50 Megapixel Camera

 50 Megapixel Camera

Hasselblad has announced its new H3DII-50, a monster of a camera whichever way you measure it.

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The new flagship model features a 50MP, 36×48mm Kodak sensor, which is twice the size of a full frame 35mm DSLR sensor. Confusingly, the product page says that the camera captures 300MB files, but the downloadable pdf says that the RAW files are just 65MB. Even at that size, you’ll only squeeze 30 frames onto a 2GB (Compact Flash) memory card.

Otherwise, the H3DII-50 is built for comfort, not speed. With a top shutter speed of 1/800 sec, an ISO range of 50 to 400 (boostable to ISO 800 with the included Phocus software) and a capture rate of one frame per second, this is clearly a studio camera.

The price and release date are still unknown, but don’t expect it to be cheap. The next model down in the range, the H3DII-39, is listed at just shy of $40,000. Expect this to cost more. Product Page
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    Josephine Stockwin

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