Most digital cameras have an LCD screen that measures three inches on the diagonal. The 100-megapixel Hasselblad H6D's sensor is about that big. That gives it more than twice the surface area of a 35mm full-frame sensor--and a tremendous amount of photographic power. The H6D, available in 100- and 50-megapixel variations, marks a renaissance of sorts for the venerable Swedish firm. Although Hasselblad remains synonymous with medium-format cameras (astronauts used them during the Apollo missions, and the cover of Abbey Road was shot with one), it has recently experimented with funky rebranded Sony cameras in a bid to tap the consumer market.
I would like a compact camera that can take 20MP photo stills from the video. Something about the size of a Fuji X30 would be nice. Can you point me in the correct direction? You can't have what you want at the moment, and there are technical reasons why it's difficult. However, cameras and smartphones that can shoot 4K video can produce passable 8.3 megapixel still images.
Sony has been in front of its full-frame mirrorless camera rivals for so long now, it was actually shocking when Canon challenged it with two strong models, the EOS R5 and R6. On top of that, it beat Sony to deliver the first camera with 8K video. Now, Sony is counter-punching with its new flagship, the 8K, 50-megapixel A1. At $6,500, the A1 is clearly aimed at professional users who make a living with their cameras. However, as Sony's top mirrorless camera, it's a showcase for the latest sensors, autofocus, EVFs and more that may appear in future models.
At any given time, it's always hard to imagine a more-capable pocket camera than Sony's RX100. At least until Sony releases the latest version--the company refreshes the esteemed enthusiast point-and-shoot about once a year. The new Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (Mark 5) builds upon its predecessor's excellent foundation to add what Sony claims is the fastest ever in a camera of its class. The camera sports a whopping 315 autofocus points on its 1-inch-type CMOS sensor, a combination of phase-detection and contrast-detection AF sensors. This means the RX100 V can capture up to 24 frames per second with the autofocus system adjusting between shots.
With the introduction of its RX100 series in 2012, Sony raised the bar for point-and-shoot cameras. As such, it's no surprise that the latest model can do things like capture JPEG and RAW photos at a mind-boggling 24 frames per second. The RX100 V is all about speed, driven by a 20.1-megapixel 1-inch sensor and an autofocus system that, according to Sony, meets and exceeds the requirements of any professional photographer. That may be a marketing hyperbole, but I did shoot with the RX100 V last night and the results are impressive. Especially for a camera that fits in my pocket.