In the past, many professional photographers have shied away from auto-focus cameras, complaining that the slow speed of the auto-focus let valuable shots slip away. Quite often it was simply quicker, not to mention more reliable, to focus manually. The H1, however, oFers lightning fast, super-accurate focusing under almost any conditions, guaranteeing that even the most fleeting of instants can be frozen accurately and clearly. And the auto-focus features an instant override function, enabling easy access to manual focusing without leaving the auto-focus mode.
The H1's central lens shutter design enables virtually vibration-free exposures at even the longest shutter speeds and makes the H1 capable of flash-synchronization at all shutter speeds, up to 1/800 of a second.
The advanced auto functions of the H1 take the guesswork out of your photography, allowing even the most spontaneous of shots to be perfectly focused and exposed. In addition, the H1 can be customized to suit your individual needs. The H1 allows you to save specific setting groups as so called profiles so you can then instantly access a whole range of pre-determined options at a press of a button. This extremely useful feature enables the H1 to adapt to your specific work method or style, not the other way around. But even when changing settings manually, the H1's ergonomic design and intuitive user interface enable you to make fast, easy adjustments without removing your eye from the viewfinder or your hand from the grip.
The H1's super-fast, advanced auto-focus system focuses rapidly and reliably time after time, allowing you to concentrate on the image at hand, with no need to fiddle with detailed control. Unless of course, control is what you're after.
On the H1, a simple touch of the lens allows manual override at any time you choose without leaving the auto-focus mode. No need to take your eye from the viewfinder or your hands from the camera. And while the H1 incorporates a great number of easy to use features found only on sophisticated 35mm or consumer digital cameras, it still oFers all the advantages of the medium format and the time honored Hasselblad quality, reliability, and system flexibility.
By simply switching from the interchangeable film magazines (for 120/220 or instant film) to a digital back, you move freely from the analogue to the digital world at will.
Combining standard film with digital imaging, studio sharpness with location reliability, and the ease of auto-focus and auto-exposure with hands-on, detailed control, the H1 doesn't just oFer the best of both worlds - it oFers the best of all worlds.
|Camera Type||Auto Focus Medium Format SLR (Single Lens Reflex) Camera|
|Format||6x4.5 cm (actual size 56 x41.5 mm).
Film choice: 120 and 220 roll film.
|Lens Mount||Hasselblad AF lenses with built-in electronically controlled shutter and aperture. Automatic or manual focusing with instant manual focus override. All H1 lenses have been especially designed to meet the exacting requirements of digital photography. Lens shades can be mounted in reverse for transport.|
|Viewfinder||HV90 - A 90° reflex viewfinder, providing 100% field of view even when wearing eyeglasses, and built-in multi-mode light metering system. Image magnification 2.7X. Integrated fill-in flash with guide number 12. Hot-shoe for automatic flash (Metz SCA3002 system/ adapter SCA3902). Dot matrix LCD with presentation of all relevant information.|
|LCD||Three dot-matrix LCD's that provide clear and easy-to-understand information to the user. One is located on top of the right hand grip and the other in the 90° viewfinder. The magazine has a segment based LCD on the left upper side.|
|Focus Type||Automatic and manual focusing with electronic focus aid in manual mode. Instant manual focus override. Automatic focusing using passive central cross type phase detection sensor.|
|Focus Screen||Bright Spherical Acute-Matte D type. Optional type with grid markings also available.|
|Exposure Compensation||Yes; Adjustable from -5 to +5 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3rd steps; Activation button located on viewfinder; Settings remain until changed|
|Exposure Metering||at f/2.8 and ISO 100: Spot: EV 2 to 21.
Center-weighted: EV 1 to 21
Average: EV 1 to 21.
|Exposure Bracketing||Bracketing using predetermined number of exposures (2, 3 or 5) in 1/3, 1/2, or 1-step intervals and interval timing from 1 s to 24 hrs.|
|AF Metering Range||EV 1 to 19 (ISO 100).|
|Shutter /Release||Electronically controlled lens shutter with speeds ranging from 18 hours to 1/800 s including B- and T-mode.|
|ISO Range||ISO 6 to 6400.
Automatic setting with Barcode film.
|Flash sync||TTL center-weighted system. Can be used with the built-in flash or a wide variety of flashes compatible with the SCA3002 ( Metz ) system using adapter SCA3902. Film speed range ISO16 to 6400. Flash output can be adjusted for fill-in purposes dependent of ambient light.|
|Flash Range||The H1 has a built-in measurement
system that measures flash light
from non-TTL flashes, such as studio
|Drive Mode||single and continuous|
|Film Transport||Automatic film advance at approx. 2 frames per second. Multi-exposure capability.|
|Camera Back||Interchangeable film backs with film insert for both 120 and 220 film types. Automatic film length setting. Built-in curtain type, dark slide. Automatic wind to frame one and wind off. Multi-mode data imprinting outside image area. Features Barcode recognition.|
|Date/Time||Imprinted outside the image area.
any text the user desires, such as exposure data, time and date, the photographer's name, copyright symbols, etc.
|Tripod Socket||Accepts 1/4"-20 and 3/8" screw mounts|
|Diopter Correction||Built-in dioptre adjustment from -4 to +2.5.|
|Self Timer||Number of frames from 2 to 32 and interval from 1 s to 24 hours.|
|Remote Control||Two M5 threads and an electrical connector for advanced control.|
|Depth Of Field Preview||Yes; "Stop Down" button located on right front of body|
|Mirror Lock Up||Yes; Located on right front of body - Press this button to raise the mirror and press again to lower it (toggle function); A rapid "double-press" of this button will access the self-timer function|
|Multiple Exposure||Yes; Frame options are 2,3,4,5 and "No Limit"; Function is activated through DRIVE button on grip - Button controls "Single", "Continuous" and "Multi-Exposure"|
|Custom Functions||"Profile" feature allows rapid and secure access to pre-determined combinations of settings
A large number of the H1's functions can be customized by the photographer to suit specific styles or situations through the built-in menu system
Both basic and advanced functions are set using buttons and control wheels on the camera body in conjunction with the graphic interfaces
|Power Source||A cassette for 3 CR-123 Lithium type batteries. Optional cassette with fixed rechargeable batteries (8 AAA NiMh).|
|Dimensions||Body: 5.66 x 4.33 x 3.5" (144 x 110 x 88 mm)
90 Degree Viewfinder: 3 x 1.85 x 5.2" (78 x 47 x 132 mm)
120/220 Magazine: 3.8 x 3.3 x 2.2" (97 x 83 x 56 mm)
Lens: 2.8/80 3.3 x 2.7" (83 x 69 mm)
|Weight||Camera body: 28.6oz (800 g incl. batteries)
Magazine: 17oz. (475 g incl. film)
Viewfinder: 12oz (330 g)
Lens: 80mm f/2.8 16oz (450 g)