One of the more prominent camera makers, Hasselblad, has released an absurd 400 megapixel camera which follows up on its previous 200 MP model.
It has a single 100 megapixel CMOS sensor measuring 53.4 x 40 mm, designed to capture 6 image multi shot photos. The final image is a large 400 MP (23200 x 17400 pixel) 16 bit TIFF image which is a gigantic 2.4 GB in size.
It’s so big, that the camera needs to be connected to a computer to capture one.
How Multi-Shot Works
The way it works is pretty simple, it snaps a 100 MP photo, shifts the sensor by 1 pixel and snaps another.
It does this 4 times for four different snaps, and then returns to its original position for the final two. It shifts the sensor half a pixel horizontally and half a pixel vertically for the last two photos.
Aside from it’s multi-shot prowess, the H6D features 15 points of dynamic range, True Focus II with an ISO range of 64 – 12,800. Video is limited to 4K Ultra HD unfortunately.
It has a USB-C port on the side for tethering to a computer, 30 fps live view, an SD card slot as well as a media card slot for CFast 2.0.
On the back it has a 3 inch 920K-dot touchscreen as well as Wi-Fi support and a mini HDMI port.
Unless you’re a detail obsessed professional photographer, you won’t be needing 400 MP cameras any time soon. Especially with how much it costs.
Hasselblad H6D-400c is priced at $47,995. You can easily buy a new Honda Vezel or a Toyota Prius for that much, and still have enough money on the side. Then again, the camera is not made for everyone.