Two Hasselblad H6D medium format cameras announced (H6D-50c, H6D-100c with 4k video)

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The rumored Hasselblad H6D medium format camera I already reported on is now officially announced. Two different models were indeed introduced:

Hasselblad H6D-50c

  • 50MP 43.8 x 32.9mm CMOS Sensor
  • 16-Bit Color, 14-Stop Dynamic Range
  • Hasselblad Natural Color Solution
  • Full HD 1080p RAW Video at 30 fps
  • ISO 100-6400, Shooting Up to 2.3 fps
  • Shutter Speeds: 60 min to 1/2000 sec
  • 3.0" 920k-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • Dual CFast and SD Memory Card Slots
  • Built-In Wi-Fi, USB 3.0 Type-C
  • Price: $25,995.00 (shipping starts in June, 2016)

Hasselblad H6D-100c

  • 100MP 53.4 x 40.0mm CMOS Sensor
  • 16-Bit Color, 15-Stop Dynamic Range
  • Hasselblad Natural Color Solution
  • UHD 4K and Full HD RAW Video at 30 fps
  • ISO 64-12800
  • Shutter Speeds: 60 min to 1/2000 sec
  • 3.0" 920k-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • Dual CFast and SD Memory Card Slots
  • Built-In Wi-Fi, USB 3.0 Type-C
  • Price: $32,995.00  (shipping starts in June, 2016)

Additional information can be found on new dedicated Hasselblad H6D page. Sample photos can be download here and here.

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In addition to the two new camerasB&H also lists a bunch of new Hasselblad lenses - not sure if those are new for B&H or they were just announced together with the H6D:

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Update: Hasselblad indeed updated their full range of H lenses to incorporate a new shutter unit capable of the faster shutter speed of the H6D (1/2,000) and rated for more actuations (thanks Mistral75). From Hasselblad's website:

"The legendary H System lenses just got better. We've launched a new, updated range of lenses, increasing the performance of the exposure unit, allowing for a faster shutter speed of up to 1/2000th of a second."

Hasselblad H6D promo videos:

Press release:

Hasselblad launches an all new medium format camera

75 years at the forefront of imagery, Hasselblad continues to innovate

Hasselblad began its journey when founder, Victor Hasselblad, refused to simply copy an aerial surveillance camera at the request of the Swedish government who asked him if he had the skills to produce a camera identical to one that had been captured. He famously said: ‘No, but I can make a better one’. The camera maker has once again, followed Victor’s philosophy and applied it to the award winning H medium format camera – launching the all new H6D.

Rather than an improvement on the existing medium format H Cameras, the H6D range has been completely rebuilt with new technical components and an all new electronic platform. The pioneering range retains the modularity appreciated by medium format enthusiasts along with iconic design elements and Swedish handmade quality for which Hasselblad is renowned.

The H6D range introduces the H6D-100c with CMOS sensor, a 100MP option and the H6D-50c with a 50MP CMOS sensor. A wider range of shutter speeds from 60 minutes to 1/2000th of a second, increased ISO range and a faster shooting rate along with USB 3.0 Type-C connector that delivers exceptionally fast file transfer. The H lens range is fully compatible and, with the choice of a faster shutter speed, can be further leveraged than with previous ranges.

The H6D-100c brings 4K video capability to medium format. The high-definition rear touchscreen LCD delivers a pin sharp live view experience and Wi-Fi as standard, a HDMI connector, for external monitor connectivity, completes the tool set.

Built-in dual card slots allow enhanced media capability; a CFast slot allows for high-speed capture and an SD card slot enables maximum compatibility. The all new platform is capable of handling the largest file throughput with speed and ease using optimised algorithms for matchless quality les.

Hasselblad’s image processing software, Phocus, has been enhanced with the new 3.0 version delivering additional features that allow you to apply local adjustments in the image and a new graphical interface that improves work flow and user experience.

Commenting on the launch Perry Oosting, Hasselblad CEO noted: “The launch of the H6D range is the beginning of a year of celebration for Hasselblad. It’s fitting that we have returned to our pinnacle medium format camera to showcase the innovation and passion that have been present in every one of our first 75 years. Our obsessive approach to optical quality and precision hand building in Sweden is at the heart of this camera.

We have retained the best and introduced the most relevant – delivering a medium format camera which we believe the Hasselblad user will fall in love with all over again.”

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