The Hasselblad H5X medium format digital camera uses H5 technology, with all its advantages, together with the opportunity of using H-System lenses with film magazines and 3rd party digital backs. Although aimed primarily at current H1, H2, H2F and H4X users wishing to upgrade to H5 capabilities, the H5X can naturally act as a backup for H5D users too.
The Main Features:
- Medium format digital camera
- Aimed primarily at H1, H2, H2F and H4X users wishing to upgrade to H5 capabilities
- Takes H-System lenses
- Image format: 56 x 41.5mm
- ISO 16-6400
- Comes without a viewfinder
- True Focus AF
- Two dot-matrix LCD screen
- Supports both 120 and 220 film
- Automatic and Manual focusing
- Built-in flash with Guide number 12 at ISO 100
- Hotshoe mount
- HVD 90x: 90° eye-level viewfinder w. diopter adjustment (-5 to +3. 5D). Image magnification 3.1 times. Integral fill-flash (G.No. 12 @ ISO100). Hot shoe for SCA3002-system flashes from Metz
- HV 90x: 90° eye-level viewfinder w. diopter adjustment (-4 to +2.5D). Image magnification 2.7 times. Integral fill-flash (G.No. 12 @ ISO100). Hot shoe for SCA3002-system flashes from Metz
- HV 90x-II: 90° eye-level viewfinder w. diopter adjustment (-4 to +2.5D). Image magnification 2.7 times. Integral fill-flash (G.No. 12 @ ISO100). Hot shoe for SCA3002-system flashes from Metz
- HVM: Waist-level viewfinder. Image magnification 3.2 times
Full functionality with film and digital backs
Photographers who love shooting film now have access to a highly advanced camera body.
Wide range of high performance lenses
The H5X lens program is designed and engineered by Hasselblad to meet the highest optical performance specifications. The HC and HCD lenses cover a wide spectrum of focal lengths and feature the fastest and most precise auto-focus system there is today. The unique HCD 24mm wide-angle lens, the HCD 28mm and the HCD 35-90 Zoom lens have been tailored for digital use with a 36 × 48mm sensor, and only a slight drop in performance is experienced at the edge of the image when working with larger sensors. The integral lens shutters allow for flash sync down to 1/800 second. The lens shutter also provides silent and vibration-free operation.
Superior Viewfinder program
The viewfinder is the most important interface between the photographer and the subject. The large and bright viewfinder of the H5X camera shows the image crisp and clear, letting you work even in dim lighting with perfect result. The HV 90X viewfinder covers the full area of the HC lens line. It also offers near 100% image view and eyesight dioptre correction. The large eyepiece also allows full image view even when wearing glasses. The HVD 90X has been optimised for digital work with the digital sensor size of 36 × 48mm. A waist-level viewfinder, HVM, is available as accessory.
Advanced exposure control
The exposure can be controlled either by sophisticated exposure automation or with full manual control.
To make the camera suit specific requirements its design includes 35 functions that can be tailored by the user. The camera features four buttons than can easily be programmedas short-cuts to the most used functions of the camera. In this way you can instantly reach your favourite function just by clicking a button.
Profiles for simplicity and safety
With the numerous functions that can be set by the user for optimal use, a demand for a fool-proof way of controlling these changes arose - and thus the "Profiles" function was born. A profile stores all the settings of the camera and can be recalled at one click of a button. This allows for quick switching to a given mode of photography, it eases set-up time, and perhaps most important, it prevents mistakes from happening. Using profiles is now even better and easier with 7 different profiles in the camera and the function to create and manage profiles directly in Phocus.
Built-in fill flash
The viewfinder also features a compact flash. Though primarily intended to be used as fill flash it can also be used as main flash in some cases. The flash has a metric guide number of 12, but when used as fill flash with -2 stops adjustment it is equal to guide number 24.
With the SCA 3902 flash adapter, any flash compatible with the SCA3002 system defined by Metz can be used. This means that you can choose from small and compact flashes for extremely portable use as well as larger and more powerful flashes when so required.
Flash metering system
The built-in flash metering system is designed to be used when working with manually controlled flashes, such as studio flashes.
Interchangeable film magazines
The film magazines for the H5X camera features inserts than can handle both 120 and 220 film. If you use Bar coded film (defined by FUJIFILM) the setting of both film type and ISO value is automatic. Film wind-on and wind-off is also automatic with all films.
The grip LCD and the viewfinder LCD is of dot-matrix type. This means that the camera is able to present clear and easyto- understand information and messages instead of fixed and sometimes not so obvious symbols.
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- Camera Type: SLR type camera with interchangeable lenses, viewfinder and magazines
- Lenses: Hasselblad HC and HCD lenses with integral lens shutter. Autofocus or manual focusing. All C-type lenses from the V system with optional CF lens adapter
- Shutter: Electronically controlled integral lens shutter in each lens. Shutter speed range 1/800 s to 18 hours
- Image format: 56 x 41.5mm (Width x Height)
- Focusing screen: Acute Matte type D with markings for spot metering area and AF sensitive area. Optional screens with grid and/or format markings available
- Focusing: Automatic and manual focusing. Instant manual focus override. AF metering with passive central cross-type sensor. Metering range EV 1 to 19 at ISO100. High power white focus assist LED for low light conditions
- Focusing modes: Manual with optional focus indication in viewfinder, Single shot AF and Continuous AF. Focus lock available in AF modes either with shutter release or any of the four programmable buttons. True Focus to compensate for focus shift when re-composing
- Flash control: Automatic TTL-OTF centre weighted system. Uses built-in flash or flashes compatible with SCA3002 (MetzTM). Output can be adjusted from -3 to +3EV. For manual flashes a built-in metering system is available. ISO range 16 to 6400 (excluding any exposure adjustment)
- Exposure metering: Metering options (with HV 90x-II and HVD 90x): Spot, Centre Spot and Centre Weighted. Metering range Spot: EV2 to 21, Centre
- Weighted: EV1 to 21, CentreSpot: EV1 to 21. Exposure lock with separate button on camera
- Exposure modes: Manual, Aperture priority, Shutter speed priority, Programmed and Programmed Variable
- Automatic bracketing: Available with 2, 3, 5, 7 or 9 frames. 1/3, 1/2, 1, 2 or 3 EV step. Exposure sequence can be changed
- Power Supply: Rechargeable Li-ion battery (7.2 VDC/2900 mAh)