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New technology allows cameras to capture 400 MEGAPIXEL images!

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This is the King of Photography. The Hasselblad H6D-400C Multi-Shot Camera.

A few years ago, Hasselblad released a 200-megapixel camera. Now it’s back, with a camera possessing resolutions close to the human eye.

Hasselblad will soon release a camera known as the H6D-400C. It has a resolution that is twice of its predecessor, the H6D-100. Hasselblad uses something known as the Multi-Shot technology to achieve this, and it’s actually pretty smart.


The resolution of a camera’s image has many factors, the main being the megapixels. This is a measure of how many pixels are in an image. One megapixel is equivalent to 1 million pixels. Pixels, in case you don’t know, are tiny dots that make up an image.
The main reason this is important is if you want to enlarge your photos. The more megapixels you have, the better quality your enlarged photo will be. It is important to get a camera with the right number of megapixels, otherwise, you may regret not taking that once in a lifetime photo with a better quality camera.
The H6D-200 boasts a 400-megapixel sensor, which is 400 MILLION pixels captured on the image. The file can be quite large, up to 2 Gigabytes, and the camera requires a computer tethered to it to take a picture. In comparison, a normal photo is about half a megabyte. The photo is outputted as a 23200 x 17400 pixel 16-bit TIFF file that takes up 2.4GB.

Multi-Shot technology

Multi-Shot technology is how Hasselblad is able to achieve this tremendous quality. Basically, it takes four 100-megapixel images and shifts the sensor over one pixel for each image.  Then, it takes two more images shifted half a pixel. This allows the camera to take pictures that are 400 Megapixels.
The disadvantage of doing this is that the process takes some time so you won’t be able to capture fast-moving scenes. It’s best suited for use at a still photography studio.

I still don’t know of any practical uses of this, but I guess you could use it for some kind of super enlarged image. I definitely won’t be buying one.
The camera will sell for $47,995 when it launches in March. The H6D-100c was priced at $27,000, so you’d better start saving up your money!


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