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USER MANUAL
Version 1.52 INTRODUCTION3
A6D User Manual
Medium format photography is about professionalism. Camera
systems, their handling and captures have to be professional in
quality.
Hasselblad understands this and always strives to deliver it; professionals
know that too. The Hasselblad series of cameras consists of building new
developments on the shoulders of the previous generation. In this way all
the previous work-experience based and segment-demanding features are
automatically included. So, just when you think things can’t get much better,
they do. And the A6D is that model – all the good things from before and then
some!
The A6D heralds a step up that is noticeably greater than before. There are
changes and many are ‘from the ground up’. The A6D provides a reliable
connection to the fleeting environment of digital imaging technology so when
the wind changes direction, the A6D remains as the safeguarding companion
to provide support.
Today’s aerial photography is more demanding than ever and Hasselblad
continues to rise to the occasion, introducing more and more advanced
products and applications for this exciting segment. This is especially true
of the Hasselblad A6D, the latest evolution of Hasselblad aerial cameras
designed for these specialist applications.
The new camera has been developed to deliver the image quality and
reliability required by our surveying and mapping customers. Listening to their
feedback we have developed a camera to encompass these needs and much
more.
Hasselblad’s best kept secret is knowing that every link in the chain that
leads to the clients finished image has to reach a certain standard; it is that
simple. That’s why Hasselblad puts so much time and energy into checking
those almost endless behind-the-scenes details and standards because we
understand this simple concept.
There is no magical formula to Hasselblad’s success other than an
understanding of what is required to produce the best results available in the
world today, and an acceptance that there are no short cuts in this process.
Hasselblad does its best to produce the best; there is no other way to
achieve the Hasselblad star quality.
The A6D has been designed to corporate the latest technology available.
The heart of the system is the 53.4 x 40.0 mm 100MP CMOS sensor
delivering up to a staggering 15stops dynamic range and 16bit colour data.
The system boasts an ISO range from 64 to 12800 and coupled with the top
shutter speed of 1/4000th second allows the A6D huge flexibility to adapt to
changing conditions whilst still delivering the image quality required.
Designed from the outset to be used in flexible configurations the A6D can be
used as a stand alone single capture device or in grouped configurations for pod
based survey needs. Up to 8 cameras can be triggered within 50 microseconds
of each other to allow accurate image alignment with minimal overlap required.
Note that only Aerial Lenses (locked for infinity) can be synchronized.
Completing the impressive specification, media storage is to CFast 2.0 or
SDXC cards. Tethered capture is available via the USB 3.0 Type C port. To
complete the family, the A6D is also available in NIR version, allowing both
NIR and CIR photography.4
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FIRMWARE UPDATES
If you have registered your camera you should automatically receive e-mail
informing you of the latest developments. Otherwise you are advised to make
regular checks regarding firmware updates to the camera.
The aim is to ensure you have the latest firmware updates for camera, which
naturally ensures the optimum in performance. When updating you should
also study the accompanying ‘Release Notes’ or ‘Read Me’ files where you
will find details about improvements, developments and changes.
DISPOSAL
This product must be put in municipal waste. Check local regulations
for disposal.
Register your camera for regular news about the latest
developments, updates, news, tips, and much else!
– www.hasselblad.com –5
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RESTRICTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Caution!
Be careful when you use the camera. The camera is a precision instrument.
This will help prevent damage to the camera.
Caution!
Use protective covers as much as possible. The protective covers will help
prevent damage to the equipment.
Caution!
Use a protective case or camera bag when you transport the equipment. This
will help prevent damage to the equipment.
Caution!
Protect the equipment from oil fumes, steam, humid conditions and dust.
This will help prevent damage to the equipment.
Caution!
Seal all equipment in a plastic bag or similar if you enter damp and humid
condition from dry and cold condition. Wait until the equipment has
acclimatized to the new temperature before you remove the equipment from
bag. This will help prevent damage to the equipment.
Caution!
Avoid frequent and high temperature changes. This can cause damage to the
equipment.
Caution!
Keep camera and equipment away from moisture. If your camera becomes
wet, disconnect from electric power and let camera dry before further use.
This will help prevent damage to the equipment.
Caution!
Store the equipment in a dry environment. This will help prevent damage to
the equipment.
Caution!
Be careful when you attach/detach the components to/from the camera. This
will help prevent damage to the data bus connections.
Caution!
Do not insert fingers into the camera body. This can cause damage to the
equipment
Caution!
Do not touch the CMOS Sensor with your fingers. The protective filter is very
sensitive. This can cause damage to the equipment.
Caution!
Keep all equipment out of reach of small children. This will prevent damage
to the equipment.
Caution!
Do not open the sensor unit. This can cause damage to the sensor unit.
Caution!
Do not try to remove the glass IR filter from the front of the CMOS (due to
dust or similar). This can cause damage to the equipment. Always contact
your local Hasselblad Authorized Service Centre.
Caution!
