Fabled camera maker Hasselblad has created the world’s first mirrorless medium format camera, a next generation device that captures a preview of images to display on the rear screen when the lens and image sensor capture light passing through the prism.

With this next generation device, DSLR camera will become history. What is important to take into account about cameras, before explaining in depth this Hasselblad new device, is the size that sensors can cover. Size matters in photography when it comes to pixel,s  medium- format cameras can provide a better image compared to other cameras. Hence the popular saying,  larger the sensor,  better the photograph.

Hasselblad's latest addition X1D mirrorles medium-format camera could be a threat for big camera-maker companies. Image Credit: BN PhotoVideo
Hasselblad’s latest addition, the X1D mirrorless medium-format camera could pose a threat to big camera-maker companies, assures the Sweden corporation. Image Credit: BN PhotoVideo

The new Hasselblad camera has 43.8-mm by a 32.9-mm sensor on its X1D system. This provides 40 percent more range than DSRL cameras, meaning that each pixel is 5.3 μm square, which leads to beautiful high definition pictures.  65 MB of the image file can be stored in the X1D,  which can also shoot 1080p, H.264 video at up to 25 FPS.

In comparison with other DSLRs full frame cameras, the X1D is not heavy at all. Without a lens, this new device weighs just 1.6 pounds and it is just 5.9″ wide by 3.9″ tall by 2.8″ deep.

Among other characteristics of Hasselblad’s latest camera, its x1D system allows a 90-mm normal, and a 45-mm wide-angle lenses that use interested leaf shutters with speeds ranging from 60 minutes to 1/2000 of a second.

Learning from past mistakes, innovation included 

The Hasselblad X1D release comes along with two different lenses, the XCD 45mm F/ 3.5, and the XCD 90mm F/ 3.2 lens. Image Credit: DIY Photography
The Hasselblad X1D release comes along with two different lenses, the XCD 45mm F/ 3.5, and the XCD 90mm F/ 3.2 lens. Image Credit: DIY Photography

Instead of using the optical viewer, the X1D uses a 1024×768 electronic viewfinder (EVF). A 3” touch LCD screen is placed on the camera’s rear panel to take photographs in a live view mode, so users do not need to set their eyes on the viewfinder. This touch screen feature also allows users to change the camera’s full range.

Although this camera seems to be one of the best in the market, unfortunately, it does come at a small price. The X1D cost is $8,995 only without its lenses. Nevertheless, regarding other Hasselblad medium-format systems with prices up to $30,000, the X1D might be one of the cheapest. There is no doubt that with all this new device, photographers will be able no only to get better photos with this camera larger range size, but also high-quality photos.

For those interested in getting the Hasselblad X1D mirrorless camera, Ming Theing, the company’s endorser says that shipments will start in late August.

Source: Tech Report