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H5D-40 Digital SLR Camera Body

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The Hasselblad H5D-40 Digital SLR Camera Body is the latest step in the evolution of the best high-end camera system in the world, with new look, improved ergonomics and upgraded performance on a number of levels. The improvements include more precise autofocus with True Focus II, a new faster processor and electronics architecture, smoother user interface and much more. The H5D Camera series will provide the ultimate high-end addition to any serious photographer's capture equipment. It is the 40MP model of the new Hasselblad H system of medium format DSLR cameras. The H5D-40 model contains a 32.9 x 43.8 mm 40MP (7304 x 5478) CCD sensor. With its large light path, it creates high resolution images with great clarity and color rendering without gradation breaks. Hasselblad's Natural Color Solution (HNCS) creates accurate colors, with natural skin tones and an ability to capture specific product colors and tones that are difficult to reproduce. The improved Hasselblad Image Processing Architecture ensures fast performance and transfer speed.

The camera is compatible with the HC/HCD line of central lens shutter lenses. As mentioned, these lenses integrate DAC and True Focus II technology for clear and accurate image capture. They allow flash sync at all shutter speeds, enabling the use of flash in all lighting conditions. An updated Graphical User Interface makes navigation easier and the 3.0" TFT LCD Display offers clear image playback. The bright HVD-90x Eye-level Viewfinder with 3.1x image magnification and diopter adjustment is packaged with the H5D-40, but other viewfinders are available including the HVM Waist-level viewfinder.

The camera has a high-strength aluminum inner core and stainless steel housings for lightweight durability that is comfortable for hand-held photography. Large, ergonomic buttons and improved weather sealing are part of the H5D-40's new design. The H5D-40 also features a Digital Spirit Level function to assist in accurately placing the camera in a vertical or horizontal position. The camera comes with both Phocus, the Hasselblad proprietary image processing software, and Adobe Lightroom.

  • True Focus II and Focus Confirm: True Focus II provides accurate autofocus when composing and recomposing your images and the H5D provides instant focus confirm via one of six reprogrammable buttons (AE-L, True Focus, Mirror Up, Stop Down, P1 and P2).
  • Digital Lens Correction: The H5D-40 camera allows information from the lens and exact capture conditions to be fed to the camera processor for ultra-fine tuning of the auto-focus mechanism, taking into account the design specifications of the lens and the optical specifications of the sensor. Digital Lens Correction (DAC) is an automatic correction of the images based on a combination of the various parameters concerning each specific lens for each specific shot.
  • Lens Compatibility: Hasselblad H System lens line (12 lenses from 24 to 300 mm) with integral central lens shutter system is fully compatible with the H5D-40. And all central lens shutter V system Carl Zeiss lenses are compatible via the optional CF adapter.
  • Customization: The H5D-40 can save up to seven customized complete camera settings profiles. Custom profiles can be passed to other H5D cameras.
  • LCD Display: The H5D-40 has a 3.0" TFT type LCD display with 24-bit color and 460,320 pixels and larger, easier to read display style.
  • Viewfinder Options: Four viewfinders are available for the H5D-40: HVD 90x: 90° Eye-level viewfinder with diopter adjustment (-5 to +3.5D) and 3.1x image magnification (Included), HV 90x: 90° Eye-level viewfinder with diopter adjustment (-4 to +2.5D) and 2.7x image magnification, HV 90x-II: 90° Eye-level viewfinder with diopter adjustment (-4 to +2.5D) and 2.7x image magnification and HVM: Waist-level viewfinder with 3.2x image magnification 3.2
  • Tethered Operation and Storage Options: Supported in Phocus by Hasselblad and Hasselblad Tethered plug-in for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, tethered operation is possible in the field or studio. The H5D-40 offers a choice of storage devices: CF cards or a computer hard drive. With these operating and storage options, you are able to select a mode to suit the nature and location of your work.
  • View Camera Compatibility: Mechanical shutters controlled via flash sync. Electronic shutters can be controlled from Phocus. Optional Battery Adapter for stand-alone operation of digital capture unit.
  • Flash Control: Automatic TTL centre weighted system. Uses the flash built in to the viewfinder (Guide No. 12 at ISO 100) or flashes compatible with SCA3002 (Metz). Output can be adjusted from -3 to +3EV. For manual flashes a built-in metering system is available. Flash can be used at all shutter speeds.
  • Digital Spirit Level: All H5D cameras feature a Digital Spirit Level function which assists the user in accurately placing the camera vertically or horizontally. The Spirit Level is displayed on the rear LCD display and in the viewfinder.
  • Design: The H5D has been physically redesigned to be more ergonomically friendly and durable. More programmable buttons and larger, more reachable buttons improve performance and workflow and improved weather sealing allows you to shoot in the field with less worry for your camera.
  • Phocus or Lightroom 5: The H5D comes bundled with both Hasselblad's proprietary image processing software, Phocus, and Adobe Lightroom 5. Both systems have been integrated to work with the H5D. You can operate your Hasselblad camera tethered to Lightroom with a plug-in and the Hasselblad natural Color System and digital lens correction profiles have been ported into Lightroom.

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  • SanDisk - 64GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash Memory Card (160MB/s)
    Originally $99.89
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  • Hasselblad - BATTERY GRIP RECHARG 7.2V
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  • Tamrac - 5768 Velocity 8x Photo Sling Pack, Black
Digital SLRs Information
Effective Megapixels 40
Megapixels 40 Megapixels
Sensor 32.9 x 43.8 mm
Sensitivity 100 - 1600
Compatible Memory Card CompactFlash Memory Card
Lens Mount Hasselblad H
LCD Monitor Type TFT type, 24-bit color, 230,400 pixels
LCD Screen Size 3.0"
Connectivity FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b) Thunderbolt supported via optional adapters
Built-in Sync Contact Yes
Shutter Speeds 256 - 1/800 sec
Battery Rechargeable Li-ion battery (7.2VDC, 2900mAh).
Dimensions 6.02 x 5.16 x 8.07" (15.3 x 13.1 x 20.5 cm)
Weight 5.05 lb (2.29 kg) with HC80 lens, battery and CF card
Continuous Shooting Speed 1.1 sec per capture
Video Resolution N/A
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/800 sec
  • Body CapHVD-90X Full-frame Viewfinder8GB Compact Flash Memory Card
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (integrated into Grip)
  • Battery Charger
  • FireWire 800 Cable
  • Phocus 2.0 Software CD-ROM
  • Adobe Lightroom 5 Software
  • User's Guide on CD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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