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Hasselblad X2D vs Olympus E-PL1s

Portability
56
Imaging
93
Features
78
Overall
87
Hasselblad X2D 100c front
 
Olympus PEN E-PL1s front
Portability
86
Imaging
48
Features
43
Overall
46

Hasselblad X2D vs Olympus E-PL1s Key Specs

Hasselblad X2D
(Full Review)
  • 100MP - Medium format Sensor
  • 3.60" Tilting Display
  • ISO 64 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • Hasselblad X Mount
  • 895g - 149 x 106 x 75mm
  • Announced September 2022
  • Earlier Model is Hasselblad X1D II 50C
Olympus E-PL1s
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 334g - 115 x 72 x 42mm
  • Announced November 2010
  • Previous Model is Olympus E-PL1
  • Renewed by Olympus E-PL2
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Hasselblad X2D vs Olympus E-PL1s Overview

Below, we will be analyzing the Hasselblad X2D vs Olympus E-PL1s, former is a Pro Mirrorless while the latter is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by competitors Hasselblad and Olympus. There is a considerable difference between the image resolutions of the X2D (100MP) and E-PL1s (12MP) and the X2D (Medium format) and E-PL1s (Four Thirds) possess different sensor sizing.

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The X2D was released 11 years after the E-PL1s which is quite a large difference as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before diving straight into a in-depth comparison, below is a quick introduction of how the X2D matches up versus the E-PL1s with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Hasselblad X2D over the Olympus E-PL1s

 X2D E-PL1s 
AnnouncedSeptember 2022November 2010Newer by 144 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen dimension3.60"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.9")
Screen resolution2360k230kCrisper screen (+2130k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Olympus E-PL1s over the Hasselblad X2D

 E-PL1s X2D 

Common features in the Hasselblad X2D and Olympus E-PL1s

 X2D E-PL1s 
Focus manually More accurate focusing
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen

Hasselblad X2D vs Olympus E-PL1s Physical Comparison

When you are intending to travel with your camera often, you should take into account its weight and size. The Hasselblad X2D has outside measurements of 149mm x 106mm x 75mm (5.9" x 4.2" x 3.0") and a weight of 895 grams (1.97 lbs) and the Olympus E-PL1s has specifications of 115mm x 72mm x 42mm (4.5" x 2.8" x 1.7") and a weight of 334 grams (0.74 lbs).

Check out the Hasselblad X2D vs Olympus E-PL1s in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you are employing at that time. The following is the front view size comparison of the X2D and the E-PL1s.

Hasselblad X2D vs Olympus E-PL1s size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability score of the X2D and E-PL1s is 56 and 86 respectively.

Hasselblad X2D vs Olympus E-PL1s top view buttons comparison

Hasselblad X2D vs Olympus E-PL1s Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is very hard to picture the gap between sensor dimensions merely by reviewing technical specs. The image underneath may provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the X2D and E-PL1s.

As you can tell, both of these cameras have got different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The X2D due to its bigger sensor is going to make shooting bokeh less difficult and the Hasselblad X2D will offer more detail as a result of its extra 88 Megapixels. Higher resolution will help you crop pictures much more aggressively. The younger X2D should have a benefit with regard to sensor tech.

Hasselblad X2D vs Olympus E-PL1s sensor size comparison

Hasselblad X2D vs Olympus E-PL1s Screen and ViewFinder

Hasselblad X2D vs Olympus E-PL1s Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Hasselblad X2D Portrait photography info
Olympus E-PL1s Portrait photography info
95
focusing manually
flash sync speed is above average (1/4,000s)
sensor resolution is amazing (100 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Medium format)
saves RAW files
60
you can focus manually
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
comes with face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Hasselblad X2D
Street photography with Olympus E-PL1s
75
screen tilts up and down
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is large (Medium format)
saves RAW files
features touch to focus
weather sealing
above average high ISO (25,600)
more heavy than others in class (895g)
74
image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
exports RAW formats
screen is fixed
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Sports Comparison

Hasselblad X2D Sports photography advice
Olympus E-PL1s Sports photography advice
90
silent shutter (1/6,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor resolution is amazing (100MP)
sensor size is large (Medium format)
has tracking autofocus
weather sealing
supports phase detect autofocus
painfully slow continuous shooting (3.3 frames per second)
45
image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
comes with tracking autofocus
slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames per second)
low megapixels (12MP)
terrible battery power (290 per charge)
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Hasselblad X2D Travel photography features
Olympus E-PL1s Travel photography features
61
weather sealing
features touch to focus
sensor resolution is amazing (100MP)
lack of Timelapse mode
more heavy than others in class (895 grams)
screen isn't selfie friendly
52
flash built-in
missing Time Lapse mode
terrible battery power (290 shots)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Hasselblad X2D Landscape photography factors
Olympus E-PL1s Landscape photography factors
87
focusing manually
swap lenses (Hasselblad X mount)
big screen (3.60")
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor resolution is amazing (100 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Medium format)
above average high ISO (25,600)
saves RAW files
weather sealing
lack of Timelapse mode
55
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
exports RAW formats
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
terrible battery power (290 shots)
missing Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Hasselblad X2D Vlogging info
Olympus E-PL1s Vlogging info
30
touch screen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
comes with external microphone socket
screen isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution ( pxls)
more heavy than others in class (895 grams)
30
image stabilization (Sensor based)
comes with face detection autofocus
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing external mic jack
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Hasselblad X2D vs Olympus E-PL1s Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Hasselblad X2D and Olympus E-PL1s
 Hasselblad X2D 100cOlympus PEN E-PL1s
General Information
Brand Name Hasselblad Olympus
Model type Hasselblad X2D 100c Olympus PEN E-PL1s
Type Pro Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Announced 2022-09-07 2010-11-16
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip - Truepic V
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Medium format Four Thirds
Sensor dimensions 44 x 33mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor surface area 1,452.0mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 100 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1 and 4:3 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 11656 x 8742 4032 x 3024
Max native ISO 25600 6400
Min native ISO 64 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 294 11
Lens
Lens mount type Hasselblad X Micro Four Thirds
Amount of lenses 13 107
Crop factor 0.8 2.1
Screen
Range of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display size 3.60 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of display 2,360 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display technology - HyperCrystal LCD AR (Anti-Reflective) coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder resolution 5,760 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.87x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4080s 60s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Highest quiet shutter speed 1/6000s -
Continuous shooting speed 3.3 frames per sec 3.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 10.00 m
Flash options TTL center weighted system, compatible with Nikon System Flashes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync, Manual (3 levels)
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/4000s 1/160s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions - 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution - 1280x720
Video format - Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
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
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 895 gr (1.97 pounds) 334 gr (0.74 pounds)
Dimensions 149 x 106 x 75mm (5.9" x 4.2" x 3.0") 115 x 72 x 42mm (4.5" x 2.8" x 1.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 420 photographs 290 photographs
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID - BLS-1
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media CFexpress Type B, 1TB Internal Storage SD/SDHC
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at launch $8,199 $599