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High-end camera maker Hasselblad has just revealed the first of its products that is a sign of things to come. The Lunar is the first camera that is based on an existing Sony shooter, in this case the mirrorless NEX-7. Both share many technical specs, including the 24.3-megapxiel APS-C sensor, Bionz processor, and a three-inch swiveling rear display.
Swedish camera maker Hasselblad is preparing an update to its H4D camera. The H5D succeeds its H System predecessor with a True Focus II system that is claimed to be more accurate than before and confirms when focus is locked. The company also worked on a modernization of the physical design, a smoother and more intuitive user interface, and a new hardware architecture.
Mamiya Digital Imaging and Leaf Imaging, makers of medium-photography cameras, have merged. The new company, Mamiya Leaf, will combine their resources to develop new products, CNET reported. Before this, both companies produced devices controlled by Phase One digital backs.
Hasselblad has unveiled a new medium-format camera body, the H4X, that can only be had through a trade-in program. Likely intended to spur upgrades from the aging H1, H2, and H2F bodies, the H4X will take on most digital and film backs along with third-party lenses. Current H4D cameras are completely integrated and are potentially expensive for those who own an existing body.
Adobe has posted the final editions of the Lightroom 3.5 and Camera Raw 6.5 updates. In both circumstances the software adds support for over 20 cameras. Consumer-level additions include the Fuji FinePix F600EXR, Nikon Coolpix P7100, Pentax Q, and Ricoh GXR Mount A12, as well as Olympus' E-P3, E-PL3 and E-PM1, Panasonic's DMC-FZ150, DMC-G3 and DMC-GF3, and Sony's NEX-C3, NEX-5N, SLT-A35, SLT-A65 and SLT-A77.
Swedish medium format camera manufacturer Hasselblad has been sold to the Swiss/German venture capital fund Ventizz. Ventizz has indicated that Hasselblad's organization will remain intact. The VC plans to target "new imaging markets" by expanding the camera company's product portfolio beyond its mainstay.
Hasselblad has acted on its promise to ship a 200-megapixel camera and shipped the H4D-200MS. The medium format shooter is ultimately based on a 50-megapixel sensor but composites six shots to create the effective resolution. Its process relies on a piezoelectric motor to create the image and takes 30 seconds, leaving it best-suited to product photography and not portraits.
Apple and Canon are laying the groundwork for a future collaboration, Canon Rumors alleges. Information is scarce however, to the extent that even the focus of the collaboration is unknown. Apple has a variety of digital imaging products which Canon might want to become involved with.
Hasselblad today shipped the H4D-40 Ferrari Limited Edition. The special run medium format camera previewed earlier costs roughly in line with others in its class, at $29,499. Its launch strategy mimics that of the Ferrari Enzo and will see just 499 cameras sold with an 80mm lens.
Hasselblad swept through a series of new medium format camera systems at the Photokina show along with a tease of a 200-megapixel camera next year. The H4D-31 is one of the company's cheapest ever complete cameras and shoots at 31 megapixels while still sharing all the features of the larger models, including the off-center focusing adjustment that defines the H4D line. It will cost 9,995 euros ($13,416) with either an 80mm prime lens or a CF-mount lens adapter to use existing Hasselblad optics.