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Mirrorless Hasselblad X1D offers 50-megapixel snaps in a tiny body

Just because it has been around for 75 years, doesn’t mean Swedish camera maker Hasselblad is too old to learn new tricks.

The manufacturer is celebrating its landmark anniversary by introducing the world’s first mirrorless, medium-format digital camera, the Hasselblad X1D.

The $9,000 X1D will have a massive 50-megapixel CMOS sensor, which is the largest seen yet on a mirrorless snapper.

Despite that ginormous sensor size, the Wi-Fi and GPS-enabled cameras still manages to ape the size of full-frame DLSRs at 3.9 by 5.9 by 2.8 inches. It is considerably lighter than some contenders too, with the body weighing just 1.6lbs.

There’s a 3-inch LCD with a 920k-dot resolution touchscreen display on the rear of the camera, while it also features a 2.4 million dot EVF.

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There’s a max ISO of 12,800, a shutter speed of up to 1/2000 of a second, while exposures can take up to 60 minutes.

On the flip side, if you’re interested in Speed, this probably isn’t the snapper for you as it maxes out 2.3 frames per second.

The body of this gorgeous snapper will cost $8,995 when it arrives in August. A pair of lenses will launch at the same time. The XCD 3,5/45mm will be $2,295 and the XCD 4,5/90mm will be $2,695.

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