Falling prices mean it might not be too long before medium-format photography is back on the agenda for enthusiasts, but what can we expect from a digital medium-format camera?

Product Overview

Hasselblad H4D-40


Hasselblad H4D-40 review


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Landscape Shoot Conclusion

While it is definitely true to say that the pictures produced by the Hasselblad H4D-40 are excellent, it is a little more difficult to say the same of the camera. There are elements that are nice to use, and the metering, colour and viewfinder are all very good.

I do find it hard to get over the handling issues, though, and think the Hasselblad needs to step forward a little to make the menus more usable and the screen of more use. Pentax is streets ahead in this area with its 645D.

We don’t usually comment on value for money, but when so much money is involved it is hard to ignore. The kit I was using would cost £22,424.89, which perhaps is less money for a business tool than it is for a hobby camera. The Hasselblad H4D is not any more expensive than its competition, but for the money I really would expect a better handling experience.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Hasselblad H system
  4. 4. Medium-format options
  5. 5. Landscape Shoot
  6. 6. Landscape Shoot Handling
  7. 7. Landscape Shoot Image Quality
  8. 8. Landscape Shoot Conclusion
  9. 9. Studio Portraits Shoot
  10. 10. Studio Portraits Shoot Handling and Lightroom
  11. 11. Studio Portraits Shoot Conclusion
  12. 12. Still Life Shoot
  13. 13. Still Life Shoot Mirror-slap
  14. 14. Still Life Shoot Image transfer
  15. 15. Still Life Shoot Conclusion
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