Beautiful machine, and gorgeous prints, it is sad to see how analogue processing has been killed by digital instead of coexist.
Deano255: This thing is dead on arrival. Only two very expensive lenses on a proprietary lens mount. SD card tech when everyone is moving to CFast or XQD for large sensors. Best the video can do is 1080p at 60fps which is embarrassing for mirrorless. And that arrogant, exorbitant price tag. In another couple months Sony will introduce a large sensor camera with twice the specs at half the price and will leave this camera in the weeds, and any potential market will move on, except for those nostalgic for the Hassy name.
In any case Nikon would release a mirrorless FF first, why go into the medium format market??
ogl: What about the price of APS-H version?
That's what I was going to ask, the H for me is the most interesting model of these cameras.
I will stick with my X1, can't afford the D.
Deano should be hired as next Hasselblad product designer so he can have his m43-MF camera, with apps, like instant Facebook uploads.
Earth Art: What year will it be when camera companies stop using the letter "D" to let us know the product is one of those new digital doohickies? LoL
Or is the fascination with the D some sort of Freudian subplot?
The only difference between this camera and my Leica X1 is a "D".
Kirk Bruner: Who are the 14 people under "I had it"? Where did they GET them?
Sorry, we can't tell.
Toon Vogels: This is ugly, even my old 500C/M looks much better!
The 500 is not only a classic but also one of the most beautiful cameras ever made regardless of brand. (Like my Leica M8)
Marty4650: This actually marks a milestone of sorts.
MILC cameras now are available in more sensor sizes than any other camera format. Eight different sensor sizes!
1/2.3" - Pentax Q1/1.7" - Pentax Q1 inch - Nikon 1 and Samsung NX MiniFour Thirds - Panasonic, Olympus and Kodak M4/3APS-C - Canon M, Fuji X, Leica T, Sony E, Samsung NX, Sigma QuattroAPS- H Sigma Quattro HFull Frame - Sony FE, Leica SLMedium Format -Hasselblad X1D
@Marty4650 I know..! I am glad this new model will build the reputation of Hasselblad again... One of my favourite all time brands :) Cheers
malabito: M43 are great cameras with beautiful lenses, but I don't understand why will someone will pay so much money for a lens like this, which is as big as a apsc or even full frame equivalent lens, (yes maybe not light gathering, but push the iso and you will get as much light and same results). I don't see the need for it. I used to have an em5, great under good light conditions, but as soon as it got dark, it sucked. I decided to buy a Voigtlander .95 and it was a waste of time, and money, camera was as big as a nikon 610/DF with a 35mm 2.0 and you can obtain much better results with it. So why buy these huge lenses for m43, when for a much comfortable size you can get better results with a full frame? And that's taking out the Sony a7 system, which will make the m43 even more silly with one of these lenses...
What's your point of copy-paste my comments on the Hasselblad camera post? I don't see how is relevant here. Yes, the Hasselblad is a great camera, and I'm not getting one, SO?
And really, if you still think your E5 will be a match for an A7 with Zeiss prime lenses you are in denial mode, no need to do side by side comparisons, anyone will tell how wrong you are.
Erick L: Nice, like a digital Mamiya 7.
Mamiya should be back in the game with a Digital 7...
villagranvicent: Well... the sample shots are nothing my Sony A7 with the Zeiss 35mm cannot handle.
The problem with the Panny -no doubt is a good lens- was because those lenses are very expensive considering the format, even more expensive than FF counterparts, but again the equivalence etc are things will keep being food for thought for years I guess.
If m43 wants me in their boat then I need a Leica version of the GX85 and then we can start talking.
Jonathan F/2: What slow lenses! Micro Four Third prime lenses are faster, smaller and cheaper! F/3.5 and F/3.2 is still F/3.5 and F/3.2!
This is a comment a bunch of m43 fanboys will applaud :)
Wild Light: This has surely got to be to be the most positive reaction ever on DPR.
Again with the EM1..!
Marty4650 wow, cannot believe you are making a comment about Hasselblad without trying to be sarcastic, good!
maxnimo: Would it still be good if it's "handmade in Sweden" by Syrian refugees or Somali immigrants?
maxnino what's the point of your comment?
QuarterToDoom First you say you cannot see much difference between 4/3 vs modern cameras, (which is debatable) but now that I say my Sony A7 can deliver comparable results paired with a prime Zeiss lens vs this Hasselblad then I am wrong? I am sure this is a great camera, no doubt about it but at the end what do I care, I wouldn't get this nor a Leica S or SL anyway.
Well... the sample shots are nothing my Sony A7 with the Zeiss 35mm cannot handle.
RedMangrove: I wish someone would be a game changer in naming cameras. How many X's, 1's, and D's do we need?
Agree... I have my Leica X1 and used to have a Fuji X100. Confusing indeed.
WirenL: I can't wait to see the samples gallery... no way will I ever be able to afford this, but it will be a nice way to dream.... This is what I had hoped mirrorless would eventually come to.
Yes, 4k in 4 years when something much better will be 1k. I too want to see samples -but from pros collaborating with Hasselblad.