Hasselblad X1D-50c

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    Highlights

    • 51 MP Medium format CMOS Sensor
    • 100 - 25,600 Native ISO
    • 3.0" 920k dot Fixed Screen
    • 2,360k dot Electronic Viewfinder
    • 2.3 fps Continuous Shooting
    • 1920 x 1080 Video Shooting
    • 30 min Video Recording Limit
    • Built-in GPS
    • Built-In Wi-Fi
    • Wheather Sealed Body
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    Overview

    Hasselblad X1D-50c was announced in 2016 and is a Medium format (43.8 x 32.9 mm) Mirrorless camera with 51 Megapixel CMOS sensor. Its native ISO ranges from 100 to 25,600. The camera has a Fixed 3.0" screen with 920k dot resolution and built-in Electronic viewfinder with 2,360k dot resolution.

    Hasselblad X1D-50c can capture video up to 1920 x 1080 resolution.

    Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Hasselblad X1D-50c.

    PROS

    •   Video Capture
    •   Large Sensor
    •   High Resolution Sensor - 51 Megapixel
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Flash Sync Speed - 1/2000 sec
    •   High DxO Overall Score - 102
    •   High USB Speed
    •   HDMI Output
    •   Built-in GPS
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    CONS

    •   Expensive
    •   Timelapse Recording
    •   No Face Detection
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Fixed Screen
    •   Low Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/2000 sec
    •   Low Max Continuous Shooting - 2.3 fps
    •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
    •   Low Video Recording Limit
    •   No Built-In Bluetooth

    And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

    AVERAGE

    •   100 Lowest Native ISO
    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 920k dot
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot
    •   Weight - 725 g (1.60 lb / 25.57 oz)

    Successor

    In 2019 Hasselblad X1D-50c was replaced by Hasselblad X1D II 50C. Let us now have a look at some important differences between Hasselblad X1D-50c and its successor.

    UPGRADES Hasselblad X1D II 50C vs Hasselblad X1D-50c
    Cheaper $5750/£6400/€6000 vs $8995/£5990/€7900
    Larger Screen 3.6" vs 3.0"
    Higher Resolution Screen 2,360k dot vs 920k dot
    Higher Resolution Viewfinder 3,686k dot vs 2,360k dot
    Lower Min Shutter Speed 4080s vs 60s
    Higher Max Continuous Shooting 2.7 fps vs 2.3 fps
    Higher Video Resolution 2720 x 1530 vs 1920 x 1080
    DOWNGRADES Hasselblad X1D II 50C vs Hasselblad X1D-50c
    Lower Sensor Resolution 50 Megapixel vs 51 Megapixel
    Heavier 766 g (1.69 lb / 27.02 oz) vs 725 g (1.60 lb / 25.57 oz)

    For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Hasselblad X1D-50c vs X1D II 50C.

    Screen and Viewfinder

    Fixed Touchscreen

    Hasselblad X1D-50c has a 3.0" Fixed touchscreen with 920k dot resolution.


    Electronic Viewfinder

    Camera has a built-in Electronic viewfinder with 2,360k dot resolution. It has a 100% coverage and 0.87x (1.10x 35mm equivalent) magnification.

    Sensor

    Hasselblad X1D-50c features a 51 megapixel Medium format CMOS sensor with dimensions of 43.8 x 32.9 mm and a total area of 1441 mm2. Its native ISO range is 100 - 25,600.


    Here is a sensor size comparison chart where you can see how Hasselblad X1D-50c's Medium format sensor compares with other types of sensors:

    Sensor size chart
    Sensor Dimensions Area Aspect Ratio Crop Factor
    Image cannot be displayedMedium Format43.8 x 32.9 mm1441 mm24:30.79x
    Image cannot be displayedFull Frame36 x 24 mm864 mm23:21x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-H27 x 18 mm486 mm23:21.3x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-C23.6 x 15.6 mm368.2 mm23:21.5x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-C (Canon)22.3 x 14.9 mm332.3 mm23:21.6x
    Image cannot be displayedMicro Four Thirds17.4 x 13 mm226.2 mm24:32x
    Image cannot be displayed1-inch13.2 x 8.8 mm116.2 mm23:22.7x
    Image cannot be displayed1/1.7-inch7.44 x 5.58 mm41.5 mm24:34.7x
    Image cannot be displayed1/2.3-inch6.17 x 4.55 mm28.1 mm24:35.6x

    Photography Features

    Camera can take pictures up to 8272 x 6200 resolution.


    Lens Mount

    Hasselblad X1D-50c has Hasselblad X lens mount. Due to Medium format sensor its crop factor (also called lens multiplier) is 0.79x. This means that a 35mm equivalent focal length of the mounted lens will be equal to its actual focal length times 0.79.


    No In-Body Image Stabilization

    The camera does not have in-body image stabilization (IBIS) so it needs lenses with optical image stabilization for vibration reduction.

    Check out the cameras which are frequently compared to Hasselblad X1D-50c.

