Hasselblad just launched the first Medium Format Mirrorless Digital Camera On their 75th Birthday. Weighting just 725g, this new addition is a game Changer. Hasselblad confirmed that this camera and lenses are not made in the collaboration with Fuji ( I take this with a grain of salt), and mentioned that more products related to the X1D will be introduced in Photokina 2016.
Fuji and Sony are rumoured on working on a medium format mirrorless as well. although no rumours about laughing dates yet, I suppose we can see it in next Photokina 2016.
Here are the specifications:
- 50MP CMOS sensor
- 0.8x Crop
- Weight: 725 gr.
- Touchscreen with shortcuts
- ISO up to 25,600
- 14 stops dynamic range
- Dual SD card slots
- Full HD at 25fps
- WiFi and GPS
- New line of XCD lenses with manual and AF (built-in shutter)
- 30mm XCD lens will be announced at Photokina in September
- All current H lenses will work with an adapter
- Shipping will start at the end of August/early September
- Comes with a Billingham bag
- The X1D camera and lenses design and production was all done by Hasselblad – Fuji was NOT involved (the X1D is not a re-batched camera)
- The new XCD lenses are as good as the H lenses
You can see the photos below taken directly from the live streaming event today (screen shots on my iPad)