Hasselblad X1D Review

Overall 72
Imaging 58
Features 58
Size 72
Price 100

Main Features

  • 51.0 MP Medium format CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 2.3 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 (25p)
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 150 x 98 x 71 mm
  • Weight: 725 g
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Built-in GPS: Yes

Hasselblad X1D Summary

This review is devoted to X1D that Hasselblad has first introduced to the public in Jun 22, 2016. This model is a Pro Mirrorless camera with a resolution of 51.0 MP and a Medium format (44 x 33 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

In Pro Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #2 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 72/100 and it takes a rank of #2 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Hasselblad X1D Compared to other MirrorLess Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Hasselblad X1D review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Viewfinder Coverage: 100
  • Dxo Dynamic Range: 14.8
  • Dxo Low Light Iso: 4489
  • Sensor Resolution: 51.0 MP
  • Af Touch: Yes
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Microphone Port: Yes
  • Headphone Port: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Storage Slots: 2

CONs

  • Continuous Shooting: 2.3 fps
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Timelapse Recording: No

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Complete Comparison of Hasselblad X1D With Other Cameras in Pro Mirrorless Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Hasselblad X1D. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Pro Mirrorless cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Hasselblad X1D

Hasselblad X1D has the following external dimensions 150 x 150 x 71 mm (59.06 x 38.58 x 27.95″) with the weight of 725 g.

The typical weight for average Pro Mirrorless type cameras is 672g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Hasselblad X1D, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Hasselblad X1D is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 71mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Hasselblad X1D with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Hasselblad X1D is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Hasselblad X1D compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Hasselblad X1D — 71 mm
Min: 37 mm
Average: 63 mm
Max: 97 mm

Weight

Hasselblad X1D — 725 g
Min: 465 g
Average: 672 g
Max: 1320 g

Unfortunately, Hasselblad X1D comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Hasselblad X1D comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Hasselblad X1D Photo and Sensor Features

Hasselblad X1D boasts of a resolution of 51.0 MP and is equipped with a Medium format (44 x 33 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Hasselblad X1D has the following ISO range 100 - 25600 .

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

In a huge database of models that we have collected, Hasselblad X1D features a 51.0 MP sensor. In the Pro Mirrorless class, there is a high-resolution camera.

DxOMark Sensor Scores

DxOMark gives us a possibility to make a clear and scientific assessment of the quality of camera sensors’ image. Hasselblad X1D, in its turn, features a sensor that was already studied and assessed by DxO Mark. After a complete evaluation, this type of sensor has received a score of 102 for the image quality. If you are looking to see how DxO Mark has tested and evaluated the Hasselblad X1D’s sensor.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Hasselblad X1D is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of Medium format sensor featured in Hasselblad X1D with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Hasselblad X1D

LCD and ViewFinder

Hasselblad X1D is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 920k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic ViewFinder.

The Hasselblad X1D’s embedded ViewFinder comes with coverage of 100 and a resolution of 2,360k dots.

100% ensures that the resulting photo will capture the exact scene you could see in the viewfinder while shooting. Such coverage indicator also means that the framing of your shot will be more accurate, so there won’t be need for further cropping.

This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Hasselblad X1D are its 2.3 fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Besides, X1D comes with an electronic shutter, which has a max speed of 1/2000 sec. It also means that you can take shots without any noise. However, there is one thing to keep in mind. While electronic shutter is great for continuous and noiseless shooting, in some cases, it may result in rolling shutter effects on your images.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, X1D unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash. Luckily, it has a special slot for external flashes instead.

Focusing

In addition, X1D has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Hasselblad X1D, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Hasselblad X1D allows you to save files in H.264 formats.

Hasselblad X1D provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

In addition, Hasselblad X1D is equipped with a special port that you can use to connect an external microphone and, since it comes with a port for external headphones, we can call Hasselblad X1D a perfect camera for high-quality videography purposes.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Hasselblad X1D is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, X1D is equipped with its USB 3.0 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect X1D with suitable external devices.

How Good is Hasselblad X1D for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Hasselblad X1D’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Hasselblad X1D’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the X1D to the average MirrorLess camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Hasselblad X1D for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Hasselblad X1D performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 93. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Hasselblad X1D can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large Medium format (44 x 33 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (51 MP)
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • No Image Stabilization

Hasselblad X1D for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Hasselblad X1D performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 81. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Hasselblad X1D can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Large Medium format(44 x 33 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (150 x 98 x 71 mm)
  • No Image Stabilization

Hasselblad X1D for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Hasselblad X1D performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 93. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Hasselblad X1D can be called a 93 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Environmental Sealing
  • Nice Low Light ISO (4489)
  • Big size (150 x 98 x 71 mm)

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (2.3 fps)
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)

Hasselblad X1D for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Hasselblad X1D performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 67. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Hasselblad X1D can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Large Medium format (44 x 33 mm) sensor
  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Big weight (725 g)
  • Big size (150 x 98 x 71 mm)
  • No Built-in Flash

Hasselblad X1D for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Hasselblad X1D performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 100. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Hasselblad X1D can be called a 100 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large Medium format (44 x 33 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (51 MP)
  • Good Dynamic Range (14.8)
  • Environmental Sealing
  • Live View
  • RAW Support
  • Nice Low Light ISO (4489)

Disadvantages:

No Significant Disadvantages

Hasselblad X1D Detailed Specs

General
Brand Hasselblad
Model X1D
Announced Jun 22, 2016
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Hasselblad X
Number of Lenses 4
Focal Length Multiplier 0.79x
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 920k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen Yes
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Electronic
ViewFinder Resolution 2,360k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 100%
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 60 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting 2.3 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash No
Flash Range 0
Flash Modes no built-in flash
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
DxO Sensor Scores
DxO Sensor Scores 102
DxO Color Depth 26.2
DxO Dynamic Range 14.8
DxO Low Light ISO 4489
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size Medium format
Sensor Dimensions 44 x 33 mm
Sensor Area 1452.00 mm2
Sensor Resolution 51.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 8272 x 6200
Max Native ISO 25,600
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch Yes
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective Yes
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (25p)
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Microphone Port Yes
Headphone Port Yes
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB 3.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing Yes
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 725 g
Physical Dimensions 150 x 98 x 71 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS Built-in
Storage Type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots
Storage Slots 2

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