Hasselblad Unveils the X1D, a Medium-Format Mirrorless Camera

Medium format photography opens up to a new generation of users
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Swedish camera brand Hasseblad has taken the wraps off the X1D, a compact shooter boasting a massive 50-megapixel medium-format CMOS sensor, representing the largest sensor used on a mirrorless camera to date. Weighing in at just 725 grams without a lens attached -- roughly half the weight of a conventional Medium Format camera -- the X1D also features an XGA electronic viewfinder, a 3-inch touchscreen, dual SD card slots, GPS, WiFi and USB 3.0, all in a weather-sealed body. Video is limited to 1080p at 30 fps, while stills are captured at impressive shutter speeds ranging from 60 minutes to 1/2,000th of a second with full flash sync.  Hasselblad offers two lens options, a 45mm/f3.5 prime and a 90mm/f4.5 prime, though an optional adapter for the twelve Hasselblad H System lenses is on the way. The X1D is launches in August for $8,995, while the lenses retail for $2,295 and $2,695 for the 45mm and 90mm, respectively.

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