​Hasselblad X1D II 50C Review

July 27, 2020 | Tim Coleman |


Camera Type

Medium Format Mirrorless Digital camera with Autofocus, Auto exposure, interchangeable lenses.


Machined aluminium. Tripod socket 1/4”.

Sensor Type

CMOS, 50 megapixels (8272 × 6200 pixels, 5.3 × 5.3 µm).

Sensor Dimensions

43.8 × 32.9 mm

Image Size

Stills: 3FR RAW capture 106 MB on average. JPEG: Up to 22 MB, TIFF 8 bit: 154 MB. Video: 2.7K (2720 x 1530) and HD (1920 x 1080), max 29:59 minutes/clip).

File Format

Hasselblad 3FR RAW, Full size JPEG. Video: H.264 Compressed (29.97 fps). 4:2:0 8 bit color.

Shooting Mode

Single shot stills, Video. Single and Continuous Drive, Self Timer, Interval Timer, Exposure Brack- eting and Focus Bracketing.

Colour Definition

16-bit; Dynamic range up to 14 stops.

ISO Speed Range

ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600.

Storage Options

Dual UHS-II SD cards or tethered to Mac or PC. Max 1 TB. SD Cards can be used in Overflow or Backup mode (images only). Recommended cards are listed below.

Colour Management

Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution (HNCS)

Storage Capacity

A 64 GB card holds approximately 600 RAW or 6000 JPEG High Quality images on average.

Capture Rate

2.7 frames per second (RAW)

User Interface

Touch interface including swipe, scroll and pinch/spread to zoom. Camera grip with buttons and Scroll Wheels. Many camera functions and settings can be controlled from a tethered computer or iPad Pro/iPad Air (2019) over Wi-Fi or tethered.


3.6-inch TFT type, 24-bit colour, 2.36-million-dot; Touch functionality: Full support

Live View

On camera and host computer with high frame rate.


OLED, 3.69-million-dot Electronic Viewfinder (EVF). Viewing Area : 100%. Magnification: 0.87x

Histogram Feedback

Yes, in Browse Mode on rear display and in EVF.

IR Filter

Mounted in front of sensor.

Acoustic Feedback



Phocus for Mac and Windows. Compatible with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® and Adobe Camera Raw®
Phocus Mobile 2 for iPad Pro and iPad Air (2019).

Platform Support

Macintosh: OS X version 10.12.2 or later. PC: XP/Vista/Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)/ 8 / 10.

iOS device Support

iPad Pro or iPad Air (2019 or later)

Host Connection Type

USB 3.0 (5 Gbit/s) Type-C connector.

Additional Connec- tions

Audio In/Out.

Operating Tempera- ture

-10 to 45 ˚C. 14 to 113 ˚F.

Wi-Fi & GPS

802.11 b, g, n, a, ac (a and ac depending on region). GPS built-in.


Hasselblad XCD lenses with built in electronically controlled shutter and aperture. Automatic or manual focusing with instant manual focus override. Lens shades can be mounted in reverse for transport.
Compatible with all H System lenses and some H System accessories using an XH Lens Adapter. Also compatible with V System and XPan Lenses using a XV or XPan Lens Adapter. Many other lenses via 3rd party lens adapters (E-shutter only).


Electronically controlled lens shutter with speeds up to 1/2000 s. Flash sync at all speeds. Option- al electronic shutter

Shutter Speed Range

68 minutes to 1/2000 s with XCD Lenses. 1/800 s or 1/2000 s with HC/HCD Lenses. Electronic shutter 68 min to 1/10000 s.

Flash Sync Speed

Flash can be used at all shutter speeds. Mechanical shutter only.

Flash Control

TTL centre weighted system. Compatible with NikonTM System flashes. ISO range 100 to 6400. Flash output can be adjusted (-3 to +3 EV) for fill-in purposes independent of ambient light. Sync at all shutter speeds. Mechanical shutter only.

Flash Compatibility

In TTL-mode, the following Nikon Flash products can be used: SB-300, SB-500, SB-5000, SB-700, SB-900, SB-910.
The following Profoto products can be used in TTL-mode: A1, B1 and B2 with Nikon interface.


Automatic and manual focusing. Instant manual focus override. Automatic focusing using contrast detection. 100% zoom or Focus Peaking available in manual focus. Up to 117 selectable autofocus points.

Exposure Metering

Spot, centre weighted and centre spot.

Power Supply

Rechargeable Li-ion battery (7.27 VDC/3400 mAh). Compatible with the 3200 mAh battery. Can be charged in camera via USB or with optional external charger.


Complete camera with XCD 45P lens: 148 x 97 x 102 mm [W x H x D]. Camera Body only: 148 x 97 x 70 mm


1086 g (Complete camera with XCD 45P lens, Li-ion battery and card).
650 g (Camera Body). 766 g (Camera Body with Li-ion battery and SD Card).