Hasselblad has been making cameras for 173 years, yet the brand is only really on the radar of those in the know. Like that most coveted of camera-makers Leica, it creates not only powerful, rugged devices but bona fide objets d’art. This new pocket-sized Stellar model is made from champagnecoloured aluminium and a hand-carved walnut grip, fashioned in the same way as high-end shotgun stocks. The Stellar also features a high-end Carl Zeiss lens, a 20.1 megapixel sensor and excellent low-light performance. It is also capable of capturing 60 frames per second video. It doesn’t come cheap, but then this level of quality never does.
Hasselblad Stellar walnut, £1,549, selfridges.com