Legacy Hasselblad

For its 75th birthday in 2016, Hasselblad released the X1D, the world’s first compact mirrorless medium format camera. The X1D II 50C continues the evolution with improved usability, better performance and a cheaper pricetag.
Words by Sandy Lindsey | August 27, 2019 | Luxury

Hasselblad fans rejoice. There’s a new star in their celebrity line-up the Hasselblad X1D II 50C. This latest build on the XID platform features a 50 megapixel CMOS (43.8 x 32.9 mm) sensor with large 5.3 x 5.3 µm pixels for “images with superb tonality” and Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution technology for true-to-life, natural tones. There’s 14 stops of dynamic range available, and stills can be captured as 16-bit RAW and full resolution JPEGs for breathtaking fashion photography (you’ll never use a selfie camera again) and beyond-true-to-life nature scenes. One significant enhancement is that users can now transfer files over to an iPad Pro and iPad Air (2019) running the new Phocus Mobile 2 application via either USB-C or WiFi, allowing for post-processing on-the-go. The 3.6-inch, 2.36 million-dot touchscreen panel is the largest LCD display on any digital medium format camera. Plus, users can now access the camera’s menu system through the electronic viewfinder, for those times when trying to navigate system parameters in bright sunlight is nigh impossible;