    Connectivity, Battery and Storage

    Built-in GPS

    Hasselblad X1D-50c has a built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) technology which allows you to automatically tag the location where you took your photos. You can later categorize, organize, and search for photos based on location. This is very useful for travel and outdoor photographers for documenting the locations where images were captured.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in GPS.


    Built-in Wi-Fi

    Camera has a built-in Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 5, 802.11ac/b/g/n, 2.4/5 GHz) which allows to easily transfer photos and videos from the camera to other Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets, printers, or computers. This eliminates the need for cables and allows for quick and convenient media sharing and social media integration. It gives you the ability to control your camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet. This is particularly useful for taking self-portraits, group shots, or capturing images in challenging conditions without having to touch the camera. Firmware updates can also be downloaded and installed wirelessly.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in WiFi.


    USB Input and HDMI Output

    Hasselblad X1D-50c has a USB 3.2 Gen 1x1 (5 GBit/sec) input for data transfer. There is a Mini HDMI connector for video signal output.


    External Storage Slots

    The camera has Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II) card slots.

    Other Features

    Shutter

    Hasselblad X1D-50c's shutter speed can go up to 1/2000 sec. Camera can shoot continuously up to 2.3 fps.


    Flash

    Hasselblad X1D-50c has no built-in flash but an external flash may be connected. The fastest flash synchronization speed is 1/2000 sec.

    Physical Parameters

    Hasselblad X1D-50c has dimensions of 150 x 98 x 71 mm (5.92 x 3.86 x 2.81"). It weighs 725 g (1.60 lb / 25.57 oz) which is neither heavy nor lightweight.

    150 mm (5.92")

    98 mm (3.86")

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    71 mm (2.81")

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    Hasselblad X1D-50c dimensions

    Hasselblad X1D-50c for Different Types of Photography

    We give scores to the camera for different type of photography based on its features and specifications. Let us see how Hasselblad X1D-50c is suitable for six different types of photography.


    Landscape Photography

    EXCELLENT
    96

    Hasselblad X1D-50c gets a score of 96 and is EXCELLENT choice for Landscape photography.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 920k dot
    •   Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing

    Sports Photography

    GOOD
    81

    Hasselblad X1D-50c gets a score of 81 and is GOOD choice for Sports photography.

    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   No Face Detection
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 920k dot
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot
    •   Low Max Continuous Shooting - 2.3 fps
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Wildlife Photography

    GOOD
    80

    Hasselblad X1D-50c gets a score of 80 and is GOOD choice for Wildlife photography.

    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 920k dot
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot
    •   Low Max Continuous Shooting - 2.3 fps
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Portrait Photography

    EXCELLENT
    89

    Hasselblad X1D-50c gets a score of 89 and is EXCELLENT choice for Portrait photography.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   No Face Detection
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 920k dot
    •   High Flash Sync Speed - 1/2000 sec
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Street Photography

    EXCELLENT
    90

    Hasselblad X1D-50c gets a score of 90 and is EXCELLENT choice for Street photography.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Fixed Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 920k dot
    •   Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 725 g (1.60 lb / 25.57 oz)

    Travel Photography

    EXCELLENT
    85

    Hasselblad X1D-50c gets a score of 85 and is EXCELLENT choice for Travel photography.

    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Fixed Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 920k dot
    •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
    •   Low Video Recording Limit
    •   Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 725 g (1.60 lb / 25.57 oz)

    Hasselblad X1D-50c Evaluation

    We evaluate Hasselblad X1D-50c and give score of 76 out of 100. We also give separate scores for 7 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new camera is added to the database.


    OVERALL
    76

    Sensor

    GOOD
    82

    We give Hasselblad X1D-50c a score of 82 for Sensor parameters.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   High Resolution Sensor - 51 Megapixel
    •   100 Lowest Native ISO
    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   High DxO Overall Score - 102

    Photo

    AVERAGE
    66

    We give Hasselblad X1D-50c a score of 66 for Photo parameters.

    •   Timelapse Recording
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Low Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/2000 sec
    •   Low Max Continuous Shooting - 2.3 fps
    •   High Flash Sync Speed - 1/2000 sec

    Video

    BAD
    16

    We give Hasselblad X1D-50c a score of 16 for Video parameters.

    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
    •   Low Video Recording Limit

    Focusing

    GOOD
    83

    We give Hasselblad X1D-50c a score of 83 for Focusing parameters.

    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   No Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus

    Screen and Viewfinder

    GOOD
    79

    We give Hasselblad X1D-50c a score of 79 for Screen and Viewfinder parameters.

    •   Fixed Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 920k dot
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot

    Connectivity

    EXCELLENT
    94

    We give Hasselblad X1D-50c a score of 94 for Connectivity parameters.

    •   High USB Speed
    •   HDMI Output
    •   Built-in GPS
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   No Built-In Bluetooth

    Battery, Storage and Physical

    GOOD
    84

    We give Hasselblad X1D-50c a score of 84 for Battery, Storage and Physical parameters.

    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 725 g (1.60 lb / 25.57 oz)
    •   2 Storage Slots


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