• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • Medium format 1,441.0mm2
  • 51.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Leica M-D (Typ 262) advantages over Hasselblad X1D

  • Less expensive
    $5995 vs $8995
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 71 mm
    Thinner
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    3.0 fps vs 2.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Hasselblad X1D advantages over Leica M-D (Typ 262)

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    Medium format vs 35mm
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    51.3 vs 24.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    3600 vs 60 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

Leica M-D (Typ 262)
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • $7267
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
Hasselblad X1D
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
  • $7267
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony A7R II

Leica M-D (Typ 262)
Sony A7R II
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $2898
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • Lens selection
Hasselblad X1D
Sony A7R II
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2898
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Leica M (Typ 262)

Leica M-D (Typ 262)
Leica M (Typ 262)
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • $5555
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
Hasselblad X1D
Leica M (Typ 262)
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $5555
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Fujifilm GFX

Leica M-D (Typ 262)
Fujifilm GFX
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • $6499
  • Medium format
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
Hasselblad X1D
Fujifilm GFX
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $6499
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Leica M10

Leica M-D (Typ 262)
Leica M10
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • $6895
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
Hasselblad X1D
Leica M10
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
  • $6895
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
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