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Hasselblad H5D-50c Medium Format DSLR Camera Body

B&H # HAH5D50C MFR # H-3013668
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You Pay: $27,500.00
Product Highlights
  • 50 MP 43.8 x 32.9mm CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0" 24-Bit Color LCD w/ 460,320 Pixels
  • True Focus and Absolute Position Lock
  • 16-Bit Color Definition
  • Hasselblad RAW 3FR File Format
  • Compatible with H-System Components
  • DAC Automated Lens Correction System
  • Digital Spirit Level
  • Phocus Software Included

The H5D-50c Medium Format DSLR Camera Body from Hasselblad houses a new 50 MP CMOS sensor. The 43.8 x 32.9mm sensor with 8272 x 6200 pixels enables improved low light sensitivity with an ISO range from 100 to 6400. In addition, the H5D-50c, compared to the H5D-50, provides longer shutter speeds and a faster capture rate of 1.5 fps. Images are produced in the Hasselblad 3FR lossless compressed RAW file and are approximately 65 MB with TIFF 8-bit images being approximately 154MB. Hasselblad's Natural Color Solution (HNCS) creates accurate colors, with natural skin tones and an ability to capture specific product colors.

The H5D-50c features the True Focus autofocus system and the new Absolute Position Lock (APL) processor which recognizes the camera movements made during recomposition and instantly adjusts focus for precision. 

With two storage options, either to Compact Flash cards or directly to your computer via a tethered connection, the H5D-50c enables versatile in-studio or location usage options. The functional handling of the camera has also been improved, including grip control of zoom and menu navigation and seven adjustment profiles can be stored for easy retrieval. The ergonomic body with large grip has also been given a robust weather sealing further enabling its use in difficult location settings. 

An updated Graphical User Interface makes menu navigation easier and the 3.0" TFT LCD display offers clear image playback. Also, the rear LCD can now show an exact copy of the grip LCD with all relevant shooting information on the big, bright screen. An integrated electronic spirit level is available in both the viewfinder and on the LCD screen. The HVD-90X Eye-level Viewfinder with 3.1x image magnification and diopter adjustment is packaged with the H5D-50c, but other viewfinders are available including the HVM waist-level viewfinder.

The H5D-50c is compatible with Hasselblad H system lens line including 12 autofocus lenses, all with central lens shutters. A built-in central shutter allows flash to be used at all shutter speeds up to 1/800s. making flash photography in daylight easy. It also improves image quality by generating extremely low camera vibration.

Included with camera is Phocus software which enables you to improve workflow, including the extension of camera and image control with live video, improved metadata, GPS functions and the DAC Automated Lens Correction System which relays information about capture conditions and the specific lenses being used to fine tune autofocus and metering for improved imaging results.

New 50 MP CMOS Sensor
The Hasselblad H5D-50c includes a 50 MP 43.8 x 32.9mm CMOS sensor that provides the camera with improved low light sensitivity with an ISO ranging up to 6400 as well as a capture rate of 1.5 fps.
True Focus and Absolute Position Lock
True Focus and APL provide accurate autofocus when composing and recomposing your images.
Digital Lens Correction
When supported by Phocus software, the H5D-50c camera allows information from the lens and exact capture conditions to be fed to the camera processor for ultra-fine tuning of the auto-focus mechanism, taking into account the design specifications of the lens and the optical specifications of the sensor. Digital Lens Correction (DAC) is an automatic correction of the images based on a combination of the various parameters concerning each specific lens for each specific shot.
Lens Compatibility
Hasselblad H System lens line (12 lenses from 24 to 300mm) with integral central lens shutter system is fully compatible with the H5D-50c. And all central lens shutter V system Carl Zeiss lenses are compatible via the optional CF adapter.
The H5D-50c can save up to seven customized complete camera settings profiles. Custom profiles can be passed to other H5D cameras.
LCD Display
The H5D-50c has a 3.0" TFT type LCD display with 24-bit color and 460,320 pixels and larger, easier to read display style. The grip-based LCD camera settings information can be made to appear on the rear LCD for a clearer view.
Viewfinder Options
Three viewfinders are available for the H5D-50c:

HVD 90x: 90° Eye-level viewfinder with diopter adjustment (-5 to +3.5D) and 3.1x image magnification (Included)
HV 90x: 90° Eye-level viewfinder with diopter adjustment (-4 to +2.5D) and 2.7x image magnification
HVM: Waist-level viewfinder with 3.2x image magnification 3.2

