The H5X Medium Format SLR Camera Body with Battery Grip from Hasselblad is available as an upgrade for H1, H2, H2F and H4X cameras. Like its predecessors it is a high-performance medium format camera for professional and advanced users with an image format of 56 x 41.5 mm. The H5X incorporates H5 technology and versatility including optimized True Focus AF and improved grip design. The H5X is compatible with H-system lenses, CF/CFH backs, numerous third party digital backs and four distinct viewfinders.
True Focus with Absolute Position Lock allows true and fast auto-focusing throughout the image field and compensates with accuracy for focus shift when re-composing. Manual focus override is supported and an optional manual focus indicator is provided in the viewfinder. Single shot and Continuous AF with focus lock are available and the camera also features AF Assist Illumination for working in dark environments. Spot, Center Spot and Center Weighted exposure metering is supported with manual, aperture-priority, shutter speed priority, programmed and programmed variable exposure modes.
The camera offers a wide ISO sensitivity range from 16 to 6400. A built-in flash in select viewfinders or external flash compatible with SCA3002 can be used with an automatic TTL-OTF center-weighted system with adjustable output from -3 to +3. For manual flashes, a built-in metering system is available and a standard PC connecter on the camera body is supported. Flash sync speed is available to 1/800th of a second.
A dot-matrix LCD monitor is provided on the grip to view camera setting information. An Acute Matte type D focusing screen is supplied and the camera also works with numerous optional focusing screens. Eight profile settings enable fast and accurate one-button switching to custom settings and the H5X supports four programmable buttons that can be set to customize up to 35 functions.
The H5X is compatible with all Hasselblad HC and HCD lenses and all C-type lenses from the V system when using an optional CF lens adapter.