The Swedish camera manufacturer have launched the world’s first compact mirrorless digital medium format camera.
Hasselblad have launched the X1D – weighing 725 grams, less than half that of a conventional digital medium format camera, the mirrorless 50MP
Handmade in Sweden, the camera has a 50MP CMOS sensor, and introduces mirrorless technology to digital medium format for the first time ever, resulting in a camera that can sit in the palm of your hand.
Perry Oosting, Hasselblad CEO, said: “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.”
With HD video, Wi-Fi and built-in GPS included, the camera includes 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.
Full details are as follows:
- 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.
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