Hasselblad Officially Announces Availability of H5D-50c CMOS Camera Back

Hasselblad Officially Announces Availability of H5D-50c CMOS Camera Back

Hasselblad has made the camera they said existed back in January official: the H5D-50C CMOS medium format back will retail for €20,900. Ian Rawcliffe, Hasselblad CEO, stated: "There is no price premium at all for customers who wish to acquire this groundbreaking technology. The H5D-50c will ship with the same price tag that applies to our H5D-50 model."

The new H5D-50c was first announced in mid-January and the camera enjoyed a fleeting debut at the CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show, Japan, three weeks later - but is now fully available worldwide.

  • 50 Megapixel CMOS sensor with almost twice the physical size of the largest 35mm DSLR sensor.
  • Excellent high ISO performance: shoot at up to ISO 6400 and still produce crisp clean images with perfect colors both on location or in the studio.
  • High dynamic range (up to 14 stops) for improved detail in shadow and highlight areas.
  • Longer shutter speeds (up to 12 minutes).
  • Faster capture rate: 1.5 frames per second.
  • Live Video in Phocus with higher frame rate.
  • True Focus auto-focus system with Absolute Position Lock and camera controls.
  • Options for working with tilt-shift.
  • GPS recording flexibility.

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The H5D-50c is priced at €20,900, or approximately $28,790.

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I can't afford it, but really, that price isn't too bad!

C'mon office Lotto pool!!!

I think I've just had a cameragasm...

Can't wait to see how it would perform at low ISO, then i could start thinking about selling my h4d 40.

performs very well. im working on a review of the sony sensor. its the same as the phase one sensor

Thanks for you reply Douglas! So do you think i'm not going to miss my old CCD sensor switching to this new one?

Don't make any decision until you have tried one,the CCD files are very nice and this may be more suited to event and wedding photography,also the H4D 50 has a bigger sensor ,,,

Is this not the same Sony sensor going in the new PhaseOne and the new Pentax? if so, the Pentax with sensor will only be around $10,000. Hmmmm...

No leaf shutters with Penatx and H camera has a better range of glass.. I tried the pentax though and its a nice camera..

I really thought this was going to be some bullshit release from hasselblad but those are some pretty impressive specs. And even though I can't afford it, 28,000 is not bad at all for this, specially if that "crisp, perfect colored images at ISO 6400" claim has any true to it.

Nice looking specs. I did have to chuckle at the faster capture rate though. Like, "Wow, now we can shoot at 1.5 frames per second!?" lol

....I wish I had enough money to even rent one.

nice! I am so getting one