• Medium format 1,441.0mm2
  • 51.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 47.3 megapixels
  • ISO 50 - 50,000

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Differences

Hasselblad X1D II advantages over Leica SL2

  • Larger sensor
    Medium format vs 35mm
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.29 vs 4.30 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.87x vs 0.78x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer exposure
    4080 vs 60 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Leica SL2 advantages over Hasselblad X1D II

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    No vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 70 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster RAW shooting
    20.0 fps vs 2.7 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/40000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    50000 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • 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 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
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Hasselblad X1D

Hasselblad X1D II
Hasselblad X1D
  • $5750
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 1080p video
Leica SL2
Hasselblad X1D
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm GFX 50S

Hasselblad X1D II
Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • $5750
  • Medium format
  • Built-in GPS
  • Thinner
  • $4933
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Leica SL2
Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $4933
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon Z7

Hasselblad X1D II
Nikon Z7
  • $5750
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2697
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Leica SL2
Nikon Z7
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
  • $2697
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Fujifilm GFX 50R

Hasselblad X1D II
Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • $5750
  • Medium format
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $3999
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Leica SL2
Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3999
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony A7R IV

Hasselblad X1D II
Sony A7R IV
  • $5750
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Leica SL2
Sony A7R IV
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Top deck display
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
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