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  1. benjamminh's Avatar
    It's a shame. Wonder what kind of improvements they could've made at a $300 price point...
    It's easy to say that but that is the price point on Motorola. I think less emphasis on the zoom and more on it being superior to cell phone cameras overall with a bigger sensor was the way to go. But smart people have said a bigger sensor would take it to the $500 price point. I don't know, but for me there's little interest now unless it goes into the clearance bin for seventy bucks.
    09-10-2016 07:05 PM
  2. Ry's Avatar
    It's easy to say that but that is the price point on Motorola. I think less emphasis on the zoom and more on it being superior to cell phone cameras overall with a bigger sensor was the way to go. But smart people have said a bigger sensor would take it to the $500 price point. I don't know, but for me there's little interest now unless it goes into the clearance bin for seventy bucks.
    We'll have to wait for another attempt. This was always a zoom camera.
    benjamminh likes this.
    09-10-2016 07:24 PM
  3. travaz's Avatar
    The advertised price point is 299.00 Verizon is offering a 50.00 discount. I am really torn on this Mod. The geek in me wants it and the accountant in me says NO!
    09-15-2016 09:16 PM
  4. 312MotoGus's Avatar
    I might buy it for 250. Once I have a Moto Z Play, that is. (Waiting to pay off my MXPE.) The zoom with image stabilization sells it for me.

    I'm concerned they will come out with a better version in a year to so, with more MP, faster focus, etc.
    09-16-2016 05:21 PM
  5. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    Here are a few pics from the Hasselblad.

    Hasselblad True Zoom Camera Moto Mod-img_20160917_152639244.jpg

    Hasselblad True Zoom Camera Moto Mod-img_20160917_111025284-1-.jpg

    Hasselblad True Zoom Camera Moto Mod-img_20160917_192201475.jpg
    MotoRos and bigpapa7272 like this.
    09-17-2016 09:05 PM
  6. RaiderDoug1's Avatar
    So, when I saw this mod I thought I had to have it. Then I saw some reviews where they were underwhelmed with it and I wasn't sure. But I had trouble getting a decent shot of my kids playing sports (indoor, hockey (so it was fast)) with the stock camera. Tried other apps to get a 'sport' mode, but couldn't get a clear pic without blur. So since I like gadgets, and now had a real reason to try it, I bought it.

    Random thoughts: Couple things I didn't know from the reviews I saw were that it had a couple different scenes, including a sport mode. That worked great for taking action shots. There is a delay taking the pic due to the focus, but when you start anticipating that, it works good. The flash fully lights a completely dark room. At full zoom, the physical camera button is hard to press without a shake, but you can use the screen's shutter button, and it works great. The'chin' at the bottom of the phone that people complain about makes this easy and comfortable to hold. It feels well made, and is fun to use. The optical zoom makes a huge difference in getting close to the action when you cannot move closer yourself, like a sports event.

    I was on the fence, but after having it 1 day, I think I totally made the right decision. I like all the mods (I have the battery and speaker), but this will easily end up being my favorite.
    KoukiFC3S, YAYTech and travaz like this.
    09-18-2016 07:08 AM
  7. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    Few more. I'm starting to really dig this camera.

    Hasselblad True Zoom Camera Moto Mod-img_20160918_114239134.jpg

    Hasselblad True Zoom Camera Moto Mod-img_20160918_114541323.jpg

    Hasselblad True Zoom Camera Moto Mod-img_20160918_114656574.jpg
    YAYTech likes this.
    09-18-2016 05:19 PM
  8. tygerman's Avatar
    They also just realeased the first update for this mod. I was instructed to download it when I attached the mod to take photos at a wedding. Seemed to work very well in low light. I am happy with the purchase so far. I am trying to find the list of improvements for the update.
    YAYTech likes this.
    09-19-2016 03:16 PM
  9. benjamminh's Avatar
    That's interesting. I'd love to hear if that update has improved the camera significantly.
    09-20-2016 10:55 AM
  10. Ry's Avatar
    Curious to see what kind of Black Friday sales we'll see
    azdmelani and benjamminh like this.
    09-21-2016 02:40 PM
  11. travaz's Avatar
    I ordered one today so I will see how it works.
    09-24-2016 02:00 AM
  12. azdmelani's Avatar
    Curious to see what kind of Black Friday sales we'll see
    I'm very interested in this mod, but not for $200
    09-24-2016 06:26 AM
  13. DarkJoker33's Avatar
    Any updates on this?
    Especially after any software updates?

