Hasselblad Announces H1D

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Hasselblad Announces H1D
September 28, 2004
The H1D camera offers all the benefits of the H1 of which there are very many, but provides a directly digital result. The controls of all key settings uses the integral H1D controls, including ISO speed rating, white balance, exposure mode and focus mode. The grip display even shows a detailed histogram of the exposure. Immediate image and exposure checking is provided via the H1D colour preview display and by acoustic exposure feedback.

There is no need for CF cards, micro drives or other storage media. In the studio the H1D can be tethered to a Mac or PC computer. The H1D includes a separate 40Gb Image Bank that safely and rapidly stores all images. Up to eight hours of constant computer-free shooting is provided from a single charge. Up to 850 images can be stored each viewable on the two inch colour preview display that also offers image browsing and ultra fast zooms. Back in the studio, a computer displays an automatic contact sheet, allowing active image browsing with a 100 images transferred every 2.5 seconds.

To ensure maximum shooting speed throughout its lifetime, the storage media is specially sectored and formatted to prevent fragmentation. The Image Bank automatically loads its power requirements straight from the FireWire cable when connected to a computer. Alternatively, while on the road, it can be powered with a standard L-size rechargeable battery.

Thanks to its unique Double Duration Circuit technology (patent pending), the H1D runs more than twice as cool as similar digital camera systems, for cleaner images, true 16bit colour depth and double the battery life. This is an important aspect as electronically generated heat can create noise in images, thereby limiting the dynamic range, density and image quality.

Easy-to-use tools, full process colour management, fast preview downloads, and a large output accurate preview, produce control over capture. Tiff tags including preview, metadata, and a history log of all settings used with the raw image data provide future-safe information retention.

H1D Major Features

  • 22MP Medium Format sensor
  • 49mm x 36.7mm Imager
  • Digital: 32sec - 1/800sec
  • Analog: 18hrs - 1/800sec
  • ISO 50 - 400
  • Single Shot
  • 66MB 8-bit RGB / 132 MB 16-bit RGB
  • 2-seconds per image capture
The Hasselblad H1D is the first fully integrated medium format auto focus DSLR camera. It provides the professional photographer with a flexible digital camera based upon the markets most powerful 22Mpix sensor merged into the newest Hasselblad camera platform.

Flexability

The new H1D digital camera gives you the power and freedom to capture your best images from an entire world of subjects. Offering all the benefits known from the H1, now direct digital. With digital controls of all key settings using the H1D controls, including ISO speed rating, white balance, exposure mode and focus mode. The Hasselblad H1D grip display shows all camera settings and a detailed histogram of your exposure. Combined with the H1D colour preview display and acoustic exposure feedback, this powerful digital camera delivers immediate image and exposure checking. On location, you can take a new high-resolution shot every two seconds and keep shooting for up to 850 images, all of which are saved straight to the hard drive of the H1D Image Bank. You never need to change CF cards, micro drives or other storage media. In the studio you can connect the H1D to your computer and work tethered. On Mac or PC. You are in command.

Fastest medium format auto focus camera

Ongoing research has produced an auto focus system so fast and accurate that it rivals even those systems found on the latest 35 mm cameras. For example, when using an 80 mm lens, it takes just 400 ms to focus from closerange to infinity. Furthermore, its unique instant-focusoverride feature gives pros the extra control they need to capture even the most challenging images.

Hasselblad lenses for best digital image quality

The Hasselblad H1D uses the full range of high-resolution H1 lenses that are specially designed for capturing digital images. Latest additions to the range are the HC 2.2/100mm, HC macro 4/120mm, and HC 4.5/300mm. A CF adapter offers access to use of all V system lenses with the H1D.

A large viewfinder for superb image composition

The Hasselblad H1 90 reflex viewfinder provides 100% field-of-view, even for people wearing eyeglasses. Combined with the high-quality focusing screen, it offers the large, bright viewfinder image you need to compose your best images.

H1D Image Bank

The H1D is a digital camera system that includes a separate 40Gb Image Bank that safely and fast stores all images. Up to eight hours of constant computer free shooting is provided on a single charge, up to 850 image storage capacity, two inch color preview display with image browsing and ultra fast zooms. When you return to the studio, your computer shows an automatic contact sheet, with active image browsing and 100 images transferred every 2.5 seconds.

To ensure maximum shooting speed throughout its lifetime, the storage media is specially sectored and formatted to prevent fragmentation. Using the Image Bank is easy because you never need to plug in into a wall socket. When connected to your computer, it takes power straight from the FireWire cable. While on the road it can be powered with a standard L-size rechargeable battery.

DDC Technology

In a digital camera it is vital to keep the CCD as cool as possible. Electronically generated heat not only represents wasted energy, drained from your batteries, but it also creates noise in your images, thereby limiting the dynamic range, density and image quality. Thanks to its unique Double Duration Circuit technology (patent pending), the H1D runs more than twice as cool as similar digital camera systems, giving you cleaner images, true 16-bit color depth and double the battery life.

Powerful and easy-to-use software

Perfect shots have never been easier to take. With easy-to-use tools, full process color management, fast preview downloads, and a large output accurate preview, you can easily control your capture. No surprises await you when you open your images in Photoshop or roll them off the press. The software prepares all your digital originals for straightforward use now and in the future, with Tiff tags including preview, metadata, and history log of all setting used with the raw image data.

Film capability

The H1D handles film to even further expand the possibilities and to make sure you capture the perfect image in all conditions.

Situations where film is a relevant choice are:

  • Extreme temperatures
  • Ultra long exposures
  • Infrared photography
  • To give the image a special look only provided by a particular film/development process
Film also provides a safe backup solution in situations where battery charging is difficult or impossible.


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