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