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Hasselblad X1D II 50C Medium Format Mirrorless Camera

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Hasselblad X1D II 50C Medium Format Mirrorless Camera
Key Features
  • 50MP 43.8 x 32.9mm CMOS Sensor
  • 16-Bit Color, 14-Stop Dynamic Range
  • Hasselblad Natural Color Solution
  • 0.87x 3.69m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
Continuing to take medium format out of the studio, the Hasselblad X1D II 50C is a sleek and exceptionally capable mirrorless camera, characterized by its thoughtful design and powerful imaging capabilities. This second-generation X System camera shows a revised and enhanced feature-set designed to quicken performance and make overall operation even more intuitive and streamlined. At the core of the X1D II remains the large 43.8 x 32.9mm 50MP CMOS sensor, which yields high-resolution imagery with a wide 14-stop dynamic range, 16-bit color depth, and an ISO 100-25600 sensitivity range. This sensor utilizes Hasselblad's Natural Color Solution, too, which delivers realistic, pleasing color tones for great consistency and smooth tonal transitions. An updated electronic platform also enables a faster 2.7 fps continuous shooting rate as well as a faster startup time, reduced shutter lag and blackout times, and more responsive autofocus performance.
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Hasselblad X1D II 50c Overview

  • 1Description
  • 250MP CMOS Sensor and Hasselblad Natural Color Solution
  • 3Body Design
  • 4Other Camera Features

Continuing to take medium format out of the studio, the Hasselblad X1D II 50C is a sleek and exceptionally capable mirrorless camera, characterized by its thoughtful design and powerful imaging capabilities. This second-generation X System camera shows a revised and enhanced feature-set designed to quicken performance and make overall operation even more intuitive and streamlined. At the core of the X1D II remains the large 43.8 x 32.9mm 50MP CMOS sensor, which yields high-resolution imagery with a wide 14-stop dynamic range, 16-bit color depth, and an ISO 100-25600 sensitivity range. This sensor utilizes Hasselblad's Natural Color Solution, too, which delivers realistic, pleasing color tones for great consistency and smooth tonal transitions. An updated electronic platform also enables a faster 2.7 fps continuous shooting rate as well as a faster startup time, reduced shutter lag and blackout times, and more responsive autofocus performance.

Balancing the imaging capabilities, the X1D II is also distinguished by an updated body with a larger 3.6" 2.36m-dot touchscreen LCD and a 0.87x-magnification 3.39m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder. These work in concert to provide more comfortable and easy viewing means for shooting in a variety of conditions. The X1D II also retains the signature physical design, with an especially deep right-hand grip and smooth aluminum alloy body. The svelte overall form factor is due in part to the leaf shutter design of the XCD lenses, which obviates the need for a camera-based shutter system and affords full flash sync throughout the shutter speed range up to 1/2000 sec. Additionally, built-in Wi-Fi permits wireless remote control and file transferring via Phocus Mobile 2 and an integrated GPS module enables recording location data for geotagging.

50MP CMOS Sensor and Hasselblad Natural Color Solution
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 or as JPEGs.

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 II's 16-bit color depth.
Body Design
  • Large 3.6" 2.36m-dot (1024 x 768) rear LCD features a touchscreen design for intuitive control, menu navigation, and playback. The updated screen also has a fast 60 fps refresh rate for more fluid playback and the screen also supports autofocus point drag and drop placement and autofocus point size changes with pinch/spread finger movement.
  • Enhanced 3.69m-dot (1280 x 960) OLED electronic viewfinder features a high 0.87x magnification for bright and clear eye-level viewing. The increased resolution benefits manual focus accuracy and the menu system can also be viewed through the EVF for more intuitive adjustment when working in bright conditions.
  • Dual SD memory card slots both support the UHS-II protocol for faster read/write speeds.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi permits wireless sharing of files as well as remote camera control. Additionally, Phocus Mobile 2 allows for a rich tethered shooting experience from an iPad Pro or iPad Air (2019).
  • USB 3.0 Type-C connector can be used for file transfer, tethered shooting from an iPad, or for in-camera battery charging via a computer, charger, or power bank.
  • Integrated GPS module can be used for recording location details to image files for geotagging applications.
  • Distinctly ergonomic and stylish body design uses a milled aluminum alloy chassis with a clean surface finish and minimal number of buttons and dials for a more streamlined user interface. Additionally, due to the inclusion leaf shutters within the lenses, the overall body's design can be significantly reduced for a more compact and lightweight form factor.
Other Camera Features
  • Updated electronic platform realizes faster overall performance, including a 46% faster startup time, reduced shutter lag and blackout times, as well as more responsive autofocus compared to the first generation X1D.
  • Optimized for use with XCD series of lenses, which offer an integrated central shutter system, capable of sync speeds up to 1/2000 sec.
  • Phocus Mobile 2, available for iPad Pro and iPad Air (2019), permits importing, editing, and rating of raw images as well as importing and rating full-resolution JPEG images directly on a tablet. Additionally, Phocus Mobile 2 supports full-resolution image export, tethered shooting, and direct camera control.
  • Conventional computer-based tethered shooting is supported via the desktop version of Phocus.

