• Medium format 1,441.0mm2
  • 51.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000

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Differences

Hasselblad X1D advantages over Leica CL

  • Larger sensor
    Medium format vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.29 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • 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
  • More pixels
    51.3 vs 24.2 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 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Leica CL advantages over Hasselblad X1D

  • Less expensive
    $3795 vs $6495*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Thinner
    45 mm vs 71 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    7 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 2.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/25000 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
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

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
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Sony A7R II

Hasselblad X1D
Sony A7R II
  • $6495
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Leica CL
Sony A7R II
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Top deck display
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm X-Pro2

Hasselblad X1D
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $6495
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
Leica CL
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Fujifilm GFX

Hasselblad X1D
Fujifilm GFX
  • $6495
  • Medium format
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $5849
  • Medium format
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Top deck display
Leica CL
Fujifilm GFX
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $5849
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica TL2

Hasselblad X1D
Leica TL2
  • $6495
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $2097
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
Leica CL
Leica TL2
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $2097
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony A7R III

Hasselblad X1D
Sony A7R III
  • $6495
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Leica CL
Sony A7R III
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Top deck display
  • $2998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
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