If you thought you could just drop 25 grand on one of these upcoming Hasselblad H3D-31 numbers and have, like, the bestest camera evar, then think again. The H3D-31 makes a lot of sacrifices to arrive at image quality hotness -- and of course, 31 megapixels -- including the size, speed, weight, ergonomics and ease of use of its pro-DSLR counterparts. But that's not to say there isn't plenty going on here to please the experienced photographer, you just have to know what you're getting into. As DigitalCameraInfo puts it in their preview, "The H3D 31 is for high-end commercial photographers and rich lunatics." The image quality is apparently on par with 4 x 5-inch film of yore, and the backwards compatibility and modular nature of Hasselblad makes this more of an "investment" than just a convenient way to blow $25k, but if you don't already know that you need one of these, you probably don't.

[Via Digital Photography Blog]

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