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Hasselblad to launch 50 Megapixel Sony CMOS sensor-based medium format camera!

 
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Jan 21, 2014 11:16 |  #1

http://www.sonyalpharu​mors.com …sed-medium-format-camera/ (external link)

A month ago SAR reported that Hasselblad and Sony would make a joint sensor announcement and today the rumor became true! And it looks like Hasselblad reads SonyAlphaRumors because the official Hasselblad image teaser says: “The rumours are true“. LOL!

Hasselblad confirmed they will launch the new H5D-50C Medium format camera in March and it features the first CMOS(!) medium format sensor. Here is the full press text (Source: Hasselblad):

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Hasselblad is set to launch the world’s first 50MP medium format camera using CMOS sensor technology. The groundbreaking H5D-50c will go on sale in March.

Ove Bengtson, Hasselblad Product Manager said: “This pioneering 50 megapixel CMOS sensor camera is based on our H5D-50 model (here at BHphoto) but will offer a faster capture rate; longer shutter speed capability and much greater ISO performance. It will provide greatly improved Live Video in Phocus and will also be available with Multi-Shot functionality.”

He added: “We believe this will provide a highly compelling option for professional photographers who prefer a more versatile camera that enables them to immediately embrace a wider range of photo-disciplines but still encapsulating the exceptionally high-end image quality associated with Hasselblad.”

Hasselblad’s new CEO Ian Rawcliffe said: “We are extremely excited about this highly adaptable new camera which will offer an even broader palette of shooting options for our high-end customers.

“This is a world-first and underpins Hasselblad’s status at the forefront of camera technology. It will be the first of a number of medium format capture innovations we have planned for the coming months.”

Further information and prices for the new H5D-50c models will be announced in March.




  
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Jan 21, 2014 14:11 |  #2

Very interesting! Unfortunately, also very limited in lens selection, particularly at the ultra-wide end.

How long before someone releases a similar sensor in the form of a digital back, which can be mounted behind any lens?




  
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Jan 21, 2014 16:43 |  #3

http://press.hasselbla​d.com …4/2014-01-21_h5d-50c.aspx (external link)




  
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Jan 21, 2014 19:35 |  #4

Should have some hellacious dynamic range!


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Jan 22, 2014 01:02 |  #5

i wonder if it'll have a 16 bit color CMOS too? let that tech trickle down to 35mm sensors.

i wonder what other things they have in store in the next few months...


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Jan 22, 2014 03:57 |  #6

bespoke wrote in post #16626102 (external link)
i wonder if it'll have a 16 bit color CMOS too? let that tech trickle down to 35mm sensors.

i wonder what other things they have in store in the next few months...

Yes. SonyAlphaRumors just said that:

Hasselblad and Sony are working on quite revolutionary new sensor tech that will fit in future medium format sensors. And some of this tech will spread to the lower “Full Frame” sensor market. (This comes via one of my good sources).




  
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Jan 22, 2014 03:59 |  #7

^ And Canon still haven't matched the "old" exmor sensor.


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Jan 22, 2014 04:22 |  #8

Hopefully Sony also releases a similar sensor in a flexible digital back form, rather than just as a complete package which can't make use of third-party lenses and bodies.




  
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Jan 22, 2014 16:26 |  #9

And only $30grand with a normal lens!




  
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Jan 24, 2014 10:16 as a reply to  @ jsimon724's post |  #10

Phase One just came out with their version that begins shipping on Monday. Interesting timing from what my sources say. Seems like ISO up to 1600 is perfect, and that 3200 and 6400 are extremely usable files. Most importantly live view will now be usable. Unfortunately there is a 1.3 crop factor which limits the use on technical bodies.


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