The Medium Format Hasselblad H4D-60 camera uses an extra large sensor with an impressive number of pixels, to support the shallow depth-of-field shooting that characterizes so much high-end shooting, and to provide the ultra-high resolution demanded by today's most discerning professionals. The H4D-60 is the ultimate photographic tool for the serious commercial photographer demanding unsurpassed results.
ig Just Got Even Bigger
Featuring a 60 Mpixel 40 x 54mm sensor the Hasselblad H4D-60 sets new industry standards for performance, resolution and quality in medium format DSLR cameras.
The H4D-60 camera system provides unprecedented resolution delivering an ultimate level of image detail, making it ideal for commercial shooters who demand ultimate image resolution or for any extremely discerning photographer who demands both creative flexibility and ultimate image quality.
In addition to the high resolution, the 60 Mpixel sensor provides the foundation for the application of advanced lens performance and optical corrections.
The H4D-60 medium format camera enables photographers to combine the full benefits of professional medium-format digital capture with the ease-of-use found in the best 35mm DSLRs.
Raising the bar on digital photographic quality
The H4D-60 brings all the advantages of a truly integrated DSLR to the large sensor format, enabling all photographic parameters to be optimized and resulting in an unsurpassed level of image quality.
The H4D-60 provides improved controls and functionality, better sensor cooling, a more intuitive user interface, and a bright 3” display with improved viewing angle.
Achieving superior image quality with modern digital photography means finding a way to get the most from camera hardware, advanced optics, massive sensors, processing software, and the computing power of today's computers.
The H4D's unprecedented interaction between the various system components combined with increased lens performance and an unprecedented level of image sharpness to outperform any professional digital camera system on the market today, delivering outstanding pixel resolution, better colors, and improved detail rendering.
Never Settle for “Good Enough”
The H4D-60 combines the advanced digital communication and optimization of the best DSLRs with the quality and versatility of the Hasselblad system.
The H4D-60 represents the combination of decades of photographic expertise, a keen understanding of digital photography, and the experience we gained from developing the world's most advanced camera system.
Hasselblad has always been motivated by a true passion for photography.
Our tradition has always been one of innovation, advance, and unflagging dedication to quality. At Hasselblad, we will never settle for “good enough”. So photographers won't have to do so either.
Electronic Spirit Level
The H4D-60 has an integrated electronic spirit level to make it easy to produce a straight horizon. The spirit level is shown both in the viewfinder and on the rear LCD. You therefore don't need to take your eye from the viewfinder to check camera alignment.
Camera info on rear LCD
To improve visibility in certain situations, the rear LCD can now show a copy of the camera grip LCD where you see all relevant shooting information.
The H4D-60 features a CCD sensor measuring 40,2×53,7mm – more than twice the physical size of the largest 35mm DSLR sensors.
Basic ISO rating is from ISO 50 to ISO 800. The H4D-60 makes use of a high speed capture architecture capturing full size,
compressed 80Mbyte images at the rate of 1.4 seconds per capture, working either mobile or tethered to a computer.
The combination of these features makes the H4D-60 the natural choice for the professional studio photographer wanting to work
with the highest image resolution within a camera system that supports ultimate creative expression in order to deliver outstanding
image quality to satisfy the most demanding requirements.
Medium Format digital capture advantage
In digital photography, the advantages of large format cameras have become even more obvious. The 6×4.5 cm window allows
the H4D-60 to use the largest image sensors currently available in digital photography. Consequently the sensor holds more pixels,
which deliver the highest possible image quality in terms of moire free color rendering without gradation break-ups on even the finest
An impressive lens line outperforming the Carl Zeiss lenses
The highly renowned H system lens line includes 11 auto-focus lenses, all with central lens shutters. Range is from 28mm to 300mm, 35-90 mm zoom, 50-110mm zoom, and 1.7X converter. The HTS 1.5 tilt/shift adapter delivers an easy to use, portable tilt/
shift solution for 5 H System lenses ranging from 28mm to 100mm. The central lens shutter, with flash sync speed up to 1/800s, also
improves image quality by reducing camera vibration.
The CF lens adapter allows use of the classic CF-lenses from the Hasselblad V-camera, with full use of their central lens shutters,
allowing flash to be employed at shutter speeds up to 1/500s. And thanks to the large format of the H System cameras, there is a
considerably shallower depth of field range, making it much easier to utilize selective focus to creative effect.
