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Leer Building


Birmingham, AL


200-megapixel, why not?

Ok so lets say you wanted to take a photo of the Empire State Building and then print it out in a 1:1 scale most people would say its impossible or very difficult to get that resolution on any normal camera. Now lets say I wanted to do it with a hand held medium format camera, this is the part where you say Im insane and off my rocker. Well that is most likely true but Hasselblad is coming out with a 200 megapixel camera based roughly on the H4D platform early next year.

Now of course just because its 200 megapixels doesn’t mean you will just use it to create really big prints, but more so to capture the utmost in detail for smaller objects. However with this massive resolution size certain sacrifices are to be expected. Like a 30 second exposure setting, yes I said 30 seconds not 1/30th of a second.

This is due to the way the image sensors capture and translate the data to your output source. Want to know more of tech specs?

Then read on at CNET.com here:

Hasselblad 200-megapixel camera.

This will hopefully return some of the distance between DSLR’s and Medium Format cameras that has been dwindling in the past few years.

canon 60d

Well Im a little slow on posting this due to other distractions but I am psyched for the release of another DSLR camera from Canon. This time its the 60d which is basically an upgrade to the T2i camera in capabilities but settle in just under the 7d’s current offerings.

Me personally Im waiting for the second gen 7d to come out to make a decision on upgrading my camera. Of course there is always the rumor of a newer 5d dropping next year at some point as well.

Anyways back to the 60d if you want to know more about it here is a quick little piece from B&H Insights that gives a rundown on the features.

Canon 60d.

new Canon 7dSV

Canon has officially announced the release of a locking 7d that is designed for studio shooting, event photographers and educational environments. Also to add onto this new package is a barcode scanner which can tag data with a clients ID number all the way from shooting to final output to simply workflows and data management.

Read more on Canon’s website.

Canon 7dSV with Barcode