If you use canned compressed air to clean the glass of IR filter, be very
carefully before use. This will help prevent damage to the filter.6
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CONTENTS
■ INTRODUCTION ……………………………………………………………. 2
Firmware Updates …………………………………………………….. 4
Disposal …………………………………………………………………. 4
Restrictions and Recommendations ………………………………. 5
■ GENERAL OVERVIEW …………………………………………………….. 7
Parts and Components – overview ………………………………… 8
A6D Lens Range ……………………………………………………….. 9
■ GETTING STARTED ……………………………………………………… 10
Mounting the lens …………………………………………………… 11
Attaching the lens shield …………………………………………… 11
Attaching the adapter plate ……………………………………….. 12
Power Connection ……………………………………………………. 12
Synchronous connections …………………………………………. 12
USB & link to Phocus or SDK based application ……………… 12
Saving images to a memory card ………………………………… 12
Attaching the USB cable Lock …………………………………….. 13
■ SETTINGS …………………………………………………………………. 14
Navigating the Menus ………………………………………………. 15
Overview of Menus and Settings on Sensor Unit …………….. 15
Touch Screen Navigation …………………………………………… 15
Button Navigation ……………………………………………………. 16
The Main Menu ………………………………………………………. 17
Add Favourite Functions to Main Menu Screen ……………….. 17
Remove Favourites from the Main Menu Screen ……………… 18
Display Control Screen ……………………………………………… 18
Settings on the Control Screen …………………………………… 19
Camera Settings Menu …………………………………………….. 20
Image Menu …………………………………………………………… 20
Quality Menu ………………………………………………………….. 21
Video Settings Menu ……………………………………………….. 22
Quality Menu ………………………………………………………….. 22
Live View Menu ………………………………………………………. 23
General Settings Menu …………………………………………….. 24
Display Menu …………………………………………………………. 24
Storage Menu ………………………………………………………… 25
Date & Time Menu ………………………………………………….. 25
Power & Timeouts Menu …………………………………………… 26
Language Menu ………………………………………………………. 26
Service Menu …………………………………………………………. 27
About Menu …………………………………………………………… 27
■ BROWSING IMAGES ……………………………………………………. 28
Preview Modes ……………………………………………………….. 29
Standard Preview ……………………………………………………. 30
Browsing……………………………………………………………….. 31
Zoom in and out ……………………………………………………… 32
9 View Mode ………………………………………………………….. 33
Folder View ……………………………………………………………. 33
Card View ……………………………………………………………… 34
Create New Folder …………………………………………………… 35
■ CAMERA MAINTENANCE ……………………………………………… 36
Cleaning Sensor Unit & IR Glass …………………………………. 37
■ TECHNICAL APPENDIX ………………………………………………… 38
A6D-100c Technical Specifications ……………………………… 39
Lemo connector Signal Information ……………………………… 40
Electrical Timings ……………………………………………………. 42
Coverage ………………………………………………………………. 44
Coverage vs altitude ………………………………………………… 44
GSD vs altitude ………………………………………………………. 44
Physical Dimensions ………………………………………………… 45
Accessories …………………………………………………………… 49
FCC Class A Notice for A6D-100c ……………………………….. 50
FCC Caution ………………………………………………………….. 50
Disclaimer …………………………………………………………….. 50
Index ……………………………………………………………………. 517 GENERAL OVERVIEW8
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PARTS AND COMPONENTS – OVERVIEW
Lens mount locking bolt Storage Media cover
Mounting point Lens shield USB3 socket
Digital capture unit
1
See H6D User
Guide for details
Cover for External
Connections
Lens release button
Audio Out
1
Flash
Sync out
1
Flash
Sync in
1
Audio In
1
HDMI
1
Menu button
Soft button
Select button
Display button
Browse/On-Off button
Control Connector B
Control Connector A
DC Power Connector
1)
Note: The Tripod Mount bracket and Rotation Lock must be removed before attatching the HC300 lens to the camera.
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A6D LENS RANGE
Lenses Angle of View
(Diagonal)
Angle of View
long side
Angle of View
short side
Equivalent 35mm
focal length
Dimensions
Length x Diameter
Weight Filter Thread
Item Number
Focus Locked
Item Number
Focus Locked, NIR
Item Number
Focus disabled
HCD 4,8/24mm 104 Degrees 96 Degrees 80 Degrees 16mm 99mm x 100mm 810g 95mm CP .HB.00000003.01 CP .HB.00000026.01 CP .HB.00000322.01
HCD 4/28mm 95 Degrees 87 Degrees 71 Degrees 19mm 102mm x 100mm 850g 95mm CP .HB.00000004.01 CP .HB.00000027.01 CP .HB.00000319.01
HC 3,5/35mm 89 Degrees 75 Degrees 60 Degrees 24mm 124mm x 100mm 975g 95mm CP .HB.00000005.01 CP .HB.00000028.01 CP .HB.00000320.01
HC 3,5/50mm-II 70 Degrees 56 Degrees 44 Degrees 34mm 116mm x 85mm 975g 77mm CP .HB.00000006.01 CP .HB.00000029.01 CP .HB.00000321.01
HC 2,8/80mm 46 Degrees 37 Degrees 28 Degrees 55mm 70mm x 84mm 475g 67mm CP .TP .00000053.01 CP .HB.00000030.01 CP .HB.00000315.01
HC 2,2/100mm 38 Degrees 30 Degrees 23 Degrees 67mm 80.5mm x 87.5mm 780g 77mm CP .HB.00000008.01 CP .HB.00000031.01 CP .HB.00000318.01
HC 3,2/150N mm 26 Degrees 20 Degrees 15 Degrees 101mm 124mm x 86mm 970g 77mm CP .HB.00000009.01 CP .HB.00000032.01 CP .HB.00000316.01
HC 4/210mm 19 Degrees 14 Degrees 11 Degrees 142mm 165mm x 85mm 1320g 77mm CP .HB.00000010.01 CP .HB.00000033.01 CP .HB.00000317.01
HC 4,5/300mm
1)
13 Degrees 10 Degrees 8 Degrees 196mm 198mm x 100mm 2120g 95mm CP .HB.00000011.01 CP .HB.00000034.01 CP .HB.00000308.01
All 9 focal lengths below are available in aerial versions with secure locking mounts to minimise vibration, flexing and ensuring the image plane
and sensor stay parallel at all times. These units ship with focus fixed at infinity and firmware to close the shutter and aperture to their working
positions when power is applied to the camera. The lenses are also available in a version for NIR photography.
HCD24 HCD28 HC35 HC50-II HC80 HC100 HC150N HC210 HC30010 GETTING STARTED11
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GETTING STARTED
MOUNTING THE LENS
The A6D lens mount contains a locking mechanism that securely holds
the lens in place with an even pressure all around the barrel.
