DxOMark has named the Hasselblad X1D-50c as the best commercially available camera sensor it has tested, dethroning the Nikon D850.
DxO has given the Hasselblad X1D a score of 102, besting the D850’s score of 100 that it received just a few weeks ago.
The X1D-50c won high marks in all three of DxOMark’s key measurement categories, achieving either the top spot or a podium position for Portrait (Color Depth), Landscape (Dynamic Range) and Sports (Low-Light ISO) capability.
At base ISO, DxO says the Hasselblad X1D-50c offers colour depth of 26.2 bits and a dynamic range of 14.8 EV. In low light, DxO says the Hasselblad X1D-50c achieves the highest-ranked low-light ISO (4489 ISO) it has tested to date. DxOMark says:
Image quality on the Hasselblad X1D-50c is outstanding, crashing through the 100-point barrier to become the highest-scoring commercially-available sensor we’ve tested. At 102 points overall, it also achieves either the best, or very close to the best results for both color depth and dynamic range. Combine that with its 50Mp resolution and mirrorless design, all packaged at a more realistic price tag, the X1D-50c starts to look like a tantalizing prospect.
That said, while its image quality is up there with the best, it’s not significantly better than other super high-resolution full-frame sensors, such as the Nikon D850 DSLR or the Sony A7R II, except in low light. So whether the X1D-50c is right for you may depend on your preference for shooting medium format, the flexibility of leaf shutter lenses for high speed flash sync, or other factors such as the range of available lenses and accessories. But for pure sensor performance, the Hasselblad X1D-50c delivers outstanding results and phenomenal image quality.