Hasselblad Unveils the X2D 100C and Three New Lenses


Hasselblad released its new camera X2D with three new lenses, the XCD 38mm f/2.5, 55mm f/2.5, and 90mm f/2.5.
The X2D 100C is a mirrorless DSLR. The body is made of aluminium and dark grey in tone. The camera has a 100-megapixel back-side illuminated (BSI) (43.8 × 32.9 mm) CMOS sensor, that can deliver up to 15 stops of dynamic range with a 16-bit colour depth.
It has the new 5-axis, 7-stop in-body image stabilisation system (IBIS), enabling handheld image capture. Hasselblad independently developed its own IBIS for the X2D 100C in order to meet the requirements for stabilising a 100MP sensor. Keeping size and weight in mind for portability, the X2D 100C is a compact medium format IBIS solution.

With 294 Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) zones, the system ensures the subject is rapidly located and brought into focus. The X2D 100C captures files in 3FR RAW and full-size JPEG, and the built-in 1TB SSD storage and CFexpress Type B card support delivers a high capture rate for fast-moving subjects.

The X2D 100C features an 0.5-inch OLED Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) with 5.76-million dots, a magnification of 1.00x with a refresh rate of 60fps, which supports electric refractive error correction to ensure the whole display is sharp and bright. A 1.08-inch colour top display and a 2.36MP, 3.6-inch tilting, touch-capable rear display delivers access to all of these new imaging technologies. The X2D 100C is compatible with Phocus, Hasselblad’s free image processing software.

Bronius Rudnickas, Hasselblad Marketing Manager said, “When developing the X2D 100C, our goal was the same as always, just as Victor Hasselblad himself made decades ago: build a better camera.”

The New Lenses
With the launch of three new lenses the XCD 38mm f/2.5, 55mm f/2.5, and 90mm f/2.5, the XCD lens range now expands to 13 lenses in total. Each lens has been designed with a compact and lightweight build.

They have a full-metal body with an engraved distance scale. Photographers can now conveniently switch to Full-time MF using the lens by simply pulling and pushing the focus ring to change between AF and MF.

The XCD 38V is ideal for shooting documentary, street, and landscape photography. The XCD 55V is suitable for full or half-length portraits, as well as for shooting documentary, still life, and daily photography, providing image makers more options for their preferred photography genre. The XCD 90V is a moderate telephoto lens, perfect for close-up portraits and still life imagery, and is 11% lighter than the XCD 90.

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