Versatility comes to the fore again from Hasselblad by offering a camera body that is fully compatible with all H System Lenses, including the HCD 4,8/24, HCD 4/28 and the HCD 4,0-5,6/35-90 lenses. It can also use a film magazine and offers H5X functionality with 3rd party digital backs.
Although aimed primarily at current H1, H2, H2F, H4X and H5X users, the H6X can naturally act as a backup for H5D users too.
The H6X lens program is designed and engineered by Hasselblad to meet the highest optical performance specifications. HC and HCD Lenses cover a wide spectrum of focal lengths and feature some of the fastest and most precise auto-focus capabilities on the market. The unique HCD 24mm wide-angle lens, the HCD 28mm and the HCD 35-90mm zoom lens have been tailored for digital use with a 37 × 49mm sensor, but can of course also be used with larger sensors with a minimal drop in performance in the extreme corners. The integral lens shutters allow for flash sync up to 1/800 of a second. The lens shutter also provides silent and vibration-free operation.
The viewfinder is the most important interface between the photographer and the subject. The large and bright viewfinder of the H6X camera shows the image crisply and clearly, letting you work even in dim lighting with perfect results. The HV 90X-II viewfinder covers the full area of the HC Lens line and 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 37 × 49mm. The HVM, a waist-level viewfinder, is available as an accessory.
The H6X is designed to provide the same extensive functionality as the H1 and H2 cameras. It provides a number of functions such as:
True Focus helps solve one of the most lingering challenges that faces serious photographers today: true, accurate focusing throughout the image field. Without multi-point autofocus, a typical autofocus camera can only correctly measure focus on a subject that is in the centre of the image. When a photographer wants to focus on a subject outside the centre 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.
SLR camera with optional interchangeable lenses, viewfinders, and backs
Hasselblad HC and HCD lenses All C-type lenses from the V system with optional CF lens adapter
Electronically controlled integral lens shutter in each lens Shutter speed range 1/800 second to 18 hours
56 x 41.5 mm (maximum)
Compatible with optional HV 90X, HV 90X-II, HVD 90X, and HVM viewfinders
Acute Matte type D with markings for spot metering area and AF sensitive area
Automatic and manual focusing; instant manual focus override AF metering with passive central cross-type sensor Metering range EV 1 to 19 at ISO 100 White focus assist LED for low-light conditions
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
Spot, Center Spot, and Center Weighted (with HV 90X-II and HVD 90X) Exposure lock with separate button on camera
Spot: EV 2 to 21 Center-Weighted: EV 1 to 21 Center Spot: EV 1 to 21
Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Programmed, and Programmed Variable
Automatic Bracketing Control
2, 3, 5, 7, or 9 frames in 1/3, 1/2, 1, 2 or 3 EV steps
1 second to 1 hour intervals Maximum 32 frames with film, unlimited with digital back
2, 3, 4, and 5 frames or no limit (available with film only)
Automatic TTL-OTF center weighted system via viewfinder's built-in flash or flashes compatible with optional Metz SCA3002 Output can be adjusted from -3 to +3 EV
Available when using manually controlled flashes
TTL hot-shoe on optional viewfinder or standard PC connector on camera body
Flash Synch Speeds
Sync at all shutter speeds to 1/800 sec Flash can be synchronized in the beginning or at the end of the exposure
Compatible Digital/Film Backs
H-system interface All Hasselblad H5D, ixpress, CF, and CFH digital backs Third-party backs that were compatible with the H1/H2 cameras HM 16-32 Magazine for 120/220 film
Two dot-matrix LCDs (one on the camera grip and one in the viewfinder)
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery grip (7.2 VDC, 3200 mAh)
5.7 x 4.3 x 3.5 / 144 x 110 x 88 mm
1.8 lb / 830 g (body only)
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