Hasselblad Lunar Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Brown Tuscan Leather)

Hasselblad Lunar Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Brown Tuscan Leather)

Hasselblad Lunar Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Brown Tuscan Leather)

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Product Highlights

  • 24.3 MP APS-C HD CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ Image Processor
  • 0.5" 2.3m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0" 920k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080i/p AVCHD Video at 60/24 fps
  • Contrast-Detection 25-Point AF System
  • Up to 10 fps Shooting and ISO 16000
  • LF 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
  • Polished Brown Leather and Ruby Accents
  • Leather Camera Strap, Presentation Box
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Hasselblad Lunar overview

  • 1Description

Engineered for your dreams of intergalactic space travel, the Hasselblad Lunar is built to remind you of your terrestrial origins, yet invoke a sense of the cosmos to come. Finished with a supple, hand-polished brown Tuscan leather grip and adorned with ruby-embellished control dials, the Lunar's artisanal quality pairs with titanium mechanical controls, a carbon fiber shell, and a physical vapor deposition coating. This melding of time-honored craftsmanship and futuristic intent recall the earliest missions to space, where the original Hasselblad 500C became the first camera to enter outer space. Employing luxurious Italian design with Swedish ingenuity, the Lunar is a proud object not just capable of producing other-worldly imagery, but also serving as a multi-generational symbol of the past, present, and future.

The Lunar is a compact mirrorless digital camera featuring a 24.3 MP APS-C-sized CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processor to enable up to 10 fps shooting, full HD video recording, and sensitivity to ISO 16000. The combination of the high-resolution sensor and advanced processing capabilities helps to ensure consistently clean imagery with minimal noise and accurate colors. The sensor's design also benefits the 25-point phase-detection autofocus system, which quickly acquires and maintains critical focus on both stationary and moving subjects. Complementing the imaging assets are a 2.3m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder and a 3.0" 920k-dot LCD, which features a tilting design for easier shooting from high and low working angles.

Included with the camera body is the LF 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens, which covers wide-angle to portrait-length perspectives with its 27-82.5mm equivalent focal length range. OSS image stabilization further benefits handling and working in difficult lighting conditions by compensating for up to four stops of camera shake for sharper handheld imagery.

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Inspired by the first camera to go into outer space, the Lunar gains its inspiration from the original Hasselblad 500C that was used during the Mercury and Gemini space exploration missions of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Borrowing from the then-futuristic design, the Lunar meshes vintage appeal with forward-thinking elements, such as titanium dials, a carbon fiber body, and a PVD coating that recalls the Lunar's cosmic origins, yet places it squarely in the present epoch. Grounding these space-age facets are distinctly terrestrial elements, such as ruby-adorned control dials and the supple, hand-polished brown Tuscan leather grip.

