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Hasselblad H5D-50cMS Medium Format Digital Camera Body

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The Hasselblad H5D-50cMS is a medium format digital camera that joins the Hasselblad H system and is designed for the serious enthusiasts and professionals whose work requires the ultimate in resolution and image quality. Designed for studio photography and featuring a 50 Megapixel sensor (6200 x 8272 pixels) with a dimension of 32.9 x 43.8mm, the H5D-50cMS delivers the latest in CMOS and multi-shot technology. Multi-shot mode features a three-in-one system; single shot mode allows capture of a subject at 50MP and multi-shot mode can take either four identical shots at 50MP or six shots of the same image at 50 megapixels for when the highest degree of resolution is required.

The H5D-50cMS Key Features:

  • 50 Mpixel CMOS sensor with amazing image quality
  • Faster multishot capture sequence
  • Excellent high ISO performance
  • Longer shutter speeds up to 12 minutes
  • Faster capture rate: 1.5 frames per second
  • Live Video with high frame rate
  • Much improved camera handling
  • Improved weather sealings
  • True Focus auto-focus system with Absolute Position Lock and camera controls
  • A range of 12 high performing lenses with built-in central shutter

The H5D-50c MS camera system has been especially designed to meet demands for both flexibility and ultimate image quality. This includes:

  • The freedom to choose between eye-level and waist-level view-finders both providing the best viewfinder image on any camera
  • The choice of combining point-and–shoot and tilt/shift to solve creative commercial challenges
  • The ability to combine working tethered and untethered to get the most of your camera system both on location and in the studio
  • The option of processing your raw images in Hasselblad’s Phocus imaging toolbox, or working with your raw images directly in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

New CMOS sensor
The H5D-50c MS features a brand new CMOS sensor measuring 43.8 × 32.9mm - almost twice the physical size of the largest 35mm DSLR sensors. Basic ISO rating is from ISO 100 to ISO 6400. The high sensitivity of the new sensor enables completely new application areas for all professional medium format photographers. It is now totally possible to capture super high quality images even at high ISO settings making low light photography easy. This high sensitivity and fast capture speed together with the high dynamic range of 14 stops makes this camera a true all-round camera that can be used for almost any type of photography. The H5D-50c MS is built around a high speed architecture that can capture full resolution images at the rate of 1.5 captures per second, working either mobile or tethered to a computer.

Non-compromising details and colours
The H5D-50c MS camera uses a 50Mpix CMOS sensor mounted onto the Hasselblad patented symmetrical multi-shot frame, which accurately positions the sensor with a sub-micron accuracy using piezo-electrical actuators. It can capture 4 shots with the sensor positioned accurately at a sequence of quadrants of the pixel and takes color information from the Bayer-patterned pixels to create a moiré free 50Mpix capture. This results in a jump in resolution that has to be seen to fully appreciate the tremendous difference it makes.

Medium Format digital capture advantage
In digital photography, the advantages of large format cameras have become even more obvious. The basic 6×4.5 cm design allows the H5D-50c MS to use one of the largest image sensors currently available in digital photography. Consequently the sensor holds more and larger pixels, which deliver the highest possible image quality in terms of moiré-free color rendering without gradation break-ups in even the finest lit surfaces.

An impressive lens line outperforming even the Carl Zeiss icons
The highly renowned H system lens line includes 12 Auto-Focus lenses, all with central lens shutters. Range is from 24mm to 300mm, 50-110mm zoom, 35-90mm zoom, a 1.7X Converter and a dedicated wide angle Macro Converter. The built-in central shutter allows flash to be used at all shutter speeds down to 1/800s. making flash photography in daylight easy. It also improves image quality by generating extremely low camera vibration.

A choice of bright viewfinders
One of the important traditional advantages of the medium format is the extra-large and bright viewfinder image, enabling extremely precise compositions and easy operation in dim lighting. The H5D-50c MS comes with the HVD 90x viewfinder designed for full performance over the large sensor. Hasselblad has added an interchangeable waist-level viewfinder, the HVM, for the entire range of H system cameras. The bright and large viewfinder image is ideal for creative composing and the photographer is able to shoot in the fashion that suits them most; maintaining eye contact with the model, or gaining impact by shooting from a point lower than eye-level, for example.

Digital Lens Correction and Ultra-Focus for image perfection
The H5D-50c MS camera allows information from the lens and exact capture conditions to be fed to the camera processor for ultra-fine-tuning of the auto-focus mechanism, taking into account the design specifications of the lens and the optical specifications of the sensor. In this way the full H System lens program is even further enhanced, bringing a new level of sharpness and resolution. Detailed information about capture condition is also stored in the image file. This information is then used by Phocus to perform digital lens correction, which is an automatic correction of the images based on a combination of the various parameters concerning each specific lens for each specific shot, ensuring that each image represents the best that your equipment can produce. Digital Lens Correction is available regardless if Phocus or Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is used.

