The new Hasselblad camera 'Mod' for Moto Z DROID smartphones is now available via Verizon and Motorola. This quick hands-on video review spotlights the expensive camera's strengths and limitations.
By Al Sacco, Managing Editor, CIO
Hasselblad is to photography what Apple is to consumer technology. Both are luxury brands. Both companies offer top-of-the-line products at top-of-the-stratosphere prices. Both have multi-decade legacies of excellence in their industries, and the two companies are renowned for quality.
This week, Motorola and Verizon Wireless released the first Hasselblad camera add-on, or “Mod,” for a mobile device, the Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod, for Moto Z Droid smartphones. The camera costs $249.99 via Verizon and $299.99 through Motorola. It has 12MP sensor resolution, a Xenon flash, aperture of f3.5 to 6.5, optical image stabilization, up to 10x optical zoom, and the traditional Hasselblad aesthetic. The True Zoom Mod has a number of different advanced shooting modes and auto red-eye detection. And you can save images as pro-quality RAW files for photo edits or share any of your images quickly and easily using Google Photos.
Sounds intriguing, right? But how does the first mobile phone camera from one of the world’s most respected photography brands actually work? And more importantly, is it worth up to $300? Check out the video above for the details.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.