Hasselblad X1D is mirrorless “compact” camera that costs $9.000
Some of you may know the company Hasselblad. It is a camera manufacturer which produces great cameras that cost a lot and they just introduced a new model called X1D.
First of all, it is Hasselblad’s first mirrorless medium format camera as well as it is their smallest one. It weights 725g ( 1.6 pounds ) which is relatively lighter than Canon 5D Mark III thats weights 860 g without lenses.
As you would expect, Hasselblad X1D has a metal body. There is a 3-inch 920k dot touchscreen on the back with a 2.4-megapixel electronic viewfinder.
Anyway, let’s talk about its specs. Hasselblad X1D has 50-megapixel medium-format CMOS imager which has approximately 2 times more surface area that the ones found in full-size DSLRs. X1D has also a dynamic range of 14 stops with 16-bit colors. Other features are the shutter speed of 1/2000 of a second to 60 minutes, 1080p video at 25fps and ISO range of 100 to 25600. However, one thing that is worth mentioning about the ISO is that Hasselblad insists the sizes of the pixels prevents ISO Noise.
Connectivity features are USB 3.0 support, Wi-Fi ac, and GPS. Also, like the previous model, X1D has two slots for SD cards.
You have two options with the lenses. First, if you already own H-system lenses, then you can use those with X1D but you would need an adaptor that is sold severely. Second, if you don’t have any lenses, then you will only have two options: A 45mm/f3.5 prime lens or a 90mm/f4.5 lens.
Well, don’t expect Hasselblad X1D to be cheap. It costs $8995 without any lenses and if you want to buy the camera with lenses and the price will reach to $11,290 ( with 45mm/f3.5 lens ) or even to $13,985 with both lenses.