Locate the lens mount locking bolt.
Before mounting a lens
ensure the plastic collar
supplied with the lens
is in position and the
joint is aligned with the
location lug.
To mount a lens, locate the red dot on the rear lens mount and ensure it is
facing upwards. Insert the lens into the camera body and rotate clockwise
until a click is heard.
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3
2
To detach the lens,
press the lens release
button on the side of
the camera and turn the
lens anti-clockwise.
Insert the supplied 2.5mm Allen key into the bolt and rotate
clockwise half a turn to engage the lens mount lock.
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ATTACHING THE LENS SHIELD
There are six lens shields available
depending on the lens in use.
To mount the shield for the lens,
simply offer up the shield to the
outer lens mount and rotate the
shield clockwise until the shield
locks.
NB: Do not overtighten as damage
to the lens mount may occur
To mount the shield for the 35mm
lens it is first necessary to mount
the adaptor ring to the existing outer
lens mount. This adaptor ring is held
in place with 4 screws.
Once this has been mounted, you
can attach the lens and then mount
the shield and secure it with a turn
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ATTACHING THE ADAPTER PLATE
To attach the A6D camera unit to an existing OEM camera mount
point you will need the adapter plate (P1). This plate is attached
to the camera body with 4 bolts. You must ensure that the plate is
correctly oriented – please see the image below and align the plate
correctly.
Secure the plate with the 4 supplied bolts, ensuring that you tighten
them one turn at a time to provide even pressure. Once the plate is
secure you can mount the lens. Attach the lens shield and the unit is
now ready to mount in the camera pod using the existing P1 bolt layout.
POWER CONNECTION
The A6D camera unit is equipped with three LEMO connectors. The grey
connector is the DC power connector. The unit requires a power source of
12-28 VDC to operate. This will normally be supplied via the aircraft power
system.
SYNCHRONOUS CONNECTIONS
The remaining two connectors are used to synchronise additional
daisy chained camera units so that all exposures take place within 50
microseconds of each other. The centre connector is the signal input and
the right hand connector is the signal output for the next unit. Note that this
requires Aerial Lenses (locked for infinity).
SAVING IMAGES TO A MEMORY CARD
If you do not wish to transfer the captured images to a remote computer, the
CFast or SD card slots are available to allow in camera storage.
USB & LINK TO PHOCUS OR SDK BASED APPLICATION
Located on the left-hand side of the camera you will find the USB socket.
Using the supplied cable and the cable lock ensures the connection will be
securely locked. Once the connector is locked in place and the other end
of the cable attached to your computer system, the camera should show
as connected and camera controls should be configurable via Hasselblad
Phocus software or your own application designed from the SDK.
1
2
DC power connector
Control
connector B
Control
connector A
NB: Correct voltage AND polarity must be
applied to the power connection or
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ATTACHING THE USB CABLE LOCK
Insert the cable through the lock part and insert the cable into to the
USB port.
1
Attach the lock part and tighten the screws using the supplied 1.5mm
Allen key. Note that it needs to be oriented correctly to fit.
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NAVIGATING THE MENUS
OVERVIEW OF MENUS AND SETTINGS ON SENSOR UNIT
The Sensor Unit Menu can be controlled directly on the touch sensitive screen by
pressing the menus and icons. You can scroll up, down and from left to right. You
can also navigate the on screen menus by using the buttons and scroll wheels.
Note: Menu navigation is not possible when the camera is tethered and connected
to Phocus.
TOUCH SCREEN NAVIGATION
The following gestures can be used to navigate and control the camera:
Action Function
Swipe right Move back / Move image right.
Swipe left Move image left. Only in Browse mode.
Swipe down Scroll / Display Control Screen.
Swipe up Scroll / Hide Control Screen.
Tap / press Select action / button / setting.
Double tap Zoom in to 50% or 100%. Double tap
again to Zoom out to full View.
Function Action
Select Tap / Press with one finger.
Display Control Screen Swipe down from the top of the screen.
Hide Control Screen Swipe up.
Move back Swipe right.
Zoom in Spread (move two fingers apart).
Zoom out Pinch (move two fingers together).
Exposure
CAMERA SETTINGS
Focus
Self Timer
Interval
Swipe right Swipe left
Swipe down
Swipe upDate & Time
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BUTTON NAVIGATION
By using the buttons on the sensor unit and the scroll wheels on the grip you can
navigate through the various levels in the menu.
Button Screen function
1 Menu button Back to Main Menu
2 Soft button Up
3 Select button Select
4 Soft button Down
5 Browse/On-Off button Go to image browse (short press)
Turn camera On or Off (long press)
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THE MAIN MENU
The Main Menu consists of two areas:
One bottom row with the three Main Menu items:
1 Camera Settings.
2 Video Settings.
3 General Settings.
The area to the right (4) shows the Favourite Settings Shortcuts. You can add
Shortcuts to access your most used functions directly from the Main Menu for
better workflow. Shortcuts can also be deleted and replaced by other Favourite
Settings.
ADD FAVOURITE FUNCTIONS TO MAIN MENU SCREEN
Add a favourite function by selecting the + icon (A) on the Main Menu.
Select any of the function in the pop up menu (B). In this case Quality is selected.
Main Menu
Add Favourite pop up Menu
Add Favourite
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Display Storage
Service
Power &
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JPG
Quality
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REMOVE FAVOURITES FROM THE MAIN MENU SCREEN
To remove a function from the Main Menu, press and hold the selected functions
icon until an encircled x (A) appears.
Press the x within an orange circle (A) to remove the Language short-cut.
DISPLAY CONTROL SCREEN
From any screen you can swipe down to display the Control Screen. Swipe down by
starting on the upper part of the Sensor Unit Display near the top edge.
