Hasselblad has announced a new medium format mirrorless camera, the X2D 100C with 100 megapixel resolution and a custom-built image stabilisation system plus 3 new lenses.

The new Hasselblad X2D 100C camera, shown with the new XCD 2.5/55V ‘standard’ lens. (Source: Hasselblad.)

The latest model in the X-series range features a 43.8 x 32.9 mm backside-illuminated sensor with an effective resolution of 100 megapixels. The company claims this chip provides 15 stops of dynamic range (an increase of a stop on the previous X1D II 50C camera) with 16-bit colour. Weighing just under 900 grams with the rechargeable lithium-ion battery installed, the camera body is surprisingly compact. It comes with a sophisticated AF system with 294 selectable phase detection zones, which should be much faster and more accurate than the previous model’s AF system. The company claims the 5-axis image stabilisation system can provide up to seven stops of total shake reduction, enabling the camera to be used hand-held in most lighting conditions.

The built-in 0.5-inch electronic viewfinder has a resolution of 5.76 million dots and offers 1:1 magnification plus a refresh rate of up to 60 fps. The camera also sports a 3.6-inch, 2.3-megapixel tilting touchscreen monitor. The battery is only rated for around 420 shots/charge but it supports Fast Charging via USB. The camera is scheduled for release in late September 2022 at an RRP of US$8,200 for the body alone.

The latest XCD lenses: the XCD 2.5/55V, XCD 2,5/38V, and XCD 2.5/90V. (Source: Hasselblad.)

Concurrent with the launch of the X2D 100C camera are three new  XCD lenses: the XCD 2.5/55V, XCD 2.5/38V, and XCD 2.5/90V. These new lenses are compact, lightweight and designed to maintain Hasselblad’s top-class optical performance with fully upgraded focusing for faster and more accurate autofocus and leaf shutters that provide flash synchronisation at all speeds. Each metal lens features both a focus ring and lens control ring engraved with a Hasselblad “H” logo. A simple push and pull of the focus ring changes from AF to MF mode, where intuitive scale marks keep focus distance and DOF clear at a glance. The control ring can be customised for quick access to preferred functions, making shooting more convenient and efficient. The RRP for the XCD 38mm f/2.5 and XCD 2.5/55V lenses is US$3,699, while the XCD 2.5/90V lens is priced at US$4,299.

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