Hasselblad X1D Review
The Hasselblad X1D is a camera handmade in Sweden with a compact and ergonomic design. The camera promises to be small enough to take anywhere and powerful enough to capture anything.
Here’s our review.
What Is The Hasselblad X1D?
The Hasselblad X1D is a handheld camera made in Sweden. The camera comes with a high-resolution rear LCD screen and is available through Hasselblad retailers starting at the end of August 2016.
One of the most noticeable things about the Hasselblad X1D is its size: it’s smaller than the average DSLR and comes with a sleek, compact design. It’s also about half the weight of a conventional digital medium format camera.
The other noticeable thing about the X1D-50c is that it brings mirrorless technology to digital medium format for the first time ever. That’s how you can get a highly-precise camera that fits into the palm of your hand.
The mirrorless X1D claims to be “a game changer” in the world of photography. It also promises to be “small enough to take anywhere, powerful enough to capture anything.”
With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the Hasselblad X1D’s features.
Hasselblad X1D Features
-50MP CMOS Sensor: The large sensor is packed into a footprint smaller than most full-frame 35mm cameras.
-Shutter Speed: The Hasselblad X1D comes with a shutter speed range covering 1/2000th to 60 minutes in order to capture any situation, day or night, effortlessly.
-Touchscreen LCD Display: The back of the camera is dominated by a touchscreen that contains pretty much all of the features and customization options you need. Aside from the touchscreen, there are just five buttons along the right side of the screen and two buttons along the top. The remaining controls are found within the touchscreen. You’ll find classic touchscreen options like pinch to zoom and swipe.
-14 Stops of Dynamic Range: The Hasselblad X1D can capture up to 14 stops of dynamic range to allow for “unprecedented detail”.
-XCD Lenses: These lenses promise to provide edge-to-edge sharpness while retaining the compact form of the X1D.
-H System Support: Existing H System users can continue using their existing lenses with the X1D using the optional adapter.
-Phocus Support: Phocus is Hasselblad’s free image processing software that promises to provide the best-quality RAW file processing. The software has been updated and expanded with new features specifically designed to work with the X1D. The software lets you preview RAW video file sand export to Apple ProRes format. It’s also compatible with Photoshop and Lightroom.
-Connectivity: The camera comes with features like USB 3.0, Wi-Fi, and GPS to ensure fast data transfer and flexibility.
-Aluminum Case: The camera promises to be durable thanks to its rugged, milled aluminum body.
-Unique Video: Medium format cameras like the Hasselblad X1D give a narrow depth-of-field to provide an unrivalled look and bokeh on your video footage.
-Dual SD Card Slots: Images can either be saved to both cards simultaneously, or you can set it up so that shots are saved to the second card when the first card is full.
How To Buy The Hasselblad X1D
The Hasselblad X1D is not available to order online. You’ll need to visit an authorized Hasselblad dealer. You can find nearby dealers by visiting this “Find a Dealer” page on the Hasselblad website: http://www.hasselblad.com/inspiration/find-a-dealer/
The Hasselblad X1D is currently only available for preorders. The camera is expected to launch on August 30, 201.
Hasselblad is a camera manufacturer that has been developing cameras for over 75 years. The company was founded by Victor Hasselblad.
You can get in touch with the company by email at [email protected].
Hasselblad is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Other popular camera lineups made by the company include the H5 and H6 systems.
Ultimately the Hasselblad X1D is the first mirrorless camera in the digital medium format. It’s made by renowned Swedish camera manufacturer Hasselblad and has received strong early reviews online. Stay tuned for more information about the Hasselblad X1D as we get closer to its official launch.