Hasselblad's H system cameras have been a cornerstone of the professional digital market since their inception. The H4D-31 Medium Format DSLR Camera follows suit with a remarkable bounty of creative options. This 31MP digital camera brings photographic excellence to the fingertips of even more photographers - those looking to step-up from the 35mm DSLR format and discriminating professionals seeking to round out their creative options.
The creative opportunities and commercial appeal of medium format is unmistakable - taking photography and photographic careers to new heights. Following the path of its predecessors - the H4D-40, 50, and 60 - the H4D-31 boasts the same features that enhance photographer's work and helps to expand their vision.
The camera's digital back, or digital brain if you will, houses the extra-large 31MP (33 x 44mm) CCD image sensor, which enables medium format capture. The back also provides intuitive menu navigation displayed on the 3" LCD, and 1 CF card slot which houses CF cards of any size. In addition to being the muscle behind the H4D-31, the back can also be used on view cameras with a Hasselblad H adapter on the back.
Venturing outside the box, this camera opens one up to the world of the H System, which provides numerous lens and accessory options. The 31 is compatible with an impressive array of optics, including all the HC and HCD lenses. As if that wasn't enough - Hasselblad offers CF lens owners the incredible option of using their existing lenses with the optional CF lens adapters - several generations of classic Zeiss glass awaits...
Expanding the camera's flexibility is the optional CF lens adapter which allows all C-type lenses from the V system to be used on the H4D-31, as well as any other H system camera. V system film photographers can step-up to digital with the Carl Zeiss lenses they known, loved, and relied upon. Additional accessory options include a tilt and shift adapter, the waist-level viewfinder, and numerous other tools designed to meet the diverse needs of the serious photographer. The camera also comes with the HV 90x eye-level viewfinder with diopter adjustment and a built-in flash, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery built-into the camera's grip, battery charger, and a FireWire-800 cable.
Renowned for blazing-fast autofocus speeds, the H system is very well suited to capturing on-the-fly action as it is studio shooting - making the step-up from the 35mm DLSR format painless. Hasselblad gave its H system cameras the same flexibility of smaller cameras, while providing more room to play and experiment. The back's 31MP sensor captures brilliant images with tack-sharp detail - giving the photographer the ability to capture ultra-shallow depth of field, or to create larger than life reproductions, without losing image quality. Proprietary features like True Focus and Absolute Position Lock go even farther to ensure spot-on focus, while Hasselblad's Natural Color Solution reproduces color with stunning accuracy.
With a 1/800th sync speed, an integral hot shoe, speed light connectivity, and an ISO range of 100-1600 the H4D-31 is built to capture the highest quality images in any situation. (With a 4GB CF card installed, the RAW 3FR file format can store up to 100 images.) Hasselblad's 3F RAW file provides lossless image compression that can be processed in Hasselblad's Phocus 2.6 software and in Apple or Adobe's imaging environments. Screen layout and tool palettes in Phocus 2.6 are fully customizable, while features like moiré removal technology, Hasselblad's Natural Color Solution, and Digital Auto Correction make for surprisingly painless, yet stellar image processing. The included FireWire-800 cable allows you to shoot tethered - regardless of whether you use a Mac or PC.
The complete H4D-31 camera - the digital back, body, and viewfinder - has an ergonomic, yet solid feel that puts quality into the photographer's hands that can not only be seen, but felt. From its smooth and incredibly fast capture speeds to the unbelievable color reproduction, this 31MP medium format camera not only looks the part, but backs it up. Hasselblad's reputation for quality, craftsmanship, and legendary image making is evident with every frame.
With the purchase of this item, you are eligible for a free CD version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 software (registration and shipment is completed through Hasselblad's website).
The H4D-31 makes use of a new high speed capture architecture capturing full size images at the rate of 1.1 seconds per capture, working either mobile or tethered to a computer
The combination of these features makes the H4D-31 a natural choice for the professional commercial photographer wanting to work with high image quality within a camera system that supports ultimate creative expression in order to deliver outstanding images to satisfy the most demanding customer
The HTS 1.5 tilt/shift adapter delivers an easy to use, portable tilt/ shift solution for 5 HC/HCD lenses ranging from 28mm to 100mm. The CF adapter allows use of the classic CF-lenses from the Hasselblad V-camera, with full use of their central shutters, allowing flash to be employed at shutter speeds down to 1/500s. And thanks to the large format of the H System cameras, there is a considerably shallower depth of field range, making it much easier to utilize selective focus to creative effect
|Camera Type||Large sensor medium format DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex)|
|Resolution||31MP (4872 x 6496)|
|Sensor||33.1 x 44.2mm CCD; 6.8 micron pixels with microlenses over each pixel well ISO range: 100-1600|
|Bit Depth||16 bit|
|File Formats||Lossless compressed Hasselblad RAW 3FR|
|File Size||Hasselblad's proprietary file format 3FR: 35MB; in 16 bit Tiff: 181MB; in DNG format: 39MB|
|Color Management System||Hasselblad Natural Color Solution|
|Storage Type||CF card type U-DMA (e.g. SanDisk extreme IV) Or tethered to Mac or PC|
|Storage Capacity||2 GB CF card holds 50 images on average|
|Capture Rate||1.2 seconds per capture or 42 captures per minute|
|Filter||IR filter mounted on CCD sensor|
|Shutter Speeds||Bulb, 64 seconds to 1/800 second|
Spot: EV2 - 21
Center weighted: EV1 - 21
CenterSpot: EV1 - 21
|External Flash Connection||Yes|
|Max Sync Speed||1/800th|
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
|Display||3.0" TFT type, 24-bit color, 230,400 pixels|
|Connectivity||FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b)|
|System & Software Requirements||
Windows: XP (32 and 64 bit), Vista (32 and 64 bit), Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit).
|Software||Phocus 2.6 for Mac and Windows|
|Battery Type||Rechargeable Li-ion battery (7.2VDC, 1850mAh)|
|Operating Temperature||32-113°F (0-45°C)|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||6 x 5.1 x 8.3" (153 x 131 x 213mm) With optional 80mm lens|
|Weight||5.04 lb (2.29kg) Complete camera with optional 80mm lens, Lithium-ion battery, and CF card|