The Hasselblad X1D-50c at BHphoto, Adorama and Calumet.de.
Hasselblad 90mm F/3.2 XCD Lens for XD1 at BHphoto, Adorama and Calumet.de.
Hasselblad 45mm F/3.5 XCD Lens for XD1 at BHphoto, Adorama and Calumet.de.
A new Sony A7 contender?
We now have to deal with a new scenario: The Sony A7 series is no more the very top end in the mirrorless system camera business. With the new Hasselblad X1D there is now an expensive but still not crazy expensive “PRO” option. So let’s check out how the Hasselblad compares against the current best A7 camera, the Sony A7rII.
First a camera size comparison (images via Camerasize):
As you see the Hasselblad camera is bigger but not my that much!
And here is the sensor size comparison (Thanks Paul for sending this):
The X1D sensor size is roughly twice as big as the FF sensor. The real advanatge is that given the same number of pixels on both sensors the pixel size is double the size on the medium format sensor.
Features the Hasselblad X1D has and the Sony should add to the third generation A7 cameras
1) Dual SD card. I think the next generation of A7 series should have this too! The Sony A9 is rumored to have a dual XQD card support
2) USB 3.0. This is also something Sony definitely has to add-on the new A7 series
3) 16bit RAW. Not a big deal for 95% of the photographers out there. But PRO’s would certainly love to have that feature on Sony cameras too.
4) Touchscreen. really Sony…it’s time to add this!
More size comparisons and X1D introduction videos:
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