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Hasselblad’s New 39 Megapixel Medium Format Camera – Wow!

Wow. Just Wow. The Tech News Net announces that “Hasselblad Introduces its New 39 Megapixel H2D-39 Digital Camera”. You read it right. Thirty-nine Megapixels. That’s huge.

The camera’s CCD sensor is more than twice the size of conventional 35mm camera sensors (36.7 x 49.0 mm). At maximum resolution, the images captured by the H2D-39 in Hasselblad’s proprietary 3F RAW format are 78MB large (50MB with lossless compression).

The new camera is the equivalent of a medium format (2 1/4). The full press release can be found on the Hasselblad site.

2 Comments

  • Sam
    Posted June 28, 2016 at 6:36 | Permalink

    Hey,

    I had a quick question about buying a new camera and figured you may be able to help me. Im a recent college grad looking to do some part time photography and build my portfolio. I have been looking for a good camera with my graduation money, well part of it anyway. I was looking around the 1,000 to 1,500$ range. Anyway, I have read lots of reviews ect about different cameras and have taken a liking to the Canon EOS 5D Mark III It’s a lot more then my price range new but used i could possibly buy one. Or this Sony a7R II which i saw on a site. Do any of you have any experience with either of these or could recommend something that meet the above criteria?

    Thanks for the help!

    • Posted June 29, 2016 at 11:43 | Permalink

      Skip the Sony and head for Canon or Nikon. More versatility and it will grow with you. I don’t have a specific recommendation, as it is the person behind the camera not the dummy camera that makes the difference, but I will recommend that you overbuy. There are three ways to do this:

      1. Under buy and have to buy again in a year or two, then a year or two later, and a year later, and a year later.
      2. Buy whatever you want, use it for six months to a year and sell it, and move up a step or two, and continue that cycle.
      3. Over buy and not have to buy again for 5-10 years, if the technology holds.

      I vote for the latter. That saved us over the years.

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