Just 20 days ago, Nikon D850 was crowned the best DSLR ever, according to DxO tests. It was the first camera to reach the overall score of 100, but now there’s a new winner. Hasselblad X1D-50c, medium format mirrorless camera, has won the overall score of 102. According to DxO, it’s now the best commercially-available medium-format sensor you can get. If medium format is what you’re looking for.
Hasselblad X1D features a “cropped” medium-format 50Mp 43.8 x 32.9mm CMOS sensor. It’s smaller than the traditional 6 x 4.5 medium-format frame size, but as Dxo writes, Hasselblad’s digital medium format offers a significantly bigger surface area compared to full-frame sensors.
DxO has compared the quality of several highly-rated cameras, both full frame and medium format. Judging from the tests, Hasselblad X1D excels in all three categories: color depth (Portrait score), dynamic range (Landscape score) and low-light ISO (Sports score).
When it comes to color depth, it slightly lags behind Nikon D850 and Phase One OQ180 digital back. Dynamic range tests put Hasselblad X1D and Nikon D850 at the same position, above all other tested models. Finally, as for the low-light ISO score, Hasselblad X1D takes the first place. However, as DxO notes, this isn’t surprising considering the difference in sensor size between the tested cameras.
If you’d like to go more into depth, you can see all the test details for Hasselblad X1D on DxO’s website. It has passed the 100-point barrier, so it’s pretty clear how well it performed on the tests. And I’m sure it’s a really stunning camera (if any of you have tested it, share your experiences). Personally, with almost $6000 price difference, I’d be quite pleased with Nikon D850 that scored “only” 100. For my needs, it’s more than enough.
[via Mirrorless Rumors]