A couple of years ago, when Sony made waves in the photography world by launching shoehorned a full frame, 35mm image sensor into a compact mirrorless camera with interchangeable lens. And now, the Hasselblad has recently introduced the Hasselblad X1D, the first compact mirrorless camera to come loaded with a medium format sensor.

Hasselblad X1D

The camera offers a stunning 50 megapixel CMOS sensor – the larger sensor means best image quality in photography. The camera features a 100-25600 ISO range, 14 stops of dynamic range, and it is capable of 1080 at 30p HD video. The mirrorless camera is compatible with Nikon Speedlights and the camera can also sync with flashes at its maximum shutter speed of 1 / 2000 seconds.

With the dust and weather resistant, the X1D is not afraid to step outside of the studio and protect your camera from weather changes. The camera’s high resolution rear LCD monitor offers touch control for all aspects of the camera’s feature. The elegant icon-based user interface to speed access to customization options, plus it comes with intuitive playback function such as swipe and pinch to zoom. The mirrorless camera also boasts a 2.4 megapixel electronic viewfinder for bright, crisp viewing even under difficult lighting conditions.

The superb new XCD lenses provide edge-to-edge sharpness in a compact form to elegantly match the slim build of the body. Existing Hasselblad system owners also have the flexibility to use their existing lenses with the X1D camera by the way of an optional adapter.

The camera has a powerful free image processing software that already delivers the best quality RAW file processing and now it has been updated and expanded with new features that work seamlessly with the X1D sensor. Users can also preview their RAW video files and also export to Apple ProRes format for use in any popular desktop editing software. The camera is compatible with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

The Hasselblad X1D won’t come cheap, the body alone will cost for $8,995, you even get to the cost of lenses before.