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Hasselblad H5D-50c Medium Format DSLR Camera Body

BH #HAH5D50C • MFR #H-3013668
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Hasselblad H5D-50c Medium Format DSLR Camera Body
Key Features
  • 50 MP 43.8 x 32.9mm CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0" 460k-Dot 24-Bit Color LCD Monitor
  • 16-Bit Color, 14-Stop Dynamic Range
  • ISO 100-6400, Up to 1.5 fps Shooting
The H5D-50c Medium Format DSLR Camera Body from Hasselblad houses a large, 43.8 x 32.9mm 50 MP CMOS sensor, with 8272 x 6200 resolution, that enables enhanced low-light sensitivity with an ISO range from 100 to 6400. In addition, the H5D-50c, compared to the H5D-50, provides a longer shutter speed range 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.
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Hasselblad H5D-50c Overview

  • 1Description
  • 250 MP CMOS Sensor
  • 3True Focus and Absolute Position Lock
  • 4Digital Lens Correction
  • 5Lens Compatibility
  • 6Customization
  • 7LCD Display
  • 8Viewfinder Options
  • 9Tethered Operation and Storage Options
  • 10View Camera Compatibility
  • 11Flash Control
  • 12Digital Spirit Level
  • 13Design
  • 14Film Compatibility
  • 15Phocus Software

The H5D-50c Medium Format DSLR Camera Body from Hasselblad houses a large, 43.8 x 32.9mm 50 MP CMOS sensor, with 8272 x 6200 resolution, that enables enhanced low-light sensitivity with an ISO range from 100 to 6400. In addition, the H5D-50c, compared to the H5D-50, provides a longer shutter speed range 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 re-composition 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.

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.

Customization

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

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.

Design

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.

Film Compatibility

In addition to the high-resolution CMOS sensor unit included in this bundle, the H5D body also accepts optional film magazines for a versatile, multimedia workflow.

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.

Hasselblad H5D-50c Specs

Camera TypeLarge sensor medium format DSLR
Imaging
Resolution50 MP (8272 x 6200 pixels)
Sensor43.8 x 32.9 mm CMOS sensor
Pixel Size5.3 μm
Bit Depth16-bit
File FormatsLossless compressed Hasselblad RAW 3FR
File SizeRAW 3FR capture 65 MB on average
TIFF 8-bit: 154 MB
Color Management SystemHasselblad Natural Color Solution
Storage TypeCF card type UDMA or tethered to Mac or PC
Shooting ModesSingle Shot
Capture Rate1.5 fps
Approx. 50 captures per minute
HistogramYes
FilterIR filter mounted on CMOS sensor
ShutterElectronic lens shutter
FocusAutofocus 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 CompatibilityHasselblad H system lens line with integral central lens shutter
Exposure Control
Shutter Speeds1/800 sec. - 12 min.
ISO RangeISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Metering OptionsSpot
Center Weighted
Center Spot
Metering range:
Spot: EV2 - 21
Center weighted: EV1 - 21
Center Spot: EV1 - 21
Remote ControlYes
Flash
External Flash ConnectionYes
Max Sync SpeedFlash can be used at all shutter speeds with central shutter lens
Flash ControlAutomatic 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/Display
ViewfinderIncludes HVD 90x Compatible with optional HV 90x and HVM
Display3.0" TFT type, 24-bit color, 460,320 pixels
HistogramYes
Connectivity/System Requirements
ConnectivityFireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b) Thunderbolt supported via optional adapters
Wi-FiNo
System & Software RequirementsMacintosh: OS X 10.5 and later
Windows: XP, Vista, Windows 7 (from version 2.8 64 bit only), Windows 8
SoftwarePhocus for Mac and Windows (included)
Power
Battery TypeRechargeable Li-ion battery (7.2 VDC, 2900 mAh)
Physical
Operating Temperature32 - 113°F (0 - 45°C)
Dimensions6.02 x 5.16 x 8.07" (15.3 x 13.1 x 20.5 cm) with HC80 lens
Weight5.05 lb (2.29 kg) with battery, CF card, and optional HC 80mm lens
Packaging Info
Package Weight8.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.7 x 13.3 x 7.6"
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