Hasselblad X1D II 50c Specs

Imaging
Lens MountHasselblad X
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 50 Megapixel (8272 x 6200)
Sensor Type43.8 x 32.9 mm (Medium Format) CMOS
Built-In ND FilterNone
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter, Leaf Shutter
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
1/2000 to 4080 Seconds
Electronic Shutter
1/10000 to 4080 Seconds
ISO Sensitivity100 to 25,600 in Auto Mode
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Continuous ShootingUp to 2.7 fps at 50 MP
Interval RecordingYes
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio4:3
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw, TIFF
Bit Depth16-Bit
IP StreamingNone
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/ONone
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O1 x USB Type-C Input/Output
Other I/O1 x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
WirelessWi-Fi
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)GPS
Monitor
Size3.6"
Resolution2,359,296 Dot
Display TypeFixed Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
TypeBuilt-In Electronic (OLED)
Resolution3,686,400 Dot
Coverage100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.87x
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsContrast Detection: 117
Flash
Maximum Sync Speed1/2000 Second (Leaf Shutter)
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemiTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Environmental
Operating Temperature14 to 113°F / -10 to 45°C
General
Battery Type1 x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 3400 mAh
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
Material of ConstructionAluminum
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.83 x 3.82 x 2.76" / 148 x 97 x 70 mm
Weight1.69 lb / 766 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.665 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8 x 5.9 x 5.1"

Hasselblad X1D II 50c Reviews

Beautiful, unique camera

By Patricia
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-16

The build of this camera is sturdy, detailed and beautiful. The touch screen and buttons all function perfectly. This style of shooting is certainly different than any other type of camera I have worked with before. I am using it for slower, more intentional shoots - which is a big jump from the fast, wildlife shots I typically capture with Sony. If you have the means to add a camera like this to your kit, I highly recommend it!

Waited a long time

By Michael W
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-08

Wanted a Hasselblad since I was 14 years old, now approaching 70 finally bought one. Unbelievable build quality and ease of operation. Looking forward in particular to exercising the focus bracketing for product shoots. Auto focus operation take a bit of patience, so not ideal for sports photography with rapid motion subjects, but I knew that. I have other systems for that work. Medium format reminds me of my first camera a first six w/bellows shooting 120 x 120. Did alot of black and white back then. Anyway well worth the money for a very special camera in your bag.

Great Hasselblad!

By Roger
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-31

Great new blad! Really appreciate all the help, and making sure I bought the best model for me! Extremely fast delivery, well packed for maximum protection!

Best color!

By Derrick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-18

This camera has a lot of flaws but take the best color photography I have ever seen. Hasselblad Natural Color Science is not a marketing stunt.

A Relaxed Shooting Experience

By Gary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-31

For my style of shooting, I like lots of pixels. For that reason, I started using a Hasselblad X1D2 medium format camera recently. It provides the sharpest images of any hand-held camera I've ever owned. It is also the slowest digital camera I've ever had. The focus speed, shutter rate and processing time makes for a more relaxed photographic experience. There's no rushing things with the Hasselblad. I have the 45mm and 21mm lenses - both are excellent. If something comes at me unexpected, then I may miss the shot. But the shots I get are great. I'm pushing the envelope using it for street photography, but it's a joy to shoot with.

Craftsmanship at its best. No stabilisation, slow focusing.

By Bruno
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-25

Buying an X1D is just like buying a Leica. Both are sources of aesthetic and sensual pleasure (not all cameras provide that feeling... although there is a subjective component to that, agreed) as well as participating in a long tradition of high-end craftsmanship (including lenses) and bare-bone camera technology (just the essentials). Image quality is also why one may invest into such products (both cameras and lenses). There is also an irrational aspect in such a move: pleasure, undeniable pleasure. Now in terms of caveats: 1-the autofocus is slow (understatement for some) and sometimes hesitant, but manual focusing is easy; 2-a 50 Mp sensor without stabilisation makes sharp hand-held pictures a challenge under 1/250s (and ISO are ok until 800, beyond that noise starts to creep up (and dynamic range decreases noticeably). My solution: I use a monopod for slow speeds. Pluses : as said above top image quality including color (Sony sensor + Hasselblad software and lenses); easy interface: essential settings at the tip of the user's fingers (aperture, shutter-speed, ISO, White Balance) both on camera and touch screen; compact and efficient combination with very affordable and good 45 mm f. 4; very pleasant experience shooting and editing. Hasselblad and Leica are two brands that split audiences, and not just because of their list prices (a key factor though let us be clear) but that said ultimate craftsmanship, image and lens quality have a price. I must say that before using either of them I had strong objections... that vanished once I used them for some extension of time.

I LOVE THIS CAMERA

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-19

I have been looking forward to this purchase for quite some time. My hopes were that the camera would exceed my expectations and it has. This is a camera for pro and pro-am photographers. This camera is for people who take intentional photos. The images from the X1D Mark II are simply stunning. They are crisp and clean and the dynamic range is insane. Post processing is a pleasure. If you are an intentional photographer then this camera is for you. If you are someone who needs super fast auto-focus and high burst rate images then this in not your camera.

Slow and Great

By Jordan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-06

Looked at the fuji a bunch. Ended up going with the hasselblad. Definitely is meant for a tri-pod or slow handheld environments. Zero chance you get anything that is moving. It is one of the more challenging cameras I have used but I've grown to love it. There's something about working a bit harder for a great shot and this thing definitely rewards you for the work. The colors are second to none.

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