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Hasselblad's X1D is a medium-format mirrorless camera

Engadget Engadget 22/06/2016 Edgar Alvarez
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Yes, the rumors were true: Hasselblad has been working on a world's first type of mirrorless camera. Today, the Swedish company officially took the wraps off of its X1D, a compact shooter with a massive 50-megapixel, medium-format CMOS sensor. That is the largest sensor we've seen on a mirrorless camera to date, opening up the category to a whole new class of enthusiasts. What's also impressive is how light the X1D is, weighing only 725 grams (roughly 1.5 lbs) without a lens attached.

Other notable features include an XGA electronic viewfinder, a 3-inch (920,000-dot) touchscreen, 100 to 25,600 ISO range, dual SD card slots, GPS, WiFi and USB 3.0. Those specs are, more or less, what you would expect from a mirrorless camera in 2016. That said, video is limited to 1080p at 30 fps -- that's bad news for those who want a 4K shooter with massive depth-of-field. Meanwhile, the X1D can capture stills at impressive shutter speeds (60 minutes to 1/2,000th of a second) and up to 14 stops of dynamic range, with support for both RAW and JPEG formats.

Couple all of that with the large medium-format sensor and you have yourself a powerful mirrorless camera. Hasselblad built two all-new lenses (45 and 90mm) for the system, though there will also be an optional adapter to make it work with the twelve Hasselblad H System lenses. We've no word yet on when the X1D is set to hit stores, but we do know it costs a whopping $8,995, while the lenses are priced at $2,295 and $2,695 for the 45mm and 90mm, respectively.

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