Hasselblad launches X1D-50C – Worlds first mirrorless digital Medium Format Camera
Hasselblad has announced the X1D-50C which is worlds first mirrorless digital medium format camera. The X1D-50C has got 50 Megapixels. The CMOS sensor is 43.9x32.9mm which is present in medium format cameras.
The mirrorless camera makes it very compact for travel. Following are the salient features of the Hasselblad X1D-50C mirrorless camera. This is not for the regular wildlife with tele-lens crowd but would be good for landscape, travel, architecture, product, promotions etc.
Sensor: CMOS 50 Megapixels
Sensor size: 43.9x32.9mm
Colour depth: 16 bit
Dynamic range: 14 stops
Photo burst rate: 2.3fps
Shutter speeds: 60 minutes to 1/2000 second. So if you are shooting in a cave with very low light, you can place this camera on tripod and keep the shutter open for upto 60 minutes. There is no vibrations at long exposures.
Flash sync: one of the strong points of this camera is the flash sync at all shutter speeds upto 1/2000 seconds. For the record no DSLR can do this.
Shutter Life: The shutter life of Hasselblad X1D-50C is rated to beyond 1,000,000 exposures.
HD Video: 1080p at 25fps
Viewfinder: 2.36MP XGA electronic viewfinder
LCD: 3.0" 920k-dot touchscreen LCD
Media: dual SD card slots, GPS and WiFi
Connectors: USB 3.0 Type-C connector, Mini HDMI, Audio In/Out
Weather and Dust sealing is present to allow the photographer to use this camera in any conditions.
Bundled software: Phocus 3.1, a free image processing software is bundled with the camera which complements the X1D's capabilities. With Phocus 3.1 software one can process the raw files, and conduct a range of editing tasks including automatic moiré detection, adjustment layers for applying exposure, white balance, and color corrections etc.
Lenses for X1D-50C: New line of XCD lenses with integral central shutter; 45mm and 90mm available at launch
Price: The X1D is priced at 7,900 EUR / 8,995 USD / 5,990 GBP. All prices stated are exclusive of VAT.
Hasselblad announces groundbreaking X1D
The world’s first compact mirrorless digital medium format camera
Hasselblad is proud to introduce the groundbreaking X1D – weighing less than half that of a conventional digital medium format camera, the mirrorless 50MP 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 iconic 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 50MP CMOS sensor captures the finest details with true natural colours.
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, Wi-Fi 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.