Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Hasselblad X1D Announced, Medium-Format Mirrorless Camera for 650K Pesos

Hasselblad X1D Announced, Medium-Format Mirrorless Camera for 650K Pesos
Hasselblad X1D Announced, Medium-Format Mirrorless Camera for 650K Pesos

Hasselblad, the leading medium-format camera and lens manufacturer, recently announced its latest offering, a mirrorless camera with 50MP CMOS sensor housed in a rugged aluminum body, meet the Hasselblad X1D.

To give a quick background about Hasselblad, they are a Swedish company founded in 1941, like Leica, its direct competing brand in Germany, their cameras are also handmade and crafted based on the 75-year old tradition. Their cameras were the ones used by NASA astronauts during the first landing on the moon.

Going back to the Hasselblad X1D, it offers 3-inch TFT touchscreen display, built-in 2.36MP XGA electronic viewfinder, ISO range of 100 to 25600, 60 minutes to 1/2000 second shutter speed range and up to 14 stops dynamic range. Combine all these with the large 50MP sensor, and you will have a powerful camera for studio use, street photography and anything between.

Other notable specs include Nikon-compatible hotshoe, dust and weather-sealing, dual SD card slots, USB 3.0 Type-C connector, mini HDMI port, GPS and WiFi connectivity. It will be available this August with a whopping price tag of $13,985 when bought together with two lenses - 45mm F3.5 and 90mm F4.5, that is about 650K pesos when converted to our local currency. Take note, that is VAT exclusive, which simply means it will cost higher. Even the body only will already cost you arm and leg at 8,995 dollars or Php420K. By the way, you can also buy the lenses separately at $2,295 and $2,695 respectively.

Source: Hasselblad

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