Complementing the remarkable Lunar itself is an equally remarkable, custom-fit lacquered wooden presentation box that contains the camera's accessories. Supplied with matching lens and body caps, as well as a carbon fiber lens hood and padded leather neck strap, the included accessories further reinforce the Lunar's position as a true objet petit a.
24.3 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor and BIONZ Processor
Pairing a high-resolution 24.3 MP APS-C HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processor, the Lunar is able to capture high-resolution imagery at 10 fps and record full HD 1080i/p video in multiple frame rates. The sensor and processor combination also provides a sensitivity range from ISO 100-16000 and utilizes a dual noise reduction system to maintain a high degree of clarity, even when working in difficult lighting conditions.
25-Point Contrast-Detection AF
The contrast-detection autofocus system employs 25 distinct focusing areas for quickly acquiring and maintaining sharp focus on both moving and stationary subjects. A Flexible Spot focusing mode can be used to select a specific point of focus within the frame and Direct Manual Focus allows you to use AF to quickly gain general focus, and then manually refine it for more creative results. Further benefitting manual focus use, a MF assist function is available that magnifies a portion of the scene, to either 5.9x or 11.7x, for more critical focus control and a peaking function can be used as an objective means for confirming accurate focus by highlighting sharp lines of contrast.
OLED Viewfinder and Tilting LCD
Set within the handsome body design, both a high-resolution electronic viewfinder and tilting LCD monitor are available for image composition, playback, and menu navigation. The 0.5" 2.3m-dot OLED EVF serves as an ideal means for eye-level shooting and is especially useful when working in bright conditions, while the rear 3.0" 920k-dot LCD monitor features a tilting design to better permit working from high and low shooting angles.
LF 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
The included 18-55mm lens is a versatile, everyday lens providing a 27-82.5mm equivalent focal length range. This wide-angle to short-tele lens incorporates OSS image stabilization to minimize the appearance of camera shake by four stops for sharper handheld shooting with slower shutter speeds.
Other Camera Features
  • The E-mount affords compatibility with an extensive number of lenses and lens adapters.
  • An advanced 1200-zone evaluative exposure metering sensor delivers consistent and accurate results using multi-segment, center-weighted, or spot metering modes.
  • A built-in pop-up flash can be used to add additional light to a scene and features a guide number of 19.7' at ISO 100. A hot shoe is also incorporated into the body design for attaching an optional external flash.
  • Sweep Panorama technology allows you to automatically capture wide, expansive panoramic images by simply panning about the scene. Images can be made in either vertical or horizontal orientation and the camera will intelligently stitch together the consecutive images into one file.
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) works to improve images featuring backlit subjects or scenes with high contrast where details can be lost in the shadows or highlights. This mode can be controlled automatically or fine-tuned using five settings.
  • Auto HDR automatically records three sequential frames of an image and composites them into a single frame to realize greater shadow and highlight detail with an extended range of mid-tones.
  • Hand-held Twilight Mode automatically composites details from six sequentially-recorded images in order to attain higher overall image sharpness when working in low-light conditions.
  • Anti-Motion Blur automatically corrects for subject movement in order to deliver clean, sharp imagery in low-light conditions. This is accomplished by recording six sequential frames and compositing portions of each image to ensure overall sharpness.
  • Precision Digital Zoom magnifies the center of the frame by up to 10x to effectively narrow the perspective of any lens.
  • Face Registration technology can detect and register up to eight individual faces and adjust the focus, exposure, white balance, and flash settings in order to deliver optimal image settings for pictures of people.
  • Advanced white balance control lets you select from nine presets, use auto white balance settings, or fine tune your imagery by selecting a specific color temperature.
  • Fifteen different Picture Effect modes and thirteen Creative Styles allow you to apply aesthetic settings and emphasize certain facets of individual images for a richer, more unique quality.
  • Eight Scene Selection modes are available to prioritize exposure setting based on the type of scene you are working in: Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Night Portrait, and Handheld Twilight.
In the Box
Hasselblad Lunar Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Brown Tuscan Leather)
  • LF 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
  • 49mm Metal Screw-In Lens Cap
  • Metal Rear Lens Cap
  • Carbon Fiber Petal-Shaped Lens Hood
  • Metal Body Cap
  • Leather Padded Neck Strap
  • Hot Shoe Cover
  • 2 x Eye Cups
  • Microfiber Cloth
  • 3 x Microfiber Anti-Dust Bags
  • NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh)
  • BC-VW1 AC Charger for W Series Battery
  • USB Cable
  • HDMI Cable
  • Owner's Club Membership Card
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 DVD
  • Lacquered Wooden Presentation Box
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Hasselblad Lunar specs

    Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
    Camera Format APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 24.7 Megapixel
    Effective: 24.3 Megapixel
    Aspect Ratio 3:2, 16:9
    Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.5 x 15.6 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: MP4, AVCHD
    Audio: AAC LC
    Dust Reduction System Yes
    Memory Card Type SD
    Memory Stick Pro Duo
    Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
    AV Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC
    Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
    Video Clip Length Up to 2 GB or 29 Minutes
    Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
    Optional External Mic: With Video
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Auto & Manual Focus
    Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 25
    Viewfinder Type Electronic
    Viewfinder Size 0.5"
    Viewfinder Pixel Count 2,300,000
    Viewfinder Eye Point 23.00 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 1.09x
    Diopter Adjustment -4 to +1 m
    Display Screen 3" Rear Screen Tilting LCD (920,000)
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 to 16000
    Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 30 to 1/4000 Second , Bulb Mode
    Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multi-Zone Metering, Spot Metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Sweep Panorama, iAUTO
    Metering Range: EV 0.0 to EV 20.0
    Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 10 fps at 24.3 MP for up to Frames
    Flash Modes Auto
    Rear Sync
    Slow Sync
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Guide No. 19.69'  / 6 m ISO100 
    Max Sync Speed 1 / 160 Second
    Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV
    Dedicated Flash System TTL
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Shutter Lag 0.02 seconds
    Self Timer 10 Seconds
    Connectivity 1/8" Microphone, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0
    Battery 1 x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.4 VDC, 1020 mAh
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.6 x 3.2 x 2.8" / 142.0 x 82.0 x 70.0 mm
    Weight 1.25 lb / 570 g with battery and memory card
    Kit Lens
    Focal Length 18 to 55mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 27 to 82.5 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 to 5.6
    Minimum: f/22 to 32
    Angle of View 76° to 29°
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" / 25 cm
    Magnification 0.3x
    Optical Design 11 Elements in 9 Groups
    Autofocus Yes
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Filter Thread Front: 49 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.36 x 2.44" / 60 x 62 mm
    Weight 6.84 oz / 194 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 12.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.8 x 14.6 x 12.9"

