Hasselblad’s Medium Format H5D-50C Gets WiFi Upgrade

Hassy H5D-5C

Earlier this year, Hasselblad launched the H5D-50C medium format camera system with a CMOS sensor. But at Photokina 2014, the company is already announcing what they’re calling an upgrade but that we’re saying is more of a variant. The new version of the H5D-50C has WiFi transmission built in–which allows you to control the camera in one of many ways. According to the company’s press release,

“The H5D-50c with Wi-Fi makes it possible for users to fully control the camera and browse/view images on iPhone/iPad on location via Phocus Mobile software, without the need for a computer. It also features a ‘Live View’ function, allowing photographers to see and zoom in on a live image on the rear LCD even when the camera is untethered.”

The camera still retains the 50MP CMOS sensor–that isn’t true 645 and instead a cropped sensor with a 1.3x crop factor in medium format speak not full frame 35mm speak. It can also still shoot up to 6400 ISO. The camera can also shoot exposures up to 34 minutes long too.

At the moment, we don’t have an exact word on pricing–but we’re positive that we’re all too poor to afford one anyway.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.