Dennis Hissink : January 11th 2006 - 16:00 CET
Hasselblad H2D 39 medium format
Hasselblad H2D 39 medium format : The H2D-39 is the world's first high-end, digital auto-focus camera based on a 39 million pixel sensor. The H2D-39 is designed around the Hasselblad H2 camera and is completely compatible with the H system range of central shutter-based lenses, the most advanced high-performance lenses in the world. The Hasselblad H2D39 also includes a range of extended digital features including digital APO Correction technology and Instant Approval Architecture. The Hasselblad H2D 39 brings the highest level of integration and flexibility to the professional photographer. The Hasselblad H2D-39 uses a 39 Megapixel image sensor that is more than twice the physical size of today's 35mm sensors. |
Hasselblad H2D39 - 39 Megapixel|
This sensor holds more and larger pixels, which guarantees superior image quality and provides moiré free color rendering without gradation break-ups in even the finest lit surfaces. This sensor produces the largest digital files currently available for professional photography, making them ideal for the most demanding, high resolution printing applications and give the photographer increased flexibility and creative control when cropping or enlarging for printing.
Hasselblad H2D 39 - Digital APO correction and H system
The H2D-39 medium format camera represent the finest image capture quality possible; all images are the result of the superior performance of the H System camera and lenses and have been fine tuned with Hasselblad's unique digital APO correction technique. The Hasselblad H2D-39 captures an extended set of metadata and then performs an automated correction for color aberration effects with every shot. This means that your digital captures are automatically optimized to provide the finest detail that a given lens can resolve. We have named this feature "digital APO correction" (DAC), signifying the digital, APO-chromatic correction of the images that takes place. Implementation of this feature includes detailed mapping of each H system lens, ensuring that each image represents the best that your equipment can produce. We are confident that the image quality you achieve as a result of the DAC functionality will make you - and your customers - look twice.
Hasselblad RGB color profile
In the past, color management solutions have imposed limitations on professional digital photographers, because of the need to choose a specific color profile to suit a specific job in order to capture various skin tones, metals, fabrics, flowers, etc. Hasselblad has helped solve this dilemma, with the development of a new, powerful color profile to be used with its FlexColor imaging software. Working with the new HB RGB color profile enables you to produce outstanding and reliable out-of-the-box colors, with skin tones, special product gradations, and other difficult colors reproduced easily and effectively.
Hasselblad H2D 39 medium format specification
- Sensor size: 39 Megapixels
- Sensor dimensions: 36.7 x 49.0 mm
- Image size (8/16 bit RGB): RAW capture 78 MB, lossless compressed 50 MB (average)
- Single shot
- 16 bit colour
- ISO 50, 100, 200 and 400
- Longest shutter speed: 32 seconds
- Color management: Hasselblad HB RGB: full dynamics and reproduction dynamics
- Image storage: CF card type II (write speed >20 MB/sec)
- Image storage: new Image Bank 80 GB external hard drive or tethered to Mac or PC
- Storage capacity: over 1500 images with 80 GB disk
- Battery type: Li-ion (powered from Hasselblad H2 camera)
- Capture rate: 35 captures per minute
- Color display: 2.2 inch OLED type, 24 bit color
- Histogram feedback
- IR filter: mounted on CCD sensor
- Acoustic feedback
- Software: Flexcolor (included) or Hasselblad DNG converter (included)
- File format: lossless compressed Hasselblad 3F RAW
- Macintosh: OSX. PC: NT, 2000, XP
- IAA - Instant Approval Architecture: included with H2 awareness
- Acoustic feed back and Metadata classification
- Host connection type: FireWire 800 (IEEE1394b)
- Operating temperature: 0 - 45 ˚C / 32 - 113 ˚F
- Battery capacity: H2 camera system, Li-ion battery: 250 captures in 4 hours
- Dimensions: complete camera w. 2,8/80 mm lens: 153 x 131 x 213 mm [W x H x D]
- Weight: 2175 g (complete camera with Li-Ion battery and CF card)
Hasselblad 3F RAW - Capture digital images
The new Hasselblad raw file format, 3F RAW (3FR), helps implement this unique color system. The new 3F RAW file format is designed to ensure that images captured on Hasselblad digital products are quickly, effectively and safely stored on the available media (CF card, Imagebank, etc). The file format reduces the required storage space by 33% and when combined with the architecture of the Hasselblad backs, allows you to capture up to 35 shots per minute.
Hasselblad H2D-39 medium format camera - DNG format
The 3FR files can be converted directly into Adobe's raw image format DNG ('Digital NeGative'), bringing this new technology standard to the professional photographer for the first time. The DNG file format enables raw, compressed image files to be opened directly in Adobe PhotoShop. This enables photographers to operate quickly and efficiently, reducing the "downtime" taken to process image data and enabling final images to reach the customer more quickly. Hasselblad image files carry a full set of metadata, including capture conditions, keywords and copyright, facilitating work with image asset management solutions. For specialist commercial photographers, the full productivity and creative freedom offered by Hasselblad's FlexColor workflow software is also available via importing the DNG file.
Hasselblad H2D 39 - Instant Approval Architecture
Limitless digital image capture loses some of its potential if the photographer cannot quickly review and select the best images to present to the client. Building on the success of its Audio Exposure Feedback technology, Hasselblad has created Instant Approval Architecture (IAA), an enhanced set of feedback tools, designed to liberate the photographer to focus on the shoot rather than the selection process. The H2D-39 is fully integrated with Hasselblad's Instant Approval Architecture, bringing automated image classification into your digital workflow from the split second of capture.
Hasselblad digital medium format camera - OLED display
IAA triggers audible and visible signals for each image captured, telling the photographer immediately whether the image has a red, amber or green light status. The information is recorded both in the file and in the file name, providing a quick and easy way to classify and select images, in the field or in the lab. A larger, enhanced OLED display in the new Hasselblad products provides a realistic, high quality and perfect contrast image view, even in bright sunlight, to allow instant on-site image approval.
Hasselblad H2D-39 camera - Operation and Storage
Optimum portability and image storage are critical for the professional photographer. The Hasselblad H2D-39 offers a free choice of the portable CF card storage, the flexible Firewire drive, or tethered operation with extended, special capture controls. With these three operating and storage options, the photographer is able to select a mode to suit the nature of the work at hand, whether in the studio or on location. The Hasselblad H2D-39 is operated via an easy-to-use user interface, utilizing a series of "instant" one-button-click operations including instant capture, instant browse, instant approval, instant zoom, and instant image info.
Professional digital workflow - FlexColor
FlexColor offers an image processing workflow with the highest degree of control for the studio photographer. In tethered operation, tools like live video and overlay masking help bring productivity to advanced set composition. The newest FlexColor version allows the photographer to manipulate color temperature and compare image details across multiple images for precise image selection.
Hasselblad H2D 39 - Service and Support
Naturally, as with all Hasselblad products, the new CFH-39 gives you access to the full range of Hasselblad service and support, ensuring that your investment will last you a long time to come. And the latest firmware updates to your H-system back are always just a download away.