Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Hasselblad to Switch to CMOS Sensors

Hasselblad is to launch what it calls "the world's first 50MP medium format camera using CMOS sensor technology" in March 2014.
Ove Bengtson, Hasselblad Product Manager said: "This pioneering 50 megapixel CMOS sensor camera is based on our H5D-50 model but will offer a faster capture rate; longer shutter speed capability and much greater ISO performance. It will provide greatly improved Live Video in Phocus and will also be available with Multi-Shot functionality."

Hasselblad's new CEO Ian Rawcliffe said: "This is a world-first and underpins Hasselblad's status at the forefront of camera technology. It will be the first of a number of medium format capture innovations we have planned for the coming months."


  1. ...a Sony chip inside?

  2. According to a popular rumor site Phase One will anounce on Friday new digital back with a 50 MP CMOS. Coincidence I don't think so. One of them or maybe both have switched suppliers, who is it Dalsa, Truesense or someone else? CMOSIS stoled a win for Leica M240 but it's still not even half of the medium format sensor. Sony very unlikely they don't play low volume games.

  3. Since the fabrication of such a large CMOS needs stitching proficiency, I would imagine the sensor is designed by a party which uses the same fab CMOSIS uses for the Leica M240 sensor already for their productions. I agree with disign that Sony is not a produces for low volume products.

    If I had to guess, I'd say CMOSIS and the same pixel design and pitch M240 has, just a bit over twice the sensor size.

  4. Shock and awe it's a Sony - at least the one in phase, but i really doubt that they are different - http://www.digitaltransitions.com/blog/dt-blog/phase-one-iq250-11-things-to-know
    Very interesting sensor!

  5. Also confirmed by luminous-landscape interview with phase one, the phase 645DF+ sensor is made by sony http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/iq250_back_announced.shtml


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