The Control Screen displays the current Settings of the camera. The Control Screen
is interactive, select any of the settings to make a quick adjustment.
Swipe Up to hide the Control Screen and display the Main Menu.
The Main Menu appears.
See following pages for possible settings.
Remove Favourite
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JPG
Quality
A
1 Swipe down 2 Control Screen
3 Swipe up 4 Main Menu
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SETTINGS ON THE CONTROL SCREEN
The Control screen is a quick way to adjust settings. Tap / Select the desired
function and change the setting directly in the Control Screen.
White Balance (1)
– Cloudy.
– Shade.
– Daylight.
– Tungsten.
– Fluorescent.
– Flash.
– Manual.
ISO (2)
– Select ISO value.
Aperture (3)
– Select Aperture value.
Shutter Speed (4)
– Select Shutter Speed value.
Exposure Mode (5)
– M Manual.
– V Video
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IMAGE MENU
MAIN MENU > CAMERA SETTINGS
Press the Camera icon on the Sensor Unit display.
The Camera Settings Menu appears.
Swipe right or press MENU button to get back to Main Menu.
MAIN MENU > CAMERA SETTINGS > IMAGE
Image Orientation
Selects the rotation of the image. For Aerial use, it is best to choose one of the fixed
rotations. Choose from:
• 0°, 90°, 180°, 270° or Auto
CAMERA SETTINGS MENU
Image Orientation
CAMERA SETTINGS: IMAGE
Orientation: 0°
Camera Settings Menu Image Settings Menu
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Camera icon
Camera Settings Menu Main Menu
CAMERA SETTINGS
Quality
Image
Live View
White Balance Tool
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CAMERA SETTINGS: QUALITY
Image Format:
JPG Quality:
Color Prole:
RAW+JPG
Normal
sRGB
Bit Depth: 14 bit
Quality Settings Menu Camera Settings Menu
MAIN MENU > CAMERA SETTINGS > QUALITY
Image Format
Choose which image formats to save to card.
• RAW or RAW + JPG. In addition to the RAW file, also a 12.5 MPixel JPG is saved
to the card
JPG Quality
If RAW + JPG is selected in the menu above, this option is available and controls the
quality of the JPG file.
• High or Normal
Color Profile
If RAW + JPG is selected in the menu above, this option is available and selects which
color profile to embed in the JPG.
• sRGB or Adobe
Bit Depth
Selects the bit depth of the RAW file.
• 16 bit or 14 bit (16 bit mode will lower the capture rate of the camera)
MAIN MENU > CAMERA SETTINGS > WHITE BALANCE TOOL
This function is used to set the colour temperature and tint for a scene where
it is difficult to find a matching pre-set value.
1 Browse to the image you want to use for White Balance setting.
2 Select the White balance Tool from the Camera Settings menu.
3 Move the Color picker and place the small square over a neutral area.
4 Tap Set (C).
CAMERA SETTINGS
Quality
Image
Live View
White Balance Tool
Camera Settings Menu
QUALITY MENU WHITE BALANCE TOOL
CAMERA SETTINGS
Quality
Image
Live View
White Balance Tool
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Start
CAMERA SETTINGS: LIVE VIEW
MF Assist:
Peaking Color:
Zoom Level:
Focus Peaking
Magenta
50%
Live View Settings Menu Camera Settings Menu
LIVE VIEW MENU
CAMERA SETTINGS
Quality
Image
Live View
White Balance Tool
MAIN MENU > CAMERA SETTINGS > LIVE VIEW
Start
Press this button to start Live View
MF Assist
Select if Focus Peaking should be used in manual Focus.
• Focus Peaking or None
Peaking Color
Choose which color to use for Focus Peaking.
• Orange, Yellow, Cyan or Magenta
Zoom Level
Select Zoom-in level in live view.
• 100% or 50% VIDEO SETTINGS
Quality
Live View
1080p
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VIDEO SETTINGS MENU
Video icon
MAIN MENU > VIDEO SETTINGS
Press the Camera icon on the Sensor Unit display.
The Video Settings Menu appears.
Swipe right or press MENU button to get back to Main Menu.
VIDEO SETTINGS
Quality
Live View
1080p
VIDEO SETTINGS: QUALITY
H.264 Resolution: 1080
Quality: H.264
Video Settings Menu Video Quality Settings Menu
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Video Settings Menu Main Menu
QUALITY MENU
MAIN MENU > VIDEO SETTINGS > QUALITY
Quality
Select quality for video recording.
• H.264 (HD) or RAW (UHD). Note that RAW video requires a CFast storage
media.
H.264 Resolution
Choose resulution for H.264 video.
• 720 or 1080 VIDEO SETTINGS
Quality
Live View
1080p
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LIVE VIEW MENU
MAIN MENU > VIDEO SETTINGS > Live View
Overlay
Selects a one-thirds grid overlay.
• Grid or None.
VIDEO SETTINGS: LIVE VIEW
Overlay: Grid
Video Settings Menu Video Live View Settings MenuGENERAL SETTINGS MENU
MAIN MENU > GENERAL SETTINGS
Press the Camera icon on the Sensor Unit display.
The General Settings Menu appears.
Swipe right or press MENU button to get back to Main Menu.
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GENERAL SETTINGS
Display
Storage
Date & Time
Power & Timeouts
Language
Service
About
General Settings Menu Main Menu
Date & Time
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JPG
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General icon
GENERAL SETTINGS
Display
Storage
Date & Time
Power & Timeouts
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Service
About
General Settings Menu Display Settings Menu
Brightness:
GENERAL SETTINGS: DISPLAY
Mark Overexposure:
Show Preview:
DISPLAY MENU
MAIN MENU > GENERAL SETTINGS > DISPLAY
Brightness
• Use slider to set brightness for the rear display.
