A couple years back, Hasselblad released a 200-megapixel, Multi-Shot version of its H5D medium format camera. Now it’s back again with a bonkers, 400-megapixel Multi-shot camera, version of the H6D. The pre-orders for the Hasselblad H6D-400c camera started on January 16 and it will go on sale from March this year.
Hasselblad’s 400-megapixel Multi-shot camera is attractive and pretty straightforward: The Multi-Shot mode is capable of capturing 6 images. In the first four, the sensor is moved one pixel at a time to get real colour data. Following this, the cycle returns the sensor to the beginning. Then the sensor is moved by half a pixel horizontally and then half a pixel vertically to get two more exposures. All the 6 images are then merged by the camera to get a 400-megapixel image. The merged image forms a 2.4GB, 16-bit TIFF file at 23,200×17,400 pixels. The company claims the resultant image has “an astonishing moire free level of detail.”
Others specifications of the camera include dual media card slots (CFast 2.0 and SD card), a three-inch touchscreen display on the rear, Hasselblad’s True Focus II autofocus technology, up to a 60-minute shutter speed, USB Type-C port, Wi-Fi, HDMI, and audio input. The H6D-400 has a native ISO range of 64 to 12,800 and can record Full HD and 4K UHD RAW video at up to 25 fps.
Obviously, this type of sensor-shifting technique will take a little of energy, so it’s suitable for very still displays. You almost certainly aren’t heading to get great results attempting to fully capture 400-megapixel photographs of your kid’s next sports match. But please check it out anyway. That appears to be hilarious.
The camera should go for $47,995 when it launches in March, set alongside the H6D-100c’s relatively moderate $27,000 price. So your youngster better be excellent at soccer.
Source- The Verge