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Category: Compact Cameras
Product: Hasselblad Stellar

Hasselblad Stellar Camera Announced - Hasselblad has announced the new Stellar, a premium compact camera with 20 megapixel 1inch sensor.

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Hasselblad Stellar

Hasselblad has announced the Stellar - a new premium camera based on the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 - it is available in a number of different grip styles including: carbon fibre, zebra, mahogany, walnut, wenge, padouk, and olive woods. The Hasselblad Stellar will be available in July for 1,480 Euros. For more information visit the Hasselblad Stellar website.

"The Hasselblad Stellar redefines quality with its elegantly designed aluminium body and metal operation controls. Only the finest materials are used to craft the ergonomic handgrip, making it a beautifully powerful, pocket-sized camera."

Hasselblad Stellar

Hasselblad Stellar Specifications

Max Aperture f/1.8 - f/4.9
35mm equivalent 28mm - 100mm
Optical Zoom 3.6x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels 20.2Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W) 5472
Pixels (H) 3648
Sensor Type Exmor CMOS
Sensor Size 1 inch
Sensor Size (width) 13.2mm
Sensor Size (height) 8.8mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor 3in
Screen resolution 1,229,000 dots
Touch Screen No
Min Focus 5cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • AF Tracking
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
  • Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 1/2000sec
Shutter speeds longest 30sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • A
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity 80 - 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp +/-3
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting 10fps
Movie mode Yes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 640x480 VGA
  • 1440x1080
Video FPS 50p, 50i
Stereo Sound Yes
Optical Zoom with Video Yes
Other Features
Image Stabilisation Yes
Wi-Fi No
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • Memory Stick
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery Type Lithium-Ion
CIPA Rating 330
Box Contents
Box Contents Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, AC Adaptor AC-UD10, Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, Shoulder Strap Adaptor, Instruction Manual
Weight 213g
Width 101.6mm
Height 58.1mm
Depth 35.9mm

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lemmy  61676 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 - 11:19 PM

If the sensor is 13.2x8.8mm, how is it a 25.4mm sensor?

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joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 3583 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 - 12:49 AM

Hi Lemmy:

lemmy  61676 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 - 6:54 PM

So a sensor with dimensions of 13.2mmx8.8mm and a diagonal of 15.8mm is described as.....a one inch, 25.4mm sensor Tongue

As the page you give the link to (thanks) says, this was basically to pull the wool over they eyes of the punters who might not buy it since if they were given the true size of the sensor.

Sad to see Hasselblad, previously a supplier of top quality photographic equipment resorting to such ploys. In the past they sold on the undeniable quality of their products. In the digital age, they need obsuscation to stake their claim. How the mighty are fallen.

sherlob e2 Member 82202 forum postssherlob vcard United Kingdom119 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 7:11 PM

Fabulous link Josh. I hadn't realised camera manufacturers had been pulling the wool over our eyes for so long. Still I guess its all relative up to a point - my question is - how does this cameras sensor compare to other compacts? To be honest its a non issue - because regardless of the answer I won't be buying!

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