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Hasselblad X2D vs Sony ZV-E1

Portability
56
Imaging
93
Features
78
Overall
87
Hasselblad X2D 100c front
 
Sony ZV-E1 front
Portability
80
Imaging
67
Features
89
Overall
75

Hasselblad X2D vs Sony ZV-E1 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
  • Introduced September 2022
  • Old Model is Hasselblad X1D II 50C
Sony ZV-E1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.00" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 80 - 102400 (Raise to 409600)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 1920 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 483g - 121 x 72 x 54mm
  • Introduced March 2023
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Hasselblad X2D vs Sony ZV-E1 Overview

In this write-up, we will be comparing the Hasselblad X2D versus Sony ZV-E1, both Pro Mirrorless digital cameras by manufacturers Hasselblad and Sony. There exists a noticeable gap between the resolutions of the X2D (100MP) and ZV-E1 (12MP) and the X2D (Medium format) and ZV-E1 (Full frame) feature totally different sensor dimensions.

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The X2D was launched 6 months before the ZV-E1 so they are of a similar age. Both the cameras offer the identical body type (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before we go through a step-by-step comparison, below is a short view of how the X2D matches up vs the ZV-E1 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Hasselblad X2D over the Sony ZV-E1

 X2D ZV-E1 
Screen sizing3.60"3.00"Bigger screen (+0.6")
Screen resolution2360k1037kSharper screen (+1323k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony ZV-E1 over the Hasselblad X2D

 ZV-E1 X2D 
Screen typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating screen
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Hasselblad X2D and Sony ZV-E1

 X2D ZV-E1 
IntroducedSeptember 2022March 2023Similar age
Manually focus Dial precise focusing
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Hasselblad X2D vs Sony ZV-E1 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to travel with your camera frequently, you're going to have to think about its weight and proportions. The Hasselblad X2D enjoys outside dimensions of 149mm x 106mm x 75mm (5.9" x 4.2" x 3.0") having a weight of 895 grams (1.97 lbs) while the Sony ZV-E1 has measurements of 121mm x 72mm x 54mm (4.8" x 2.8" x 2.1") accompanied by a weight of 483 grams (1.06 lbs).

Take a look at the Hasselblad X2D versus Sony ZV-E1 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you select at that moment. Underneath is the front view sizing comparison of the X2D versus the ZV-E1.

Hasselblad X2D vs Sony ZV-E1 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the X2D and ZV-E1 is 56 and 80 respectively.

Hasselblad X2D vs Sony ZV-E1 top view buttons comparison

Hasselblad X2D vs Sony ZV-E1 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it's difficult to envision the gap between sensor dimensions only by reading through technical specs. The image below may give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the X2D and ZV-E1.

As you can tell, each of these cameras enjoy different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The X2D featuring a bigger sensor will make achieving shallower DOF simpler and the Hasselblad X2D will give you extra detail utilizing its extra 88 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop photographs far more aggressively.

Hasselblad X2D vs Sony ZV-E1 sensor size comparison

Hasselblad X2D vs Sony ZV-E1 Screen and ViewFinder

Hasselblad X2D vs Sony ZV-E1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Hasselblad X2D
Portrait photography with Sony ZV-E1
95
focusing manually
above average flash sync speed (1/4,000s)
MP count amazing (100 megapixels)
large sensor size (Medium format)
saves RAW files
72
manual focus
sensor size is large (Full frame)
includes face detection autofocus
delivers RAW files
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Hasselblad X2D
Street photography with Sony ZV-E1
75
has a tilting screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
large sensor size (Medium format)
saves RAW files
comes with touch focus
environment proofing
very good ISO range (25,600)
more heavy than competitors in class (895g)
84
screen can move to multiple angles
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
supports focus via touch
environment sealing
lighter than others in class (483g)
above average ISO range (102,400)
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Sports Comparison

Hasselblad X2D Sports photography details
Sony ZV-E1 Sports photography details
90
quiet mode (1/6,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count amazing (100MP)
large sensor size (Medium format)
offers tracking autofocus
environment proofing
comes with phase detect autofocus
max fps low (3.3 frames per second)
72
silent mode (1/8,000s)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
includes tracking autofocus
environment sealing
better than average battery life (570 CIPA)
supports phase detect autofocus
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/s)
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
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Travel Comparison

Hasselblad X2D Travel photography highlights
Sony ZV-E1 Travel photography highlights
61
environment proofing
comes with touch focus
MP count amazing (100 megapixels)
missing Timelapse recording
more heavy than competitors in class (895g)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
79
better than average battery life (570 shots)
lighter than others in class (483g)
environment sealing
supports bluetooth
supports focus via touch
selfie friendly display
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Hasselblad X2D
Landscape photography with Sony ZV-E1
87
focusing manually
switch lenses (Hasselblad X mount)
very good size screen (3.60 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count amazing (100MP)
large sensor size (Medium format)
very good ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW files
environment proofing
missing Timelapse recording
79
manual focus
change lenses (Sony E mount)
screen size is good (3.00 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
above average ISO range (102,400)
delivers RAW files
environment sealing
better than average battery life (570 shots)
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
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Vlogging Comparison

Hasselblad X2D Vlogging factors
Sony ZV-E1 Vlogging factors
30
built-in touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
does have external microphone port
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
low quality video ( pixels)
more heavy than competitors in class (895 grams)
85
selfie friendly display
touchscreen enabled
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
includes face detection autofocus
video res high (3840 x 1920 resolution)
comes with external microphone socket
lighter than others in class (483 grams)
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Hasselblad X2D vs Sony ZV-E1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Hasselblad X2D and Sony ZV-E1
 Hasselblad X2D 100cSony ZV-E1
General Information
Company Hasselblad Sony
Model Hasselblad X2D 100c Sony ZV-E1
Class Pro Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Introduced 2022-09-07 2023-03-29
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Medium format Full frame
Sensor measurements 44 x 33mm 35.6 x 23.8mm
Sensor surface area 1,452.0mm² 847.3mm²
Sensor resolution 100MP 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1 and 4:3 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 11656 x 8742 4240 x 2832
Max native ISO 25600 102400
Max enhanced ISO - 409600
Minimum native ISO 64 80
RAW support
Minimum enhanced ISO - 40
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 294 759
Lens
Lens mounting type Hasselblad X Sony E
Amount of lenses 13 195
Focal length multiplier 0.8 1
Screen
Type of screen Tilting Fully Articulated
Screen diagonal 3.60 inches 3.00 inches
Resolution of screen 2,360k dots 1,037k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 5,760k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.87x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4080 seconds 30 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds -
Fastest silent shutter speed 1/6000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 3.3fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash options TTL center weighted system, compatible with Nikon System Flashes no built-in flash
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/4000 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions - 3840 x 2160 @ 120p / 280 3840 x 2160 @ 100p / 280 Mbps, XA3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 140 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 140 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Max video resolution - 3840x1920
Video format - MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec) USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 895 grams (1.97 lbs) 483 grams (1.06 lbs)
Dimensions 149 x 106 x 75mm (5.9" x 4.2" x 3.0") 121 x 72 x 54mm (4.8" x 2.8" x 2.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 photos 570 photos
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model - NP-FZ100
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse shooting With downloadable app
Type of storage CFexpress Type B, 1TB Internal Storage SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
Card slots Single Single
Launch cost $8,199 $2,198