4 GB of space. Due to the massive size of the images, the camera must be tethered to a PC or MAC when shooting.
It should come as no surprise that the H6D-400c MS is also capable of capturing UHD (4K) video. Additionally, it also boasts of Wi-Fi capability, as well as HDMI and USB 3.0 Type-C connectivity. Hasselblad’s latest Multi-Shot digital camera also features an ISO range of 64 to 12,800 and comes with dual media card slots. Furthermore, its 3.0-inch touch rear display also makes for a more convenient shooting experience.
Who is the Camera For?
Some photographers — professional or otherwise — may find the 400-megapixel count rather overwhelming. However, it does cater to its own audience. Macro photographers will make quite the use out of the H6D-400c as the high megapixel quality means details of their photographs will be better preserved. The same goes for photographers whose subjects lay in the likes of insects and other specimens. Photographers who document artifacts and other pieces of art for museum and documentation purposes will also find the H6D-400c rather useful in their line of work.
Price and Availability
It’s clear that the camera, though impressive in its own right, is not for everyone. With its commendable specs come a hefty price tag: the H6D-400c MS Hasselblad camera will cost $48,000. Take note that this is not inclusive of any lenses. Pre-orders are already available on the Hasselblad website, although the camera will not be shipped until March of this year.