Meet the 100-Megapixel Medium Format Drone

April 25, 2017

By Greg Scoblete

It’s no secret that DJI and Hasselblad have been hard at work integrating the former’s drones with the later’s medium format cameras. At WPPI earlier this year, Hasselblad’s U.S. president told PDN to expect a closer collaboration between the Swedish medium format camera maker and China’s drone behemoth, following DJI’s purchase of a substantial equity stake in Hasselblad’s business.

Now, DJI is making good on that promise with a new drone platform that combines DJI’s M600 Pro drone, the 100-megapixel Hasselblad H6D-100c and the Ronin MX gimbal.

This isn’t a new drone so much as a custom build featuring already existing products. We don’t know much about how they’ll function together other than that you’ll be able to use DJI’s Go app to control the H6D-100c when it’s in flight.

This configuration won’t be sold until the third quarter of this year and DJI has yet to release a price. Separately, the M600 Pro costs $4,999, the Ronin MX is $1,599 and the H6D-100c costs $32,995–so you’re likely looking at a sizable investment to get those 100-megapixel sky pics.