Hasselblad H6D-50c Medium Format DSLR Camera

Hasselblad H6D-50c Medium Format DSLR Camera

Hasselblad H6D-50c Medium Format DSLR Camera

B&H # HAH6D50C MFR # H-3013745
Hasselblad H6D-50c Medium Format DSLR Camera

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Product Highlights

  • 50MP 43.8 x 32.9mm CMOS Sensor
  • 16-Bit Color, 14-Stop Dynamic Range
  • Hasselblad Natural Color Solution
  • Full HD 1080p RAW Video at 30 fps
  • ISO 100-6400, Shooting Up to 2.3 fps
  • Shutter Speeds: 60 min to 1/2000 sec
  • 3.0" 920k-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • Dual CFast and SD Memory Card Slots
  • Built-In Wi-Fi, USB 3.0 Type-C
  • Includes Body, Back, HVD 90x Viewfinder
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Resolution: 50MP

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  • 1Description

Bringing well-rounded shooting capabilities to the medium format realm, the Hasselblad H6D-50c revolves around a 50MP 43.8 x 32.9mm CMOS sensor to produce high-resolution stills as well as Full HD 1080p video. Making use of the CMOS design, this sensor affords a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100-6400, along with 16-bit color depth and a dynamic range of up to 14 stops to maintain notable detail and quality when working in the most difficult of lighting conditions. Coupled with an enhanced electronic platform with faster processing capabilities, continuous shooting speeds up to 2.3 fps are possible, as well as the ability to shoot Full HD video at 30 fps in the Hasselblad RAW format. Now suitable for multimedia image-makers, the H6D maintains its exceptional stills recording capabilities and adds versatile video recording abilities to its skill-set.

Beyond imaging, the H6D also sports improved connectivity with the inclusion of a USB 3.0 Type-C connector for fast 5 Gbps transfer speeds and more fluid tethered shooting performance. The back itself incorporates a bright, clear 3.0" 920k-dot touchscreen LCD monitor for live view shooting and intuitive settings control, and a Mini HDMI port is available for working with larger external monitors. In-camera saving is possible via dual memory cards slots-one CFast slot and one SD slot-and files can also be saved remotely when shooting tethered over USB 3.0. Built-in Wi-Fi can also be used in conjunction with iOS devices running the Phocus Mobile app, which permits wireless remote control of the camera as well as the ability to preview imagery and browse files.

50MP CMOS Sensor
Revolving around a large 50MP CMOS sensor, measuring 43.8 x 32.9mm, the H6D-50c is capable of capturing an extremely wide dynamic range of up to 14 stops along with vivid 16-bit color depth. When combined with the Hasselblad Natural Color Solution, tonal transitions and skin tones show immense depth, detail, and clarity for lifelike image quality, even in dark shadow and bright highlight regions. To suit working in a variety of lighting conditions, a sensitivity range of ISO 100-6400 is available, and still files are saved in the Hasselblad 3FR raw file format.
Updated Electronic Platform
An improved electronic processing platform offers quicker performance throughout the camera system, along with more flexible connectivity options. A continuous shooting rate of up to 2.3 fps is available, along with an expanded buffer compared to previous H-series cameras for longer sustained shooting. This platform also expedites the handling of the large image sizes and permits recording Full HD video.
Full HD Video
In addition to high-resolution stills shooting, the H6D can also record both Full HD 1080p video at 30 fps. Video can be saved in the proprietary Hasselblad RAW format, which can be converted to the edit-friendly Apple ProRes format using Phocus 3.0 software, or video can also be saved in the H.264 compressed format for greater editing flexibility with a variety of software options.
System Design and Connectivity
  • Built-in 3.0" 920k-dot touchscreen LCD affords intuitive control over settings navigation and adjustment, and also permits bright, clear live view monitoring.
  • USB 3.0 Type-C connector offers transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps for quick and responsive tethered live view and stills capture.
  • In addition to tethered shooting, dual memory card slots are incorporated into the back for flexible storage capabilities. One CFast card can be used for fast read/write speeds, which are necessary for continuous shooting or video recording, and one SD slot is provided for backup storage and wide compatibility with existing cards and card readers.
  • Benefitting video applications, as well as working with the back on technical view cameras, a Mini HDMI port permits use of an optional external monitor for clear monitoring. Additional, audio in/out ports are provided for more flexible control over audio recording during video.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi enables working with an iOS mobile device and the Phocus Mobile app for remote camera control, wireless image previews, and file browsing.
  • Compatible with the updated range of HC and HCD lenses, which feature an improved leaf shutter unit for increased shutter and flash sync speeds of up to 1/2000 sec.
  • Designed within a modular system, the H6D is comprised of the digital back, camera body, and an included HVD 90x viewfinder. Beyond the included components, additional optional viewfinders, film backs, and other accessories can also be used in conjunction with the digital back or the H6D body.
  • Phocus 3.0 is a free image processing software that complements the H6D's capabilities, and enables raw file processing for both stills and video, as well as a range of editing capabilities, including automatic moiré detection and the ability to work with adjustment layers for applying exposure, white balance, and color corrections.
In the Box
Hasselblad H6D-50c Medium Format DSLR Camera
  • 16GB SDHC Memory Card
  • HVD 90X Viewfinder (Gray)
  • Battery Grip for H6D Camera (7.2V, 3200mAh)
  • Battery Charger
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Body Front Cap for H Cameras
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Hasselblad H6D-50c specs

