Hasselblad will bring a Wi-Fi-equipped version of its H5D-50c medium format camera to market later this month, the company announced at Photokina.
Building off the existing 50c, the new model uses Wi-Fi to enable remote control and viewfinding through iOS devices.
There will be a few more enhancements to the 50c beyond Wi-Fi including a live view mode when the camera is untethered, an increased capture rate of 50 images per minute and longer exposure times of up to 34 minutes.
The updated 50c will also now accept film magazines and features a spirit level which can be used in tethered mode. ISO and white balance will now be displayed in the viewfinder as well.
Current 50c owners will be gain access to all the new features except Wi-Fi via a firmware upgrade later this month.
The Wi-Fi version of the H5D-50c will command a $1,000 premium over the standard 50c ($27,500, body only) .
H5D-50c owners who want Wi-Fi will be able to upgrade their current camera for the Wi-Fi version for about $650 between January and March 2015, at least in Europe.
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