Hasselblad H6D-400c MS is a 400MP beast of a camera

Hasselblad H6D-400c MS

Announced today, the latest of Hasselblad’s Multi-Shot medium format cameras is the H6D-400c. Its maximum effective resolution of 400MP is attained by six-shot image capture, which involves adjusting the sensor and its mount with extreme precision - known as pixel shift technology.

In creating the six-shot image, the first four shots require moving the sensor one pixel at a time “to achieve real colour data” - ie, red, green and blue information at every photosite. The sensor is then returned to its starting point, and makes two final half-pixel movements (one horizontal, one vertical) to complete the 400MP image, delivered as a 2.3GB 16-bit TIFF. The final file measures 23,200 x 12,400pixels. 

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Jon Stapley

Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. With his additional experience for outlets like Photomonitor, this makes Jon one of our go-to specialists when it comes to all aspects of photography, from cameras and action cameras to lenses and memory cards, flash diffusers and triggers, batteries and memory cards, selfie sticks and gimbals, and much more besides.  

An NCTJ-qualified journalist, he has also contributed to Shortlist, The Skinny, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, The Guardian, Trusted Reviews, CreativeBLOQ, and probably quite a few others I’ve forgotten.