    Hasselblad Lunar reviews

    Lunar Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Brown Tuscan Leather) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 57.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful piece of craftsmanship My first experience with these line of Hasselblads was with the Stellar (based on the Sony RX100) I love that little camera and I was always intrigued for the super controversial Lunar. I wouldn't pay the original 7K dlls price tag, but now that BH offers the $1199dlls sale I couldn't resist. My Mahogany edition is simply stunning; the materials, the details... the most beautiful camera I ever had along with my Leica M8. I wonder how many of all the people who has trash it in online forums has ever seen one in the flesh. This is a piece of art not aimed for the tech freaks who only think in megapixels. This is a Bentley, not a Honda.
    Date published: 2015-12-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from No regrets I have now owned my Lunar for 6 months. I usually have a Sony 24-240 mm lens attached. It is the camera I grab when I don't know what I will find to shoot. Despite the weight of a heavy lens it amazes me how comfortable it is. The quality of the photos has been impressive. Access to the menu was initially cumbersome but an experienced photographer would have a short learning curve. I purchased the Lunar because I wanted to experience shooting with a Hasselblad but had never been able to afford one. It has become my favorite recreation camera and I look forward to shooting with it for years to come.
    Date published: 2015-11-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Opportunity to own a Blad I received this camera an instantly started shooting. The pano mode is awesome! I was drawn to this camera due to Hasselblad's joint venture with Sony. The Blad attention to detail coupled with the solid Sony system and lens selection really were appealing to me. Yes, I'm aware that this represents one of the least Hasselblad cameras to date regarding the Sony partnership. Frankly, I couldn't care less. I have a new great camera that looks great, feels better ergonomically and has access to a wealth of e mount and a mount lenses with an adapter. This is an ideal mirror less camera that feels great while taking better photos!
    Date published: 2016-01-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Beauty I've been looking for a mirrorless digital for a while now. Was leaning toward Fuji. But when I saw the price drop on this beauty I had to go for it. Firstly, I know this camera got every negative review imaginable when it was released in 2013. No I would have never paid the 6k for it but for the price now I think its well worth it. A solid build, designed beautifully, fits like a glove in my hand. No complaints. Once you get used to the controls they are a breeze to navigate. Naturally this camera won't be my work horse but it will be used well within its parameters. So far the image quality is great. Im happy to have added this to camera to my gear bag.
    Date published: 2016-01-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Call me easily impressed As a Hasselblad owner (H4D system) I was really excited to get the Lunar camera. Yes, I considered other cameras, Lecia, to be precise, but I didn't want to explore outside Hasselblad territories. Once I got it, it felt in my hands like a truly work of art, a truly Hasselblad. The quality of materials they feel like almost a propotype feel, meaning they feel and look polished but raw at the same time. You can appreciate the carbon fiber texture in the lens hood and front of the camera. It takes remarcable photographs and it's the camera I carry around my neck all the time.
    Date published: 2015-12-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Excellent Camera I purchased this as backup camera for my ethnographic research and I found myself using it more than my primary Nikon. Once you get to know what it can do it is impressive. Easy to navigate excellent results, I especially like the B&W setting abilities, look and feel. I've only had it a short time and am still exploring, but I haven't felt this excited about a new camera in a while. It has the heft of DSLR, which I like yet it is light and very portable. I noticed the early negative reviews about the camera, particularly the price, but at $1200 it is a deal. Only thing I would change would be to make it a bit more streamlined in regards to its aesthetics, I prefer clean and simple. But I'm getting used to it and it is growing on me.
    Date published: 2016-02-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a re-branded Sony NEX-7 At this price$came with accessories is an OK buy. Not worth the original $5,500 price Hasselblad set.If you want to save plenty of cash and don't care for the leather accessories and exotic wood grip, go for the original Sony NEX-7. This camera is a twin of NEX-7 in a fancy suit.If you're looking for specs review, search Sony NEX-7.
    Date published: 2015-04-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from everyone dogged this camera great camera, great built, great grip, more user friendly than my A7. Works better with my adapters (metabones 4T)and my canon lens (autofocus). Many have said that it is a Nex 7, it is and it is not. The profiles (color) are not the same thus the raw file will not work in any program but Adobes lightroom, Photoshop and Sony supplied software. So Iam happy everyone dogged it so I could get this great camera at such a reduced price. So thank you
    Date published: 2016-01-11
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