Hasselblad registers successor to its mirrorless medium format camera, announcement expected soon
As if there was any doubt that this is the season for new cameras, a recently spotted registration at the Bluetooth agency points towards yet another: Hasselblad medium format camera – and a successor to the Hasselblad X1D-50cmirrorless 50MP model.
First reported by Mirrorless Rumors, the registration was published in late December. The only information contained in the filing, aside from obscure code numbers, is “This is a Camera with Bluetooth”, which obviously doesn’t reveal many clues.
However, the rumor site predicts that the new camera will use the same 101-megapixel / 4K 30p Sony sensor as the upcoming Fujifilm GFX100S, which is expected to go on sale in early 2019 for $10,000 and boasts such features as in-body image stabilisation (the first medium format camera to do so). Could this therefore be Hasselblad X1D-100c in the making?
If they do indeed share the same sensor, it will be interesting to see how Hasselblad positions the price point of its new camera.