• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 50.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Medium format 1,441.0mm2
  • 51.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon 5DS R advantages over Hasselblad X1D

  • Less expensive
    $3699 vs $6495
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    4.8 fps vs 2.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Hasselblad X1D advantages over Canon 5DS R

  • 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.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.29 vs 4.14 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • 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
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/200 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    2 years vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    725g vs 948g
    Lighter weight
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    3600 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Phenomenal resolution and sharpness; Fine Detail Picture Style is like in-camera Unsharp Mask; Excellent print quality; Decent high ISO performance; Improved normalized dynamic range compared to 5D Mark III; Decent burst speed with good buffer depths; Built-in intervalometer & timelapse movie mode.

  • AF speed tested closer to consumer-level DSLRs; Dynamic range lower than competing models from Nikon & Sony; Lack of OLPF means subject to more aliasing artifacts with some subjects; No 60p video frame rate; No headphone jack; Timelapse video is only 1080p.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 5DS

Canon 5DS R
Canon 5DS
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Hasselblad X1D
Canon 5DS
  • $6495
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Top deck display

Compared to Sony A99 II

Canon 5DS R
Sony A99 II
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Hasselblad X1D
Sony A99 II
  • $6495
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Fujifilm GFX 50S

Canon 5DS R
Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $5499
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Hasselblad X1D
Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • $6495
  • Medium format
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $5499
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Nikon D850

Canon 5DS R
Nikon D850
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Hasselblad X1D
Nikon D850
  • $6495
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Fujifilm GFX 50R

Canon 5DS R
Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $4499
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Hasselblad X1D
Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • $6495
  • Medium format
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $4499
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
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