If you're sick and tired of measly 25MP sensors, this CFV-50 Digital Back back from Hasselblad might interest you--it has a sensor twice the size of those in full-frame cameras--50 MP of resolution (6132 x 8176 pixels), and it's compatible with all Hasselblad V system cameras made since 1957. It gives you RAW 3FR files (average: 65 MB/image) that are supported directly by Adobe and Apple, approximately 60 images/4GB memory card, at a capture rate of 1.1 seconds/capture.
A 2.5" TFT 24-bit color display allows you to monitor your images, and you can shoot up to 8 hours using a Sony InfoLithium battery. You have a choice of shooting in the traditional Hasselblad square format (38 MP) or the full rectangular format (50 MP), tethered or untethered. Digital correction is possible using V system lenses, and the CFV-50 is compatible with view cameras with an optional adapter plate.
50 MP (6132 x 8176 pixels) sensor that's twice the size of sensors in full frame 35mm DSLRs.
Compatible with all Hasselblad V System cameras manufactured since 1957. (Not recommended for critical work together with SWC models and ArcBody due to optical incompatibility. Some earlier SWC models need slight modification for battery mounting reasons). 2000 series cameras and 201F with C lenses only. 202FA / 203FE and 205FCC camera models need a minor camera modification to use F/FE lenses. All other cameras with Hasselblad V interface.
Choice of shooting to the classic and loved square format giving 38 MP images or the full rectangular format giving 50 MP images.
With included Phocus software for Mac and PCs, there's digital lens correction for the V system lenses, providing a new level of image quality.
2.5" TFT type, 24-bit color display.
Average of 60 images per 4GB.
Up to 8 hours of shooting capacity with Sony InfoLithium L battery.
Tools for powerful digital workflow control using Hasselblad's Instant Approval Architecture (IAA).
Hasselblad's Natural Color Solution color management included.
3F RAW file format support (3FR files also supported directly in Apple and Adobe environments.
Choice of tethered or untethered shooting,
Compatibility with view cameras using an optional interface plate.
In the Box
Hasselblad CFV-50 Digital Back (50 MP)
90-Day B&H Used Warranty
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36.7 x 49.0 mm (Lens factor 1.1) and 36.7 x 36.7 mm (Lens factor 1.5) CCD
50 MP (6132 x 8176 pixels)
Not specified by manufacturer
Image File Formats
Lossless compressed Hasselblad 3F RAW
Square format: 38 MP
Full rectangular format: 50 MP
ISO 50, 100, 200, 400 and 800
1/800 second to 64 seconds
2.5" TFT type, 24-bit color
FireWire 800 (IEEE1394b)
System & Software Requirements
Macintosh: OSX version 10.5.
PC: NT, 2000, XP, XP64, Vista and Vista64, Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)
Sony InfoLithium L, up to 8 hours of shooting capacity
Hasselblad V System cameras manufactured since 1957. (Not recommended for critical work together with SWC models and ArcBody due to optical incompatibility. Some earlier SWC models need slight modification for battery mounting reasons). 2000 series cameras and 201F with C lenses only. 202FA / 203FE and 205FCC camera models need a minor camera modification to use F/FE lenses. All other cameras with Hasselblad V interface.