Hasselblad X1D-50c 4116 Edition Medium Format Mirrorless Digital Camera with 45mm Lens

Hasselblad X1D-50c 4116 Edition Medium Format Mirrorless Digital Camera with 45mm Lens

Hasselblad X1D-50c 4116 Edition Medium Format Mirrorless Digital Camera with 45mm Lens

B&H # HAX1D4116 MFR # H-3013921

Product Highlights

  • 50MP 43.8 x 32.9mm CMOS Sensor
  • 16-Bit Color, 14-Stop Dynamic Range
  • Hasselblad Natural Color Solution
  • Full HD 1080p H.264 Video at 25 fps
  • ISO 100-25600, Shooting Up to 2.3 fps
  • Central Shutter: 60 min to 1/2000 sec
  • 2.36MP XGA Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0" 920k-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • XCD 45mm f/3.5 Lens
  • Shoulder & Leather Hand Straps, Gift Box
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Hasselblad X1D-50c Medium Format Mirrorless Digital Camera with 45mm Lens Kit (Silver)

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Hasselblad X1D-50c 4116 Edition Medium Format Mirrorless Digital Camera with 45mm Lens

Style: 4116 Limited Edition

Standard Edition

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4116 Limited Edition

Configuration: With 45mm f/3.5 Lens

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Hasselblad X1D-50c overview

  • 1Description

Determined to shake up the photographic industry, Hasselblad has unleashed a world's first in the form of the X1D-50c Medium Format Mirrorless Digital Camera. This camera takes the well-regarded 50MP 43.8 x 32.9mm CMOS sensor found in numerous medium format systems and incorporates it into a revolutionary mirrorless camera body. Designed and handmade in Sweden, this camera is a precision tool with exceptional ergonomics and a compact size that even rivals smaller format systems. Taking this system above and beyond the rest is a large sensor that works hand-in-hand with the Hasselblad Natural Color Solution to create phenomenal raw images with smooth tonal gradations thanks to 16-bit color depth and 14 stops of dynamic range.

Image quality is superb, and Hasselblad's electronic system is capable of capturing clean images within a sensitivity range of ISO 100-25600, while also being able to capture photos at a rate of up to 2.3 fps. Moving a bit beyond pure image quality, the X1D embraces the Hasselblad Central Lens Shutter, enabling shutter speeds as long as 60 minutes or as short as 1/2000 second, with flash sync possible at every speed. Additionally, to make the camera more versatile, Full HD 1080p video at 25 fps using H.264 compression is possible.

Moving into operational details, the X1D embraces mirrorless design by incorporating a 2.36MP XGA electronic viewfinder that permits natural, eye-level monitoring with the added advantage of overlays and programmable information in direct sight. One such feature would be the ability to shoot in various aspects with a view that compensates for such changes, including square or the classic XPan panoramic format. Alongside this EVF is a 3.0" 920k-dot touchscreen LCD on the rear that permits intuitive operation of all of the camera's features and settings.

For more physical and tactile use, the X1D offers front and rear dials as well as a mode dial which can be locked into a recessed position to prevent accidental changes when it is in your bag. There are also dual SD card slots for backup, organization, or just having extra storage. Bringing the system into the modern age is built-in Wi-Fi, which allows for remote connection and file transfer as well as instant geotagging of your files. Additionally, it has Mini HDMI, audio input and output, and a super-fast USB 3.0 Type-C connection.

X1D 4116 Edition
Created in celebration of Hasselblad's 75-year anniversary, the special 4116 Edition of the X1D camera includes a unique black-colored version of the body, along with the XCD 45mm f/3.5 lens, a matching shoulder strap, and a matching leather hand strap, as well as a '4116 Edition' gift box. Additionally, an extended warranty is also included for a total of three years of coverage.
Hasselblad X System
Introducing mirrorless medium format, Hasselblad's X system takes the outstanding quality of a larger sensor and manages to create a compact, yet uncompromising camera that will deliver almost unparalleled image quality. It is designed and made in Sweden and draws inspiration from the company's legendary V system. Also, making use of the mirrorless design and a central lens shutter, system noise is kept to a minimum for shooting without disturbing your subject.
50MP CMOS Sensor
Revolving around a large 50MP CMOS sensor, measuring 43.8 x 32.9mm, the X1D-50c is capable of capturing an extremely wide dynamic range of up to 14 stops along with vivid 16-bit color depth. When combined with the Hasselblad Natural Color Solution, tonal transitions and skin tones show immense depth, detail, and clarity for lifelike image quality, even in dark shadow and bright highlight regions. To suit working in a variety of lighting conditions, a sensitivity range of ISO 100-25600 is available, and still files are saved in the Hasselblad 3FR raw file format.
Hasselblad Natural Color Solution
Working with the spectacular image quality of the 50MP CMOS sensor, the Hasselblad Natural Color Solution is designed to deliver images with the most natural color without needing to delve into a variety of presets. This system is also capable of creating imagery with exceptionally smooth tonal transitions that are reminiscent of analog film capture, which is thanks in part to the X1D's 16-bit color depth.
Hasselblad Central Lens Shutter
Able to accelerate to open and close exceptionally quickly and reliably while also using minimal power, the central lens shutter mechanism offers numerous advantages for photographers. Namely, flash sync is possible at all shutter speeds up to 1/2000 second. The shutter is also in a ready state at all times for near instant response and it causes virtually no vibration at longer exposures. Additionally, it is durable and rated to beyond 1,000,000 exposures.
Full HD Video Recording
In addition to high-resolution stills shooting, the X1D can also record Full HD 1080p video at 25 fps. Video can be saved in the H.264 compressed format for greater editing flexibility with a variety of software options. For further video recording capabilities, the X1D offers 3.5mm audio input and output jacks as well as a Mini HDMI port for monitoring.

