Hasselblad H6D-50c Review

Serious camera professionals are going crazy over the new Hasselblad h6d but is it really any good?

This article will review the Hasselblad H6D-50c. It’s the latest generation of integrated digital media format cameras. It builds on the previous successful Hasselblad cameras that are popular among people that work in the fashion, creative, artistic and professional photography industries.

This Hasselblad H6D-50c review will give you all the good and bad points that you must know before you buy.

Hasselblad H6D-50c Review

Hasselblad celebrates its 75th anniversary with a display of its Swedish craftsmanship with the Hasselblad H6D-50c.

They claim that it is driven by our passion for excellence, based on the quality of image, design and performance.

This is without compromise and taking advantage of its core competencies. The Hasselblad H6D-50c is presented as a new chapter in medium format photography.

Key Features and Formats You Should Know:

Below is the list of all of the key features and formats that you must know about.

HD Video

The redesign of the electronic platform enables the H6D-50c to capture HD video (2K) in the patented H.264 and Hasselblad RAW format, which can be converted to Apple ProRes format via Phocus 3.0. Together with HDMI and audio installations, capturing high-quality video outputs is easy.

Touchscreen

The new 3 “high-definition back display is tactile with customizable options, including the assignment of favorite functions to play buttons.We have increased the resolution to 920,000 points and the performance of the image display offers revisions sharp images with accurate colors and a clear live view. View experience.

50MP CMOS Sensor

If it has a reputation for producing the world’s most advanced medium format camera systems, there is a constant expectation that there will be more. 

The proven and proven 50MP sensor has been further developed with a higher ISO range and higher data throughput.

With about 14 f-stops of dynamic range, the fine details are beautifully rendered in sharp and stunning detail.

New Electronic Platform

The already convincing case for recording the medium format has become much more attractive. The entire electronic platform of the H6D has been redesigned with a state-of-the-art processor for the advanced features of the camera. This improved speed allows for a faster rate of firing up to 2.5 frames per second, which can be sustained longer thanks to a larger buffer.

Phocus 3.0

In addition to the introduction of the H6D camera system, our image processing software has been enhanced with additional tools that allow more accurate use of corrections.

USB 3.0 Type-C Connector

Hasselblad chose a USB 3.0-C connector to connect to any platform without an adapter. It also offers very fast transfer rates that are more than five times faster than Firewire transfer rates, so live images or still images can be recorded.

Mini HDMI & Audio I/O ports

The additional mini-HDMI port and associated input / output ports allow videographers to display video streaming on a larger external monitor for audio and video files. It’s also a great advantage for photographers using Live View to check composition and focus when using a technical camera.

Updated H Series Lenses

To take full advantage of the new features of the H6D, Hasselblad has also updated its full range of H Series lenses and introduced a new shutter unit with extended life and a shutter speed of 1/12000 seconds. It is used with an H6D camera , And of course, with a shutter, it’s still possible to sync the flash at any speed.

Dual Card Slots

Adding a second media card slot to the storage options and the updated card-type compatibility provide maximum flexibility. The CFast card slot offers very high data transfer rates and is especially suited for the high data bandwidth required for HD and UHD video recording and continuous still images. The industry-standard SD card slot guarantees very good data transfer rates and broad compatibility with existing card readers.

Hasselblad H6D-50c Specification

Manufacturer SKU 3013740
Brand Hasselblad
Camera Format Digital Medium Format
Camera Type DSLR Large Sensor Medium Format
Sensor Type & Resolution 43.8 x 32.9mm 50 megapixels (8272 × 6200 pixels, 5.3 × 5.3 μm
File Format Stills: Hasselblad 3FR, 1/4 size JPEG Video: 8 bit, 4:2:0, H.264 Compressed (25 fps), Hasselblad RAW (25 fps)
File Size Stills: RAW 3FR capture 106MB on average. TIFF 8 bit: 154MB; Video: HD (1920 x 1080p)
Colour Definition 16 bit; Dynamic range approx. 14 stops
Colour Management System Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution
Shooting Mode Single shot stills, Video
Video Recording Format Full HD (1920x1080p) 25 fps
Capture Rate TBD
Shutter Speed 60 minutes to 1/2000 sec (depending on lens type used)
ISO Speed Range ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 & 6400
Exposure Metering Spot, Centre Weighted and CentreSpot Metering range Spot: EV2 to 21, Centre Weighted: EV1 to 21, CentreSpot: EV1 to 21
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 Compatability Hasselblad H system lens line with integral central lens shutter
Flash Sync Speed Flash can be used at all shutter speeds
Flash Control Automatic TTL centre 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 inch TFT type, 24 bit colour, 920K pixels; Touch functionality: Yes, full support;
Histogram Yes (on rear display and on camera grip display)
Viewfinder HVD 90x: 90° eye-level viewfinder with dioptre adjustment. Image magnification 3.1x. Integral fill-flash (G.No. 12 @ ISO100). Hot shoe for SCA3002 system flashes from Metz™
Live View Live View: On camera, host and iOS device with high frame rate (30 fps)
Storage Options CFast Card, SD Card (UHS-I)
Storage Capacity 16GB card cam hold 140 (images on average)
Cabled Connectivity USB 3.0 (5 Gbit/s) Type-C connector, Mini HDMI, Audio In/Out. Flash sync In/Out, Power In
WI-FI & GPS 802.11a, b, g, n, ac (depending on region).
Platform Support Macintosh: OSX version 10.10; PC: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 (64 bit only)Macintosh: OSX version 10.9 or later; PC: XP/Vista/Windows 7 (64 bit)/8/10
Software Phocus for Mac and Windows.
Power Supply Rechargeable Li-ion battery (7.2 VDC/3200 mAh); Socket for external power
Functional Temperature in °C – 10 ̊C to + 45 ̊C / 14 – 113 ̊F
Environmental Protection Yes; Dust & Weather Seals
Dimensions Complete camera w/ HC80 lens: 153 x 131 x 205mm [W x H x D]
Weight 2115g (Complete camera w/ HC80 lens, Li-Ion battery and card)

 

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Hasselblad H6D-50c

First things first, the Hasselblad H6D-50c is an amazing piece of engineering. There are many good reasons why this camera has an almost cult like status among photographers.Mr Water Geek Thinking

The optical viewfinder does not change from the H5D and is clear as a bell, while the main screen is extremely sharp and shows many details.

If you touch the screen twice, it will zoom in 100% to make it easier to focus, and it’s easy to focus on the subject. Like the H5D, the H6D has an ergonomic grip that makes it comfortable, though still a little bit heavy to carry.

The H6D is a medium format camera for the 21st century. Quick and easy adjustments via a touch screen, a reasonable autofocus system and even 4K video recording.

Red CrossBAD Points

  • Heavy to carry when compared to other full-frame cameras.
  • Very expensive.

Green Plus ArrowBEST Points

  • It has some cool unexpected features. For instance, a double-tap of the screen zooms in to 100% to assist with focusing. This makes it easy to get the subject sharp. 
  • Also, like the H5D, the H6D has an ergonomically shaped grip that makes it comfortable to hold.
  • The optical viewfinder is unchanged from the H5D and is clear as a bell while the main screen is superbly sharp, showing lots of detail.
  • Clever modular design.
  • You have a choice of high resolution sensors.
  • Fast control adjustment via touchscreen.
  • Amazing high quality images that meet the highest professional standards required by the fashion, creative, cinematic and artistic industries.
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