    Imaging
    Resolution 50 MP (8272 x 6200 pixels)
    Sensor 43.8 x 32.9 mm CMOS sensor
    IR filter mounted in front of CMOS sensor
    Pixel Size 5.3 x 5.3 μm
    Bit Depth 16-bit
    Dynamic range approx. 14 stops
    File Formats Hasselblad RAW 3FR, JPEG
    File Size RAW 3FR capture 65 MB on average
    TIFF 8-bit: 154 MB
    Color Management System Hasselblad Natural Color Solution
    Storage Type 1x CFast card slot
    1x SD card slot
    Shooting Modes Single shot stills or video
    Capture Rate 1.7-2.3 fps
    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 60 min. to 1/2000 sec. (depending on lens in use)
    ISO Range ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
    Metering Options Spot: EV 2 to 21
    Center Weighted: EV 1 to 21
    CenterSpot: EV 1 to 21
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    Recording Format Full HD: 1920 x 1080p at 30 fps
    File Format Hasselblad RAW or H.264 compressed
    Connectivity Mini HDMI and audio in/out ports
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    External Flash Connection Yes; hot shoe and flash sync port
    Max Sync Speed Flash can be used at all shutter speeds with central shutter lens
    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/Display
    Viewfinder HVD 90x
    90° eye-level viewfinder with diopter adjustment from -5 to +3.5 Image magnification 3.1x
    Built-in flash (GN 39.4' / 12 m @ ISO 100)
    TTL-compatible hot shoe for optional Metz SCA3002-system flashes
    Display 3.0" 920k-dot touchscreen LCD
    24-bit color
    Histogram Yes; on rear display and camera grip
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity USB 3.0 Type-C connector, Mini HDMI, audio in/out
    Wi-Fi Built-in; 802.11a/b/g/n
    System & Software Requirements Phocus for Mac and Windows: Mac OS X 10.9 or later
    Windows 10, 8, 7 (32- and 64-bit), Vista, and XP
    Power
    Battery Type Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (7.2 VDC, 3200 mAh)
    Physical
    Operating Temperature 14 to 113°F / -10 to 45°C
    Dimensions 6.0 x 5.2 x 8.1" / 153 x 131 x 205 mm (complete camera with HC 80mm f/2.8 lens)
    Weight 4.7 lb / 2115 g (with battery, card, and optional HC 80mm f/2.8 lens)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.0 x 10.8 x 6.6"

    Hasselblad H6D-50c reviews

    H6D-50c Medium Format DSLR Camera is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from The good, the bad, and the ugly I just got into medium format after shooting Canon for over 20 years. I still continue to shoot canon as it's a different tool. The H6D 50c arrived because the 100c I ordered is delayed. THE GOOD: I find the H6D to be very impressive with the 100mm and 120mm lenses I ordered. Having the ability to shoot up to 1/2000 of a second is great. I compared the Phase One 100mp XF body to the H5D at a trade show (March 2016) and found the Hasselblad to feel better for me, as it felt lighter, more comfortable to hold, the rear autofocus button better placed, and the HB seemed like the autofocus locked on faster using the same targets in the convention hall. The H6D feels just as good. The color and tonality are superb. The autofocus is very accurate and yields 90%+ of perfect focus during portrait shoots. Wifi images to ipad is mostly reliable and immediate. THE BAD: When I first got my H6D the camera would always freeze when the self timer or ipad remote app was set to over one second. That's been fixed but it does speak to the possibility that this product was rushed. Also the ipad app does not know if the camera is shot vertical, so all of my vertical portraits are sideways on the ipad, then rotated sideways when the ipad is rotated. That is still not fixed. The ipad app gets overwhelmed with more than a few hundred images and becomes unresponsive. The camera freezes some times a lot other times not at all. I already had a shoot that latest 1.5 hours where the camera froze 5 times, where I had to remove and reattach the battery. Maybe this is normal for Medium format, so I'll give a pass. THE UGLY 1)PHOCUS IS HORRIBLE; Hasselblad's software is very slow even when using it on my 8 core extreme cpu with a gtx 980. I ran the same HB raw files through Lightroom, making 1:1 previews and Lightroom had about the same quick performance as editing Canon 5d mk3 raws. The problem is Lightroom does not do as great of a job with contrast and color, or else I'd ditch Phocus. Phocus takes FOREVER to render thumbnails. When you look at an image and go back to view thumbnails, they all have to redraw, taking just as long. Phocus also does not have a perspective control like Phase's Capture One. 2) NO GOOD WIDE LENS FOR 100C; The 24mm lens recommended to me by HB, has serious barrel distortion and lens vignetting, which Phocus does a good job of correcting until you notice there are hints of uneven stretching from the barrel correction. Also I found out when talking with HB tech support staff that the 24mm and 28mm are cropped lenses and not recommended to use on a full frame sensor like the 100c. So the 24mm was returned. I looked into the 35mm; went to a local camera store and shot test images using my H6D 50C. Well that lens yielded uneven sharpness across a city-scape. I shot from a camera store's 4th floor open window. I also was told by a few industry folks that HB's 35mm is a dog and it needs to be updated. So if you're using a H6D 100c, your widest sharp lens is the 50mm (31mm equivalent to 35mm format). What a let down. I hope Hasselblad will release a full frame 28mm, or at lease update the 35mm. Conclusion: Would I trade in the HB for the Phase if I had the opportunity? No. I photograph mostly people for clients and I think one of the most important camera qualities is sharp focus. In my tests, the HB bested the Phase. I love my HB 100mm and the 120mm lens. I also plan on shooting some personal work in landscape and travel, and will most likely use the 100c back on an Alpa camera with a Rodenstock lens, so no need for Hasselblad to step up to the plate with a proper full frame wide. If I was mostly into architectural photography, then I would recommend the Phase with an Alpa/Rodenstock, as Capture One has a great perspective control. Best of Luck. Cheers!!
    Date published: 2016-09-06
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