Cameras

Cameras

X1D

 

Can I customize the touchscreen display?

Yes, including language preferences.

 

Why no thunderbolt?

USB 3.0 is the industry standard allowing both Mac and PC users equal compatibility.

 

Can I capture JPEG images?

Yes, you will be able to capture Full and 1/4 size JPEG files.

 

Can I select which media card to save images on?

Yes, it is possible to select which card to save images on from the storage menu.

 

Will the current H Lenses be compatible with the X1D?

Yes, via the optional XH Adapter.

 

Can I shoot tethered with my Hasselblad?

Yes. Phocus 3.1 supports tethered shooting on all Hasselblad Firewire and USB equipped cameras.

 

Why only HD/2K video with the X1D?

Due to the data bandwidth required for UHD video, it is not possible for the X1D to achieve the frame rates required for UHD video.

 

Can i capture raw video?

No, the Hasselblad X1D can only capture in the H.264 (MPEG) format.

 

Does the X1D offer any image stabilization?

The X1D has no built-in stabilization function. Third-party accessories offer this feature.

 

Can I charge the battery in the camera?

The battery must be charged outside of the camera via the supplied charger.

 

Will you be adding further X System Lenses to the range?

Yes, the two initial lenses will be followed shortly with additional focal lengths.

 

What is the differences between the autofocus systems on the H6D and the X1D?

The X1D uses contrast detection on the main sensor whereas the H6D uses a dedicated autofocus sensor.

 

Can I used my HC/HCD Lenses with the X1D?

Yes, with the optional XH Adapter.

 

How can the price of the X1D be only $8,995 when the H6D sells for $25,995 and has the same sensor?

The H6D is priced higher as it is a much more modular system comprising a choice of optical viewfinders, has a dedicated autofocus system and a removable digital back, that can be used with technical camera systems or replaced with a film back if required. Additionally, it is supported by a trade-in program.

The X1D is offered at its competitive price as it is not supported by a trade-in program, the camera has fixed viewfinder and has no technical camera connectivity.

 

How many focusing points are available on the X1D?

The default focusing area is located in the center of the viewfinder display. Additionally, it is possible to select your preferred focus area by double tapping another AF area on the rear display. These are arranged in a grid pattern around the center point. These additional AF points will be implemented via a future firmware update.

 

What metering modes are available on the X1D?

There are three metering options on the X1D. These are spot, average and center weighted.

 

Is it possible to trigger the camera remotely?

Yes, you are able to trigger the camera via Wi-Fi using the Phocus mobile app.

 

How do I zoom into my images on the rear display?

The rear screen can be Zoomed in different ways:

1: Pinch to zoom (can also zoom out to 9-thumbnail view)

2: Double tap to zoom in to 100% at required location

3: Use the AE-L and AF-D buttons to Zoom-in/Zoom-out of the image

 

Will the auto focus work in low light?

Yes, the X1D autofocus will work well in general lowlight conditions such as indoors with tungsten lighting. When the illumination drops too low the AF illuminator will be triggered to enable focus to be achieved.

 

Will you be releasing a 100MP version?

No, it is not physically possible to fit a full frame MF sensor into the X1D body.

 

Why did we choose the 2.36 Mpix EVF, when higher one’s are available?

We chose the 2.36MP unit because the contrast ratio and refresh rate was better than the larger MP versions at the time. The higher resolution versions are also a larger unit so the internal layout  would require a redesign of the top plate..

 

Will the eye detect sensor on the EVF prevent it from going into standby mode while on a camera strap because the camera keeps bumping against body?

This will depend on the timeout settings you have in the camera, but it should not be an issue with the default settings where the camera goes into standby after 10-15 seconds after which you need to half depress the shutter button to enable the systems before the rear display/EVF will come active.

 

 

Will there be tripod support of heavier lenses?

Current XCD lenses (including the 30mm) are designed to be light enough not to need their own support. When using the X-H adapter the heavy lenses i.e. the HC 300mm already have their own tripod support. If you really feel you need one;  the option is the Manfrotto 293 Telephoto Lens Support.

 

What is wifi range 2.4/5ghz?

Indoors: Best case scenario: 70m. If the walls are very thick/solid between camera and then 40m is realistic.

Outdoors: Best Case scenario: 200m. 140m if there is not a clear line of site.

