Wednesday, 22 June 2016

"Affordable" Hasselblad light enough to carry

The BBC and DPReview both have reports on the new Hasselblad X1D. The first medium format mirrorless camera. 

The format in this respect is the size of the image sensor, which is much larger than traditional "full frame" sensors. When you pack the light sensing pixels on a sensor closer together you lose image quality, so a larger sensor allows you to pack more pixels onto the sensor while producing better quality images.

However, medium format cameras are expensive and big. You can easily pay £10 - £20.000, while professional full frame cameras are "only" measured in thousands. This makes the X1D a "bargain" at £7.188. In terms of weight, the mirrorless makes the camera light enough to carry around your neck weighing less than a kilogram.

I would love one of these, but unfortunately this bargain is outside my budget. 

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