A choice of bright viewfinders
One of the important traditional advantages of the medium format is the extra-large and bright viewfinder image, enabling extremely precise
compositions and easy operation in dim lighting. The H4D-60 comes with the HV 90x-II viewfinder designed for full performance
over the large sensor. Hasselblad has added an interchangeable waist-level viewfinder, the HVM, for the entire range of H system
cameras. The bright and large viewfinder image is ideal for creative composing and the photographer is able to shoot in the fashion that
suits them most; maintaining eye contact with the model, or gaining impact by shooting from a point lower than eye-level, for example.
True Focus and Absolute Position Lock
True Focus helps solve one of the most lingering challenges that faces serious photographers today: true, accurate focusing throughout
the image field. Without multi-point auto-focus a typical autofocus camera can only correctly measure focus on a subject that
is in the center of the image. When a photographer wants to focus on a subject outside the center area, they have to lock focus on the
subject and then re-compose the image. In short distances especially, this re-composing causes focus error, as the plane of focus
sharpness follows the camera's movement, perpendicular to the axis of the lens.
The traditional solution for most DSLR cameras has been to equip the camera with a multi-point AF sensor. These sensors allow the
photographer to fix an off-center focus point on an off-center subject, which is then focused correctly. Such multi-point AF solutions
are often tedious and inflexible to work with. Due to the physics of an SLR-camera, the off-center focus points that are offered are all
clustered relatively close to the center of the image. To set focus outside of this center area, the photographer is still forced to focus
first, and then shift the camera to reframe, with the resulting loss of focus as a result.
To overcome this problem, Hasselblad has used modern yaw rate sensor technology to measure angular velocity in an innovative
way. The result is the new Absolute Position Lock (APL) processor, which forms the foundation of Hasselblad's True Focus feature.
The APL processor accurately logs camera movement during any re-composing, then uses these exact measurements to calculate
the necessary focus adjustment, and issues the proper commands to the lens's focus motor so it can compensate. The APL processor
computes the advanced positional algorithms and carries out the required focus corrections at such rapid speed that no shutter lag
occurs. The H4D's firmware then further perfects the focus using the precise data retrieval system found on all H System lenses
Digital Lens Correction and Ultra-Focus for image perfection
The H4D-60 camera allows information from the lens and exact capture conditions to be fed to the camera processor for ultra-finetuning
of the auto-focus mechanism, taking into account the design specifications of the lens and the optical specifications of the sensor. In this way the full H System lens program is even further
enhanced, bringing a new level of sharpness and resolution. Digital correction for color aberration and distortion is also added. Digital Lens Correction (DAC), is an APO-chromatic correction of the images
based on a combination of the various parameters concerning each specific lens for each specific shot, ensuring that each image represents the best that your equipment can produce.
Phocus for professional level workflow
Phocus provides an advanced software toolbox that has been especially designed to easily achieve optimum workflow and absolute
image perfection from Hasselblad raw image files. With the H4D-60 camera system Phocus provides:
- Uncompromising image quality
- Special extended camera controls with which to operate your H4D-60 camera. These features, such as live video for easier shot set-up and workflow, or the ability to control the lens drive for focusing when the camera is in a remote position or when the digital capture unit is mounted on a view camera, bring an entirely new level of flexibility to the way you shoot.
- Moire Removal Technology automatically applied directly on the raw data, leaving image quality intact and eliminating the need to carry out special masking selections or other manual procedures, saving hours of tedious post-production work.
- Flexible Workflow. The Phocus GUI features easy-to-use options that allow you to customize your set-up to suit a range of different
workflow situations, such as choice of import source, browsing/comparison functions, file management, image export in
a number of file formats, pre-setting of options for upcoming shoots, and much, much more.
- The extended Metadata (GPS, etc) included in all Phocus images provides for accurate and detailed cataloguing and indexing, easy
image management, and includes added GPS data functionality in order to allow a range of new functions. Phocus links GPS data
directly to Google Earth, for example, making geographic reference a snap and image storage and retrieval much easier.
- Perfect Viewing Quality. The Phocus Viewer delivers image viewing quality that matches every detail of what you will see
later in Photoshop. In addition, the Phocus Viewer allows you to customize layout and composition to suit your current or desired
workflow, providing a wide range of options including full view, compare, browse, horizontal, or vertical view, and so on. You
can have multiple folders open simultaneously for side-by-side viewing, comparison, and selection.
Electronic spirit level
The H4D-60 has an integrated electronic spirit level to make it easy to produce a straight horizon. The spirit level is shown both in the
viewfinder and on the rear LCD. You therefore don't need to take your eye from the viewfinder to check camera alignment.
Camera info on rear LCD
To improve visibility in certain situations, the rear LCD can now show a copy of the camera grip LCD where you see all relevant shooting