Hasselblad H5D-50 Medium Format DSLR Camera

Hasselblad H5D-50 Medium Format DSLR Camera

Hasselblad H5D-50 Medium Format DSLR Camera

B&H # HAH5D50 MFR # 3013660

Product Highlights

  • 50 Megapixel Resolution
  • 36.7 x 49.1mm CCD Sensor
  • 3.0" 24-Bit Color LCD w/ 460,320 Pixels
  • True Focus II and Focus Confirm
  • 16-Bit Color Definition
  • Hasselblad RAW 3FR File Format
  • Compatible with H-System Components
  • DAC Automated Lens Correction System
  • Digital Spirit Level
  • Includes Phocus and Lightroom 5 Software
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  • 1Description

The H5D-50 Medium Format DSLR Camera from Hasselblad is the 50MP model of the new Hasselblad H system of medium format DSLR cameras. The H5D-50 model contains a 36.7 x 49.1 mm 50MP (6132 x 8176) CCD sensor. With its large light path, it creates high resolution images with great clarity and color rendering without gradation breaks. Hasselblad's Natural Color Solution (HNCS) creates accurate colors, with natural skin tones and an ability to capture specific product colors and tones that are difficult to reproduce. The improved Hasselblad Image Processing Architecture ensures fast performance and transfer speed.

The True Focus II autofocus system offers accurate auto-focusing when recomposing images and Immediate Focus Confirm (IFC) means there is no need to stop shooting to check if your shot was in focus. The DAC Automated Lens Correction System relays information about capture conditions and the specific lenses being used to tweak autofocus and metering for improved imaging results. Images are produced in the Hasselblad 3FR lossless compressed RAW files and 1/4 resolution print-ready JPEG files. RAW 3FR images are 65MB on average and TIFF 8-bit images are approximately 150MB. 

Customized settings profiles for aperture, shutter speed, AF-mode are available with the touch of one button and can be transferred to other H5D cameras. An updated Graphical User Interface makes navigation easier and the 3.0" TFT LCD Display offers clear image playback. The bright HVD-90x Eye-level Viewfinder with 3.1x image magnification and diopter adjustment is packaged with the H5D-50, but other viewfinders are available including the HVM Waist-level viewfinder.

Physically, the camera has a high-strength aluminum inner core and stainless steel housings for lightweight durability that is comfortable for hand-held photography. Large, ergonomic buttons and improved weather sealing are part of the H5D-50's new design.

The H5D-50 is fully compatible with the HC/HCD line of central lens shutter lenses. As mentioned, these lenses integrate DAC and True Focus II technology for clear and accurate image capture. They allow flash sync at all shutter speeds, enabling the use of flash in all lighting conditions. With the optional CF adapter, all central lens shutter V system Carl Zeiss lenses can also be used.

The H5D-50 also features a Digital Spirit Level function to assist in accurately placing the camera in a vertical or horizontal position. The camera comes with both Phocus, the Hasselblad proprietary image processing software, and Adobe Lightroom. 

True Focus II and Focus Confirm
True Focus II provides accurate autofocus when composing and recomposing your images and the H5D provides instant focus confirm via one of six reprogrammable buttons (AE-L, True Focus, Mirror Up, Stop Down, P1 and P2).
Digital Lens Correction
The H5D-50 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-50. And all central lens shutter V system Carl Zeiss lenses are compatible via the optional CF adapter.
The H5D-50 can save up to seven customized complete camera settings profiles. Custom profiles can be passed to other H5D cameras.
LCD Display
The H5D-50 has a 3.0" TFT type LCD display with 24-bit color and 460,320 pixels and larger, easier to read display style.
Viewfinder Options
Four viewfinders are available for the H5D-50:

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
HV 90x-II: 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-50 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 centre 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
All H5D cameras feature 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.
The H5D has been physically redesigned to be more ergonomically friendly and durable. More programmable buttons and larger, more reachable buttons improve performance and workflow and improved weather sealing allows you to shoot in the field with less worry for your camera.
Phocus or Lightroom 5
The HD5 comes bundled with both Hasselblad's proprietary image processing software, Phocus, and Adobe Lightroom 5. Both systems have been integrated to work with the H5D. You can operate your Hasselblad camera tethered to Lightroom with a plug-in and the Hasselblad natural Color System and digital lens correction profiles have been ported into Lightroom.
In the Box
Hasselblad H5D-50 Medium Format DSLR Camera
  • Body Cap
  • HVD-90X Full-frame Viewfinder
  • 8GB Compact Flash Memory Card
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (integrated into Grip)
  • Battery Charger
  • FireWire 800 Cable
  • Phocus 2.0 Software CD-ROM
  • Adobe Lightroom 5 Software
  • User's Guide on CD-ROM
  • One Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Camera Type Large sensor medium format DSLR
    Resolution 50MP (6132 x 8176 pixels)
    Sensor 36.7 x 49.1 mm
    Pixel Size 6.0 μm
    Bit Depth 16-bit
    File Formats Lossless compressed Hasselblad RAW 3FR
    1/4 Resolution print ready JPEG files with Hasselblad natural Colors
    File Size RAW 3FR capture 65MB on average
    TIFF 8-bit: 150MB
    Color Management System Hasselblad Natural Color Solution
    Storage Type CF card type U-DMA or tethered to Mac or PC
    Storage Capacity 8GB CF card: 120 images on average
    Shooting Modes Single Shot
    Capture Rate 1.1 sec per capture
    50 captures per minute
    Histogram Yes
    Filter IR filter mounted on CCD sensor
    Shutter Electronic lens shutter
    Focus Autofocus metering with passive central cross-type sensor True Focus with Immediate Focus Confirm (IFC) Instant manual focus override Metering range EV 1 to 19 at ISO 100
    Lens Compatibility Hasselblad HC/HCD lens line
    Exposure Control
    Shutter Speeds 128 - 1/800 sec
    ISO Range ISO 50, 100, 200, 400 and 800
    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
    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 (32 and 64 bit), Vista (32 and 64 bit), Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit).
    Software Phocus for Mac and Windows (included) and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5(included)
    Battery Type Rechargeable Li-ion battery (7.2VDC, 2900mAh).
    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)
    Weight 5.05 lb (2.29 kg) with HC80 lens, battery and CF card
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.1 x 11.0 x 7.0"

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