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.
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.