Hasselblad X1D beats Nikon D850 with 102 points at DxO

Oct 26, 2017

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Hasselblad X1D beats Nikon D850 with 102 points at DxO

Oct 26, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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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]

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39 responses to “Hasselblad X1D beats Nikon D850 with 102 points at DxO”

  1. Paul Monaghan Avatar
    Paul Monaghan

    645z had 101 a few years ago :)

    1. Bartosch Salmanski Avatar
      Bartosch Salmanski

      I heard they have basically the same Sony sensor :)

    2. Paul Monaghan Avatar
      Paul Monaghan

      Bartosch Salmanski yea, pretty much.

    3. Darrell Larose Avatar
      Darrell Larose

      Bartosch Salmanski Not likely the Blad has a 4:3 44 x 33 mm sensor, the Nikon has a 35.9 x 23.9 mm 3:2 sensor, not even near “basically the same sensor”

    4. Gürcem Eugene Zekai Avatar
      Gürcem Eugene Zekai

      Darell he meant pentax 645z and hassleblad

    5. Arunas Staponas Avatar
      Arunas Staponas

      Bartosch, D850 is not a Sony sensor;)

  2. Alexander L. Harris Avatar
    Alexander L. Harris

    I should think that only being marginally outshone by a camera that outprices it by ten grand speaks rather well of the D850, or poorly of the medium-format sensor sporting Hasselblad.

  3. Darrell Larose Avatar
    Darrell Larose

    Not really a fair comparison, how would the D850 fair if it had a 44 x 33 mm sensor. To score 2 points lower with a sensor 40% smaller to me makes the Nikon the clear winner… Note: I am not a Nikon user.

    1. Amede Phonon Avatar
      Amede Phonon

      Nope: Sony wins. :)

    2. Salvatore Castronovo Avatar
      Salvatore Castronovo

      Amede Phonon why ?

    3. Amede Phonon Avatar
      Amede Phonon

      Salvatore: because the actually make both sensors.

    4. Dieter Greven Avatar
      Dieter Greven

      Cristian Briscu, that’s ecactly the point, that makes the D850 a great camera.

    5. Dieter Greven Avatar
      Dieter Greven

      Amede Phonon, the definetly don’t.

    6. Henry Rodgers Avatar
      Henry Rodgers

      Even if the sensor statement were correct, the sensor is only one part of what completes the hardware.

  4. Paul Ford Avatar
    Paul Ford

    Hasselblad not the most portable bit of gear though, Try finding a 400 or 600 mm lens for it.

  5. Tj Ó Seamállaigh Avatar
    Tj Ó Seamállaigh

    I still think this is just a “marketing” push. Or Ambush if I can call it so.

  6. Paul Richards Avatar
    Paul Richards

    Rather have the Nikon

  7. Matthew Nehrling Avatar
    Matthew Nehrling

    Of course Hasselblad beats Nikon. That’s like comparing a Rolls Royce to a Kia.

  8. Alan Newman Avatar
    Alan Newman

    So cost : performance ratio the Nikon wins. Until they test the Sony A7R III.

  9. Ondřej Konopásek Avatar
    Ondřej Konopásek

    Would you compare 5D IV vs Oly e-m10, and be surpeised, when FF actually beat MF4/3? Probably not… but this is same thing :)

  10. Kevin Stallard Avatar
    Kevin Stallard

    This is like comparing apples to oranges especially the price difference…..

  11. Jamison Donoho Avatar
    Jamison Donoho

    Personally I believe the IPhone 4s has a much better camera than the hassleblad and Nikon combined. Just can’t compete with that tbh.

  12. Christopher Harmon Avatar
    Christopher Harmon

    Medium format vs Full Frame, not a fair comparison. Also the Hassey would have been tested with Zeiss lenses unless the Nikon also had them for its test, it was even less fair.

    1. Peter Cook Avatar
      Peter Cook

      probably a fujion lens these days

  13. Kim Ta Avatar
    Kim Ta

    Stupid comparison. One has a Medium Format Sensor and the other one has only a full frame sensor….

  14. Sergi Yavorski Avatar
    Sergi Yavorski

    2 points! OMG!

  15. Dave Bottoms Avatar
    Dave Bottoms

    Just threw my D850 in the garbage. I’m done with Nikon. :)

  16. Dieter Greven Avatar
    Dieter Greven

    The Hasselblad beats the Nikon with round about 6.000 $. Nice price for fucking 2 points.

  17. Ashwin Vyas Avatar
    Ashwin Vyas

    Joseph Parry HELP!! (again) :D

  18. Scott Stevenson Avatar
    Scott Stevenson

    At over double the cost, it better…

  19. Klisch Georg Avatar
    Klisch Georg

    I do not find there at DXO, where my Nikon D5100 beats Hasselblad … :(

  20. Ian Gwaltney Avatar
    Ian Gwaltney

    A $9,000 camera vs a $3,000 camera. I’d expect no less.

  21. Rob Ruttan Avatar
    Rob Ruttan

    I hear they’re giving free ones away to people who comment and have an empty chair in their profile pic. Right? Right.

  22. Carl Jacobs Avatar
    Carl Jacobs

    By 2 points only !!!! Ill take the Nikon any day !! Especially since the hassleblad spends most of its time in the repair shop !!!!

    1. Nicholas Kau Avatar
      Nicholas Kau

      Amen!

  23. Marc Gafen Avatar
    Marc Gafen

    102/100? Huh? How many possible points are there?

  24. Jared Kotil Avatar
    Jared Kotil

    Anyone else wondering why the Hassy is barely better when it is 16bit color vs Nikon’s 14bit? DXO is an ok gauge of performance but if you have played with both raw files, the Hassy blows the Nikon away in so many ways due to the 16bit, 65,000+ tones vs the 16,000 of 14bit.

  25. Max Avatar
    Max

    Bullshit, it is impossible compare TRUCK with CAR. Sensor sizes are not comparable.

  26. Whatdoyknow Avatar
    Whatdoyknow

    Do not forget this is only about the sensor performance, just 2 points. Of course a sensor is extremely important no doubt about it, but what about all the other features that Nikon has and the Hasselblad hasn’t? For that difference in price whoever thinks of buying a Hasselblad except for the name just has money to throw away. Certainly no value for money, apart from that I find the Hasselblad an ugly looking camera.