Danish Medium format camera manufacturer Hasselblad announced today the H4D-200MS – the highest resolution “consumer” level camera to date with 200 Mega Pixel output. However instead of using a 200 Mega Pixel sensor the new camera uses a special technology in the sensor to capture several images and combine them into one ultra high resolution image.
S uses what Hasselblad calls multi-shot technology. This technology, first demonstrated on the company’s H3DII-39MS platform back in 2008 uses small ultra precise motors around a frame which holds the camera sensor. This patented technology is known as piezo frame module and it helps move the sensor with incredible precision (equivalent to about 1 pixel).
The H4D-200MS has 3 capture modes:
· Normal single-shot capture delivering 50 Mega Pixel resolution images of live subjects.
· Multi-shot capture (4 shots) delivering 50 Mega Pixel high detail images of still subjects.
· Multi-shot capture (6 shots) delivering 200 Mega Pixel ultra high detail of still subjects.
Hasselblad Multi shot (4-shot/6 shot) technology eliminates the issues that the single-shot interpolation routine can sometimes introduce, such as moiré and color rendering issues by physically moving the sensor 1 pixel at a time, thereby capturing the red, green and blue information in each individual pixel point and then combining these captures into one. this results in a true color and moiré free capture with increased level of detail as there is no need for interpolation at all according to Hasselblad.
The H4D-200MS is available now for 32.000 Euro (plus tax). Current users of the H4D-50MS model will have the option to upgrade their systems into the new H4D-200MS for 7.000 Euro (plus tax) by sending the camera to the factory in Denmark.
More information on the H4D-200MS can be found on the camera mini-site