New sensor, new technology, a camera that elevates the entire lineup, we are talking about the new Hasselblad X2D 100C! In the newest episode of TCSTV, Dave and Evelyn were thrilled to get their hands on the X2D 100C, albeit for a short amount of time, to get their first impressions of this incredible camera. Making waves for Hasselblad, the X2D 100C is already defining itself as Hasselblad’s flagship, mirrorless, medium format camera.
Jumping right into it, the new Hasselblad X2D 100C has had some thoughtful refinements made to the body. Most notable for Dave and Evelyn was the change from a push-up dial to a small, flush LED screen. Hasselblad also made this camera with a 100-megapixel CMOS sensor with 7-stops of in-body image stabilization and a new autofocus system. The new autofocus has both phase and contrast detection, which significantly opens up the possibilities for this camera.
When it comes to storage, Dave and Evelyn were impressed to see that the X2D 100C has a terabyte of internal storage and, to optimize the performance of the processor, an internal SSD drive! However, the only input on the camera is a USBC port for charging and data transfer, which means there is no input for a remote trigger. Luckily Hasselblad’s Phocus software allows you to use your smartphone as a remote trigger.
Moving back to the design of the camera, another positive is that the X2D 100C comes with an articulating screen. Although not fully articulating, the screen does come out a fair distance and the buttons you would use to work through the camera are a part of the screen, so you can see and use them at whatever angle you have the screen. The viewfinder of the camera is stunning, with a big, bright 5.76 million dots of resolution and a 60-hertz refresh rate.
Now it wasn’t just Dave and Evelyn who tested out the Hasselblad X2D 100C. They were joined by local professional photographer Todd Korol, alongside The Camera Store’s Julian Ferriera and Ron Bubnich!
Check out everyone’s hands-on impressions below!
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