Show Preview
• Check this box to show a preview on the rear display after a capture.General Settings Menu
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Display
Storage
Date & Time
Power & Timeouts
Language
Service
About
General Settings Menu Storage Settings Menu Date & Time Settings Menu
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STORAGE MENU DATE & TIME MENU
GENERAL SETTINGS: STORAGE
Format Card
Destination
Primary Slot: CFast
Secondary Slot Usage: Overow
Format CFast
Format SD
MAIN MENU > GENERAL SETTINGS > STORAGE
Format CFast
Format the CFast card.
Format SD
Format the SD card.
Primary Slot
Select which media that should be primary
Secondary Slot Usage
Selects how to use the secondary slot
• None
• Overflow. Continue on secondary card when primary card is full
MAIN MENU > GENERAL SETTINGS > DATE & TIME
Date
Set the date by touching the numbers.
Time
Set the current time by touching the numbers.
GENERAL SETTINGS
Display
Storage
Date & Time
Power & Timeouts
Language
Service
About
GENERAL SETTINGS: DATE & TIME
Date: 2017 – 10 -02
Time: 12 : 50General Settings Menu Language Settings Menu
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General Settings Menu Power & Timeouts Settings Menu
GENERAL SETTINGS
Display
Storage
Date & Time
Power & Timeouts
Language
Service
About
GENERAL SETTINGS: POWER & TIMEOUTS
Display Off: 10 sec.
Power Off: 10 min.
GENERAL SETTINGS
Display
Storage
Date & Time
Power & Timeouts
Language
Service
About
GENERAL SETTINGS: LANGUAGE
Language: English
POWER & TIMEOUTS MENU LANGUAGE MENU
MAIN MENU > GENERAL SETTINGS > POWER & TIMEOUTS
Display Off
Sets the active time for the rear display.
• 3, 5, 10, 20, 30 or 60 seconds or Never
Power Off
Sets the time after which the camera will turn off automatically. Please note that if
the camera has turned off automatically, the power cable must be removed and re-
inserted.
• 5, 10 or 30 minutes or Never
MAIN MENU > GENERAL SETTINGS > LANGUAGE
Language
Selects active language.
• English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Swedish, Russian, Japanese,
Chinese and KoreanGeneral Settings Menu General Settings Menu Service Settings Menu About Menu
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GENERAL SETTINGS
Display
Storage
Date & Time
Power & Timeouts
Language
Service
About
GENERAL SETTINGS: ABOUT
Licenses
Usage
Firmware: v1.19.0-18
Lens Firmware: v0.5.13
Serial number: AR36001234
GENERAL SETTINGS
Display
Storage
Date & Time
Power & Timeouts
Language
Service
About
GENERAL SETTINGS: SERVICE
Firmware Update
Log Data
Default Settings
Check for Update
Reset all Settings
File Counter
Reset
Save
SERVICE MENU ABOUT MENU
MAIN MENU > GENERAL SETTINGS > SERVICE
Check for Update
Press this button to locate an update file on any of the memory cards.
Log Data – Save
Save a log file to the primary memory card.
Reset all Settings
Return the camera to factory default. Note: all settings in the camera are reset.
File Counter – Reset
Reset the file counter to start from B0000001. Note: Please format the card before
using this function.
MAIN MENU > GENERAL SETTINGS > ABOUT
Shows firmware version for camera body and lens as well as camera serial number.
Licenses
Shows a list of licenses used in this product.
Usage
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PREVIEW MODES
Use the Rear Scroll Wheel or the button marked with a rectangle to scroll
through the available Preview Modes when in Browse Mode. You can also
single tap on the bottom of the image to change Preview Mode.
● Standard Preview: Displays a Preview Image with the most important
settings. Note that the information covers some of the image. Go to Full
Screen mode to see the complete Capture area.
● Full Screen Preview: Displays the preview only with no frame or settings
information.
● Capture Details Mode: Displays a Preview Image with camera settings
details in a layer in front of the Preview Image.
● Combined Histogram: Displays a Preview Image with a combined histo-
gram of the three components red, green and blue.
● Separate Histogram: Displays three separate histograms for red, green
and blue.
● Luminance Histogram: Displays a Preview Image with a Luminance Histo-
gram.
Note!
A single tap above the Meta Data toggles overlay information on and off.
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The Standard Preview is displayed when you first turn the camera on and is
probably the view you will use most often.
Displays a preview of your most recent capture and basic information about
the settings.
1 Card (S for SD)
2 Capture Date
3 Capture Time
4 Aperture (f4,5)
5 Shutter Speed
(2000)
6 ISO Setting (200)
7 +/- Exposure
Adjust Indicator
1 2 3
4 5
6 7 BROWSING
Browse mode shows the last image. The user can review images, browse and
zoom. Use zoom in to view close-ups of images for focus checking. Zoom out
to view several images at once.
Press Play button (A) to enter Browse mode.
In Browse mode swipe right or left on the Sensor Unit display to browse
captures.
Captures can be deleted with the Soft Button (B).
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Zoomed View
Standard Preview ZOOM IN AND OUT
The Touch Screen on the A6D Sensor Unit is similar to a Phone or Tablet with
touch sensitivity. The following gestures can be used to navigate and control
the A6D Camera:
Function Action
Zoom in Spread (move two fingers apart).
Zoom out Pinch (move two fingers together).
Select Tap / Press with one finger.
Move back Swipe right.
Display Control Screen Swipe down from the top of the screen.
Hide Control Screen Swipe up.
Action Function
Double Tap Zoom in to 100%. Double Tap again
to Zoom out to full View.
Swipe Right Move back / Move image right.
Swipe Left Move image left. Only in Browse
mode.
Swipe Down Display Control Screen.
Swipe Up Hide Control Screen.
