Hasselblad X1D medium format mirrorless camera officially announced

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The Hasselblad X1D medium format mirrorless camera is now officially announced.

The X1D price is 7,900 EUR | 8,995 USD | 5,990 GBP (all prices without VAT). See the pre-order options here.

Key Hasselblad X1D features:

  • Compact, lightweight (725g), highly portable and user-friendly medium format technology
  • Large 50MP CMOS medium format sensor delivering up to 14 stops of dynamic range
  • New line of XCD lenses with integral central shutter; 45mm and 90mm available at launch
  • Compatible with all 12 lenses and lens accessories from the Hasselblad professional H System (adapter required)
  • Multiple image format options
  • High quality XGA electronic viewfinder or high resolution rear display with touch functionality
  • Wide range of shutter speeds: 60 minutes to 1/2000th sec. with full flash synchronisation throughout the range
  • An ISO range from 100 to 25,600
  • Dual SD card slots, GPS and Wi-Fi
  • USB 3.0 Type-C connector, Mini HDMI, Audio In/Out
  • Weather and dust sealings
  • HD video
  • Phocus 3.1 for simple and quick raw image processing. Adobe Photoshop® and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® compatible.

Specifications, additional images and promo video:

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Sensor type
CMOS, 50 megapixels (8272 × 6200 pixels, 5.3 × 5.3 μm)
Sensor dimensions
43.8 × 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 ̊C to + 45 ̊C / 14 – 113 ̊F
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)

Press release:

Hasselblad announces groundbreaking X1D

The world’s first compact mirrorless digital medium format camera

Hasselblad is proud to introduce the groundbreaking X1D – weighing less than half that of a conventional digital medium format camera, the mirrorless 50MP camera is a game changer in the world of photography.

Inspired by the brand’s iconic design heritage, the camera is ergonomic and compact, offering a handling experience unlike any other. Handmade in Sweden, the X1D combines Scandinavian sensibility with beautiful performance.

Like the iconic V System, the X1D seamlessly combines portability with excellent optical quality for which the brand is renowned. Hasselblad has ingeniously introduced mirrorless technology to digital medium format for the first time ever, creating a precision performance camera that can sit in the palm of your hand. The 50MP CMOS sensor captures the finest details with true natural colours.

Commenting on the announcement Perry Oosting, Hasselblad CEO noted: “The X1D marks a pivotal point in Hasselblad’s rich 75-year history. This camera makes medium format photography available to a new generation of Hasselblad users, while pushing the existing limits of photography to new heights.”

A completely new family of dedicated autofocus lenses has been developed to support optical quality and portability, offering a wide range of shutter speeds and full flash synchronisation up to 1/2000th second.

Weighing just 725g and including HD video, Wi-Fi and built-in GPS, the X1D is a trusted partner and ideal travel companion. The robust exterior is dust and weather proof, providing durability to take with you wherever you go.

The X1D has been created with passionate photographers in mind, opening up Hasselblad to a new generation of creatives. Ideal for those who want to create the highest quality medium format images with a straightforward and easy to use camera that can fit in the palm of your hand.

The X1D is priced at 7,900 EUR / 8,995 USD / 5,990 GBP. All prices stated are exclusive of VAT.

Sample photos can be found here.

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