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Hasselblad introduces the X1D, the world’s first medium format mirrorless camera

Hasselblad has entered the mirrorless camera race in a big way today, with the introduction of the X1D medium format mirrorless camera.
Hasselblad X1D

Hasselblad X1D

x1d-aboveThe X1D features a built-in high-resolution LCD offering touch controls for all aspects of the cameras features. Using an icon-based user interface rather than a typical menu, which should make it easier for users to access customization and playback options such as being able to swipe and pinch to zoom.

The 2.4 MP electronic viewfinder will allow for bright crisp viewing even in difficult lighting conditions.

As with all mirrorless cameras, the X1D is smaller than most full frame 35mm cameras, and almost all of it Medium Format competitors.

Specs:

  • 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 of 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.

New Lens Range:

Hasselblad XCD lens-range

XCD lens-range

Hasselblad has also designed a new range of autofocus lenses specifically for the X1D called the XCD. There are currently only two lenses in the line, the XCD 45mm f/3.5 & XCD 90mm f/4.5, but they have plans to release more in the coming months.

If you’re an existing H System user you will be able to continue using those lenses with the X1D by means of an optional adapter.


Hasselblad says they expect to start shipping the X1D sometime around the end of August or beginning September of this year with a price point of $8,995 USD or around $11,400 CDN at today’s exchange.

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