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Hasselblad H3DII-50

Hasselblad H3DII-50

Feast your eyes on the most ridiculous piece of photo equipment you're going to see this year. The Hasselblad H3DII-50 ($TBA). That 50 stands for megapixels — as in 50 million pixels. Suffice to say that this is about as ultra high end as current technology will allow. The Kodak sensor embedded in this beast should be more than enough to finally null the line between film and digital. But quality, of course, comes at a premium. While no price has yet been set for this monstrosity, if the astronomical cost of its baby brother, the H3DII-39, is to be taken into consideration, the H3DII-50 will probably weigh in somewhere between the national GDPs of Eritrea and Guam.

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