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.
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.
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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.
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:
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.
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:
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No Significant Disadvantages
|Announced||Jun 22, 2016|
|Body Type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Lens Mount||Hasselblad X|
|Number of Lenses||4|
|Focal Length Multiplier||0.79x|
|Macro Focus Range|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||920k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||2,360k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||60 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||2.3 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||no built-in flash|
|DxO Sensor Scores|
|DxO Sensor Scores||102|
|DxO Color Depth||26.2|
|DxO Dynamic Range||14.8|
|DxO Low Light ISO||4489|
|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|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (25p)|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Physical Dimensions||150 x 98 x 71 mm|
|Storage Type||Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots|