The Hasselblad V1D Features a 75MP Square Format Digital Sensor

Hasselblad caught the industry’s attention recently with the release of the world’s first medium format mirrorless digital camera, and today they’re announcing an interesting concept: the Hasselblad V1D. According to a quote from Hasselblad in an email to the Phoblographer, this camera sports the same 100MP sensor used in the H6D-100c cameras. But since the V1D camera uses XCD lenses that has shorter flange distance, the sensor output is being automatically cropped to 75MP format square format.

The camera is essentially what Hasselblad is calling a black box carefully machined out of a solid block of aluminum. It has ports/fixings for modules all over for various types of uses. It is indeed a modular camera!

But in addition to that, the X1D is getting new lenses! Tech specs and all the important bits from the press release are after the jump.

Hasselblad V1D Concept

What happens when you combine the fundamental principles behind the classic Hasselblad cameras with cutting edge technology, modern production methods and contemporary design? The V1D 4116 Concept is a study created to explore the Hasselblad heritage to find new ways of designing innovative cameras for the future. Hasselblad’s engineers and designers came up with a modular concept with a square format (75MP) inspired by the classic Hasselblad V Camera.

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The camera body is more or less a black box, carefully machined out of a solid block of aluminium, carrying fixings for modules on 4 sides. The top and the back surface can carry modules that cover the entire surface such as displays, viewfinders and holders for accessories. The left and right hand surfaces have round fixings for controls and grips. The photographer can choose where to place the display – or if needed it is possible to have two displays. Users can have a viewfinder on the top and a display at the back. The camera can be used with the robust, but generic grip or held like a classic V Camera to reach the exposure button in the front.

With the V1D being completely modular, left-handed photographers can also configure the camera perfectly for their needs, with the rotary dial controls for aperture and shutter speed placed on either the left or right hand side. All in all, there are many ways to personalise the V1D. The proportions of the body have been carefully developed to find the perfect blend between a modern product expression and the classic Hasselblad silhouette.

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XCD 30mm f3.5

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Focal length

31.0mm

Aperture range

3.5-32

Angle of view diag/hor/vert

83°/71°/56°

Length/diameter

88mm/83mm

Weight (excl. covers and lens shade)

550 g

Filter diameter

77mm

XCD 45mm f3.5

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Focal length

45.0mm

Equiv. Focal length 1)

35mm

Equiv. Focal length 2)

37mm

Angle of view diag/hor/vert

63°/52°/40°

Aperture range

3.5-32

Weight

417g

Length

75mm

Diameter

77mm

Minimum distance object to sensor plane

0.4m

Maximum image scale

1:6.4

X1D 4114 Edition

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  • Compact, lightweight (725g), highly portable, and user-friendly medium format technology
  • Large 50MP CMOS medium format sensor delivering up to 14 stops of dynamic range.
  • New line of XCD lenses with integral central shutter; 30mm, 45mm, and 90mm available
  • Compatible with all 12 lenses and lens accessories from the Hasselblad professional H System (adapter required).
  • Multiple image format options
  • High quality XGA electronic viewfinder or high resolution rear display with touch functionality
  • Wide range of shutter speeds: 60 minutes to 1/2000th sec. with full ash synchronisation throughout the range
  • An ISO range from 100 to 25,600
  • Dual SD card slots, GPS, and Wi-Fi
  • USB 3.0 Type-C connector, Mini HDMI, Audio In/Out
  • Weather and dust sealings
  • HD video
  • Phocus 3.1 for simple and quick raw image processing. Adobe Photoshop® and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® compatible. The Hasselblad X1D ‘4116 edition’ package is priced at 10900 Euro / 12995 USD / 8990 GBP ex taxes and includes the black X1D-50c camera body, XCD 45mm lens, a leather hand strap, and one-year extended warranty, in addition to two-year warranty upon registration.