Hasselblad X1D-50c

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Swedish camera maker, Hasselblad, has officially announced the “world’s first medium format mirrorless camera”, the X1D-50c.The Hasselblad X1D has a flat design somewhere between retro and futuristic, is dust and weather sealed and supports interchangeable lenses. It stands at 150 x 98 x 71 mm for the body only.

The X1D is light for the power at 725g and features a 50-megapixel CMOS sensor. It offers an ISO range of 100 to 25600 and dynamic range up to 14 stops. The digital interface on the 3-inch TFT screen appears clean and clear and includes full multi-touch controls with nine shortcuts to frequently used functions. It appears as easy to use and as responsive as a smartphone. It will, of course, shoot in lossless compressed Hasselblad 3FR RAW as well as TIFF and JPEG formats.

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It can save RAW to one SD card, and, thanks to dual slots save the JPEG to the other. Plus it’ll shoot Full HD video. The camera have built-in WiFi and GPS, and also supports a USB-C host connection type. It also supports Mini HDMI and Audio in/out. There are two autofocus lenses offered at launch: two prime lenses in 45mm and 90mm lengths, with apertures of f/3.5 and f/3.2, and prices of $2,295 and $2,695 respectively.

A 30mm lens is promised to be added at Photokina. Plus all the H lenses will work on the X1D using an adapter, meaning 14 lenses available to use at launch. The Hasselblad X1D-50c will cost €7900 ($9000, £6145) for the body only and it will be delivered at the end of August.


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