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Hasselblad X2D vs Leica M-Monochrom

Portability
56
Imaging
93
Features
78
Overall
87
Hasselblad X2D 100c front
 
Leica M-Monochrom front
Portability
78
Imaging
65
Features
23
Overall
48

Hasselblad X2D vs Leica M-Monochrom Key Specs

Hasselblad X2D
(Full Review)
  • 100MP - Medium format Sensor
  • 3.60" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 64 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • Hasselblad X Mount
  • 895g - 149 x 106 x 75mm
  • Announced September 2022
  • Previous Model is Hasselblad X1D II 50C
Leica M-Monochrom
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 160 - 10000
  • No Video
  • Leica M Mount
  • 600g - 139 x 80 x 37mm
  • Announced May 2012
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Hasselblad X2D vs Leica M-Monochrom Overview

In this article, we will be comparing the Hasselblad X2D vs Leica M-Monochrom, both Pro Mirrorless cameras by competitors Hasselblad and Leica. There is a large difference among the resolutions of the X2D (100MP) and M-Monochrom (18MP) and the X2D (Medium format) and M-Monochrom (Full frame) come with different sensor sizing.

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The X2D was revealed 10 years later than the M-Monochrom and that is a fairly serious difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both cameras offer the identical body type (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before we go straight into a full comparison, below is a simple view of how the X2D matches up against the M-Monochrom in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Hasselblad X2D over the Leica M-Monochrom

 X2D M-Monochrom 
AnnouncedSeptember 2022May 2012More recent by 126 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen sizing3.60"2.5"Bigger screen (+1.1")
Screen resolution2360k230kClearer screen (+2130k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Leica M-Monochrom over the Hasselblad X2D

 M-Monochrom X2D 

Common features in the Hasselblad X2D and Leica M-Monochrom

 X2D M-Monochrom 
Manually focus More accurate focus
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen

Hasselblad X2D vs Leica M-Monochrom Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to lug around your camera regularly, you will need to factor in its weight and measurements. The Hasselblad X2D offers outer measurements of 149mm x 106mm x 75mm (5.9" x 4.2" x 3.0") accompanied by a weight of 895 grams (1.97 lbs) and the Leica M-Monochrom has proportions of 139mm x 80mm x 37mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5") having a weight of 600 grams (1.32 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you have during that time. Following is the front view overall size comparison of the X2D compared to the M-Monochrom.

Hasselblad X2D vs Leica M-Monochrom size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the X2D and M-Monochrom is 56 and 78 respectively.

Hasselblad X2D vs Leica M-Monochrom top view buttons comparison

Hasselblad X2D vs Leica M-Monochrom Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is tough to visualize the difference in sensor measurements purely by viewing a spec sheet. The graphic here might offer you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the X2D and M-Monochrom.

As you can see, the 2 cameras enjoy different megapixel count and different sensor measurements. The X2D having a bigger sensor is going to make achieving shallower DOF simpler and the Hasselblad X2D will provide you with greater detail because of its extra 82MP. Higher resolution will enable you to crop shots far more aggressively. The younger X2D should have an edge when it comes to sensor tech.

Hasselblad X2D vs Leica M-Monochrom sensor size comparison

Hasselblad X2D vs Leica M-Monochrom Screen and ViewFinder

Hasselblad X2D vs Leica M-Monochrom Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Hasselblad X2D as a Portrait photography camera
Leica M-Monochrom as a Portrait photography camera
95
manual focus
above average flash sync speed (1/4,000 seconds)
megapixel count excellent (100MP)
great sensor size (Medium format)
supports RAW files
71
you can focus manually
decent megapixels (18MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW files
no liveview feature
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Street Comparison

Hasselblad X2D Street photography highlights
Leica M-Monochrom Street photography highlights
75
tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great sensor size (Medium format)
supports RAW files
offers focus by touch
environment proof
good high ISO (25,600)
heavier than competition (895g)
65
large sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW files
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Hasselblad X2D Sports photography details
Leica M-Monochrom Sports photography details
90
silent shutter (1/6,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count excellent (100MP)
great sensor size (Medium format)
offers tracking autofocus
environment proof
sensor has phase detect auto focus
low frames per second (3.3 frames per second)
45
decent megapixels (18 megapixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
no liveview feature
slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
low battery (350 CIPA)
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Hasselblad X2D Travel photography factors
Leica M-Monochrom Travel photography factors
61
environment proof
offers focus by touch
megapixel count excellent (100MP)
lack of Time Lapse recording
heavier than competition (895g)
screen isn't selfie friendly
54
decent megapixels (18 megapixels)
missing Timelapse mode
low battery (350 CIPA)
screen isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Hasselblad X2D as a Landscape photography camera
Leica M-Monochrom as a Landscape photography camera
87
manual focus
swap lenses (Hasselblad X mount)
very good size screen (3.60 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count excellent (100MP)
great sensor size (Medium format)
good high ISO (25,600)
supports RAW files
environment proof
lack of Time Lapse recording
58
you can focus manually
change lenses (Leica M mount)
decent megapixels (18 megapixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW files
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inch)
no liveview feature
no image stabilization
low battery (350 shots)
missing Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Hasselblad X2D Vlogging factors
Leica M-Monochrom Vlogging factors
30
touchscreen functionality
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
includes external mic jack
screen isn't selfie friendly
low res video ( pxls)
heavier than competition (895 grams)
9
no video shooting
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Hasselblad X2D vs Leica M-Monochrom Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Hasselblad X2D and Leica M-Monochrom
 Hasselblad X2D 100cLeica M-Monochrom
General Information
Make Hasselblad Leica
Model Hasselblad X2D 100c Leica M-Monochrom
Category Pro Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Announced 2022-09-07 2012-05-10
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Medium format Full frame
Sensor measurements 44 x 33mm 36 x 24mm
Sensor area 1,452.0mm² 864.0mm²
Sensor resolution 100 megapixels 18 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1 and 4:3 3:2
Full resolution 11656 x 8742 5212 x 3472
Max native ISO 25600 10000
Minimum native ISO 64 160
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 294 -
Lens
Lens mount Hasselblad X Leica M
Available lenses 13 59
Focal length multiplier 0.8 1
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 3.60 inches 2.5 inches
Screen resolution 2,360 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen tech - TFT color LCD with a sapphire glass LCD cover
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Optical (rangefinder)
Viewfinder resolution 5,760 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.87x 0.68x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4080 seconds 32 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Maximum silent shutter speed 1/6000 seconds -
Continuous shooting rate 3.3fps 2.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash settings TTL center weighted system, compatible with Nikon System Flashes Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/4000 seconds 1/180 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Max video resolution - None
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 895 grams (1.97 lb) 600 grams (1.32 lb)
Dimensions 149 x 106 x 75mm (5.9" x 4.2" x 3.0") 139 x 80 x 37mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 420 shots 350 shots
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage CFexpress Type B, 1TB Internal Storage SD/SDHC card
Card slots One One
Launch cost $8,199 $7,950