    I'm on the fence on getting it.
    I have gift cards, so I'd essentially only be coming out of pockets for about $100.

    My gut says yes. Especially at that price point. But I have the lingering feeling of no as well due to Youtube and other reviews.
    12-25-2016 02:57 AM
  14. markabele's Avatar
    If you have gift cards and looking for stuff to buy...
    have you bought Google Home yet? Loving it so much after a couple weeks.
    12-26-2016 11:58 AM
  15. darin.radke.5's Avatar
    Any new reviews of this? I'd like to know if any updates made these better? I know the original reviews were only so-so.
    01-15-2017 07:57 PM
  16. timster01's Avatar
    those photos above are really good, I'd pick up the Hasselblad, but being in Canada the mod costs just under $400 after tax
    01-16-2017 04:03 PM
  17. RaiderDoug1's Avatar
    Liked it already, now i love it. An update came out today that seems to have addressed my #1 complaint - slow shutter time, and slow multi shot pics. Great for taking close up shots during my kids sports.
    YAYTech and Ry like this.
    02-26-2017 03:39 PM
  18. kmf1's Avatar
    @Timster...Thanks for the heads up on the software update for the Hasselblad. Hopefully it makes for an even better user experience.
    02-27-2017 07:12 AM
  19. kmf1's Avatar
    Oops, I meant RaiderDoug1. Sorry.
    02-27-2017 07:14 AM
  20. kumyam's Avatar
    I was negatively surprised by the camera mod.
    Samsung has a 10X optical zoom smartphone for 5 years now, and that one is built in.
    I'm really expecting that a camera manufacturer not named Hasselblad can provide us with a better camera mod, since most companies have thinner and smaller travel zooms with far better quality and lenses that go up to 40X.
    Fingers crossed that something is already in the works.
    05-03-2017 06:22 AM
  21. RobWood's Avatar
    I'm having problems with my Hasselblad True Zoom Camera Mod, and wondered if anyone else is. What happens is that the camera shuts off while shooting video, but the zoom remains extended, and trying to restart the camera doesn't work. The only way to get the lens to retract, and get access to the camera again is to power down and restart the phone. This is getting really frustrating.
    05-30-2017 12:50 PM
  22. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    I hope they make a new (and better camera mod) for the Z2
    06-01-2017 07:53 PM
  23. encelle111's Avatar
    Has anyone tried different apps with the Hasslblad other than the native Z force app?

    Thanks
    07-27-2017 10:30 AM
  24. MotoRos's Avatar
    Has anybody had any success taking pictures of the moon using the Hasselblad True Zoom? I know very little about photography but adjusted the settings based on some information I found on the Web. I am able to get a fairly decent (though small, even with the 10X zoom) picture on the screen, but as soon as I press the shutter, it goes fuzzy.

    What am I doing wrong? What settings should I be using? I have the Moto Z (Verizon Wireless version).
    01-01-2018 09:19 PM
  25. YAYTech's Avatar
    Has anybody had any success taking pictures of the moon using the Hasselblad True Zoom? I know very little about photography but adjusted the settings based on some information I found on the Web. I am able to get a fairly decent (though small, even with the 10X zoom) picture on the screen, but as soon as I press the shutter, it goes fuzzy.

    What am I doing wrong? What settings should I be using? I have the Moto Z (Verizon Wireless version).
    That's a pretty difficult subject to shoot well. I'd recommend a tripod & timer on the shutter. Any time you're zoomed in with a camera, blur becomes more of an issue, and it's even moreso when you're shooting something so bright on a dark background.
    kmf1 likes this.
    01-06-2018 04:41 PM
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