Tethered Operation and Storage Options
Supported in Phocus by Hasselblad and Hasselblad Tethered plug-in for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, tethered operation is possible in the field or studio. The H5D-50c offers a choice of storage devices: CF cards or a computer hard drive. With these operating and storage options, you are able to select a mode to suit the nature and location of your work.
View Camera Compatibility
Mechanical shutters controlled via flash sync. Electronic shutters can be controlled from Phocus. Optional Battery Adapter for stand-alone operation of digital capture unit.
Flash Control
Automatic TTL center weighted system. Uses the flash built in to the viewfinder (Guide No. 12 at ISO 100) or flashes compatible with SCA3002 (Metz). Output can be adjusted from -3 to +3EV. For manual flashes a built-in metering system is available. Flash can be used at all shutter speeds.
Digital Spirit Level
The H5D-50c camera features a Digital Spirit Level function which assists the user in accurately placing the camera vertically or horizontally. The Spirit Level is displayed on the rear LCD display and in the viewfinder.
More programmable buttons and larger, more reachable buttons improve performance and workflow. Improved weather sealing allows you to shoot in the field with less worry for your camera.
Phocus Software
The HD5-50c comes bundled with Hasselblad's proprietary image processing software. Phocus features sophisticated lens corrections for H and V system lenses (DAC), Hasselblad Natural Color Solution (HNCS), and advanced tethered camera controls.
Camera Type Large sensor medium format DSLR
Resolution 50 MP (8272 x 6200 pixels)
Sensor 43.8 × 32.9 mm CMOS sensor
Pixel Size 5.3 μm
Bit Depth 16-bit
File Formats Lossless compressed Hasselblad RAW 3FR
File Size RAW 3FR capture 65 MB on average
TIFF 8-bit: 154 MB
Color Management System Hasselblad Natural Color Solution
Storage Type CF card type U-DMA or tethered to Mac or PC
Shooting Modes Single Shot
Capture Rate 1.5 captures per second<br/>
35 captures per minute
(Based on a SanDisk Extreme UDMA7 120 MB/s)
Histogram Yes
Filter IR filter mounted on CMOS sensor
Shutter Electronic lens shutter
Focus Autofocus metering with passive central cross-type sensor.
Ultra focus digital feedback.
Instant manual focus override.
Metering range EV 1 to 19 at ISO 100
Lens Compatibility Hasselblad H system lens line with integral central lens shutter
Exposure Control
Shutter Speeds 1/800 sec. - 12 min.
ISO Range ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 & 6400
Metering Options Spot
Center Weighted
Metering range:
Spot: EV2 - 21
Center weighted: EV1 - 21
CenterSpot: EV1 - 21
Remote Control Yes
External Flash Connection Yes
Max Sync Speed Flash can be used at all shutter speeds.
Flash Control Automatic TTL center weighted system
Uses built-in flash or flashes compatible with SCA3002 (Metz)
Output can be adjusted from -3 to +3EV
For manual flashes a built-in metering system is available
Viewfinder Compatible with optional HVD 90x, HV 90x and HVM
Display 3.0" TFT type, 24-bit color, 460,320 pixels
Histogram Yes
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b) Thunderbolt supported via optional adapters
System & Software Requirements Macintosh: OS X 10.5 and later
Windows: XP, Vista, Windows 7 (from version 2.8 64 bit only), Windows 8
Software Phocus for Mac and Windows (included)
Battery Type Rechargeable Li-ion battery (7.2 VDC, 2900 mAh).
Operating Temperature 32 - 113°F (0 - 45°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.02 x 5.16 x 8.07" (15.3 x 13.1 x 20.5 cm) with HC80 lens
Weight 5.05 lb (2.29 kg) with HC80 lens, battery and CF card
Hasselblad H5D-50c Medium Format DSLR Camera Body
  • HVD-90X Full-frame Viewfinder
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (Integrated into Grip)
  • Battery Charger
  • 8GB Compact Flash Memory Card
  • FireWire 800 Cable
  • Body Cap
  • Phocus Software CD-ROM
  • One Year Limited Warranty
  • Memory Cards

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    Required item: A memory card is required, be sure to purchase a memory card that suits your needs.

    SanDisk -  128GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash Memory Card (160MB/s)
    • You Pay: $279.95

    Required item: Get a wide-angle, telephoto, or other effect for various photography applications.

    Hasselblad -  HCD 24mm f/4.8 Wide Angle Prime Lens
    • You Pay: $6,830.00

    Bags & Cases

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    Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or case.

    Hasselblad -  Camera Strap for H Series Cameras
    • You Pay: $79.95

    Batteries & Power

    Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

    Hasselblad -  Charger for 2900mAh Li-Ion Battery Grip for H5D Camera
    • You Pay: $192.00

    Protect your lens or produce a desired visual effect.

    Hasselblad -  67mm UV Filter
    • You Pay: $107.00

    Flash & Accessories

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    Get a flash to add light to your picture.

    Metz -  mecablitz 76 MZ-5 digital Flash
    • You Pay: $1,039.99

    Battery Grips

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    Get a better grip for vertical shots and flexible Battery Options.

    Hasselblad -  Battery Grip CR-123A for H Cameras
    • You Pay: $160.00

    Care & Cleaning

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    Help keep your sensors and optics clean with these tools.

    VisibleDust -  Digital Back Sensor Cleaning Swabs (Pack of 12)
    • You Pay: $55.10
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