Hasselblad X1D-50c Review

March 29, 2017 | Mark Goldstein | |
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Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 50 megapixel Raw setting, which gives an average image size of around 108Mb.

The Hasselblad X1D-50c produced images of outstanding quality during the review period. This camera produces noise-free images at ISO 100 up to ISO 1600, with some noise appearing at ISO 3200. The faster settings of ISO 6400 and 12,800 are still usable, although we'd suggest avoiding ISO 25,600 if possible. The night photograph was very good, with the maximum shutter speed of 68 minutes allowing you to capture enough light in almost all situations.

Noise

There are 9 ISO settings available on the Hasselblad X1D-50c. Here are some 100% crops which show the noise levels for each ISO setting:

JPEG RAW

ISO 100 (100% Crop)

ISO 100 (100% Crop)

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ISO 200 (100% Crop)

ISO 200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 400 (100% Crop)

ISO 400 (100% Crop)

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ISO 800 (100% Crop)

ISO 800 (100% Crop)

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ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

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ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

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ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

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ISO 25600 (100% Crop)

ISO 25600 (100% Crop)

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File Quality

The Hasselblad X1D-50c has 2 different JPEG file quality settings available, with High being the highest quality option, and it also supports Raw. Here are some 100% crops which show the quality of the various options, with the file size shown in brackets.

High (4.3Mb) (100% Crop)

Normal (1.8Mb) (100% Crop)

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Raw (108Mb) (100% Crop)

 
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Night

The Hasselblad X1D-50c's maximum shutter speed is 68 minutes in the Manual mode, which is great news if you're seriously interested in night photography. The shot below was taken using a shutter speed of 32 seconds at ISO 100.

Night

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