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Announced: Hasselblad X2D-100C with 100 Megapixel Sensor, IBIS, Phase-Detect AF

Hasselblad X2D 100C

UPDATE: Hasselblad states that the X2D and lenses are “available to order/ship immediately.”

Hasselblad has announced its Hasselblad X2D-100C 100-megapixel successor to the Hasselblad X1D 50C II along with lenses. This is awesome, because the market badly needed competition for the Fujifilm GFX100S. Let’s hope that it prods Fujifilm to push even harder on prices and features.

The feature set brings the X2D 100C up to current standards.

Hasselblad X2D 100C datasheet | Hasselblad X2D 100C FAQ

WHAT SIGNIFICANT UPGRADES DOES THE X2D 100C HAVE COMPARED TO X1D II 50C?

As the latest generation of Hasselblad X System mirrorless medium format digital cameras, the flagship X2D 100C comes with a 100-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, powerful 15-stop dynamic range, and 16-bit colour depth, as well as a 5-axis 7-stop IBIS, PDAF technology, built-in 1TB SSD, CFexpress Type B card slot and a 5.76MP EVF offering 1.0x magnification. These advanced technologies combine to enhance image quality, focusing, stabilisation, responsiveness, and storage.

  • 100MP 43.8 x 32.9mm BSI CMOS Sensor
  • 16-Bit Color, 15-Stop Dynamic Range
  • 294 Phase Detection Autofocus Zones
  • 5-Axis 7-Stop In-Body Stabilization
  • 1.00x 5.76m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.6" 2.36m-Dot Rear Touchscreen LCD
  • ISO 64-25600, Up to 3.3 fps Shooting
  • Internal 1TB SSD Memory
  • CFexpress Type B Card Slot
  • Wi-Fi, USB 3.0 Type-C Connectivity

Thank you for ordering your Hasselblad X2D 100C and new lenses through the links on this site.

Hasselblad X2D 100C

HASSELBLAD LAUNCHES NEW FLAGSHIP CAMERA AND THREE ALL-NEW LENSES

2022-09-07 — Introducing the X2D 100C, XCD 38V, XCD 55V and XCD 90V

After the groundbreaking success of the X1D-50c and its second iteration, the X1D II 50C, Hasselblad unveils the powerful X2D 100C, along with three new lenses to the XCD family, the XCD 2,5/38V, XCD 2,5/55V, and the XCD 2,5/90V, providing the ultimate experience for content creators.
HASSELBLAD X2D 100C - INSPIRATION IN EVERY DETAIL

Hasselblad’s next-generation mirrorless medium format digital camera, the X2D 100C, has been engineered to bring substantial technological enhancements to image quality, camera handling, and system responsiveness. Designed in a new dark grey tone body of machined aluminium, the X2D 100C houses a 100-megapixel back-side illuminated (BSI) (43.8 × 32.9 mm) CMOS sensor, delivering up to 15 stops of dynamic range with a 16-bit colour depth.

The X2D 100C enables a creative experience unimaginable in the past. It empowers content creators to capture the intricacies of an image’s highlights and shadows, utilising the Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution (HNCS). Working alongside the new 5-axis, 7-stop in-body image stabilisation system (IBIS), handheld image capture is possible in the widest range of conditions. Hasselblad independently developed its own IBIS for the X2D 100C in order to meet the stringent requirements for stabilising a 100MP sensor. Keeping size and weight in mind for easy portability, the X2D 100C is the most compact medium format IBIS solution on the market.1

Hasselblad X2D 100C

With 294 Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) zones, the system ensures the subject is rapidly located and brought into focus. The X2D 100C captures files in 3FR RAW and full-size JPEG, and the cutting-edge, built-in 1TB SSD storage and CFexpress Type B card support delivers a high capture rate for fast-moving subjects.

The X2D 100C features an 0.5-inch OLED Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) with 5.76-million dots, a high magnification of 1.00x with a refresh rate of 60fps, which supports electric refractive error correction to ensure the whole display is sharp and bright, from corner to corner.2 A 1.08-inch colour top display and a 2.36MP, 3.6-inch tilting, touch-capable rear display delivers access to all of these new imaging technologies whilst keeping the intuitive Hasselblad User Interface (HUI) and Scandinavian style of the X System. The battery has a CIPA rating of 420 shots and supports PD 3.0 fast charging.3 Additionally, the X2D 100C is compatible with Phocus, Hasselblad’s free image processing software.