System Design and Connectivity

Built-in 3.0" 920k-dot touchscreen LCD affords intuitive control over settings navigation and adjustment, and also permits bright, clear live view monitoring.
Integrated 2.36MP XGA electronic viewfinder permits natural eye-level viewing as well as the ability to display overlays and additional information clearly and effectively during shooting. It also displays the capture area when set to shoot 39MP square format or XPan panoramic images.
USB 3.0 Type-C connector offers transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps for quick and responsive tethered live view and stills capture.
In addition to tethered shooting, dual SD memory card slots are incorporated into the side for flexible storage capabilities. Multiple options are available for maximum flexibility, including the ability to save all images to one card and automatically switch to the other when it is full as well as save RAW images to card 1 and JPEG to card 2.
Benefitting video applications, a Mini HDMI port permits use of an optional external monitor for clear monitoring. Additionally, 3.5mm audio in and out ports are provided for more flexible control over audio recording during video.
Built-in Wi-Fi enables working with an iOS mobile device and the Phocus Mobile app for remote camera control, wireless image previews, and file browsing.
Optimized for use with XCD series of lenses which offer an integrated central shutter system capable of sync speeds up to 1/2000 sec.
Optional adapter provides compatibility with the updated range of HC and HCD lenses, which feature an improved leaf shutter unit for increased shutter and flash sync speeds of up to 1/2000 sec.
Weather and dust sealing ensures this system can stand up to all environmental conditions professionals find themselves in.
Phocus 3.1 is a free image processing software that complements the X1D's capabilities, and enables raw file processing for both stills and video, as well as a range of editing capabilities, including automatic moiré detection and the ability to work with adjustment layers for applying exposure, white balance, and color corrections.
In the Box
Hasselblad X1D-50c 4116 Edition Medium Format Mirrorless Digital Camera with 45mm Lens
  • XCD 45mm f/3.5 Lens
  • 4116 Edition Shoulder Strap
  • 4116 Edition Leather Hand Strap
  • 4116 Edition Gift Box
  • Body Cap
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery (7.2 VDC, 3200mAh)
  • BCX-1 Battery Charger
  • USB 3.0 Type-C Cable (4.9')
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty + 1-Year Extended Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Hasselblad X1D-50c specs

    Resolution 50 MP (8272 x 6200 pixels)
    Sensor 43.8 x 32.9 mm CMOS sensor
    IR filter mounted in front of CMOS sensor
    Pixel Size 5.3 x 5.3 μm
    Bit Depth 16-bit
    Dynamic range approx. 14 stops
    File Formats Hasselblad RAW 3FR, JPEG
    File Size RAW 3FR: 65 MB on average
    TIFF 8-bit: 154 MB
    Color Management System Hasselblad Natural Color Solution
    Storage Type 2 x SD card slot
    Shooting Modes Single shot stills or video
    Capture Rate 1.7-2.3 fps
    Focus Autofocus metering via contrast detection
    Instant manual focus override
    Lens Compatibility Hasselblad X-system lens line with integral central shutter
    Hasselblad H-system lens line via optional adapter
    Exposure Control
    Shutter Speeds 60 min to 1/2000 sec (depending on lens in use)
    ISO Range ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
    Metering Options Spot, center-weighted, center spot
    Recording Format Full HD: 1920 x 1080p at 25 fps
    File Format H.264 compressed
    Connectivity Mini HDMI
    3.5mm microphone in
    3.5mm headphone out
    External Flash Connection Hot shoe
    Max Sync Speed 1/2000 sec
    Flash Control Automatic TTL center-weighted system, Nikon-compatible hot shoe
    Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +3 EV
    Viewfinder 2.36 MP XGA Electronic Viewfinder
    Display 3.0" 920k-dot touchscreen LCD
    24-bit color
    Histogram Yes; on rear display
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connections USB 3.0 Type-C connector
    Mini HDMI
    3.5mm audio in
    3.5mm audio out
    Wi-Fi Built-in; 802.11a/b/g/n
    System & Software Requirements Phocus
    Mac OS X 10.10 or later
    Windows 10, 8, 7 (64-bit)
    Battery Type Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (7.2 VDC, 3200 mAh)
    Operating Temperature 14 to 113°F / -10 to 45°C
    Dimensions 5.9 x 3.9 x 2.8" / 150 x 98 x 71 mm
    Weight 25.6 oz / 725 g with battery
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.4 x 9.5 x 9.4"

