Whoa. We got our hands on a sneak peek of Hasselblad’s major announcement one day early. Thanks to a source, we now know that the camera will be the Hasselblad X1D, the world’s first medium format mirrorless camera.
We also received a few low-resolution photos of the camera, which shows a sleek, flat design and a design that looks like something in between retro and futuristic.
A view of the front of the camera shows a gigantic sensor in the body cavity:
The back of the camera has a simple design with a giant LCD screen and a select number of buttons. The digital UI on the LCD screen shows a clean and minimalist aesthetic. There appears to be a dial on both the front and back of the grip:
Previous rumors stated the camera would have a built-in viewfinder, and that’s confirmed in these leaked photos. Other rumored specs were a 50-megapixel sensor (which makes sense now) and the fact that the camera was to be mirrorless (also confirmed now).
Finally, here’s another huge piece of the puzzle: the camera will have a price tag of $8,995. By comparison, Sony’s full frame a7r II mirrorless camera costs $3,200.
Hasselblad will be officially announcing this new X1D tomorrow, so check back then for a full breakdown of the camera’s features and specs!
Thanks so much M.S. for sending this in!