The Hasselblad X1D packs a huge image sensor into a compact camera body.
The X1D sports a 50-megapixel medium format CMOS image sensor (43.8mm x 32.9 ) with 14 stops of dynamic range, 14-bit color and an ISO range of 100-12,800 (expandable to 25,600). It’s housed in a compact, lightweight body that promises to handle more like an advanced compact camera than a bulky medium format body.
Epson is introducing four new Fine Art papers:
Cold Press Bright
Cold Press Natural
Hot Press Bright
Hot Press Natural
I recently had a chance to test early samples of these papers. My impressions and recommendations are contained in this brief report.
First, with 14 frames a second and C-Fast 2.0 cards, this thing is a monster in terms of still camera capabilities. As you’ll see on this sequence of surfer Tom Dosland wiping out and falling from the lip of a 40-foot-wave at JAWS in Maui, this camera produces quite a sequence of frames on peak action.