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Buy a Car, or Buy a Hasselblad H3DII-50?

Topics: Technology | Add A CommentBy admin | July 8, 2008

A tough choice if you have thirty grand or so laying around.

This is a beautiful machine, but there are only two reasons to think about buying this camera: 1.) It looks cool on the seat of your Bugatti Veyron 2.) You need hi-resolution billboard-sized photos. Although they haven’t announced the price yet, Hasselblad has released specs on their 50 megapixel H3DII-50. Yes, that’s 50 megapixels, creating 300MB image files at 1FPS (Hold still, dammit, or the pores on your face’ll be all blurry!). This is accomplished with a sensor that is twice the physical size of the largest existing 35mm DSLR sensors. The expected price? Since owners of the H3D-39II paid around USD37,000 and will get a free upgrade, it might actually be less than that. I don’t need one of these, but since my birthday is tomorrow, feel free to buy me a Nikon D80 so I can start my long-dreamt of career as a fashion photographer-slash-photojournalist.