Hasselblad X1D

 
Hasselblad X1D front
 
  • 51MP - Medium format Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Hasselblad X Mount
  • 725g - 150 x 98 x 71mm
  • Revealed June 2016
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
60
Imaging
86
Features
74
Overall
81

Hasselblad X1D summary

Hasselblad X1D is Hasselblad's Pro Mirrorless digital camera originally announced on June of 2016. It comes with a 51 MegaPixel, CMOS Medium format sized sensor and has a full resolution of 8272 x 6200.

The X1D stands at #23 out of 51 in Pro Mirrorless cameras and over-all #35 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our collection. Please test our Smart camera filter to get camera rankings based on your personal requirements.

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Hasselblad X1D Pros and Cons

Below is a list of upsides and downsides of the Hasselblad X1D based on criterias which are usually regarded as useful in a digital camera.

2 card slots
comes with external microphone support
comes with HDMI out
comes with headphone support
delivers RAW files
features touch focus
flash sync is higher than normal (1/2,000 seconds)
good resolution screen (920 thousand dots)
great high ISO (25,600)
great minimum ISO (100)
has manual focus
includes face detection focus
includes tracking autofocus
MP count fantastic (51 megapixels)
screen is touchscreen
screen size is good (3 inch)
sensor size is large (Medium format)
swap lenses (Hasselblad X mount)
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
weather proof
does not have Timelapse function
no image stabilization
no phase detect auto focus
screen does not articulate
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow continuous shooting (2.3 frames per second)
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Hasselblad X1D Sensor specifications

The sensor spec in the Hasselblad X1D is 44mm x 33mm (Medium format). The 1,452 mm² sensor is able to capture 8272 x 6200 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1 and 4:3.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 51 megapixels and gives a standard ISO range of 100 - 25600. RAW photos are supported therefore you have wider room to maneuver in post.

The graphic underneath displays the X1D's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The X1D sensor comes with a crop factor of 0.8 and is pointed out in green.

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To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Hasselblad X1D dimensions

Hasselblad X1D has a weight of 1.60 pounds (725 gr / 25.57 ounces) and features exterior measurements of 150mm x 98mm x 71mm (5.9" x 3.9" x 2.8"). The weight of average Pro Mirrorless camera is 699 gr so the Hasselblad X1D is similar as compared with various rivals.

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Underneath is a picture of the Hasselblad X1D besides a soda so you can have a feel for its scale.

Hasselblad X1D dimensions scale

The top view underneath will provide the button design on the X1D.

Hasselblad X1D topview buttons dials

Hasselblad X1D Lens specifications

The X1D uses the Hasselblad X mount and has 4 lenses available for sale. Below is some of the lenses we have in our database which will work with the X1D.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Hasselblad-XCD-21mm-F4 lensHasselblad XCD 21mm F421mmf/4600g
Hasselblad-XCD-45mm-F4-P lensHasselblad XCD 45mm F4 P45mmf/4230g
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Hasselblad-XCD-45mm-F3.5 lensHasselblad XCD 45mm F3.545mmf/3.5 475g
Hasselblad-XCD-90mm-F3.2 lensHasselblad XCD 90mm F3.290mmf/3.2 619g
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Hasselblad X1D Connectivity

The X1D has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes
  • GPS Yes

Digital cameras that come with NFC or Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to transfer files and oftentimes change settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.

Many applications even stream a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external screen. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.

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Hasselblad X1D Video specifications

The highest possible video resolution in the Hasselblad X1D is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in H.264 file format. 1080p resolution provides a good balance in video quality and file sizes but 1080p will not leave you with much room to downsample. The body does include both headphone and microphone support making it extremely valuable while recording audio.

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Hasselblad X1D Weather Sealing

Hasselblad X1D comes with weather proofing making it a excellent pick to use in tricky environments. This is particularly handy whenever you are uncertain about the elements you might encounter in outdoor photography.

Hasselblad X1D Screen and Viewfinder

The Hasselblad X1D comes with a 3 inch fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 920 thousand dots.

Moreover the display screen is touch friendly which means you can easily adjust focus points and change settings with your fingertips.

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The View Finder specifications regarding Hasselblad X1D are the following:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • ViewFinder Resolution 2,360 thousand dots
  • ViewFinder Coverage 100%

Viewfinders can be pretty helpful in sunny outdoor situations which can easily make the camera screen washed out and difficult to view.

