Hasselblad 503CWD-II Medium Format SLR Camera Body

Hasselblad 503CWD-II Medium Format SLR Camera Body

Hasselblad 503CWD-II Medium Format SLR Camera Body

In appreciation of the centenary of Victor Hasselblad’s birth, March 8, 2006, Hasselblad announced the Hasselblad 503CWD Anniversary Kit, a high-end prestige photographic system that provides state-of-the-art digital acquisition technology elegantly integrated with a classically engineered Hasselblad 503CW body which combines the dynamic reliability of the black and chrome V System, with its high performance range, central shutter-based lenses, and Hasselblad’s latest digital technology.

The exclusive Hasselblad 503CWD perfectly integrates the heritage of the old Hasselblad with the focal point of the new Hasselblad on high-end digital photography to design a new digital workhorse, the 503CWD-II Digital Camera Kit featuring a 503 CW Camera Body, Planar CFi 40mm Lens, Medium Format SLR Camera Body (Black) and 16mm Back complete with a Folding Waist Level Viewfinder and Split-Image Focusing Screen.

The 503CWD-II is a digital workhorse built from the classic 500 series camera complete with with its array of high performance, central shutter based lenses. However the 503CWD-II features a high-end 16mp back with a sensor that's 50% larger than the full frame 35mm DSLRs - bringing larger format power to your photography just as its ancestors provided for film. The new digital back is aesthetically integrated with the other parts of the camera while the camera features classic retro styling, showing off the perfect marriage of advanced digital technology and time-honored Hasselblad craftsmanship.

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Camera body: Special design based on the 503 CW camera body
Lens: Planar CFi 80 mm
Sensor size: 16 Mpixels (4080 x 4080 pixels)
Sensor dimensions: 36.7 x 36.7 mm (Lens factor 1.5)
Single shot
16 bit color
ISO 50, 100, 200 and 400
Longest shutter speed: 32 seconds

Image storage: CF card type II (write speed >20 MB/sec), New Imagebank external hard drive or tethered to Mac or PC

Color management: Hasselblad RGB: full dynamics and reproduction dynamics

Storage capacity: On average 45 images on a 1GB CF card and over 4000 images on a 100 GByte disk
Battery type: Sony InfoLithium L NP-F series
Capture rate: 35 captures per minute
color display: 2.2 inch OLED type, 24 bit color
Histogram feedback
IR filter: Mounted on CCD sensor
Acoustic feedback
IAA - Instant Approval Architecture: Included, with Acoustic feed back and Metadata classification

File format: Lossless compressed Hasselblad 3F RAW
Software: FlexColor (included)
Macintosh: OSX. PC: NT, 2000, XP
Camera support: See data sheet for Hasselblad CFV digital back for details.
Host connection type: FireWire 800(IEEE1394b)
Battery capacity: Sony InfoLithium L, up to 8 hours of shooting capacity
Operating temperature: 0 - 45 oC / 32 - 113 oF



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Hasselblad 503CWD-II Medium Format SLR Camera Body Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5