Improved handling
Many new features have been added to the H5D-50c MS to make the use of the camera even easier than before. This include the option to use the grip controls to control settings and operation of the sensor unit. E.g. you can control zoom, browsing and menu selection without taking your hand off the grip. The Profile handling where you can store complete camera settings in memory for easy access. Now seven different camera set-ups can be stored and settings both from camera body and sensor unit are stored in the profile. In Phocus you can also easily manage your collection of profiles.

Phocus for professional level workflow
Phocus provides an advanced software toolbox that has been especially designed to easily achieve optimum workflow and absolute image perfection from Hasselblad raw image files.

Hasselblad’s unique natural colours
Hasselblad’s Natural Colour Solution (HNCS) enables you to produce outstanding and reliable out-of-the-box colours, with skin tones, specific product colours and other difficult tones reproduced easily and effectively. In order to incorporate our unique HNCS and DACfeatures we have developed a custom Hasselblad raw file format called 3F RAW (3FR). This file format includes lossless image compression, which reduces the file size by 33%. The 3FR files can be opened directly in Apple or Adobe imaging environments.

Two modes of operation and storage
The H5D-50c MS offers a choice of storage devices: CF cards or a computer hard drive. With these operating and storage options, you are able to select a mode to suit the nature of the work in hand, whether in the studio or on location.

Technical Spec:

  • Camera Type: H5D-50c & 200c Multi-Shot
  • Sensor Size: 50 Mpixels CMOS (6200 x 8272)
  • Sensor Dimensions: 43.8 x 32.9mm
  • Image Size: H5D-50c MS: RAW 3FR capture 75/250MB on average. TIFF 8 bit: 150/500MB
  • File Format: Lossless compressed Hasselblad 3FR Lenses
  • Shutter Speed Range: 12 min. to 1/800 sec.
  • ISO Speed Range: ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 & 6400
  • Colour Definition: 16 bit Colour Management: Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution
  • Focusing: Autofocus metering with passive central cross-type sensor. True Focus with ImmediateFocus Confirm (IFC). Instant manual focus override.
  • Metering range EV1 to 19 at ISO 100
  • Viewfinder Options: HVD 90x: 90° eye-level viewfinder w. dioptre adjustment (-5 to +3. 5D). Image magnification 3.1 times. Integral fill-flash (G.No. 12 @ ISO100). Hot shoe for SCA3002-system flashes from Metz
  • HV 90x: 90° eye-level viewfinder w. dioptre adjustment (-4 to +2.5D). Image magnification 2.7 times. Integral fill-flash (G.No. 12 @ ISO100). Hotshoe for SCA3002-system flashes from Metz
  • HV 90x-II: 90° eye-level viewfinder w. dioptre adjustment (-4 to +2.5D). Image magnification 2.7 times. Integral fill-flash (G.No. 12 @ ISO100). Hotshoe for SCA3002-system fl ashes from Metz
  • HVM: Waist-level viewfinder. Image magnification 3.2 times
  • CF Storage Capacity: 8GB CF card holds 120 images on average
  • Storage Options: CF card type U-DMA (e.g. SanDisk Extreme Pro) or tethered to Mac or PC
  • Software: Phocus for Mac and Windows (included). Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (included)
  • Tethered Operation: Supported in Phocus by Hasselblad and Hasselblad Tethered plug-in for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Platform Support:Macintosh: OS x 10.5 and later. Windows: XP, Vista, Windows 7 (from version 2.8 64 bit only), Windows 8
  • Host Connection Type: FireWire 800 (IEEE1394b). Thunderbolt supported via optional adapters. View Camera Compatibility:Mechanical shutters controlled via flash sync. Electronic shutters can be controlled from Phocus. Optional Battery Adapter for stand-alone operation of digital capture unit
  • Exposure Metering: Metering options: Spot, Centre Weighted and CentreSpot
  • Metering range Spot: EV2 to 21, CentreSpot: EV1 to 21 Power Supply:Rechargeable Li-ion battery (7.2 VDC/2900 mAh). Optional Battery Adapterfor stand-alone operation of digital capture unit
  • Operating Temperature: 0-45°C/32-113°F
  • Dimensions (Complete camera with HC80mm lens) (WxHxD):153 x 131 x 205mm
  • Weight (Complete camera with HC80mm lens):2500g
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Product Specification

Autofocus System Autofocus metering with passive central cross-type sensor
Connectivity FireWire 800
File Formats Lossless compressed Hasselblad 3FR
Flash Metering -3 to +3EV
Flash Sync Speed Flash can be used at all shutter speeds
Flash Type Built-in and SCA3002 Metz compatible
ISO Maximum 6400
ISO Minimum 100
Lens Mount Hasselblad H Mount
Maximum Resolution 8272 x 6200
Megapixels 50
Memory Card Format CF card type U-DMA or tethered to Mac or PC
Metering System Spot, Centre Weighted and CentreSpot Metering
Operating Environment 0-45 C (32-113 F)
Sensor Type CMOS
Shutter Speed, Maximum 1/800 sec
Shutter Speed, Minimum 12 minutes
Weight (g) 2500
HD Movie Mode No
Manufacturer Link Hasselblad
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