Hasselblad X2D 100Cs Medium Format Mirrorless Camera

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.

Key features

  • 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


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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.

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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

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The X2D 100C has physical dimensions of 5.85 x 4.2 x 2.9″ and it weighs 1.74 lb.

Autofocus & IS

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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

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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.

Other Features

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.

New Lenses

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Along with the release of the X2D 100C camera body, Hasselblad has also announced the XCD 38mm f/2.5 V, XCD 55mm f/2.5 V, and XCD 90mm f/2.5 V lenses.

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