When the Hasselblad X1D came out, it was the world's first medium format mirrorless camera, and as such, it ushered in an exciting new era that has since been joined by the Fujifilm GFX series. Nonetheless, it wasn't the perfect camera, and now with the second version, Hasselblad has made some changes sure to improve the experience. This great video takes a first look at the new version and how it performs.
Coming to you from Matt Granger, this excellent first look video examines the Hasselblad X1D II and how it performs compared to the original model. The X1D was quite the revolution when it came out. Not only was it the first mirrorless medium format camera, it was remarkably small for the size of the sensor it housed. I had the pleasure of shooting with one for an afternoon, and while I absolutely loved the image quality, I was frustrated by the sluggish performance that made it difficult to time shots, along with a few other issues. Still, I could see a lot of potential in the camera and knew that with some refinement, it'd be quite a great option for a lot of shooters. It seems Hasselblad has taken a few steps in the right direction with this release, and I'll be interested to see how many shooters it finds its way into the hands of. Check out the video above for the full rundown.