Hasselblad’s ‘next generation’ H System camera will be showcased at Photokina next week. The H5D features a modernized design and a complete new electronic engine to pave the way for ultimate quality imaging, for print-ready JPEG files, and for a smooth and intuitive user interface. The camera is billed by the Sweden-based company as ‘the latest step in the evolution of the best high-end camera system in the world’.
Aimed at high-end professional users the H5D offers:
New H System lens: HCD 4.8/24mm, equivalent to 17mm on 35mm DSLR format
New Macro Converter, for superb close-up performance with wide angle lenses
RAW + JPEG mode for quick preview and print
New True Focus II provides unique, accurate focus and Immediate Focus Confirm
Full access to camera information and image preview on rear in tethered mode
The largest, brightest viewfinder image on the market
New larger, more ergonomic buttons and an easier to read display style
New sealing for improved weather proofing plus new sensor unit safety lock
Optional battery adapter for standalone operation of digital capture unit
Ultimate image quality with Hasselblad Natural Color Solution
A choice of software: Hasselblad Phocus 2.7 and Adobe Lightroom 4 both included
The H5D Series will be available as models with 40, 50 and 60 megapixels as well as 50 and 200 megapixel Multi-Shot versions and will start shipping in December 2012. For more information, visit the Hasselblad website.