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Hasselblad X2D vs Sony a1

Portability
56
Imaging
93
Features
78
Overall
87
Hasselblad X2D 100c front
 
Sony Alpha a1 front
Portability
61
Imaging
82
Features
93
Overall
86

Hasselblad X2D vs Sony a1 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
  • Released September 2022
  • Superseded the Hasselblad X1D II 50C
Sony a1
(Full Review)
  • 50MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 32000 (Bump to 102400)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 7680 x 4320 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 737g - 129 x 97 x 70mm
  • Revealed January 2021
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Hasselblad X2D vs Sony a1 Overview

On this page, we will be analyzing the Hasselblad X2D vs Sony a1, both Pro Mirrorless cameras by manufacturers Hasselblad and Sony. There is a considerable difference among the resolutions of the X2D (100MP) and a1 (50MP) and the X2D (Medium format) and a1 (Full frame) posses totally different sensor dimensions.

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The X2D was released 20 months after the a1 which makes them a generation away from each other. Both of these cameras have different body design with the Hasselblad X2D being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Sony a1 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before delving into a comprehensive comparison, here is a concise synopsis of how the X2D scores versus the a1 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Hasselblad X2D over the Sony a1

 X2D a1 
RevealedSeptember 2022January 2021More modern by 20 months
Screen dimensions3.60"3"Bigger screen (+0.6")
Screen resolution2360k1440kSharper screen (+920k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony a1 over the Hasselblad X2D

 a1 X2D 

Common features in the Hasselblad X2D and Sony a1

 X2D a1 
Manually focus Dial exact focusing
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Hasselblad X2D vs Sony a1 Physical Comparison

If you are going to carry around your camera regularly, you'll need to consider its weight and volume. The Hasselblad X2D features exterior measurements of 149mm x 106mm x 75mm (5.9" x 4.2" x 3.0") with a weight of 895 grams (1.97 lbs) and the Sony a1 has sizing of 129mm x 97mm x 70mm (5.1" x 3.8" x 2.8") with a weight of 737 grams (1.62 lbs).

Check out the Hasselblad X2D vs Sony a1 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are utilizing during that time. Below is a front view overall size comparison of the X2D and the a1.

Hasselblad X2D vs Sony a1 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the X2D and a1 is 56 and 61 respectively.

Hasselblad X2D vs Sony a1 top view buttons comparison

Hasselblad X2D vs Sony a1 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is very difficult to see the contrast in sensor sizes only by seeing technical specs. The picture here will help provide you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the X2D and a1.

As you have seen, the 2 cameras have different resolutions and different sensor sizes. The X2D due to its bigger sensor will make shooting shallow DOF less difficult and the Hasselblad X2D will show greater detail as a result of its extra 50MP. Higher resolution will let you crop shots a bit more aggressively. The fresher X2D will have an edge in sensor innovation.

Hasselblad X2D vs Sony a1 sensor size comparison

Hasselblad X2D vs Sony a1 Screen and ViewFinder

Hasselblad X2D vs Sony a1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Hasselblad X2D Portrait photography highlights
Sony a1 Portrait photography highlights
95
manual focus
flash sync speed is above average (1/4,000s)
megapixel count amazing (100 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Medium format)
supports RAW formats
89
you can focus manually
flash sync is higher than normal (1/400 seconds)
MP count excellent (50MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
offers face detect focus
exports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Hasselblad X2D Street photography details
Sony a1 Street photography details
75
screen tilts up and down
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is big (Medium format)
supports RAW formats
includes touch to focus
weather proof
above average ISO range (25,600)
heavier than competition (895g)
79
screen tilts up and down
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
large sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW formats
provides touch to focus
weather proofing
very good ISO range (32,000)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Hasselblad X2D
Sports photography with Sony a1
90
silent shooting (1/6,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count amazing (100 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Medium format)
provides tracking focus
weather proof
has phase detect AF
painfully slow continuous shooting (3.3 frames per second)
91
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000s)
silent shooting (1/32,000s)
high fps (30.0 fps)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count excellent (50 megapixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
offers tracking focus
weather proofing
good battery power (530 shots)
comes with phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Hasselblad X2D as a Travel photography camera
Sony a1 as a Travel photography camera
61
weather proof
includes touch to focus
megapixel count amazing (100 megapixels)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
heavier than competition (895 grams)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
74
good battery power (530 CIPA)
weather proofing
supports bluetooth
provides touch to focus
MP count excellent (50MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Hasselblad X2D Landscape photography highlights
Sony a1 Landscape photography highlights
87
manual focus
change lenses (Hasselblad X mount)
very good size screen (3.60")
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count amazing (100MP)
sensor size is big (Medium format)
above average ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW formats
weather proof
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
88
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Sony E mount)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count excellent (50MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
very good ISO range (32,000)
exports RAW formats
weather proofing
good battery power (530 shots)
has double storage slots
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Vlogging Comparison

Hasselblad X2D Vlogging highlights
Sony a1 Vlogging highlights
30
screen is touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
has mic socket
does not have a selfie friendly screen
video quality not great ( resolution)
heavier than competition (895g)
37
has touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
offers face detect focus
high quality video (7680 x 4320 resolution)
does have mic port
screen is not selfie friendly
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Hasselblad X2D vs Sony a1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Hasselblad X2D and Sony a1
 Hasselblad X2D 100cSony Alpha a1
General Information
Brand Hasselblad Sony
Model type Hasselblad X2D 100c Sony Alpha a1
Type Pro Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Released 2022-09-07 2021-01-26
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Medium format Full frame
Sensor dimensions 44 x 33mm 35.9 x 24mm
Sensor surface area 1,452.0mm² 861.6mm²
Sensor resolution 100 megapixel 50 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1 and 4:3 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 11656 x 8742 8640 x 5760
Max native ISO 25600 32000
Max boosted ISO - 102400
Lowest native ISO 64 100
RAW files
Lowest boosted ISO - 50
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 294 759
Lens
Lens support Hasselblad X Sony E
Available lenses 13 133
Crop factor 0.8 1
Screen
Screen type Tilting Tilting
Screen size 3.60 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 2,360k dot 1,440k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 5,760k dot 9,437k dot
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.87x 0.9x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4080s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/8000s
Highest silent shutter speed 1/6000s 1/32000s
Continuous shooting speed 3.3 frames per second 30.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash modes TTL center weighted system, compatible with Nikon System Flashes Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction, Wireless, Hi-speed sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/4000s 1/400s
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions - 7680x4320 (30p, 25p, 23.98)
Max video resolution - 7680x4320
Video file format - XAVC S, XAVC HS, H.264, H.265
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec) Yes
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 895 gr (1.97 lb) 737 gr (1.62 lb)
Physical dimensions 149 x 106 x 75mm (5.9" x 4.2" x 3.0") 129 x 97 x 70mm (5.1" x 3.8" x 2.8")
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 photos 530 photos
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID - NP-FZ100
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse feature
Type of storage CFexpress Type B, 1TB Internal Storage Dual SD/CFexpress Type A slots (UHS-II supported)
Storage slots Single Dual
Price at launch $8,199 $6,498