this is no vintage camera like the moon camera, but the Hasselblad HV DSLR should be as desirable if luxury imaging devices are right up your alley. for folks who are on the same page as a particular royalty who preferred not to be seen in a ‘people’s car’, then we supposed, a Sony won’t be fitting to your opulent lifestyle either and hence, the Hasselblad HV DSLR might just be the luxe camera you have been looking for. the HV is essentially a ‘remake’ of Sony’s full-frame A99 DSLR and so naturally, it shares identical specifications with the A99, including a 24.3MP full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor, dual AF system with 19 sensors and 102 AF point system, “a new” AF range control function, advanced full HD 50p progressive video recording with continuous AF and pro-style audio, built-in GPS, OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder, a tilt-able 3-inch TFT LCD display, and the list goes on.
apart from the aforementioned, the single major difference would be the aesthetic. determined not to be “just another black camera”, the HV sports a contrasting colored camera body that made up of a body machined from a solid block of high-grade aluminum, advanced PVD finish frame (a super tough coating normally reserved for luxury timepiece), and with extended titanium controls wrapping up the uber luxe package. each camera will ship with a specially designed travel case, featuring an “extremely robust and high performance ‘super resin’ case” to ensure your prized possession will be impervious to dust, water, chemical agents and impacts and shocks. the case can also handle extreme weather – from minus 40 degree Celsius up to 80 degree Celsius – and has room to pack in additional items like cables, chargers, memory cards and even an iPad and a regular size laptop.
for a princely sum of €8,500 (or about US$11,500), this luxury camera could be yours, along with the said case, accompanied by a Carl Zeiss 24-70mm lens. take a few more look at this ultimate in luxury imaging device in the image gallery below.