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Hasselblad Introduces Mirrorless Medium Format X1D Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

22 June 2016

Hasselblad has announced its 50-Mp X1D mirrorless medium format camera weighing less than half what a conventional medium format camera weighs. The handmade body features a CMOS sensor which complements a new line of dedicated autofous lenses. H system lenses can also be used with an adapter.

Hasselblad CEO Perry Oosting 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."


Key features include:

  • Compact, lightweight (725g), 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; 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 WiFi
  • 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 Lightroom compatible.


Specifications for the X1D follow:

Sensor 50-megapixel CMOS sensor
8,272 x 6,200 pixels
4:3 aspect ratio
Lens Mount Hasselblad X mount
Compatible with H series lenses with adapter
0.8 focal length multiplier
Storage Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots
Viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
2,360,000 dots
100 percent coverage
Monitor 3.0-inch touch screen LCD with 920,000 dots
Shutter 1/2000 second to 60 seconds
1/2000 second flash sync
Frame Rate 2.3 fps
ISO 100 to 25,600
Autofocus Contrast detect with multi-area, center, single-point
Touch directed, single/continuous, face detection, Live view
Live View Yes
Movie 1920 x 1080 at 30p and 25p
H.264 format
stereo microphone
Connectivity WiFi b/g/n/ac, USB 3.0, mini-HDMI
microphone port, headphone port
Power 3200 mAh lithium-ion battery pack
Dimensions 5.92 x 3.86 x 2.81 inches
Weight 1.60 lbs.


The $8,995 X1D, $2,295 45mm lens and $2,695 90mm lens will be available for from Hasselblad dealers. Adorama is accepting pre-orders for the X1D, 45mm lens and 90mm lens. B&H is also accepting pre-orders for the 45mm lens and 90mm lens.

A demo can also be arranged.

For more information see the news release below.

Hasselblad Announces Groundbreaking X1D

The world's first compact mirrorless digital medium format camera

GOTHENBURG, Sweden -- Hasselblad is proud to introduce the groundbreaking X1D. Weighing less than half that of a conventional digital medium format camera, the mirrorless 50-Mp camera is a game changer in the world of photography.

Inspired by the brand's iconic design heritage, the camera is ergonomic and compact, offering a handling experience unlike any other. Handmade in Sweden, the X1D combines Scandinavian sensibility with beautiful performance.

Like the V System, the X1D seamlessly combines portability with excellent optical quality for which the brand is renowned. Hasselblad has ingeniously introduced mirrorless technology to digital medium format for the first time ever, creating a precision performance camera that can sit in the palm of your hand. The 50-Mp CMOS sensor captures the finest details with true natural colors.

Commenting on the announcement Perry Oosting, Hasselblad CEO noted: "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."

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.

Weighing just 725g and including HD video, WiFi and built-in GPS, the X1D is a trusted partner and ideal travel companion. The robust exterior is dust and weather proof, providing durability to take with you wherever you go.

The X1D has been created with passionate photographers in mind, opening up Hasselblad to a new generation of creatives. Ideal for those who want to create the highest quality medium format images with a straightforward and easy to use camera that can fit in the palm of your hand.

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