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Hasselblad H4D-200MS Medium Format DSLR Camera

Hasselblad H4D-200MS Medium Format DSLR Camera

  • 50 Megapixel Resolution
  • 36.7 x 49.1mm CCD Sensor
  • 3.0" 24-Bit Color LCD
  • True Focus and Absolute Position Lock
SKU 3013708T1
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The Hasselblad H4D-200MS Medium Format DSLR Camera builds on the popularity of the company's H4D-50MS, with the addition of multi-shot capture technology which renders impressive 200MP photos. Using this mode, the camera takes 6 shots to deliver the utmost in fine imaging with images that boast spectacular detail and uncompromised quality. The 50MP sensor is mounted onto the Hasselblad patented symmetrical multi-shot frame, which positions the sensor with sub-micron accuracy using piezo-electrical actuators. Bayer-patterned pixels are used to create the jaw-dropping 200MP capture. The H4D-200MS also captures in normal single-shot, at 50MP for live subjects, and in multi-shot capture for 50MP, with 4 shots, for increased detail of still subjects. It features a large, 3" (7.6 cm) TFT LCD with 24-bit color and a 230,400-pixel resolution.

The 36.7 x 49.1mm imaging sensor produces images with the industry staple 6 x 4.5cm 'negative'. Working with a window of this size gives the photographer more latitude in post-production or when composing. Additionally, Digital Lens Correction (DAC) enters the mix to perfect already stunning images. When the images are processed with the included Phocus software, the DAC removes chromatic aberration, distortion, and vignetting. Phocus, the chosen software of Hasselblad, works with both Mac or PC machines, making professional workflow seamless, no matter which operating system the photographer is running.

The H4D-200MS is versatile. In the way of lens choices - using the H System Mount - all lenses of the H system line can be used with the camera. The H system lens line uses central lens shutters, which allows a flash to be used at shutter speeds up to 1/800 second. On the H4D-200MS, that means a flash or strobe can be synced with the camera at every shutter speed up to 1/800th. Another option that is possible with the 200MS is digital capture with a view camera, using an H system adapter. Numerous accessory options help to configure the H4D-200MS just the way the photographer wants it.

With the purchase of this item, you are eligible for a free CD version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 software. Go here to register for your copy. Hasselblad will ship the software to you directly.

Three Cameras in One

The H4D-200MS includes three capture modes:

  • Normal single-shot capture delivering 50MP resolution images of live subjects
  • multi-shot capture (4 shots) delivering 50MP high detail images of still subjects outperforming the single-shot capture of cameras with higher resolution
  • multi-shot capture (6 shots) delivering 200MP ultra high detail of still subjects delivering outstanding representation of the outmost level of fine detail

Non-Compromising Details and Color

The H4D-200MS camera uses a 50MP sensor mounted onto the Hasselblad patented symmetrical multi-shot frame, which accurately positions the sensor with a sub-micron accuracy using piezo- electrical actuators. Capturing 6 shots with the sensor positioned accurately at a sequence of quadrants of the pixel, color information from the Bayer-patterned pixels is used to create a 200MP capture

Ultra-Focus and Digital Auto Correction for Image Perfection

The H4D-200MS employs its Ultra-Focus engine to realize the full potential of the H system lens program, bringing a new level of sharpness and resolution. The Digital Lens Correction (DAC) automatically removes any chromatic aberration, distortion and vignetting when images are processed using Phocus. The design of the HCD 28mm and 35-90mm lenses have been optimized for the actual 36 x 48mm area of the sensor to make it more compact and to work in conjunction with DAC

Central Lens Shutters

All 11 members of the H system lens line use central lens shutters, which adds flexibility by allowing flash to be employed at shutter speeds up to 1/800s. The central shutter also improves image quality by reducing camera vibration. Thanks to the large format of the H System cameras, there is a considerably shallower depth of field range, making it much easier to utilize selective focus to creative effect

View-Camera Work

The H4D-200MS has been designed to allow the digital capture unit to be detached and used on a view camera by way of an H system adapter. In this configuration the digital capture device can work with electronic shutters from e.g. Rollei and Schneider, either stand-alone using the flash sync signal from the shutter or tethered to a computer with full control of the electronic shutter from the computer via Phocus. Mechanical shutters controlled via flash sync

Medium Format Digital Capture

In digital photography, the advantages of larger format cameras have become even more obvious. The 6× 4.5cm window allows the Hasselblad H4D-200MS to use one of the largest image sensors currently available in digital photography - up to more than twice the size of a 35mm camera sensor. Consequently the sensor holds more and larger pixels, which deliver the highest possible image quality in terms of moiré-free color rendering without gradation break-ups in even the finest lit surfaces

A Choice of Bright Viewfinders

One of the important traditional advantages of the medium format is the extra-large and bright viewfinder image, enabling extremely precise compositions and easy operation in low lighting. An interchangeable waist-level viewfinder, the HVM, is available for the entire range of H system cameras

Unique Hasselblad Colors

The new Hasselblad Natural Color Solution (HNCS) enables you to produce outstanding and reliable out-of-the-box colors, with skin tones, specific product colors and other difficult tones reproduced easily and effectively

GPS Recording Accessory

Hasselblad's Global Image Locator (GIL) is an accessory for any H system digital capture product. Using the GIL device all images captured outdoors are tagged with GPS coordinates, time and altitude. This data is key to a number of future applications involving image archiving and retrieval. One example is the direct mapping of images within the Phocus software to Google Earth

Modes of Operation and Storage

The Hasselblad H4D-200MS offers a choice of storage devices: CF cards or a computer hard drive. With these two operating and storage options, you are able to select a mode to suit the nature of the work in hand, whether in the studio or on location

