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In additional X1D was introduced by Hasselblad in June 2016. It belongs to the Mirrorless Cameras category.
Hasselblad is well-known and shouldn’t require further introduction, please see our manufacturer’s page for more digital cameras by Hasselblad.
The X1D has a Medium format CMOS sensor with size of 44 x 33 mm² (1.72″ x 1.30″).
Picture of X1D’s sensor compared to popular format.
The 1-Euro coin has a diameter of 23.25mm.
The X1D’s image sensor has an effective resolution of around 50 megapixel. The resolution is far above average and will easily be sufficient for years to come. Photos with this resolution can easily be printed in A2 size or larger, even if unwanted parts of the photo have to be cropped.
The Hasselblad supports taking images in RAW. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computer, using software like Adobe Lightroom or Hasselblad’s RAW converter. This involves one extra processing step but almost always results in superior image quality. Some filters, like converting to monochrome (black and white) will only yield decent results when used with RAW images.
The X1D does not have a mechanism for automatic sensor cleaning. Dust that collects on the sensor has to be removed with a blower or brush.
|Sensor area||43.80 x 32.90mm²
(1.72″ x 1.30″)
|Resolution (physical)||50.00 megapixel|
|Resolution (effective)||50.00 megapixel|
|Pixel size||29.15 µm²|
The X1D uses an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 2.36 megapixel, an excellent value for a viewfinder like this which makes the camera a joy to use.
The magnifcation is c. 0.75x, an excellent value for an electronic viewfinder.
The X1D’s shutter speed varies from 1/2000s to 3600s.
The highest shutter speed of the Hasselblad is just 1/2000s. That’s no longer state of the art and may cause problems in challenging light conditions.
|Max. shutter speed||1/2000s|
|Min. shutter speed||3600s|
The X1D’s sensitivity goes from 100 ISO und 25600 ISO, a very useful and practical range.
|Min. sensitivity||100 ISO|
|Max. sensitivity||25600 ISO|
The X1D supports all general exposure modes.
The Hasselblad allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.
|Auto Focus Properties|
The X1D’s auto focus processor uses 1 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. when panning the camera).
Manual focus is also possible with the Hasselblad, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.
The X1D doesn’t feature a built-in flash. That is not unsusual in this camera category.
A flash or a trigger for remote flashes can be attached to the Hasselblad’s hotshoe.
The X1D features a monitor with a diagonal of 76.00mm (3.0 in.) and a resolution of c. 0.92 megapixel. That’s about average.
Unfortunately, the X1D’s monitor is not articulated. That can make it tricky to frame your subject in some situations, e.g. when taking selfies.
The X1D’s monitor can work as a touch screen, just like a smartphone. That can be very useful, for example to pick AF points, but keep in mind that touch screens usually don’t work when wearing gloves.
Display characteristics at a glance:
X1D video supported the resolution with 1920 x 1080 pixel.
Also the camera is equipped with an external microphone.
Hasselblad X1D Video parameters:
|Max. resolution||1920 x 1080 pixel|
|…with frame rates||25 frames/second|
|Connectivity & Wireless Specs|
The X1D has Wi-fi connection. You can transfer photos to a mobile or laptop using wi-fi.
Connect the Hasselblad to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.
USB 3.0 is already supported by the Hasselblad. USB 3.0 greatly speeds up transferring images and videos to the computer.
The camera supports SD HC and SD XC cards.
Memory cards characteristics:
The Hasselblad X1D works with a LiIon battery. The battery lifetime is only shots. We strongly recommend a spare battery for the X1D.
The X1D’s battery battery parameters:
The Hasselblad X1D’s size is 150 x 98 x 71mm³. (5.9″ x 3.9″ x 2.8″). That dimensions are without lens. The weight of camera is 5.9″ x 3.9″ x 2.8″ grams (725 oz.) without lens weight.
Here is front and top view of the X1D:
For a better idea of the size of the camera, takes a look off camera and ID card comparison image.
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