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

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Differences

Sony A7 advantages over Hasselblad X1D

  • Less expensive
    $998 vs $6495*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    48 mm vs 71 mm
    Thinner
  • 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
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.0 fps vs 2.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Hasselblad X1D advantages over Sony A7

  • 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 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
  • Newer
    2 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    51.3 vs 24.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    3600 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Incredibly small body for a fully-featured, full-frame camera; Very high resolution; Hybrid autofocus is reasonably fast and confident; Significantly better burst-shooting performance than A7R; Excellent image quality even at very high sensitivities; Faster x-sync than A7R; Accepts existing Alpha-mount and E-mount lenses, and can optionally crop to APS-C image circle.

  • Grass-is-greener syndrome when compared to its higher-res sibling; Moderate performance; Loud shutter (but electronic first-curtain helps); Mediocre battery life when using electronic viewfinder; Weak low-light autofocus considering its price; Limited selection of native Sony FE lenses.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A7R

Sony A7
Sony A7R
  • $798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1849
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More pixels
Hasselblad X1D
Sony A7R
  • $6495
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
  • $1849
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony A7 II

Sony A7
Sony A7 II
  • $798
  • 35mm
  • $898
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Hasselblad X1D
Sony A7 II
  • $6495
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
  • $898
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony A7R II

Sony A7
Sony A7R II
  • $798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1598
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
Hasselblad X1D
Sony A7R II
  • $6495
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1598
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Fujifilm GFX 50S

Sony A7
Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • $798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $5499
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
Hasselblad X1D
Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • $6495
  • Medium format
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $5499
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Fujifilm GFX 50R

Sony A7
Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • $798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $4499
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
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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