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Hasselblad X1D - Medium Format Mirrorless Camera Announced

Hasselblad X1D - Medium Format Mirrorless Camera Announced - Hasselblad's new medium format camera is also Mirrorless, plus there's new XCD lenses available.

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Hasselblad X1D in Mirrorless Cameras

Hasselblad X1D In Hand (1)

 

Hasselblad has today confirmed all of the rumours that have been circling by introducing the Hasselblad X1D medium format mirrorless camera.

The weather and dust sealed Hasselblad X1D weights 725g and is rather compact in size. Inside is a 50Mp Medium Format CMOS sensor and it's been ergonomically designed to fit the hand well. There's a full multi-touch display that has 9 different shortcuts that give access to your most used functions as well as icons that give access to specific menus.

Read our Hasselblad X1D Hands-On Preview

X1D

 

There's an XGA electronic viewfinder and settings can be adjusted via it. The X1D offers Dynamic range up to 14 stops and an ISO range from 100 to 25,600. The X1D also shoots RAW and / or JPEG, features a dual SD-card slot and captures Full HD video in 25fps. 

 

Hasselblad X1D In Hand (7)

 

Shutter speeds range from 60 minutes to 1/2000th sec. with full flash synchronisation throughout the range and it uses a Nikon flash hot-shoe. Wi-Fi as well as GPS is, I'd you'd expect, also built in. 

A completely new family of dedicated autofocus lenses has been developed to support the new Hasselblad X1D and a 45mm and 90mm are the first two XCD lenses that will be available. The 45mm is priced at £1490 (Excl VAT) while the 90mm will be available for £1790 (Excl VAT). 

The X1D is also compatible with 12 lenses and lens accessories from the Hasselblad professional H System with an adapter. Initially, these will be manual focus but auto focus will become available with a firmware update. 

 

Hasselblad X1D (9)

 

The X1D will be available end of August / September for £5,990 (Excl VAT) along side a Billingham bag designed exclusively for the X1D. 

Read our Hasselblad X1D Hands-On Preview

Hasselblad X1D Rear (1)

 

Hasselblad X1D Hands-On Photos of Equipment

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themak 5 1.0k Scotland
22 Jun 2016 3:04PM
Something to aspire to, at last. Ha, no chance!

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ChrisV 12 2.3k 26 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2016 3:31PM
Interesting development and shows a company can learn from its mistakes after those god awful Sony rebadges. Shame I can't afford it, but I think it deserves an audience.
Niknut Plus
8 2.0k 76 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2016 4:29PM
5990 apparently ?????........couldn't justify the last 3 digits, nevermind the first one !!!

Good job I don't like it then !!!.GrinGrin
RJPhoto 6 11 1 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2016 4:35PM
Nice.
themak 5 1.0k Scotland
22 Jun 2016 4:48PM

Quote:5990 apparently ?????........couldn't justify the last 3 digits, nevermind the first one !!!

+ VAT, of course.
Bengt 2
22 Jun 2016 5:15PM
Great !! Hasselblad is back as a photography innovator. This product is right on target and will be very welcomed by many serious photographers. Go Hasselblad Go !
22 Jun 2016 5:41PM
Looks good but unless you are going to make it pay for it self it is way too expensive. But if you want the best in equipment and quality it has to be paid for I guess. Having used Hasselblads, for large format, all my life it is the best but comes at a price.
Bantu 5 7 1 India
23 Jun 2016 4:38PM
Out of reach price.No use of review.
dannyr 9 46 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2016 10:36AM
From what i have heard it uses the same sensor as the Pentax, has very similar output as the Pentax, so apart from being smaller (which is a very useful benefit) its not better than the Pentax in most cases, so unless the price drops to match the Pentax then i cant see too much point.

But they are going in the right direction and i do wish them luck with it.

Bengt 2
25 Jun 2016 11:30AM

Quote: its not better than the Pentax in most cases, i cant see too much point.

The Hasselblad X1D is the first MF camera that I will take outside the studio to go along as my travel camera. I believe that lot of other serious travel, landscape and city photographers will came to the same realization.
In addition, the X1D now sits plumb on top of of the best image qualities from Nikon, Canon and others which will accelerate the paradigm shift toward high end, quiet, mirrorless cameras, FINALLY !

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