The World's First 100-Megapixel Drone Has a Hasselblad Camera

The World's First 100-Megapixel Drone Has a Hasselblad Camera

Can you imagine the insane amount of detail in aerial shots that can be captured using a 100-megapixel medium-format camera? This could previously be done only by taking to the skies yourself in an airplane or helicopter. DJI has relieved us of buying a plane ticket, but has yet to announce a price tag for this flying contraption.

DJI partnered with Hasselblad to create a monster of an aerial photography platform by combining a DJI Matrice 600 Pro drone and a Hasselblad H6D-100c, mounted on a Ronin-MX gimbal.

This stunning aerial abstract was captured from an airplane with a medium format camera by Paul Hoelen. DJI and Hasselblad free the need for an airplane to capture such detail, but at what cost?

DJI told Fstoppers that its next project is a remote-controlled space telescope hanging from a Chinook double rotor helicopter. Seriously though, the Hasselblad H6D-100c is the pinnacle of camera technology at the moment. Its medium format 53.4 mm x 40.0 mm sensor offers outstanding fine detail, color reproduction, and tonal range. The Matrice 600 Pro can be guided by the D-RTK GNSS navigation system, which can withstand strong magnetic interference and provides highly precise centimeter-level 3D positioning.

It will be released in the third quarter of 2017 at a price to be announced at later date.

Photo used with permission of Paul Hoelen.

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Daniel Laan is an outdoor enthusiast, teacher, writer, and landscape photographer. While his dramatic landscape photography has gained international acclaim, his pursuit of the light is primarily a means to get to know himself. Daniel teaches introspective landscape photography around the world through running tours and workshops.

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