Phocus for Professional Level Workflow

Phocus provides an advanced software toolbox that has been especially designed to achieve optimum workflow and absolute image perfection from Hasselblad raw image files

With the H4D-200MS Camera System Phocus Provides

  • Uncompromising image quality
  • Special extended camera controls with which to operate your H4D-200MS camera. These features, such as live video for easier shot set-up and workflow, or the ability to control the lens drive for focusing when the camera is in a remote position or when the digital capture unit is mounted on a view camera, bring an entirely new level of flexibility to the way you shoot
  • New Metadata (GPS, HTS 1.5 etc). The extended metadata included in all Phocus images provides for accurate and detailed cataloging and indexing, easy image management, and includes added GPS data functionality in order to allow a range of new functions. Phocus links GPS data directly to Google Earth, for example, making geographic reference a snap and image storage and retrieval much easier. With the HTS 1.5, all settings are stored as metadata in the image file for full function with DAC lens corrections
  • The Phocus Viewer delivers image viewing quality that matches every detail of what you will see later in Photoshop. In addition, the Phocus Viewer allows you to customize layout and composition to suit your current or desired work flow, providing a wide range of options including full view, compare, browse, horizontal, or vertical view, and so on. You can have multiple folders open simultaneously for side-by-side viewing, comparison, and selection


The key to the single-shot quality from a CCD sensor is the use of a Bayer Mosaic filter. This is a specific filter layout that is used in conjunction with software to interpret the color data from the sensor. A single-shot system delivers one color per pixel, and the remaining two channels must be estimated and calculated using a best guess strategy. This is done in Hasselblad cameras by using algorithms that optimize color rendition and sharpness without disturbing the perception of the human eye by the artifacts always present in raw single shot captures

Ultimate Still Imaging

High precision piezo-electrical actuators control movements of the sensor in 1/2 and in one pixel increments. By combining six shots, offset by a combination of both 1/2 pixel increments and one pixel increments, the colors, Red, Green and Blue of each point are obtained with a double resolution in both the X and Y directions. The result is an astonishing 200MP full color image with no artifacts, such as moiré


The advanced Hasselblad Multi-shot (4-shot) technology eliminates the issues that the single-shot interpolation routine can sometimes introduce, such as moiré and color rendering issues, by physically moving the sensor 1 pixel at a time, thereby capturing the red, green and blue information in each individual pixel point and then combining these captures into one. This results in a true color and moiré free capture with increased level of detail as there is no need for interpolation at all

Bayer Mosaic Filter Pattern

The Bayer Mosaic filter pattern covers the pixels of the sensor. Moving the sensor in one pixel increments between shots, allows for the exact R, G, B values to be captured in every pixel. The multiple captures are then assembled to deliver the correct colors and ultimate definition of detail. Adding captures, each offset by a 1/2 pixel sensor movement, creates space for extending the sensor resolution from 50MP to 200MP. The outstanding definition of color and detail is maintained

Outstanding Image Quality

The use of multi-shot capture delivers true color accuracy and exact definition of detail. Depending on the subject matter, your choice of either the 4-shot or 6-shot capture mode will deliver an image quality not seen in any other camera system

True Focus and Absolute Position Lock

True Focus helps solve one of the most lingering challenges that face serious photographers today: true, accurate focusing throughout the image field. Without multi-point auto-focus a typical autofocus camera can only correctly measure focus on a subject that is in the center of the image. When a photographer wants to focus on a subject outside the center area, they have to lock focus on the subject and then re-compose the image. In short distances especially, this re-composing causes focus error, as the plane of focus sharpness follows the camera's movement, perpendicular to the axis of the lens

The traditional solution for most DSLR cameras has been to equip the camera with a multi-point AF sensor. These sensors allow the photographer to fix an off-center focus point on an off-center subject, which is then focused correctly. Such multi-point AF solutions are often tedious and inflexible to work with. Due to the physics of an SLR-camera, the off-center focus points that are offered are all clustered relatively close to the center of the image. To set focus outside of this center area, the photographer is still forced to focus first, and then shift the camera to reframe, with a resulting loss of accurate focus

To overcome this problem, Hasselblad has used modern yaw rate sensor technology to measure angular velocity in an innovative way. The result is the new Absolute Position Lock (APL) processor, which forms the foundation of Hasselblad's True Focus feature.

The APL processor accurately logs camera movement during any re-composing, then uses these exact measurements to calculate the necessary focus adjustment, and issues the proper commands to the lens's focus motor so it can compensate. The APL processor computes the advanced positional algorithms and carries out the required focus corrections at such rapid speed that no shutter lag occurs. The H4D's firmware then further perfects the focus using the precise data retrieval system found on all HC/HCD lenses

Additional Features

Histogram feedback, acoustic feedback

Film Compatibility


Free Copy Of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4

With the purchase of this item, you are eligible for a free CD version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 software.

More Information
Brand Hasselblad
Camera Type Medium format digital camera
Resolution 50MP (6132 x 8176)
Sensor 36.7 x 49.1mm CCD
Bit Depth 16-Bit
File Formats Lossless compressed Hasselblad RAW 3FR
File Size RAW: 75/300/1200MB on average
TIFF 8 bit: 150/150/600MB (1 shot, 4 shot
What's in the box

Hasselblad H4D-200MS Medium Format DSLR Camera

  • HVD90x Viewfinder
  • Sensor Unit
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (integrated into Grip)
  • Battery Charger
  • FireWire 800 Cable
  • Phocus Software CD-ROM
  • User's Guide (on CD-ROM)
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What's in the box

Hasselblad H4D-200MS Medium Format DSLR Camera

  • HVD90x Viewfinder
  • Sensor Unit
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (integrated into Grip)
  • Battery Charger
  • FireWire 800 Cable
  • Phocus Software CD-ROM
  • User's Guide (on CD-ROM)