Hasselblad has announced its newest camera, the H6D. Verge creative director James Bareham — a veteran photographer and former Hasselblad 2000 Series user — spent some time with it in our studio, and spoke to Hasselblad CEO Perry Oosting to find out just why someone might want to spend $27,000 on a camera.
As Hasselblad celebrates its 75th anniversary, our Swedish craftsmanship comes to the fore: driven by our passion for excellence, based on our uncompromising image quality, design and performance and drawing on our core strengths, we present a new chapter in medium format photography.
The upgraded platform means our optimised algorithms are capable of producing matchless quality files with ease. 16-bit colour definition, combined with Hasselblad’s Natural Colour Solution give your images unparalleled depth and sparkle.
The new 100MP CMOS sensor is almost 50% larger than the 50MP option and allows wide angle lenses to be used at their maximum field of view.
In addition, the 100MP sensor boasts an incredible dynamic range of 15 stops, allowing for unprecedented detail capture – from the deepest shadows to the brightest highlights.
We have added HD video output to the H6D range of cameras to widen the usability of these units to those photographers that need to capture movement alongside stills. We’ve also included an HDMI and audio I/O ports for maximum flexibility.
MEDIUM FORMAT LOOK
The narrow depth-of-field associated with medium format cameras gives an unrivalled look and bokeh to your footage.
UHD 4K VIDEO
When you simply need the highest quality, the H6D-100c can also capture UHD (4K) video in Hasselblad’s proprietary RAW video format.