Swedish medium format camera manufacturer Hasselblad has announced the X1D - the world's first mirrorless medium-format camera.

Information is still a little scarce, but the new camera reportedly weighs less than half the weight of a conventional digital medium format camera. If what we've heard is true, the 50MP X1D could bring medium format photography to an entirely new market.

Hasselblad says the X1D is handmade in Sweden. It's 50MP CMOS sensor offers 14 stops of dynamic range and Hasselblad have also developed a new family of dedicated autofocus lenses to complement the new mirrorless camera; currently the new XCD lenses are available in 45mm and 90mm focal lengths. The X1D is also compatible with all 12 lenses and lens accessories from the Hasselblad professional H System, although an adapter is required.

Interestingly, the X1D offers full flash synchronisation up to 1/2000th second. The new camera weighs in at a respectable 725g and also features HD video, Wi-Fi and built-in GPS, as well as a dust and weatherproof body.

We'll let you know more about the X1D as information comes out.


Other features include:
Multiple image format options
High quality XGA electronic viewfinder or high resolution rear display with touch functionality
Wide range of shutter speeds: 60 minutes to 1/2000th sec. with full flash synchronisation throughout the range
ISO range from 100 to 25,600
Dual SD card slots
USB 3.0 Type-C connector, Mini HDMI, Audio In/Out
Phocus 3.1 for simple and quick raw image processing. Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom compatible.

The X1D is priced at $8,995 USD.

For a list of dealers/distributors click here.

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