Hasselblad has announced the mirrorless medium format 50-megapixel X1D Mark II 50c, price tag £4,500 /$5,750 / €5,000 (ex VAT), along with a new XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 lens. In the UK, that’s £5,399 inc VAT.

Replacing the original X1D, the Hasselblad X1D Mark II 50c introduces some new design features and internal organs. The X1D II 50c is smaller than a DSLR and incorporates a 50-megapixel CMOS sensor measuring 43.8 x 32.9mm. What’s more, its large pixels measure 5.3 x 5.3nm.

Inside the X1D Mark II 50c is a new processor that Hasselblad says speeds up the camera’s operating system dramatically. Live view offers a faster refresh rate, and shutter lag and black-out time between frames has also been reduced. The camera’s start-up time has also been cut in half thanks to the speed boost.

On the back is a new 3.6-inch, 2.36-million-dot touchscreen LCD, while on top of the camera is a 3.69-million-dot enhanced OLED electronic viewfinder offering a high magnification of 0.87x.

The Hasselblad X1D II 50c offers a dynamic range of 14 stops and allows users to capture 16-bit raw images.

Using Hasselblad’s Phocus Mobile 2 app, users can also now transfer raw and full-resolution JPegs directly from the camera via USB-C or WiFi and edit on their iPad out in the field.

The Hasselblad X1D II is available to order now from Wex Photo Video in the UK, BH Photo Video and Adorama it will ship from July.

XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 lens

The XCD 35-75mm 3.5-4.5 zoom Lens has a recommended retail price of € 4500 / $ 5175 / £ 4050 excl. VAT. In the UK, that’s £5,399 inc VAT. Its estimated delivery date is October 2019. 

Phocus Mobile 2 can be downloaded free of charge by Hasselblad users starting in July 2019.