An ideal entrance into the sleek medium format system, the silver Hasselblad X1D-50c Medium Format Mirrorless Digital Camera with 30mm Lens Kit from B&H bundles the mirrorless body with the wide-angle XCD 30mm f/3.5 prime lens.
Hasselblad X1D-50c Medium Format Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only, Silver)
Determined to shake up the photographic industry, Hasselblad has unleashed a world's first in the form of the silver 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, allowing for remote connection and file transfer. Additionally, it has Mini HDMI, audio input and output, and a super-fast USB 3.0 Type C connection.
Hasselblad X System
50MP CMOS Sensor
Hasselblad Natural Color Solution
Hasselblad Central Lens Shutter
Full HD Video Recording
System Design and Connectivity
Hasselblad XCD 30mm f/3.5 Lens
With a sleek design to match the X1D camera system, the XCD 30mm f/3.5 Lens from Hasselblad is a wide-angle, 24mm equivalent prime designed to cover the camera's large 43.8 x 32.9mm sensor area. This wide lens, with a 71° angle of view, is well-suited to landscape, architectural, and reportage shooting applications. It also features a 1.3' minimum focusing distance along with an optical design meant to maintain image quality and sharpness throughout the focusing range for accurate depiction of close-up subjects. Like other XCD lenses, the 30mm f/3.5 has an integrated Central Lens Shutter that is capable of shutter speeds up to 1/2000 sec with flash sync at all speeds, and its internal autofocus design can be manually overridden for precise manual focusing control.