 

 

Will there be a cable release from Hasselblad?

There are no plans currently for a cable release. The X1D camera can be triggered via the Wi-Fi ( Phocus mobile).

Longer term I expect third party releases using the USB connecter to become available.

 

  

H6D

 

Why a new electronic platform?

To maximize the performance of the sensor and increase file throughput. It also enables video.

 

Can I customize the touchscreen display?

Yes, including language preferences.

 

Why no Thunderbolt?

USB 3.0 is the industry standard allowing both Mac and PC users equal compatibility.

 

Why CFast?

This allows us extremely high data transfer rates that improve continuous shooting.

 

Why have you dropped CF compatibility?

We included a CFast and an SD card slot to add maximum flexibility compared to a CF slot.

 

Can I capture JPEG images?

Yes, you will be able to capture 1/4 size JPEG files.

 

Can I select which media card to save images on?

Yes.

 

Will the current H lenses be compatible with the 100MP sensor?

Yes, 100%.

 

Can I use Phocus 3.0 with my old Hasselblad files?

Yes.

 

Can I shoot tethered with my older Hasselblad?

Yes. Phocus 3.0 supports tethered shooting on all Hasselblad Firewire and USB equipped cameras.

 

Can I capture RAW video?

The H6D is capable of outputting H.264 format as well as Hasselblad’s proprietary RAW video format which can be processed as Apple ProRes format. The H6D-50c outputs HD video and the H6D-100c is capable of UHD video.

 

How is it possible that the shutter speed could be increased that much?

By improving the operation speed of the exposure unit in the lens, and incorporating the improved readout speed of the CMOS sensor, we have been able to attain the 1/2000th shutter speed.

 

All lenses can cover up to 100MP+ sensor resolution. How did we measure that?

Each of our lenses has been tested on our optical bench imaging resolution charts. These are then read and the attained levels checked against our internal target values.

 

Does that mean a 200MP sensor/camera will be launched soon?

No, there are no plans to release a 200MP sensor/camera as there is no 200MP sensor available or in the pipeline from any manufacturer.

 

Do we still have a “slight gap/space” using the large sensor (53 x 40mm) with our HCD lenses (not HC) like with the 60MP sensor?

Yes, the smaller image circle and the slight gap in coverage is the same as the 60MP sensor.

 

SD and CFast cards: can CF cards still be used?

No, unfortunately the CFast card slot is not compatible with the CF cards used in previous models.

 

Why HD/2K video with the H6D-50c and UHD/4K video with the H6D-100c?

Thanks to the data bandwidth required for UHD video, it is not possible for the H6D-50c to achieve the frame rates required for UHD video. The H6D-100c platform has a larger data channel and so can achieve the required bandwidth.

 

CFV-50c: will all H6D features be integrated into future CFV backs?

In the next revision of the CFV back the relevant and compatible features will be added.

 

I have a H5D-50c; will I be able to receive a firmware update to enable me to shoot at 1/2000th sec?

Unfortunately, this will not be possible. However, with the upgraded exposure unit fitted to your lenses, you will be able to shoot at 1/1000th sec.

 

Does the H6D offer any image stabilization?

The H6D has no built-in stabilization function. Third-party accessories offer this feature.

  

H5X

 

Which viewfinder should I use with my H5X?

 

Please click on the following link for a list of viewfinder options: Viewfinder PDF Link

 

 

Lenses (HC/HCD)

 

I shoot panoramic photography, what is the Nodal Point for the HC and HCD lenses?

Download the Nodal Points for HC/HCD Lenses document for more information.

 

 

 

CFV-50c

 

What is the difference between the old CFV 50 and the new CFV 50c?

The original CFV uses a CCD sensor and the new 50c version has a CMOS sensor. The CMOS version has a higher ISO (up to 6400) and longer shutter speed capability (up to 34 minutes). Live video is now in color instead of black and white. The display is also larger, 3 inches and the ergonomics of the buttons have been changed to match the H5D.

 

Does the CFV 50c work with the PM90 and PME90 prisms?

Yes, it is compatible with both, so that users can rotate the camera from landscape to portrait orientation.

 

What firewire cable do I use with the CFV 50c?

This digital back works with the same black firewire cable, product 3054164 that comes with our H5D camera’s. Hasselblad H5D firewire cables are black with a 90 degree angle that connects to the CFV50c.

