Hasselblad Lunar mirrorless system camera soon to splashdown

Hasselblad Lunar mirrorless camera, front, with leather gripMirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, compact system cameras, mirrorless system cameras… it’s a new category, and the one name has not yet been settled on. Naming aside, there’s a growing number of them about. And there’s soon to be another, the Hasselblad Lunar.

The Hasselblad Lunar is a 24.3 megapixel digital camera, with an APS-C size sensor. The body of the Lunar is made of carbon fibre, the controls of titanium, and with a grip choice of carbon fibre, wood or leather.

As a design touchpoint, the Lunar is based on the Hasselblad 500C, its 1954 model. Amongst the purchasers of the 500C was NASA, and it was this camera that was the first to go into space, and to the moon, hence the name of this new mirror less camera.

The Hasselblad Lunar is set to land in stores in early 2013. Expect pricing to be in the region of US$5,000.

Hasselblad Lunar – image gallery

Click on the thumbnails below to see larger images of the Hasselblad Lunar.

Hasselblad Lunar – main specifications

    • APS-C 24.3 megapixel sensor
    • BIONZ™ Processor
    • Anti-Dust System – static-free sensor coating, sensor ultrasonic vibration, automatic and manual activation
    • 10 frames per second
    • Wide ISO 100 – 16000 range
    • 10x digital zoom
    • Scene selection: Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Night Portrait and Hand-held Twilight
    • Sweep Panorama mode
    • Storage media: Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
    • Image quality modes: RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
    • Fits A-mount and E-mount lenses