Tap / Press Select action / button / setting.9 VIEW MODE
9 View Mode displays an overview of up to 9 captures. Scroll down to display
all Captures in the Folder. Press the star marked button under the Touch
Display or Pinch with two fingers, to display 9 View Mode when browsing
captures.
9 View Mode
Folder View
A
FOLDER VIEW
On the Touch Display when in 9 View Mode, select the “Folder Up” button (A)
in the top left corner to enter Folder View.
Folder View displays the list of folders on the memory card. Navigate to
another folder and then zoom in to reveal its contents if desired.
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Select Card to Browse
BROWSE: MEMORY CARDS
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CARD VIEW
Card View (2) lets you select which memory card to browse.
On the Touch Display when in Folder View (1), select the “Folder Up” button
(A) in the top left corner.
In Card View (2), tap the card you wish to browse. The folder view of the
selected card will be shown (3). Tap the folder you wish to browse and the
9-view will be shown for that folder (4). Finally tap the image to show in
Standard Preview (5).
A
Folder View Card View
Folder View
Standard Preview
9-View
1 2
4
5
3
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It is possible to create a new folder on the currently active memory card.
When a new folder is created, all new images will be stored in that folder. The
folder name is auto-generated and cannot be changed.
It is not possible to store images in a previous folder.
When viewing one image, pinch inwards to go to the 9 images view.
In the 9 images view – Press the “Folder Up” button in the top left corner to
go to folders.
In the folders view – Press the “Add folder” button (A) in the top right corner
to create a new folder.
In the Create Folder dialogue (B), choose Create to create a new folder or
Exit to skip.
Note!
It is only possible to create a new folder on the currently active card. When
browsing the other card, the “Add Folder” icon will not be available.
!
Create New Folder?
Create Exit
A new folder “333HASBL” will be created on CFast.
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Folder view
Folder view
Create folder dialogue
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B
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CLEANING SENSOR UNIT & IR GLASS
If you see dark or colored spots or lines in your images, then you may need
to clean the outer surface of the sensor unit’s infrared (IR) filter. In most
cases, the careful use of compressed air will be adequate though if you use
canned compressed air, read the instructions very carefully before use to
avoid spraying impurities or even ice on the filter! Sometimes, however, small
particles will get stuck to the surface of the IR filter, requiring for a more
thorough cleaning, involving either fluid or swab wipes.
If compressed air did not remove all the problems on the filter,
then use a long-handled swab style wipe (swab style wipes are
recommended due to the distance from the lens mount to the sensor
surface).
Ensure that the swab matches the width of the IR filter (if possible).
Apply firm pressure at the edge of the swab to ensure an even, firm
contact with filter surface. Wipe the surface in one unbroken motion.
Finally check if the IR filter has been properly cleaned either by visual
inspection by making a test capture. If further cleaning is needed,
repeat cleaning procedure.
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TECHNICAL APPENDIX
A6D-100C TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Sensor Type CMOS, 100 mega pixels (11600 × 8700 pixels, 4.6 × 4.6 µm)
Sensor Dimensions 53.4 × 40.0mm
Image Size Stills: RAW 3FR capture 211MB on average. TIFF 8 bit: 289MB; Video: HD (1920 x 1080p), UHD (3840 x 2160p)
File Format
Stills: Hasselblad 3FR, JPEG (12.5 MPixel)
Video: Hasselblad RAW (UHD, 25 fps), H.264 Compressed (HD, 25 fps)
Shooting Mode Single shot stills, Video
Colour Definition 16 bit. Dynamic range up to 15 stops
ISO Speed Range ISO: 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
Colour Management Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution, HNCS
Lenses Any H System lens. Focus locked at infinity on request. See “A6D Lens Range” on page 9.
Focusing Manual or Focus locked at infinity
Storage Options CFast 2.0 card, SD card (UHS-I) or tethered to Mac or PC
Capture Rate (Based on
SanDisk Extreme PRO CFAST
2.0 Memory Card)
60 Captures per minute.
Storage Capacity 128GB card holds 576 images on average
IR Filter Mounted in front of sensor. NIR Option on request, CIR prepared.
Software Phocus for Mac and Windows. Phocus SDK for Windows available on request.
Platform Support Macintosh: maxOS version 10.11 or later; PC: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 or later (64 bit)
Host Connection Type USB 3.0 (5 Gbit/s) Type-C connector
Additional Connections LEMO type connectors for power and camera control. Mini HDMI, Audio In/Out, Flash sync In/Out
Tethered Operation Supported in Phocus and Phocus SDK
Shutter Speed Range 0.5 sec to 1/4000 sec (only with Aerial Leses)
Exposure Metering None
Power Supply 12-28 VDC required via LEMO connector
Operating Temperature -10 – 45 ˚C / 14 – 113 ˚F
Dimensions 100 x 100 x 151mm [W x H x D] Complete camera with HC80mm lens
Weight
(Body and sensor unit only)
1360g
Approval FCC (Class A), CE, RoHS, DO-160 section 8 – 15 – 20 and 2141
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Characteristics Symbol Value Unit (DC)
Maximum input voltage VSOH 28 V
Minimum input voltage VSOH 12 V
Connect
or pin no.
Control
cable
Signal name Signal description Direction Type
1 White CL Reserved for future use InOut I/O
2 Brown CH Reserved for future use InOut I/O
3 Green Vsys – 0 VDC Logic Supply – POWER
4 Yellow Vsys + + 5 VDC Logic Supply – POWER
5 Grey RX Serial channel, RX signal Input CMOS
6 Pink TRIG Trig Camera Input CMOS
7 Blue – BUSY Camera Busy Output OC
8 Red INTERNAL Reserved InOut –
9 Black – EXPOSE Shutter Open Output OC
10 Purple TX Serial channel, TX signal Output CMOS
Shield GROUND GROUND Chassis ground Camera ↔External flash –
Characteristics Symbol Value Unit (DC)
Typically average current consumption for Power + ICCA 1000 mA
Typically peak current consumption for Power + ICCP 2500 mA
Typically peak power consumption for Power + ICCP 25 Watt
POWER CONNECTOR
Voltage Limit
CONTROL CONNECTOR A & B
The below table shows the connectors pin numbers, signal names and signal
direction in the control connector.