“When developing the X2D 100C, our goal was the same as always, just as Victor Hasselblad himself made decades ago: build a better camera,” said Bronius Rudnickas, Hasselblad Marketing Manager. “This commitment drives us to explore the possibility to improve its performance from all aspects.”

FASTER, MORE COMPACT LENSES ENHANCE THE X SYSTEM LENS LINEUP

The XCD lens range now expands to 13 lenses in total with the launch of the XCD 2,5/38V, XCD 2,5/55V, and XCD 2,5/90V. Each new lens has been designed with a compact, lightweight build, all while maintaining Hasselblad’s top-class optical performance. The fully upgraded focusing module, with its stepping motor, enables faster and more accurate autofocus, and the optimized leaf shutter is more compact, providing flash sync at all speeds.

Each of these new XCD lenses have a full-metal body with an engraved distance scale and an H logo engraved on both the focus ring and the lens control ring, delivering unique aesthetics. Photographers can now conveniently switch to Full-time MF using the lens by simply pulling and pushing the focus ring to change between AF and MF, and check focus and DOF readings in MF mode. Additionally, the new lens control ring supports function customization, and photographers can now change what to control with the ring according to their preferences to make shooting more intuitive and efficient. While the XCD 38V, XCD 55V, and XCD 90V lenses are compatible with any X System camera, they perform to their full potential when used with the X2D 100C.

The XCD 38V is ideal for shooting documentary, street, and landscape photography. The XCD 55V is suitable for full or half-length portraits, as well as for shooting documentary, still life, and daily photography, providing image makers more options for their preferred photography genre. The XCD 90V is a moderate telephoto lens, perfect for close-up portraits and still life imagery, and is 11% lighter than the XCD 90.

Per Nordlund, Hasselblad Lead Optical Designer commented, “The ambitious development goals we set for these lenses proved to be quite the challenge. We looked toward faster focusing, better operational features, and the highest possible optical performance in a more compact shape. The end result has been well worth the effort – everything falls into place, making the user experience straightforward and natural.”

Hasselblad X2D 100C

September 7, 2022

X2D II 100C – INSPIRATION IN EVERY DETAIL

An unrivalled merge of form and function – The X2D 100C establishes itself as Hasselblad’s flagship mirrorless medium format camera. A 100-megapixel CMOS sensor and advancements in image quality, focusing, stabilisation, responsiveness, and storage, are built into iconic Scandinavian design. The X2D 100C combines groundbreaking engineering with a craftsman’s touch.

100MP - ENDLESS COLOUR AND DETAIL

Utilising a 100-megapixel medium format back-side illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor with a native ISO of 64, the X2D 100C captures life in vivid colour and exquisite detail. Over 281 trillion colours are represented with the 16-bit colour depth. This immense dimension of colour paired with 15 stops of dynamic range allows the X2D 100C to capture the subtle intricacies of highlights and shadows as they are seen in the natural world.

PDAF FOR FAST AND ACCURATE FOCUSING

X2D 100C utilises Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) to capture fleeting moments in stunning clarity. 294 PDAF zones spread over the 100-megapixel sensor surface provide swift and accurate focusing at the press of a button. 3X faster focusing, 97% PDAF coverage.

IBIS - KEEP MOMENTS SHARP

The X2D 100C features 5-axis 7-stop in-body image stabilisation (IBIS) to assist in capturing crisp handheld shots. To better control the size and weight of the X2D 100C, Hasselblad has built the most compact medium format IBIS solution on the market. 3 It meets the stringent requirements a 100-megapixel medium format sensor has for stabilisation while ensuring the light weight and portability of the camera.

