Hasselblad has announced the X2D 100Cs, a new X system mirrorless medium format camera that features a 100MP sensor, improved AF, IBIS, and host of other features.
The X2D 100Cs is the successor to the X1D 50C II. If you were hoping for a mirrorless medium format video beast you are out of luck. The camera doesn’t feature any video recording capabilities.
- 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
100MP is a lot of MP! The new 44 x 33mm BSI CMOS sensor has a lower base sensitivity of 64 ISO, compared to the 100 ISO of the X1D. Hasselblad claims that the X2D 100Cs has a dynamic range of 15 stops and 16-bit color depth.
No longer is medium format relegated to slow performance and practically difficult camera designs—the X2D is nimble and has the AF and IBIS the photography world now expects; it has convenience features like a tilting screen and onboard storage; and the three new lenses come with noticeably faster performance, both in aperture value (f/2.5) and with quicker focusing speeds and top shutter speed support.
Size & Weight
The X2D 100C has physical dimensions of 5.85 x 4.2 x 2.9″ and it weighs 1.74 lb.
Autofocus & IS
The X2D is claimed to feature faster, more accurate focusing performance and it has in-body image stabilization. The new sensor utilizes 294 phase-detection AF (PDAF) zones. The AF performance isn’t going to bother any of the full-frame offerings from Canon, Sony, and Nikon.
The 5-axis In-body image stabilization (IBIS) system is claimed to be able to correct for up to 7 stops of camera shake. It utilizes a sensor-shift system, as opposed to an optical IS system. What this means is that you can get increased stabilization performance with any lens you use, including adapted lenses.
Built-In 1TB SSD, EVF, & Tilting LCD
The camera features a built-in 1TB SSD for onboard file storage as well as a single CFexpress Type B card slot. The onboard SSD has claimed write speeds up to 2370MB/s, and read speeds up to 2850MB/s.
The X2D features a revised 5.76m-dot OLED EVF. The 3.6″ 2.36m-dot touchscreen is now a tilting LCD with the ability to use it at 40° and 70° if you are shooting from low angles. On top of the camera, there is a 1.08″ top full-color status LCD.
The camera also has a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port, offering 10 Gb/s transfer speeds and in-camera battery charging. An electronic shutter tops out at 1/6000-second and it uses Nikon’s iTTL flash system, and the same battery as the X1D and 907X cameras.
Price & Availability
The Hasselblad X2D 100C Medium Format Mirrorless Camera retails for $8,199 USD and it should be available soon.