MALE PLUG PIN-OUT
The below illustration shows the connectors pin-out seen from the solder
side of the male plug.
It is recommended to use a Class II double insulated power supply, or a power limited external
battery. The source should always be limited to a output power of no more than 100 watts in
total.
CURRENT LIMIT
The Power + signal will conform to the following current requirements:
Characteristics Symbol Value Unit (AC)
Maximum +VSYS voltage rise time TRVS 40 ms
Signal Name Power cable wire colour Signal description
1 GND White Power GND (-)
2 VCC Brown Main power (+)
Characteristics Symbol Value Unit
Maximum capacitive load on VSYS CLVS 150 µf
SYSTEM LOGIC SUPPLY SIGNALS
The VSYS+ power is always supplied to the control connector from the
Camera housing.
SYSTEM STARTUP
During system startup (when the main power is applied into the Camera
housing) the following requirements will apply for the System Logic supply
signal +VSYS:
CONNECT OR PIN NO.
The total capacitive load between +VSYS and -VSYS should not exceed the
following limit:
LEMO CONNECTOR SIGNAL INFORMATION
1
2
Power Connector Control Connector A & B
1
2
3
4 5
6
7
8
9
10
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Characteristics Symbol Value Unit (DC)
H level output voltage (min) VOH 4.0 V
L level output voltage (max @ IOL) VOL 0.4 V
L level output current IOL 4.0 mA
H level input voltage (min) VIH 3.5 V
L level input voltage (max) VIH 1.5 V
Characteristics Symbol Value Unit (DC)
H level output voltage (max) VOH VSYS + V
Pull-up impedance R 10 Kohm
L level output voltage (max @ IOL) VOL 0.4 V
L level output current IOL 20.0 mA
Characteristics Symbol Value Unit (AC)
Rise time (max) tR 1.0 µs
Fall time (max) tF 1.0 µs
TRIG pulse width (min) tTRIG 10 ms
Expose start (min) tSTART 100 µs
Expose start (max) tSTART 1 ms
BUSY start (min) tBUSY 0 ms
BUSY start (max) tBUSY 200 ms
ACTIVE time (min) tACT 1000 ms
ACTIVE time (max) tACT ∞ s
Mid expose pulse width (typ) tMID 5 ms
VOLTAGE LIMIT
The electrical definition of signal type “CMOS” will be according to the limits
specified below:
The electrical definition of signal type “OC” will be according to the limits
specified below:

TRIG, -EXP and -BUSY timing relationship
Characteristics Symbol Value Unit (AC)
Maximum output voltage VSOH 5.25 V
Minimum output voltage VSOL 4.75 V
Characteristics Symbol Value Unit (AC)
Peak current consumption for VSYS+ ICC 40 mA
VOLTAGE LIMIT
The VSYS+ signal will conform to the following voltage requirements:
CURRENT LIMIT
The VSYS+ signal will conform to the following current requirements:43
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ELECTRICAL TIMINGS
The electrical timing when using EXPOSE signal as mid exposure indicator:
t
TRIG
CENTRE OF
EXPOSURE
t
MID
t
ACT
t
BUSY
t
R
t
F
EXPOSE
BUSY
TRIG
t
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The electrical timing when using EXPOSE signal as full indicator:
EXPOSE
BUSY
TRIG
t
TRIG
t
R
t
F
t
START
t
BUSY
t
EXP
t
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0 1000
5000
6000
7000
8000
9000
1000
2000
3000
4000
0
10000
11000
Width Coverage [m]
Altitude [ft]
12000
2000 3000 4000
HC150 HC100 HC80 HC50 HC35
0 5
5000
6000
7000
8000
9000
1000
2000
3000
4000
0
10000
11000
GSD [cm]
Altitude [ft]
12000
10 15 20 25
HC150 HC100 HC80 HC50 HC35
COVERAGE VS ALTITUDE
The diagram below shows the ground coverage for the width of the image as
a function of altitude.
GSD VS ALTITUDE
The diagram below shows the Ground Sample Distance as a function of
altitude.
