Hasselblad reveals its H3DII-50 DSLR – with staggering 50megapixel sensor

OK, technology. Listen up. You’ve gone too far. There’s no need to keep evolving. You can stop getting better each year. There’s no way anyone needs a 50megapixel camera. Anything above 10 is already frankly rather unnecessary.

But a 50megapixel sensor is what supreme specialist maker Hasselblad has indeed stuffed, somehow, into the body of its new H3DII-50. The resulting image files are a Photoshop-breaking 300MB each in size, although the camera does at least have a 3″ LCD so you don’t have to spend a weekend copying all the rubbish ones over to your PC.


It shoots at a mighty 1fps, which is fair enough given the amount of data the poor thing has to stuff…

Don't go taking pics of spotty-faced friends with this Hasselblad H3D II, it has 39-megapixels

Oh. My. Goodness. 39-megapixels. I think I’m hyperventilating. Someone slap me, quick!

Hasselblad are obviously aiming high with their latest D-SLR, the H3D II which shoots photos using a shocking 39-megapixels. That’s not a typo – that’s thirty-nine megapixels. Just what users are supposed to do with SUPER HI-RES photos of that size,…