Hasselblad X2D 100C: A 100MP Digital camera with IBIS and Hybrid AF

Hasselblad’s new flagship medium format mirrorless digicam is the X2D 100C which incorporates a 100-megapixel bottom illuminated sensor, section detection hybrid autofocus, in-body picture stabilization, and 15-stops of dynamic vary with 16-bit shade.

Described as a “subsequent era” mirrorless medium format digital digicam, Hasselblad says the X2D 100C has been engineered to convey “substantial” technological enhancements throughout the board from picture high quality, to dealing with, to system responsiveness.

The X2D 100C

“When creating the X2D 100C, our objective was the identical as at all times, simply as Victor Hasselblad himself made a long time in the past: construct a greater digicam,” Bronius Rudnickas, Hasselblad Advertising Supervisor, says. “This dedication drives us to discover the likelihood to enhance its efficiency from all features.”

Hasselblad X1D 100C

Hasselblad X1D 100C

On the core of the digicam is a 100-megapixel medium format bottom illuminated (BSI) sensor (43.8 × 32.9 mm) that has been outfitted with hybrid section and contrast-based autofocus capabilities. The corporate says the sensor has 294 section detection autofocus factors (PDAF) to make sure fast and correct focusing that it could possibly use in tandem with contrast-based algorithms.

The digicam can document in RAW and JPEG, the previous are usually about 206 megabytes in dimension on common. Whereas it isn’t by any means a velocity demon, the X2D 100C can shoot at as much as 3.3 frames per second in 14-bit shade however slows down when set to 16-bit shade seize.

Hasselblad additionally designed a customized five-axis in-body picture stabilization (IBIS) system that’s able to seven stops of stabilization and permits the digicam to be hand-held in even dimly lit situations and nonetheless seize sharp focus. The IBIS system needed to be customized made for this digicam as a result of Hasselblad says it needed to maintain the physique as compact as potential. The consequence isn’t solely what the corporate guarantees ends in excessive efficiency, but in addition is probably the most compact medium format IBIS answer available on the market.

The X2D 100C makes use of a 0.5-inch OLED digital viewfinder (EVF) with 5.76-million dots and a magnification of 1.00x and a refresh fee of as much as 60 frames per second. Hasselblad says the EVF helps electrical refractive error correction which ensures the entire show is sharp and shiny from nook to nook.

On the highest of the digicam is a 1.08-inch shade show that shows present settings together with a 3.6-inch telling 2.35-metapixel touch-capable rear show. That rear show is host to Hasselblad’s “intuitive” consumer interface that is without doubt one of the main promoting factors of earlier X System cameras.

What separates the X2D from nearly every other stills-focused digicam available on the market is that it has no video function and it comes with a built-in 1TB SSD. So whereas it additionally accepts CFexpress Kind B playing cards, one isn’t obligatory to make use of the digicam.

On that be aware, Hasselblad considerably simplified the I/O on this digicam, and aside from the only reminiscence card slot, it solely incorporates a battery compartment and a single USB-C port.

The battery is CIPA rated for as much as 420 pictures and helps PD 3.0 quick charging. Since CIPA scores have been comparatively inaccurate on the subject of mirrorless cameras, it’s extremely possible that the battery will final for a lot of extra pictures than promised.

Three New Lenses

Along with the X2D 100C, Hasselblad has introduced three new lenses that broaden the X System line to 13 complete. These new lenses are the XCD 38mm f/2.5, 55mm f/2.5, and 90mm f/2.5. Hasselblad says every has been designed to be compact and light-weight with out sacrificing the corporate’s top-of-the-line optical efficiency expectations.

The three lenses additionally function an upgraded focusing module with a stepping motor that permits them to assist quicker and extra correct autofocus. The leaf shutter mechanism can be extra compact, which permits it to assist flash syncing in any respect shutter speeds (as much as 1/2000 second on the 2 wider lenses and 1/4000 on the 90mm lens).

The lenses function a full-metal physique and an engraved distance scale in addition to a push-pull system to change between autofocus and handbook focus. Moreover, the brand new lens management ring helps operate customization, and photographers can now change what to manage with the ring based on their preferences.

These new lenses are appropriate with any X System digicam, however shall be at their highest efficiency when mixed with the brand new X2D 100C. Likewise, older X System lenses won’t be possible in a position to sustain with the quicker focusing that’s potential with the brand new digicam.

Pricing and Availability

The Hasselblad X2D 100C in addition to all three new lenses can be found to order instantly. The X2D 100C could be bought for $8,200, the XCD 38mm f/2.5 and 55mm f/2.5 could be ordered for $3,700, and 90mm f/2.5 is out there for $4,300.

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