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Hasselblad X1D: Everything you need to know about it

Hasselblad X1D: Everything you need to know about this unique mirrorless camera

In this article we have collected images and videos about Hasselblad X1D to showcase the most interesting things about this unique medium format mirrorless camera. Hopefully, soon we’ll get our hands on X1D-50c at the studio and record a full-length review, testing it against Sony a7RII and Canon 5Ds cameras.

Read an official press-release from Hasselblad Bron here: Hasselblad X1D-50c

First Look: Hasselblad X1D-50c Mirrorless Medium Format Camera

Hasselblad X1D mirrorless camera, hands-on review

Hasselblad recently announced their new mirrorless camera with medium format sensor (43.8 Ă— 32.9mm) — Hasselblad X1D. It’s the world’s first mirrorless medium format camera. Remarkably they put 50MP CMOS sensor into a relatively small body, smaller than most full frame 35mm cameras. Let’s take a closer look to this groundbreaking camera with real hands-on experience.

Hasselblad X1D mirrorless camera, hands-on experience
Hasselblad X1D mirrorless camera, hands-on experience

Obviously Hasselblad made camera mirrorless to achieve such small dimensions.

Sensor can produce 16-bit images with dynamic range up to 14 stops. The ISO range is 100 — 25600.

On the minimalistic back we can see large 3.0 inch TFT display and few buttons. The camera boasts an XGA electronic viewfinder for bright, crisp viewing.

Shutter speed range of 60 minutes to 1/2000th second — with flash synchronisation at all speeds.

Hasselblad X1D stream event in Gothenburg, Sweden

Hasselblad X1D mirrorless camera, hands-on experience

Hasselblad also announced new lineup of XCD lenses: Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/3.5 Lens and Hasselblad XCD 90mm f/3.2 Lens

Though H lenses can be used with X1D by means of an optional adapter.

Hasselblad X1D mirrorless camera, hands-on experience

Original orange button came from H6D, allowing to identify continuity in Hasselblad products.

Hasselblad X1D mirrorless camera, hands-on experience

Hasselblad X1D will come with Li-ion battery (7.2 VDC/3200 mAh). There’s no information about how many shots camera can produce from a single charge.

Hasselblad X1D mirrorless camera, hands-on experience

There are dual SD card slots,  mini HDMI output, USB 3.0 (5 Gbit/s) Type-C connector, audio In/Out sockets.

Hasselblad X1D mirrorless camera, hands-on experience
Hasselblad X1D mirrorless camera, hands-on experience

The camera will be available for $8,995. The 45mm and 90mm lenses will cost $2,295 and $2,695, respectively. Shipments starts in August.

It will be interesting to see how Hasselblad X1D will create an impact on the market with their new system.

Hasselblad X1D mirrorless camera, hands-on experience

You can find full list of specifications and sample images on Hasselblad’s official site

Images taken from http://www.bytephoto.com/

Hasselblad X1D-50c specification

Sensor type
CMOS, 50 megapixels (8272 Ă— 6200 pixels, 5.3 Ă— 5.3 ÎĽm)
Sensor dimensions
43.8 Ă— 32.9mm
Image size
Stills: RAW 3FR capture 65MB on average. TIFF 8 bit: 154MB; Video: HD (1920 x 1080p)
File format
Stills: Lossless compressed Hasselblad 3FR RAW + JPEG
Video: H.264 Compressed (25 fps)
Shooting mode
Single shot stills, Video
Colour definition
16 bit; Dynamic range up to 14 stops
ISO speed range
ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 & 25600
Storage options
Dual SD card slots
Colour management
Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution
Storage capacity
16GB card holds 240 images on average
Capture rate
1.7 – 2.3 frames per second
Display
3.0 inch TFT type, 24 bit colour, 920K pixels; Touch functionality: Yes, full support Live View: On camera, host and iOS device with high frame rate (30 fps)
Histogram feedback
Yes (on rear display)
IR filter
Mounted in front of sensor
Acoustic feedback
Yes
Software
Phocus for Mac and Windows. Compatible with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® and Adobe Camera Raw®
Platform support
Macintosh: OSX version 10.10; PC: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 (64 bit only)
Host connection type
USB 3.0 (5 Gbit/s) Type-C connector
Additional connections
Mini HDMI, Audio In/Out
Operating temperature
– 10 ĚŠC to + 45 ĚŠC / 14 – 113 ĚŠF
Wi-Fi & GPS
802.11a, b, g, n, ac (depending on region)
Dimensions
Camera Body only: 150 x 98 x 71 mm
Weight
725g (Camera Body and Li-ion battery)
Camera type
Mirrorless Large Sensor Medium Format
Lenses
Hasselblad XCD lenses with integral lens shutter
Shutter speed range
60 minutes to 1/2000 sec with XCD Lenses
Flash sync speed
Flash can be used at all shutter speeds
Viewfinder
2.36MP XGA Electronic Viewfinder
Focusing
Autofocus metering via contrast detection; Instant manual focus override
Flash control
Automatic TTL centre weighted system. Nikon™ compatible hotshoe
Output can be adjusted from -3.0 to +3.0 EV
Exposure metering
Spot, Centre Weighted and CentreSpot
Power supply
Rechargeable Li-ion battery (7.2 VDC/3200 mAh)

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