• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Medium format 1,441.0mm2
  • 51.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Nikon D7100 advantages over Hasselblad X1D

  • Less expensive
    $900 vs $8995*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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 RAW shooting
    5.3 fps vs 2.3 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Hasselblad X1D advantages over Nikon D7100

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    3 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    51.3 vs 24.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    4080 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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
  • 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 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
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Solid, ergonomic body design; Stunning, highly detailed photos, thanks to 24.1MP sensor upgrade and removal of optical low-pass filter; Cool 1.3x crop mode extends reach to nearly 2x the full-frame equivalent; Records Full 1080p HD video at up to 30fps with full-time AF; Many pro-level features packed into a consumer-friendly body at reasonable price.

  • Shallow buffer that hampers continuous burst shooting; AF slightly slower than average for its class; No real-time aperture control while in Movie mode (among other quirks); More noticeable moire patterns and aliasing artifacts (but only found when shooting fabrics with strong, distinct patterns).

The Competition

Compared to Canon 70D

Nikon D7100
Canon 70D
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $927
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Hasselblad X1D
Canon 70D
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $927
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony A77

Nikon D7100
Sony A77
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $772
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Hasselblad X1D
Sony A77
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $772
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Pentax K-3

Nikon D7100
Pentax K-3
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Hasselblad X1D
Pentax K-3
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Fujifilm GFX 50S

Nikon D7100
Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $4933
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Hasselblad X1D
Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $4933
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Hasselblad X1D II

Nikon D7100
Hasselblad X1D II
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $5750
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Hasselblad X1D
Hasselblad X1D II
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $5750
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS
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