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August 6, 2008

50-megapixels from Hasselblad: A New Use for Home Equity Lines

hasselblad_50mp.jpgWell, while some folks ogle at fancy car magazines, we ogle at Hasselblads. Sigh. 50-megapixels. This thing is HUGE. Its sensor alone (Kodak 50mp 36x48 mm) is twice the physical size of the largest DSLR sensors out there. This camera can capture a 65MB (compressed) image in 1.1 second. Be still my heart! Who is this gorgeous beast made for? Very high-end commercial pros. (Keep in mind most of these guys are satisfied with 25-megapixels.) So if anyone's got $36,000 burning a hole in their pocket, this Hasselblad is crying for you.

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Posted by Susan Moriarty at August 6, 2008 12:15 PM
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