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A Review of the $9,000 Medium Format Hasselblad X1D by Kai Wong


The $9,000 Hasselblad X1D medium format mirrorless camera contains the best performing sensor in the world, at least according to the folks over at DxOMark. Kai Wong just released this informative and lighthearted 8-minute review of this monster camera.

After unboxing the beast, Wong took the camera out to Durdle Door in England to put it through its paces.

Despite being such an expensive and high-end camera, the X1D is actually relatively simple when it comes to ease-of-use thanks to its minimalist interface.

The Hasselblad X1D “is made for a very specific purpose,” Wong states. “It’s going to suit landscape shooters who want that medium format image quality but don’t want the burden of that medium format weight.”

You’re going to need deep pockets to pick up one of these cameras and the pricey lenses in its ecosystem — the XCD 45mm f/3.5 lens Wong tests will set you back $2,700.

“But if you can get one, you’ll be rewarded with a beautifully designed medium format camera that produces images that are equally as mesmerizing as the camera’s aesthetics,” Wong concludes.