Hasselblad X1D II 50C

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    Highlights

    • 50 MP Medium format CMOS Sensor
    • 100 - 25,600 Native ISO
    • 117 Focus Points
    • 3.6" 2,360k dot Fixed Screen
    • 3,686k dot Electronic (OLED) Viewfinder
    • 2.7 fps Continuous Shooting
    • 2720 x 1530 Video Shooting
    • 30 min Video Recording Limit
    • Built-in GPS
    • Built-In Wi-Fi
    • Wheather Sealed Body
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    Overview

    Hasselblad X1D II 50C was announced in 2019 and is a Medium format (43.8 x 32.9 mm) Mirrorless camera with 50 Megapixel CMOS sensor. Its native ISO ranges from 100 to 25,600. The camera has a Fixed 3.6" screen with 2,360k dot resolution and built-in Electronic (OLED) viewfinder with 3,686k dot resolution.

    Hasselblad X1D II 50C can capture video up to 2720 x 1530 resolution.

    Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Hasselblad X1D II 50C.

    PROS

    •   Video Capture
    •   Large Sensor
    •   High Resolution Sensor - 50 Megapixel
    •   High Bit Depth
    •   117 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Large Screen - 3.6"
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,360k dot
    •   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
    •   USB Charging
    •   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 - 2.7 fps
    •   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
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 3,686k dot
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/10000 sec
    •   Video Resolution - 2720 x 1530
    •   Weight - 766 g (1.69 lb / 27.02 oz)

    Predecessor

    Here we are comparing Hasselblad X1D II 50C to its predecessor X1D-50c and displaying the major changes.

    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 II 50C vs X1D-50c.

    Successor

    In 2022 Hasselblad X1D II 50C was replaced by Hasselblad X2D 100c. Let us now have a look at some important differences between Hasselblad X1D II 50C and its successor.

    UPGRADES Hasselblad X2D 100c vs Hasselblad X1D II 50C
    Higher Sensor Resolution 100 Megapixel vs 50 Megapixel
    Lower Native ISO 64 vs 100
    Max Image Resolution 11656 x 8742 vs 8272 x 6200
    More Focus Points 294 vs 117
    Phase Detection for Autofocus vs
    Image Stabilization 5-Axis Sensor Shift vs
    Screen Type Tilting vs Fixed
    Top LCD Screen vs
    Higher Resolution Viewfinder 5,760k dot vs 3,686k dot
    Higher Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) 1/4000 sec vs 1/2000 sec
    Higher Max Continuous Shooting 3.3 fps vs 2.7 fps
    Higher Flash Sync Speed 1/4000 sec vs 1/2000 sec
    Higher USB Speed USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 (10 GBit/sec) vs USB 3.2 Gen 1x1 (5 GBit/sec)
    Wi-Fi Version Wi-Fi 6, 2x2 MIMO, 802.11b/a/g/n/ac/ax vs Wi-Fi 5, 802.11ac/b/g/n, 2.4/5 GHz
    Internal Storage 1 TB vs
    DOWNGRADES Hasselblad X2D 100c vs Hasselblad X1D II 50C
    More Expensive $8,199 vs $5750/£6400/€6000
    Video Capture vs
    Lower Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent) 1x vs 1.10x
    Lower Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) 1/6000 sec vs 1/10000 sec
    Built-in GPS vs
    Heavier 895 g (1.97 lb / 31.57 oz) vs 766 g (1.69 lb / 27.02 oz)
    Less Storage Slots 1 vs 2

    For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Hasselblad X1D II 50C vs X2D 100c.

    Screen and Viewfinder

    Fixed Touchscreen

    Hasselblad X1D II 50C has a 3.6" Fixed touchscreen with 2,360k dot resolution which is quite high by today's standards.


    Electronic (OLED) Viewfinder

    Camera has a built-in Electronic (OLED) viewfinder with 3,686k dot resolution. It has a 100% coverage and 0.87x (1.10x 35mm equivalent) magnification.

    Sensor

    Hasselblad X1D II 50C features a 50 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 II 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 II 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 II 50C.

