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Hasselblad H5D-50 Hands-On Preview

We have a hands-on look at the new 50 megapixel Hasselblad H5D-50 at Focus On Imaging 2013.

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Hasselblad H5D-50 Hands-On Preview: Hasselblad H5d Katie Green

Hasselblad were showing their new Hasselblad H5D-50 Medium Format DSLR which they say is for studio and location photography. The 50 megapixel sensor produces images with a high 6132 x 8176 pixels resolution, and the sensor's physical dimensions are 36.7 x 49.1mm. Shutter speeds can be up to 128 seconds, and the camera shoots from ISO50 to ISO800 - the shutter speeds and ISO range available varies depending on the model chosen. Image raw file size is 65 MB with a 16 bit colour depth., or an optional print ready JPEG is available in 1/4 resolution. The screen is a 3 inch TFT type, with 24 bit colour and 460,320 pixels.

Hasselblad H5D-50 Hands-On Preview: Hasselblad H5d (3)

The H5D is available with a 40, 50, or 60 megapixel sensor as well as 50 or 200 megapixel multi-shot models - we had a look at the Hasselblad H4D-200ms previously. The Hasselblad H5D uses HC and HCD lenses, with the design led by Hasselblad's master lens designers in Gothenburg, Sweden, and production and assembly is carried out to their exact specifications by Fujifilm in Japan.

Hasselblad H5D-50 Hands-On Preview: Hasselblad H5d (7)

Key Features

  • 50 megapixel CCD Medium Format 3:4 aspect sensor
  • Hasselblad H lens mount
  • Dual Axis Digital spirit level
  • ISO50 - ISO800
  • New Immediate Focus Confirm
  • New print ready JPEG files
  • Larger and more ergonomic buttons
  • Larger, easier to read display style
  • Updated Graphics User Interface
  • More programmable buttons
  • New and improved weather sealing
  • Choice of eye-level or waist-level viewfinders
  • Flash sync at all shutter speeds
  • New and faster processors implementing Hasselblad Image Processing Architecture
Hasselblad H5D-50 Hands-On Preview: Hasselblad H5d (4)

Hasselblad H5D-50 Hands-On Photos of Equipment

Hasselblad H5D-50 Specifications

Effective MagnificationNo Data
Image Sensor
Pixels50Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)6132
Pixels (H)8176
Sensor TypeCCD
Sensor SizeMedium Format
Sensor Size (width)36.7mm
Sensor Size (height)49.1mm
Aspect Ratio
    LCD Monitor
    LCD Monitor3in
    Screen resolution460,320 Pixels
    Touch ScreenNo
    Focusing modes
    • Autofocus
    • Manual
    • True Focus
    Exposure Control
    Shutter speeds shortest1/800sec
    Shutter speeds longest128sec
    Bulb modeYes
    Exp modes
    • Program
    • Aperture-Priority
    • Shutter-Priority
    • Manual
    • Program Variable
    • Centre-weighted - Average
    • Spot
    • Centre Spot
    ISO sensitivity50 - 800
    White balance
      Exposure CompNo Data
      MagnificationNo Data
      Shooting Options
      Continuous shootingNo Data
      Movie modeNo
      Video Resolution
        Video FPSNo Data
        Stereo SoundNo
        Optical Zoom with VideoNo
        Other Features
        Image StabilisationNo
        HDMINo Data
        USBNo Data
        Card Type
        • CF1
        • CF2
        • CF
        File Type
        • RAW
        • JPG
        • TIFF
        Power Source
        Battery TypeRechargeable Li-ion battery (7.2 VDC/2900 mAh)
        Battery Life (CIPA rating)No Data
        Box Contents
        Box ContentsNo Data

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        * Weight and Dimensions shown for complete camera with HC 80 mm lens.

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        Photographs taken using the Hasselblad H5D-50

        Lacey Jay

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        ChrisV 16 2.3k 26 United Kingdom
        7 Mar 2013 3:17PM
        This camera reminds me in looks of my vintage Olympus 2500L. But the comparisons don't end there - it has a similar ISO range and a equally impressive rear screen resolution.

        How much? Wink
        josa 11 25 Czech Republic
        7 Mar 2013 7:19PM
        How much? In some countries you could buy a house...
        Esge 14 1 United Kingdom
        9 Mar 2013 7:03PM
        If you have to can't afford one Wink

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