updated 05:10 pm EST, Mon February 1, 2010
Hasselblad H4D-40 lowers entry for medium format
Hasselblad today expanded its H4D medium format camera system to include a new, relative starter model. The H4D-40 shoots at 'just' 40 megapixels but has all the features of the higher resolution models, such as the ability to keep focus using a yaw sensor or to tether over FireWire. It also comes presupplied with Hasselblad's Phocus 2.0 to manage incoming shots.
The digital back is still compatible with other Hasselblad-ready lenses and other accessories. Most of the details of pricing aren't available, but more details should become public with an international demo tour that starts on February 10th. The mid-range H3D-50 usually costs $29,299 for a complete kit.