Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Specs & Review: Take Distant Photos Without Compromising Quality


Mobile photography continues to advance as time goes by. Motorola's Hasselblad True Zoom Moto is one of those devices that users can use to improve their phone camera's performance.

Motorola's Moto Z smartphone series allows several accessories to be attached or connected to a phone. Those accessories called Moto Mods are linked to the Moto Z via strong magnets and the pins on the handset's lower back.

With Moto Mods, your phone gains an entirely new camera (the Hasselblad True Zoom camera), a battery that lasts longer (the offGRID Power Pack battery), a movie projector (the Insta-Share Projector) and a better speaker (JBL SoundBoost speaker), GSM Arena listed.

The Hasselblad True Zoom works with the Moto Z Family of mobile phones, serving as the handsets' separate sensor and optics. The Hasselblad True Zoom comes with a 12MP 1/2.3-inch sensor, with the individual pixels coming in at 1.55 um (microns). The camera is 9 grams heavier than the Moto Z phone it's snapped to, and the devices' similar footprint makes attaching them easy.

It provides 10 times optical zoom (25-250mm, equal to 35mm, f/3.5-6.5 lens) for users who want to capture images from afar without compromising photo resolution. The attachable camera's Xenon flash is capable of taking crisp, blur-free photos with balanced lighting in any type of environment.

The Hasselblad True Zoom appears with a huge lens ring in the middle but the actual lens situated inside is really small. Its body houses a large grip, a two-stage shutter button, a zoom ring on its top and the power button.

Perhaps the downside of the Hasselblad True Zoom is its capability of draining the phone's battery quickly. Plus it adds extra weight to the device.

The Moto Z instantly identifies the Hasselblad True Zoom and uses it as the main camera once they are attached. Once the MotoMod is activated, its lens extend and the viewfinder lights up. Its interface displays controls for the shooting mode, the timer, the flash settings, a toggle for the front camera and toggle for Video capture, Panorama and Pro mode. The Pro mode provides manual focus control, shutter speed, white balance, ISO and exposure compensation.

The Hasselblad True Zoom is priced $300. What do you think of the point-and-shoot camera? Would you buy it for your Moto Z phone? Sound off in the comments section below!

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