RELIABLE HIGH-VOLUME STORAGE BUILT-IN

High-quality imaging demands considerable storage. A first for medium format cameras, 3 the X2D 100C features a built-in 1TB SSD with a write speed up to 2370MB/s, and a read speed up to 2850MB/s. 5 Although ample storage is built-in, additional space can be added using the CFexpress Type B card slot. Thanks to its high-speed storage performance, the X2D 100C is able to continuously shoot 16-bit RAW images in Continuous Drive Mode, providing a stable and reliable continuous shooting experience.

Hasselblad X2D 100C with Hasselblad XCD 38mm f/2.5

EVERY DISPLAY EXCELS

The 3.6-inch touch display presents a clear image even under strong light and tilts to gradual angles for diverse shooting needs. It supports a resolution of 2.36 million dots, bringing accurate, true-to-life colours to view. A new 1.08-inch coloured top display publishes the camera status and shooting parameters.

The 5.76 million-dot OLED viewfinder supports 1.0X magnification, expanding the camera view for a clear and immersive experience.

AN ENRICHED EXPERIENCE

The X2D boasts faster response times, ensuring important moments are quickly captured: 65% faster shutter response, 70% decrease in blackout time.
[DIGLLOYD: this gets the prize for maximum boilerplates twaddle]

CRAFTED ELEGANCE

The X2D 100C body shells are formed from solid blocks of aluminium alloy machined to sleek curves. While rooted in the Scandinavian design of the X System, the X2D 100C evolves with a new dark grey tone. This new colour reflects the convergence of light and shadows, subtle mixes that the X2D 100C expertly captures.

HIGH-SPEED TRANSMISSION FOR INSTANT SHARING

The X2D 100C comes with a USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 port that supports a max 10Gbps transmission rate. And a 2.4/5GHz high-speed Wi-Fi connection, 8 enables a faster and more stable transmission with less interference.

Link the X2D 100C with an iPad or iPhone via Wi-Fi, to transmit full-size JPG/RAW images using Phocus Mobile 2. 9 This allows editing and outputting of high-quality RAW images that fully utilise the abilities of HNCS, and enables masterpieces to be created and shared effortlessly outside the studio.10

PD 3.0 fast charging and third-party PD 3.0 chargers are supported, removing the need to carry multiple charging devices.

Hasselblad X2D 100C

NEW LENSES TO MATCH

The latest generation of XCD lenses, the XCD 2,5/55V, XCD 2,5/38V, and XCD 2,5/90V, are compact, lightweight, and maintain Hasselblad’s top-class optical performance. A fully upgraded focusing module enables faster and more accurate autofocus. The leaf shutter provides flash synchronisation at all speeds and is now even more compact.

Each metal lens features both a focus ring and lens control ring delicately engraved with a Hasselblad "H" logo print. A simple push and pull of the focus ring changes from AF to MF mode, where intuitive scale marks keep focus distance and DOF clear at a glance. The control ring can be customised for quick access to preferred functions, making shooting more convenient and efficient.

1. 102 effective megapixels.
2. Increase in focusing speed between the X2D 100C and X1D II 50C was measured using an XCD 55V lens.
3. Among interchangeable-lens mirrorless digital cameras with a 55mm-diameter CMOS sensor (according to a Hasselblad market survey on 1 March 2022) .
4. The working environment of IBIS system on the X2D 100C is from -40°C to 125°C (-40°F to 257°F).
5. Sequential read/write measured using IOmeter 1.1 with a queue depth of 32 while set to 128KB alignment.
6. When measured with a 65mm medium-format lens, X2D 100C EVF supports magnification up to 1.0x.
7. Compared with Hasselblad X1D II 50C, measured in 14-bit colour depth with M Mode, manual focus, and 1/2000s shutter speed.
8. Certain countries/regions cannot use a 5GHz frequency band due to legal restrictions.
9. The Phocus Mobile 2 app is not currently compatible with the X2D 100C. Compatibility will be available later this year (2022). Check the app for updates. Phocus Mobile 2 requires an iPad or iPhone X or later with internal storage of 3GB (RAM) or more and an operating system of iOS 15.0 or later.
10. Editing of RAW files is not available in Phocus Mobile 2 for iPhone
*All data and sources above are results from Hasselblad laboratories.

Hasselblad X2D 100C

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