Every few years, there’s a development in the imaging world that bring the megapixel wars back to the front page for every photographer. After years of chasing densely packed sensors in their devices, most companies that make imaging devices settled on varying degrees of resolution. Based on sensor size, medium format cameras offer the highest resolution, but Hasselblad has just dropped a nuke on the whole megapixel war with the Hasselblad H6D-400c.
The new imaging device from the German camera maker is capable of shooting images with a whopping resolution of 400 megapixels. This, the camera achieves by shifting its 100 megapixel CMOS sensor by 1 pixel four times (once in each direction) followed by shifting the sensor by half a pixel twice. The six images combined give you incredibly detailed 400-megapixel images with “real RGB colour data for each pixel.” The images files contain so much information that each of them weighs a whopping 2.4GB and require the camera to be shot tethered to a laptop. Tethering is assisted by an onboard USB-3.0 port with a Type C connection.
Obviously, if you’re going to be using the multi-shot mode to create 400-megapixel images with the H6D-400c, then your usage is going to be severely limited to shooting just stationary objects. The price tag of $47,995 should also tell you that it is only for the very serious professional, but let’s face it, who wouldn’t love to take a selfie with this megapixel beast?
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