Hasselblad X1D Is The Company's First Mirrorless Medium Format Camera

By 01:51 Tue, 03 Aug 2021 Comments

Most people haven't seen medium format cameras in person as they are expensive and only really used by professionals. But other than the price they are also known to be quite gigantic due to their sensor size. Hasselblad has been making medium format cameras for decades now and all their cameras are also fairly large.

Well, not anymore. The company has just launched its first mirrorless medium format camera, which completely changes the way a medium format capturing camera is supposed to see and handle. Smaller than most full frame DSLR cameras, the recent X1D is the smallest model in the company's lineup and could pass off as any recent mirrorless capturing camera if you ignore the badge and don't know what's lurking inside.

The capturing camera is exquisitely hand made in Sweden from milled aluminum that forms the frame of the camera, with a deep handgrip on either side for a secure grip. The capturing camera only weighs 725g, which is lighter than the Canon 5D Mark III. The back has a 2.4 megapixel electronic viewfinder as well as a 3.0-inch 920k dot touchclassy screen with simple iconography that should create it easy to utilize this camera.

Inside, however, lies the company's 50 megapixel medium format sensor that has a dynamic range of 14 stops with 16-bit color, ISO 100 to 25600 range, and a shutter speed of 1/2000 of a second to 60 minutes. Along with images, the capturing camera can also record 1080p video at 25fps.

The X1D has two SD card slots to save your images. On the connectivity front, Hasselblad has included Universal Serial Bus (USB) 3.0 support, Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) ac, and GPS.

With a reduced flange distance, the older lenses would no longer be compatible, so the X1D comes with its own series of lenses, with two being available at the moment. There is a 45mm f3.5 and a 90mm f3.2, priced at $2,295 and $2,695, respectively. Should you choose to utilize your older lenses you will need an H lens adapter.

Now for the price. The Hasselblad X1D is priced at $8995 body-only. The 45mm f3.5 kit lens bundle will set you back by $11,290 and the bundle with both the lenses and the capturing camera will cost $13,985. Demos will be available in July and deliveries a month later.




Related Article



Please LOGIN or REGISTER To Gain Full Access To This Article