    Connectivity, Battery and Storage

    Built-in GPS

    Hasselblad X1D II 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 II 50C has a USB 3.2 Gen 1x1 (5 GBit/sec) Type-C input for data transfer and battery charging. 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 II 50C has Electronic shutter and Leaf shutter. Shutter speed can go up to 1/10000 sec with electronic shutter and up to 1/2000 sec with mechanical shutter. Camera can shoot continuously up to 2.7 fps.


    Flash

    Hasselblad X1D II 50C has no built-in flash but an external flash may be connected via Hot Shoe. The fastest flash synchronization speed is 1/2000 sec. Flash compensation can be set from -3 to +3 EV with 1/3 EV step increments.

    Physical Parameters

    Hasselblad X1D II 50C has dimensions of 148 x 97 x 70 mm (5.83 x 3.82 x 2.76"). It weighs 766 g (1.69 lb / 27.02 oz) which is neither heavy nor lightweight.

    148 mm (5.83")

    97 mm (3.82")

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    70 mm (2.76")

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    Hasselblad X1D II 50C dimensions

    Hasselblad X1D II 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 II 50C is suitable for six different types of photography.


    Landscape Photography

    EXCELLENT
    97

    Hasselblad X1D II 50C gets a score of 97 and is EXCELLENT choice for Landscape photography.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,360k dot
    •   Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing

    Sports Photography

    GOOD
    79

    Hasselblad X1D II 50C gets a score of 79 and is GOOD choice for Sports photography.

    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   117 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   No Face Detection
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,360k dot
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 3,686k dot
    •   Low Max Continuous Shooting - 2.7 fps
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Wildlife Photography

    GOOD
    79

    Hasselblad X1D II 50C gets a score of 79 and is GOOD choice for Wildlife photography.

    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   117 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,360k dot
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 3,686k dot
    •   Low Max Continuous Shooting - 2.7 fps
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Portrait Photography

    EXCELLENT
    88

    Hasselblad X1D II 50C gets a score of 88 and is EXCELLENT choice for Portrait photography.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   117 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   No Face Detection
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Large Screen - 3.6"
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,360k dot
    •   High Flash Sync Speed - 1/2000 sec
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Street Photography

    EXCELLENT
    88

    Hasselblad X1D II 50C gets a score of 88 and is EXCELLENT choice for Street photography.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   117 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Fixed Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,360k dot
    •   Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 766 g (1.69 lb / 27.02 oz)

    Travel Photography

    EXCELLENT
    85

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

    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Fixed Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,360k dot
    •   Video Resolution - 2720 x 1530
    •   Low Video Recording Limit
    •   Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 766 g (1.69 lb / 27.02 oz)

    Hasselblad X1D II 50C Evaluation

    We evaluate Hasselblad X1D II 50C and give score of 78 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
    78

    Sensor

    GOOD
    82

    We give Hasselblad X1D II 50C a score of 82 for Sensor parameters.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   High Resolution Sensor - 50 Megapixel
    •   100 Lowest Native ISO
    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   High DxO Overall Score - 102

    Photo

    GOOD
    72

    We give Hasselblad X1D II 50C a score of 72 for Photo parameters.

    •   High Bit Depth
    •   Timelapse Recording
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Low Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/2000 sec
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/10000 sec
    •   Low Max Continuous Shooting - 2.7 fps
    •   High Flash Sync Speed - 1/2000 sec

    Video

    BAD
    25

    We give Hasselblad X1D II 50C a score of 25 for Video parameters.

    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Video Resolution - 2720 x 1530
    •   Low Video Recording Limit

    Focusing

    GOOD
    77

    We give Hasselblad X1D II 50C a score of 77 for Focusing parameters.

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

    Screen and Viewfinder

    GOOD
    84

    We give Hasselblad X1D II 50C a score of 84 for Screen and Viewfinder parameters.

    •   Fixed Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Large Screen - 3.6"
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,360k dot
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 3,686k dot

    Connectivity

    EXCELLENT
    94

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

    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 766 g (1.69 lb / 27.02 oz)
    •   2 Storage Slots


    For a full specification list please go to the specifications page:

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