Hassleblad's New H1D 22 MP Medium Format Digital Camera

Hassleblad has just announced the new H1D digital camera which will contain 22 megapixels in a 37mm x 49mm sensor. Image storage will not be done via cf cards, micro drives etc., but rather by a 40gb Image bank, or if you're in the studio, via computer. The H1D is capable of producing 132mb files in 16 bit RGB. ISO range is 50 -100.

Following are some additional specifications:

TECHNICAL FEATURES:

Sensor size: 22 Mpixels

Sensor dimensions: 36.7 x 49.0 mm

Image size: 66 MByte 8 bit RGB / 132 MByte 16 bit RGB

Shooting mode: Single shot

16 bit colour

ISO speed range: ISO 50 - 400

Longest shutter speed: 32 seconds

Image storage: Image Bank external hard drive

Storage capacity: 850 full resolution images

Battery type: SONY InfoLithium NP-F series (not included)

Capture rate:: 2 seconds/image including preview

Color display

Histogram feedback on camera LCD and rear LCD

Acoustic feedback

Software: FlexColor

Platform support: Mac OSX, Win98, ME, NT, 2000, XP

Host connection type: Firewire (IEEE1394)

CAMERA FEATURES:

Camera type: Interchangeable viewfinder and lenses.

Lenses: Hasselblad HC lenses with integral shutter. All lenses from the V system with optional lens adapter

Shutter speed range: Digital: 1/800 s to 32 seconds. Analog: 1/800s to 18 hours

Viewfinder: 90° reflex viewfinder w. diopter adjustment (-4 to +2.5D). Image magnification 2.7X. Integral fill-flash (G.No. 12 @ ISO100). Hot shoe for SCA3002-system flashes from Metz™.

Focusing: Automatic and manual focusing. Instant manual focus override. AF metering with passive central cross-type sensor. Metering range EV 1 to 19 2 ISO100.

Flash control: Automatic TTL centre weighted system. Uses built-in flash or flases compatible with SCA3002 (Metz™). Output can be adjusted from -3 to +3EV. For manual flashes a buitl-in metering susystem is available.

Exposure metering: Metering options: Spot, Centre weighted and Average. Metering range Spot: EV2 to 21, Centre weighted: EV1 to 21, Average: EV1 to 21

Power supply: Cassette for 3 CR-123 Lithium batteries. Optional rechargeable Li-ion battery available.

Get additional info from the Hassleblad website: http://www.hasselblad.de/products/level3.asp?secId=1135&itemId=3362