    Hasselblad X1D-50c reviews

    X1D-50c 4116 Edition Medium Format Mirrorless Digital Camera with 45mm Lens is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from a real camera have been shooting canons, mark iii lately, started out as a kid with a Kodak film, my father taught me on it ... Hasselblad was a name that was whispered in the house. Now, I own one myself; there is no whispering about it. THIS camera is a camera. Don't really care about reviewing the setting, the ease of use, the shooting from the hip, the dynamic range, the true colors. It all works. I uploaded just two pics, one taken in a completely dark hardware store, one taken in a living room, no flashes, no special tricks, no sitting down and thinking, just fun shooting. See for yourself
    Date published: 2017-11-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It 's never been in my mind I ever used Leica, Fuji GFX. But oneday i saw 4116 edition. i love it. and i tried silver version. I decided to order the special. Im on hand now. It's small size as sony, strong as fuji and beautiful as Leica... I loved it
    Date published: 2018-03-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I'm still new to this wonderful machine, but I can definitely say that the detail and color rendition are amazing straight out of camera. I also love the simplistic controls and user interface. Cameras like this make you want to spend more of your time taking pictures so that you can spend more time looking at them.
    Date published: 2017-09-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Great It is wonderful - yes it isn't as fast as a DSLR - it causes you to take a more studied approach and then proves that this is worthwhile.
    Date published: 2018-06-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera, superb images. Great camera, excellent image quality and easy to use interface. Much superior imagens compared to Sony and Canon. Used to have A7R2 and Leica Q but this is better. You can't compete with M10 and 0.95 lens for night shots but everything else this is better.
    Date published: 2018-04-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great camera, but... In general I love the X1D-50c. The images are fantastic. The lenses are outstanding. My only complaints are: 1. The battery life is very short. You'll definitely want to buy two extra batteries to get through a day of shooting, and even then need to be careful to turn off features like wi-fi except for when you need to use them. 2. I've really struggled to get use to the electronic viewfinder. It's what allows the camera to be small, but the resolution is not very good, so you really have to look at the image on the back screen of the camera to tell what you've taken. 3. Focus is slow. Not a problem for landscapes, but I can't use this for candids at all. I'm thinking of putting a CFV50c on a an old SWC for that. It's a great little camera, but would I buy it again given I have a lot of old V series gear and a digital back. I'm not sure that I would.
    Date published: 2018-08-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Medium Format Game Changer The Hasselblad X1D is a game changer in so many ways. For traditional MF shooters it provides a lightweight platform never seen before in the MF world. A Medium Format can now become a travel camera. Let's not forget that it's a mirrorless medium format capable of syncing with Nikon flashes at 1/2000 of a sec., yes I said 1/200th. The X1D and a couple of lenses easily tuck into a small camera bag or backpack. having 50mp and 16bit color in this small of a package is phenomenal. From a design standpoint the camera is stunning, especially the all black 4116. A modern and angular design that somehow also exudes elegance. The controls are minimalistic and well placed. Everything you need to take stunning photos is there, but not even a bit more. This is not an everything but the kitchen sink camera. No tilt screens, multiple dials and joysticks. It is designed to take photographs with a minimum of fuss. Basic PASM rules the day. Go back to your roots of exposure, depth of field and composition, then just shoot away. From an image standpoint, The tonal depth, color and skin tones are stellar. You are basically shooting with a mini version of the H6D50c. All 3 lenses currently available are super sharp across the frame. Image quality is typical Hasselblad world class. The X1D image files integrate see less with Lightroom and you can also use Hasselblad's own image processing software, Phocus 3 (it's free by the way) to shoot tethered and also to execute lens profile corrections as well as file conversions. I can't say enough about this camera. As with all game changing technologies, it's not perfect, but it is great in so many ways and it's kept a big grin on my face for the last two weeks.
    Date published: 2017-02-09
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