posted Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 3:45 PM EST
The Hasselblad X2D 100C is Hasselblad’s latest medium-format mirrorless digital camera. In contrast to the prior two X-series cameras, 2016’s X1D 50C and 2019’s X1D II 50C, the X2D 100C features a higher-res 100-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS picture sensor with phase-detect autofocus. The elevated megapixel rely and the addition of PDAF are two main adjustments and provide important efficiency enhancements. Alongside these adjustments, the X2D 100C additionally employs a refined design, in-body picture stabilization, a 1TB inside SSD and rather more.
Hasselblad X2D 100C
After going hands-on with the digital camera, plus two of Hasselblad’s three new XCD V Collection lenses, the X2D 100C made a robust impression – and principally a constructive one. The digital camera will get excessive marks for its design, unbelievable ergonomics, industry-leading EVF and beautiful picture high quality. It is troublesome to overstate simply how good the digital camera’s sensor is. It is the identical sensor as we have beforehand seen within the Fujifilm GFX 100 and GFX 100S, though paired with Hasselblad’s in-house tuning and colour science, the outcomes are barely completely different with extra subdued, reasonable colour tones and a decrease base ISO (64 versus 100).
Hasselblad X2D 100C with Hasselblad XCD 55mm F2.5 V lens at F4, 1/80s, ISO 3200. This picture has been edited.
Whereas the X2D 100C’s autofocus guarantees to be a lot better than its predecessors, I nonetheless discover it missing velocity and class. The digital camera would not provide steady autofocus or any topic detection expertise. Merely put, it is not a digital camera well-suited to motion.
Nevertheless, that does not take away from the X2D 100C’s best strengths – usability and picture high quality. In the event you can look previous its limitations – a few of which can be onerous to disregard for sure customers – the Hasselblad X2D 100C rewards you with an satisfying person expertise and unparalleled picture high quality.
Hasselblad X2D 100C with Hasselblad XCD 55mm F2.5 V lens at F11, 7.1s, ISO 64. This picture has been edited.
To learn my full ideas on the Hasselblad X2D 100C, head to our Palms-on Assessment. As of now, my uncooked information aren’t obtainable to obtain resulting from a technical problem. We’re working rapidly to resolve the problem however did not need to delay the evaluate additional.
Hasselblad X2D 100C with Hasselblad XCD 55mm F2.5 V lens at F16, 1/11s, ISO 1600. This picture has been edited.