COVERAGE
0
GSD [cm]
Altitude [ft]
15 10 5
HC150 HC100 HC80 HC50 HC35
3000
2000
1000
1500
2500
500
0
0 200 400 600 800
3000
2000
1000
1500
2500
500
0
Width Coverage [m]
Altitude [ft]
HC150 HC100 HC80 HC50 HC3546
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(14.0) (10.0)
(14.0) (21.25)
(26.0) (14.0)
(14.0)
3x 3/8” – 16
3x 1/4” – 20
(6x Ø5.2)
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(Ø 107.0 )
Outer diameter of lens
tube for HCD24, HCD28,
HC35 and HC300
(Ø 98.0 )
Outer diameter of lens
tube for HC50, HC80,
HC100, HC150 and
HC210
( 4x M4 )
( 4x Ø4.1 )
(83.0)
(90.0)
(100.0)
(83.0)
(90.0)
(100.0)
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Total Length (See table below)
Lens Tube Diameter Total Length Requires Adapter
HCD24 107 mm 221.0 mm Yes
HCD28 107 mm 221.0 mm Yes
HC35 107 mm 247.5 mm Yes
HC50-II 98 mm 248.0 mm No
HC80 98 mm 205.0 mm No
HC100 98 mm 205.0 mm No
HC150 98 mm 248.0 mm No
HC210 98 mm 293.0 mm No
HC300 107 mm 322.5 mm Yes
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Item Description Item Number
Control Cable CP .HB.00000012.01
1)
Power Cable CP .HB.00000022.01
1)
Multi Sync Cable CP .HB.00000013.01
Hand Release Cable CP .HB.00000021.01
USB3 Cable, Type C – Type A, 4.6 m CP .HB.00000505.01
1)
USB C Tether Tools Cable Lock CP .HB.00000506.01
1)
Lens Protection Tube for 24mm Lens CP .QT .HB000335.01
Lens Protection Tube for 28mm Lens CP .QT .HB000335.01
Lens Protection Tube for 35mm Lens CP .HB.00000014.01
Lens Protection Tube for 50mm & 150mm Lenses CP .HB.00000015.01
Lens Protection Tube for 80 & 100mm Lenses CP .HB.00000016.01
Lens Protection Tube for 210mm Lens CP .QT .HB000336.01
Lens Protection Tube for 300mm Lens CP .QT .HB000337.01
Adaptor Plate (P1) CP .HB.00000017.01
Hardcase CP .HB.00000018.01
The following accessories are available for the A6D:
ACCESSORIES
1) Included as standard accessories
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FCC CLASS A NOTICE FOR A6D-100C
This A6D-100c has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when
the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if it is not
installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, it may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment
in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case the
user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
FCC CAUTION
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
DISCLAIMER
Victor Hasselblad AB assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or
inaccuracies that may appear in this User Guide.
Victor Hasselblad AB assumes no responsibility or liability for loss or damage
incurred during, or as a result of using Hasselblad software or products.
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INDEX
D
Date & Time Menu ……………………. 25
DC Power connector ……………………. 8
Delete Captures ……………………….. 31
Digital capture unit ……………………… 8
Dimensions …………………………….. 39
Display button ……………………………. 8
Display Menu …………………………… 24
Disposal …………………………………… 4
E
Electrical Timings ……………………… 42
Exposure Metering ……………………. 39
F
Favourite Functions ……………………. 17
FCC Class A Notice for A6D-100c …. 50
File Format ……………………………… 39
Firmware Update ………………………. 27
Firmware Updates ………………………. 4
Focal lengths …………………………….. 9
Focusing …………………………………. 39
Folder View ……………………………… 33
Format …………………………………… 25
Full Screen Preview …………………… 29
G
General Settings Menu ………………. 24
GSD vs altitude ………………………… 44
H
Host Connection Type ………………… 39
I
Image Menu…………………………….. 20
Image Orientation ……………………… 20
Image Size ………………………………. 39
IR Filter ………………………………….. 39
ISO Speed Range ……………………… 39
L
Language Menu ……………………….. 26
Lemo connector ……………………….. 40
Lenses ……………………………….. 9, 39
Lens mount locking bolt ……………….. 8
Lens release button ……………………. 8
Lens shield ………………………….. 8, 11
Live View Menu (Video) ………………. 23
Luminance Histogram ………………… 29
M
Main Menu ……………………………… 17
Menu button ……………………………… 8
Mid exposure …………………………… 42
Mounting point …………………………… 8
Mounting the lens …………………….. 11
N
Navigating the Menus ………………… 15
Symboler
9 View Mode ……………………………. 33
A
About Menu …………………………….. 27
Accessories …………………………….. 50
Adapter plate …………………………… 12
Approval …………………………………. 39
B
Browse button……………………………. 8
Browsing ………………………………… 31
Button Navigation ……………………… 16
C
Cable Lock………………………………. 13
Camera Settings Menu ………………. 20
Capture Details Mode ………………… 29
Capture Rate …………………………… 39
Card View ……………………………….. 34
Cleaning …………………………………. 37
Colour Definition ………………………. 39
Colour Management ………………….. 39
Combined Histogram …………………. 29
Control connector A …………………….. 8
Control Connector A & B …………….. 40
Control connector B …………………….. 8
Control Screen …………………………. 18
Coverage vs altitude ………………….. 44
Cover for External
Connections ……………………………… 8
Create New Folder …………………….. 35
Current limit …………………………….. 41
O
Operating Temperature ………………. 39
Overlay …………………………………… 23
P
Parts and Components ………………… 8
Physical Dimensions …… 45, 46, 47, 48
Platform Support ………………………. 39
Plug Pin-out……………………………… 40
Power Connection ……………………… 12
Power Connector ………………………. 40
Power Supply …………………………… 39
Power & Timeouts Menu …………….. 26
Preview Modes …………………………. 29
Q
Quality Menu (Image) …………………. 21
Quality Menu (Video) …………………. 2253
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Register your camera …………………… 4
Reset File Counter …………………….. 27
Restrictions and Recommendations … 5
S
Saving images to a memory card ….. 12
SDK ………………………………………. 12
Select button …………………………….. 8
Sensor Dimensions …………………… 39
Sensor Type …………………………….. 39
Separate Histogram ………………….. 29
Service Menu …………………………… 27
Shooting Mode …………………………. 39
Shutter Speed Range ………………… 39
Soft button ……………………………….. 8
Software …………………………………. 39
Standard Preview ………………… 29, 30
Storage Capacity ………………………. 39
Storage Media cover ……………………. 8
Storage Menu ………………………….. 25
Storage Options ……………………….. 39
Synchronous connections …………… 12
System Logic Supply Signals ……….. 40
System startup ………………………… 40
T
Technical Specification ……………….. 39
Tethered Operation ……………………. 39
Total Length …………………………….. 48
Touch Screen Navigation …………….. 15
Tube Diameter………………………….. 48
U
Usage ……………………………………. 27
USB3 socket ……………………………… 8
V
Video Settings Menu …………………. 22
Voltage limit …………………………….. 41
W
Weight ……………………………………. 39
Z
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