Hasselblad H6D-100c Camera Takes 100 Megapixel Stills, 4K Video

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No, you probably don’t need a 100-megapixel camera. If you can afford one, though, you can make up the need for one soon enough. And if Phase One’s 100-megapixel shooter from earlier in the year didn’t quite compel you to pull out the credit card, maybe Hasselblad’s H6D-100c will be the one to seal the deal.

The newest installment in the Swedish outfit’s H System, the full-frame medium-format camera can record a whopping 100 megapixels of resolution, ensuring you can capture more detail than any camera you’ve used in the past.  And it’s not just a reworked version of the H5D with a large new sensor thrown in, with the outfit designing everything from scratch for a genuinely all-new rig.

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The Hasselblad H6D-100c pairs that 100-megapixel sensor with 15 stops of dynamic range to ensure it takes pristine-looking photos, whether under bright lights or dimly-lit areas, along with a new-gen processor that helps improve the shooting rate to 1.4 frames per second.  Aside from 100 megapixel stills, it can record video in 1080p, 2K, and 4K resolutions, which it saves on either a CFast or SD storage (it has dual card slots).  Features include ISO sensitivity up to 12,800, autofocus metering with passive central cross-type sensor, a 3-inch touchscreen display around the back, an HVD 90x viewfinder, integrated WiFi, HDMI connectivity, and a USB-C slot.  When paired with an HC80 lens, the camera measures 153 x 131 x 205 mm.

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Slated for availability in June, the Hasselblad H6D-100c is priced at $32,995.

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  1. Joan

    I am so excited for this camera to come out. While I may not be a professional photographer, I have been obsessed with capturing everyday moments since I was just a child. Does anyone else remember when they got their first camera phone? Those photos had next to no megapixels but it was so neat at the time. I’ll never forget my first phone that offered 16 megapixels. My mind cannot wrap around 100 MEGAPIXELS. This camera would be a dream come true for me. You could create crisp poster-size shots. How is this ever going to be topped?? Anyone want to send a mere $33,000 my way?

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    • Pete

      I am excited about this camera too. I would love to have one to play around with for a month, or even a day.

      If you plan on buying the Hasselblad H6D-100c Camera then you will definitely need to get a massive hard drive. Between the 4K video and the 100 MP images, you may be surprised at how fast you can fill up a gard drive. The good news is that 2 TB and larger hard drives are more affordable than ever.

      I can see this camera would be ideal for many media professionals, but unless you are a big time success, the cost of this may put it out of your range. With all of the features it is worth the $33,000 price tag, but definitely out of the range of the typical consumer. In a couple fo years I expect the pricing on this to drop a lot, as newer and more technologically adnavde cameras are released.

      I like that with this camera, you can either record to a memory card or record it directly into your computer. I wish I could use my current DLSR and save the images directly to my computer. When I am shooting pictures for product listings on eBay, the extra step of using the memory card really slows things down for me.

      I am flabbergasted by the image size you can get from this. 100 megapixels is a 11,600×8700 pixels. With that many pixels you could blow this image up to use on a billboard with no image decay. In the future we will probably be able to enlarge images to life-size and still keep the image sharp and clear with no graininess. This camera is probably the closes one available to the public to do that.

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