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Hasselblad introduces new H3DII-50, 50-megapixel camera

hasselblad_h3dii-50 High-end camera maker Hasselblad had just announced a new 50-megapixel high-end digital camera, the H3DII-50.

Yes, 50 megapixel.

The H3DII-50 uses a relatively huge sensor to capture these larger than average images. To give you an idea just how big the sensor is, a DSLR like the Canon EOS 450D Digital Rebel XSi has a sensor that is 22.2 x 14.8mm.

A full-frame DSLR like the Canon EOS 5D has a sensor that is 36 x 24mm.

The H3DII-50 uses a sensor by Kodak that is 36 x 48mm.

One image weighs in at around 300MB and the camera is only able to shoot 1fps, but you really wouldn’t use a camera like this for action photography anyway.

Look for the H3DII-50 to sell for around $37,000 when it’s released this October.

For more info about this camera you’ll probably never see in person (pretty sure I won’t, anyway) check out the official product page here.

[Via Engadget]


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