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Hasselblad’s new $8,200 X2D 100C packs a massive 100MP sensor inside with 5-axis IBIS

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Hasselblad has unveiled the X2D, the company’s third medium format mirrorless camera system. The new system is being released alongside three new F2.5 prime lenses.

Read our X2D 100C Hands-on

At the heart of the Hasselblad X2D 100C is a 100MP backside-illuminated CMOS sensor (43.8mm x 32.9mm) that Hasselblad claims offers up to 15 stops of dynamic range through its 16-bit color depth. Stabilizing that sensor is a 5-axis in-body image stabilization (IBIS) system that Hasselblad claims offers up to seven stops of compensation.

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The updated autofocus system uses 294 Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) zones to detect and lock onto subjects. Both JPEG and 3FR Raw photographs can be stored to either a CFexpress Type B card or the camera’s 1TB of internal SSD storage.

Other features include a 0.5″ OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) with a resolution of 5.76M dots, 1x magnification and a 60fps refresh rate. There’s also a 1.08″ top display for showing off the current camera settings as well as a 3.6″ 2.36MP tilting touchscreen display on the back of the camera that serves as the main interaction point for the camera’s Hasselblad User Interface (HUI).

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Hasselblad says the removable battery is CIPA rated for 420 shots, although real-world usage usually yields a good bit more than that. Should you run out of battery though, the integrated PD 3.0 fast charging should quickly get you shooting again without the need for a dedicated charger.

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The Hasselblad X2D 100C is available starting today through Hasselblad’s shop for €8,699 / £7,369 / ¥54,900 including VAT and $8,199 excluding sales tax.

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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

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.”

¹ Among interchangeable-lens mirrorless digital cameras with a 55mm-diameter CMOS sensor (according to a Hasselblad market survey on 1 March, 2022).
² Magnification: approximately 1.00x with the XCD 65 at infinity, –1 m-1.
³ To charge via PD protocol, the charging cable and power source must be PD-compatible.

Price
MSRP $8,199
Body type
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Body material Machined Aluminum
Sensor
Max resolution 11656 x 8742
Effective pixels 100 megapixels
Sensor size Medium format (44 x 33 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
Color filter array Bayer
Image
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Sensor-shift
Image stabilization notes 5-axis
CIPA image stabilization rating 7 stop(s)
File format
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
Number of focus points 294
Lens mount Hasselblad X
Focal length multiplier 0.79×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3.6
Touch screen Yes (TFT)
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.79× (1× 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder resolution 6
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 68 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic) 1/6000 sec
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes
Flash modes TTL center weighted system, compatible with Nikon System Flashes
Flash X sync speed 1/4000 sec
Metering modes

  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Spot AF-area
Storage
Storage types CFexpress Type B
Storage included 1TB
Connectivity
USB
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec)
USB charging Yes (30W, USB-C PD)
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/a/g/n/ac/ax, Wi-Fi with 2×2 MIMO
Physical
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description USB-C PD (up to 30W)
Battery Life (CIPA) 420
Weight (inc. batteries) 895 g (1.97 lb / 31.57 oz)
Dimensions 149 x 106 x 75 mm (5.85 x 4.17 x 2.93)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes



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