If the devil is in the details, then the Hasselblad H6D-400C MS can capture it


posted Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 1:00 PM EDT


In January, Hasselblad announced the H6D-400C, which can capture 400-megapixel images using its new Multi-Shot technology. Jaron Schneider wrote here on Imaging Resource about the camera and about cameras with such high-megapixel counts in general, asking "Why the hell do we need 400 megapixels?"

It's a good question and in most cases, 400 megapixels, or even 100 and probably 50 too, are overkill. However, as we can see in a new video -- from Hasselblad themselves -- there are certainly cases when that kind of resolution is necessary and welcome. For Austrian product photographer Günther Egger, the Hasselblad H6D-400C MS has been a welcome addition to his workflow.

Egger has been named "Photographer of the Year" in 2015 and 2017 for his product and fashion photography and he has a passion for capturing very fine details in everyday products, presenting these items in ways people might never have seen before. "In the daily lifetime, you pass things and products…but you don't see the details, you don't see the small signs on it, you don't see the light reflection, you don't see the real color," Egger says.

He started using Hasselblad cameras 15 years ago and has owned six of the Swedish cameras, updating every three years or so. The need for the company's new Multi-Shot technology arose when a wood flooring company hired him for images and demanded the highest resolution possible. To see the kind of detail the new H6D-400C MS can produce, click here and scroll down. 

(Via Hasselblad