200 Megapixel Camera for $45,000?

By // May 27, 2011 // Posted in Gear & Equipment, Photography

Kelly Hodgkins writes, Hasselblad one-upped itself again with the H4D-200MS camera, a 200 megapixel monster that hit the market with a whopping $45,000 price tag. This claim of 200MP is impressive, but slightly misleading. The H4D-200MS actually ships with a 50 megapixel sensor and uses multi-shot technology to produce a 200MP image. A piezoelectric motor slightly moves the sensor while the camera takes six images of a scene. It takes about 30 seconds to capture and stitch the six pictures into a 600MB, 200MP image. The result is this stunning example of a watch captured by Jonathan Beer.

Other goodies on the camera include support for an external hard drive and an ISO range of 50 to 800. Though it’s pricey, the H4D-200MS is a must have for the professional who takes stunning photos of stationary objects.

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Jacqueline Tobin

Jacqueline Tobin

Jacqueline Tobin is the Editor-in-Chief of Rangefinder magazine and the author of Wedding Photography Unveiled: Inspiration and Insight From 20 Top Photographers (Amphoto Books, 2009); and The Luminous Portrait (Amphoto Books, 2012). The second-generation native New Yorker cherishes her Sunday mornings hunkered down with The New York Times, fresh bagels and a great cup of coffee.

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