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By 18 January 2018 | Categories: news

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Lovers of more and more (and more) megapixels, do we have news for you. Hasselblad is releasing a new medium-format camera, the H6D-400c MS, that offers photos of a massive 400 MP.

Note, the camera’s sensor itself isn’t actually 400 MP in size. Rather, it uses the 100 MP sensor in what the company call Multi-Shot mode. This shoots six photos in total, taking four pictures that requires the sensor to move one pixel per shot, and a further two photos that move the sensor only half a pixel. The images are then combined to offer a TIFF that is 2.4 GB in size, with Hasselblad noting that this can only take place if the camera is tethered to a PC or Mac.

The 53.4 x 40mm sensor has a 15 stop dynamic range, while it’s also capable of shooting 4K video. Its ISO range goes up to 12 800, which in a studio environment is more than sufficient, and  has a dual-slot for a CFast card and an SD card. This beast pulls the scales at close to 2.2 kg if used with an HC 80mm lens, so best to leave it firmly mounted on your tripod.  

If you want one, better take another a second bond on the house, since the Hasselblad H6D-400c MS will cost $47 995 (more than half a million rands at the current exchange rate) when it starts shipping in March Stateside. How much it will retail for locally remains to be seen.

UPDATE: Retail price will most propably be above R800 000 locally, according to local distributers Sunshine Co. 

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