Previously, we reported that Hasselblad, the high-end luxury makers of studio grade cameras will launch a game changer in mobile photography. At first, there are speculations that they might came up with something that fits the Moto Mods. Instead, yesterday, they launched a the first "Medium Format" Mirrorless portable camera in the world with a 50 MP CMOS sensor.
|Hasselblad X1D announced|
Dubbed as the Hasselblad X1D, it's a handcrafted crafted camera that aims to be the best in the world in its class. It's housed inside a rugged aluminum body, comes with a 3 inch TFT touch screen panel, XCD lenses, Large 50 MP CMOS lens, ISO range from 100 to 25,600, 60 minutes to 1/2000th sec shutter speed, dual SD card slots, USB Type C connector, and WiFi connectivity.
Key features of Hasselblad X1D
Compact, lightweight (725 g), highly portable and user-friendly medium format technology
Large 50 MP CMOS medium format sensor delivering up to 14 stops of dynamic range
New line of XCD lenses with integral central shutter; 45 mm and 90 mm 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
Phocus 3.1 for simple and quick raw image processing. Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom compatible.
The X1D will be available starting August with an SRP of USD 8,995 (body alone) and USD 13,985 (with 2 lenses). That's at 420K and 650K in Philippine Pesos respectively.
So if you're a hobbyist or a serious shooter, better prepare your wallets now.