by Al Sacco

Is the Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod worth $300?

Sep 16, 2016
AndroidConsumer ElectronicsMobile

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.

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.

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Hasselblad’s True Zoom Moto mod

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.

[ Related: 6 things you’ll love about the Moto Z Droids — and 6 you won’t ]

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.