Hasselblad X1D Shutter specifications

Hasselblad X1D is able to shoot continuously at 2.3 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.

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Hasselblad X1D Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Hasselblad X1D boasts external flash support but is lacking in-built flash. The highest flash sync is 1/2000s.

Hasselblad X1D Autofocusing specifications

Hasselblad X1D boasts just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster & exact compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera comes with Face detection which makes it useful for taking portraits of people.

Hasselblad X1D has touch to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to switch focus. It also features Tracking Auto Focus for things that move. Hasselblad X1D includes manual focus in case it is needed in low light scenarios or you need to have more exact control on focus.

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Hasselblad X1D Battery life

The average Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 441. Olympus E-M1X offers the best (870) battery life in this kind of cameras.

Listed below is a number of Pro Mirrorless cameras that come with the best battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
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Hasselblad X1D for varying forms of photography

The following graph displays a rundown of the Hasselblad X1D for varying forms of photography. To read more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.

Hasselblad X1D as a Portrait photography camera

The Hasselblad X1D gets a points total of 91 which is outstanding, and means the camera is a superb option to use for portrait photos. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support and ability to use off-camera lighting.

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you can focus manually
high flash sync (1/2,000 seconds)
high MP (51 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Medium format)
provides face detect focusing
delivers RAW files

Hasselblad X1D Street photography info

With a nice score of 69, the Hasselblad X1D is a fine fit for street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of image quality plus portability.

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big sensor size (Medium format)
delivers RAW files
has touch focus
environment proofing
very good high ISO (25,600)
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization

Sports photography with Hasselblad X1D

A above average sports photography rating of 71 suggests the Hasselblad X1D is a good fit for shooting sports. A camera should have very good autofocus plus continuous shooting for sports photography.

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high MP (51 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Medium format)
has tracking autofocus
weather proofing
max fps very slow (2.3 fps)
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have phase detect AF

Travel photography with Hasselblad X1D

Weight is pretty important in getting a camera for travel. In general, the Hasselblad X1D gets a very good 65 for a travel camera which makes it a very decent option to take on your journeys.

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weather sealing
offers touch focus
megapixel count amazing (51 megapixels)
does not have Time Lapse mode
does not contain selfie friendly display

Hasselblad X1D Landscape photography features

For those who are looking to purchase a camera for landscape photography, the most significant aspect will be image quality. The Hasselblad X1D at it's terrific grade of 81 for a landscape camera is a outstanding fit among it's competition.

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manual focus
switch lenses (Hasselblad X mount)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
excellent MP (51MP)
sensor size is big (Medium format)
good ISO range (25,600)
delivers RAW formats
environment proof
has dual storage slots
no image stabilization
missing Time Lapse function

Vlogging with Hasselblad X1D

A camera for vlogging preferably should offer a articulating display, microphone input and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Hasselblad X1D is not really very good for vlogging as it gets a low score of 33.

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touchscreen capability
includes face detect focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
has microphone socket
does not have a selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization

Hasselblad X1D Alternatives

If you want alternatives to the X1D, below is a selection of the top scored cameras which fall in to the class of Pro Mirrorless.

The chart here will give you a summary of the X1D vs it's top rated rivals listed earlier.

These are some more cameras you might consider as alternate options. To review a comprehensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Company
Hasselblad
Model
Hasselblad X1D
Category
Pro Mirrorless
Revealed
2016-06-22
Physical type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
Medium format
Sensor measurements
44 x 33mm
Sensor area
1,452.0mm²
Sensor resolution
51MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1 and 4:3
Max resolution
8272 x 6200
RAW photos
Max native ISO
25600
Min native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Lens
Lens mount
Hasselblad X
Number of lenses
4
Crop factor
0.8
Screen
Type of screen
Fixed Type
Screen diagonal
3 inch
Resolution of screen
920 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
Electronic
Viewfinder resolution
2,360 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage
100%
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
102
DXO Color Depth score
26.2
DXO Dynamic range score
14.8
DXO Low light score
4489
Features
Minimum shutter speed
60 secs
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate
2.3 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
no built-in flash
Flash modes
no built-in flash
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize
1/2000 secs
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (25p)
Max video resolution
1920x1080
Video file format
H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS
Built-in
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
725 grams (1.60 lb)
Dimensions
150 x 98 x 71mm (5.9" x 3.9" x 2.8")
Other
Self timer
Yes
Time lapse shooting
Storage type
Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots
Card slots
Dual
Price at release
$6,495