Hasselblad X1D Hands-On Tour

October 27, 2016 ·

Kevin Raber

Hasselblad X1D Hands-On Tour

It seems to be a Hasselblad week here.  Our last article was an interview with Perry Oosting, CEO of Hasselblad.  As mentioned in that video, we want to share a first-hand look at the X1D camera system from Hasselblad.  Hasselblad’s product manager, Ove Bengtsson guides us through the X1D and its features and future enhancements.  Ove has been with Hasselblad for 34 years.  So, he knows his way around cameras.


The X1D has received a lot of attention over the last several months.  People have been wondering when it will ship or even if it actually worked.  This video will show you that the product is indeed working and deliverable.  The challenge Hasselblad faces is being able to make enough products to keep up with demand. Based on what we see in the video you can expect to see the X1D improve substantially over the coming months with several firmware updates.




Sensor type: CMOS, 50 megapixels (8272 × 6200 pixels, 5.3 × 5.3 μm)

Sensor dimensions: 43.8 × 32.9mm

Image size: Stills: RAW 3FR capture 65MB on average. TIFF 8 bit: 154MB; Video: HD (1920 x 1080p)

File format: Stills: Lossless compressed Hasselblad 3FR RAW + JPEG

Video: H.264 Compressed (25 fps)

Shooting mode: Single shot stills, Video

Colour definition: 16 bit; Dynamic range up to 14 stops

ISO speed range: ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 & 25600

Storage options: Dual SD card slots: Colour management: Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution

Storage capacity: 16GB card holds 240 images on average

Capture rate: 1.7 – 2.3 frames per second

Display: 3.0 inch TFT type, 24 bit colour, 920K pixels; Touch functionality: Yes, full support Live View: On camera, host and iOS device with high frame rate (30 fps)

Histogram feedback: Yes (on rear display)

IR filter: Mounted in front of sensor

Acoustic feedback: Yes

Software: Phocus for Mac and Windows. Compatible with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® and Adobe Camera Raw®

Platform support: Macintosh: OSX version 10.10; PC: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 (64 bit only)

Host connection type: USB 3.0 (5 Gbit/s) Type-C connector

Additional connections: Mini HDMI, Audio In/Out

Operating temperature: – 10 ̊C to + 45 ̊C / 14 – 113 ̊F

Wi-Fi & GPS: 802.11a, b, g, n, ac (depending on region)

Dimensions: Camera Body only: 150 x 98 x 71 mm

Weight: 725g (Camera Body and Li-ion battery)

Camera type: Mirrorless Large Sensor Medium Format

Lenses: Hasselblad XCD lenses with integral lens shutter

Shutter speed range: 60 minutes to 1/2000 sec with XCD Lenses

Flash sync speed: Flash can be used at all shutter speeds

Viewfinder: 2.36MP XGA Electronic Viewfinder

Focusing: Autofocus metering via contrast detection; Instant manual focus override

Flash control: Automatic TTL centre weighted system. Nikon™ compatible hotshoe Output can be adjusted from -3.0 to +3.0 EV

Exposure metering: Spot, Centre Weighted and CentreSpot

Power supply: Rechargeable Li-ion battery (7.2 VDC/3200 mAh)

Kevin Raber
October 2016

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Photography is my passion and has been for 45 plus years. My career in photography has allowed me to travel the world, meet some of the most interesting people on the planet and see things I could never have dreamed of. My goal is to share the passion of pictures taking through photographs and teaching with as many people as I can hoping it brings them as much joy and happiness as it has me. I do this through Rockhopper Workshops and other projects as well as teaching at my Gallery in Indianapolis.

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