 

What firmware do I use for the CFV 50c?

It uses the same firmware as the H5D 50c.

 

 

SOFTWARE

 

Where can I download the Phocus software?

If you purchased one of our cameras recently, it shipped with a CD that has the latest version, 2.8.1(as of May 2014). Otherwise, you can download it for free from our website hasselblad.com/us. Click on Downloads> Software & Firmware> Software.

 

I need a manual for the Phocus software, where can I find one?

You can download a manual from our website hasselblad.com/us > Downloads> Manuals.

 

Can I use Phocus on a mobile device or tablet?

You can use Phocus with your iPhone or iPad by downloading Phocus Mobile. It can be downloaded from the iTunes app store: Phocus Mobile app. It currently does not support Android.

 

Can I use Photoshop to open Hasselblad fff files?

You can open fff files in Photoshop if you have the latest version of adobe camera raw (version 8 as of May 2014). They can be viewed in CC, CS6 and earlier.

 

Can I tether my camera with Lightroom?

Yes, you can download our tether plug in for Lightroom from our website hasselblad.com/us > Downloads> Software & Firmware.

 

I have an older camera/digital back, can it still be serviced?

There are a few models that we no longer service, but there are others that can receive limited service and support. Please click here to see a list of the models.

 

How do I update the firmware of my camera/digital back?

You will first need to download the latest firmware from our website Hasselbladusa.com> Downloads> Software & Firmware. Then you can update the firmware one of two ways:

    1. Drag the downloaded file onto a CF card and insert the CF card into your camera. Follow the instructions on the digital back menu.
    2. Launch the Phocus software, connect your camera, click File> Update Firmware> Navigate to the file and follow the on screen instructions.

 

Why would Phocus want to know my Contacts or wish to get network access?

Contacts are accessed in order to create the default IPTC preset - network for checking for updates.

 

 

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

What type of cards do your camera's use? Are there any limitations? 

Our camera's and digital backs use compact flash cards. Industry standards such as Sandisk and Lexar work fine.
There is now firmware available that allows some of our older models to accommodate UDMA 7 cards. The firmware is for the H3DII 50, H3DII 50ms, H4D 40, H4D 50, H4D 60, H4D 50ms, H4D 200ms, and CFV 50 and can be downloaded from hasselbladusa.com> Downloads> Software & Firmware.

All other H4D,H3DII and earlier models are not compatible with UDMA 7 cards. You should use cards that are labeled "UDMA" or "UDMA 6".

 

Do all Hasselblad (Firewire) camera's and digital backs require at least 10 watts of input power?

Yes, all of our firewire powered backs require 10 watts of power.

 

How can I use the camera with the Thunderbolt port that is installed on the newer macs?

Apple makes a Thunderbolt to firewire adapter that can be used with our cameras. The adapter delivers approx. 7 watts of power. When tethered to Phocus and using a Thunderbolt adapter, a pop up window will appear indicating a "Possible power mode issue". Select "Use Power From Camera" and the H5D Battery will provide power to the digital back. 

The older camera models may require a firewire powered hub to use the Thunderbolt adapter. You can purchase a Firewire repeater from a company such as Unibrain.

 

Which camera models support the new style 2900 mAh battery? 

All of our H cameras can use the 2900 mAh battery. Although the battery was designed for the H5D, previous models can utilize the battery if the latest firmware is installed in the body. The H1, H1D, H2 and H2F need firmware 9.5.1. The H2D, H3D, H3DII, H4D, and H4X need 2.3.1. You can download the latest firmware from Hasselblad.com> Support> Firmware (Current). Please note that we do not recommend using the older style 1850 mAh battery with the H5D models. Please click on the following link for information about the 2900 mAh battery:PDF Link Here

 

Which camera models support the new 3200 mAh battery?

All of our H cameras can use the 3200 mAh battery. Although the battery was designed for the H6D, previous models can utilize the battery if the latest firmware is installed in the body. The H1, H1D, H2 and H2F need firmware 9.5.1. The H2D, H3D, H3DII, H4D, and H4X need 2.3.1. You can download the latest firmware from Hasselblad.com> Support> Firmware (Current). Please note that we do not recommend using the older style 1850 mAh battery with the H6D models.

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