Hasselblad X1D II 50C

Hasselblad X1D II 50C front

Hasselblad X1D II 50C summary

Hasselblad X1D II 50C is Hasselblad's Pro Mirrorless camera originally revealed on June of 2019. The camera comes with a 51MP, CMOS Medium format sized sensor and has a full resolution of 8272 x 6200.

Hasselblad launched this camera in an effort to replace the earlier Hasselblad X1D (Read Full Comparison) and afterwards brought out the newer Hasselblad X2D (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to update this model.

The X1D II 50C stands at #25 out of 70 in Pro Mirrorless cameras and over all #39 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our database. Please try out our Smart camera finder to find camera listings based on your custom factors.

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Hasselblad X1D II 50C family

The Hasselblad X1D II 50C is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the detailed range underneath.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Hasselblad-X2D-100c front thumbnailHasselblad X2D
X1D II 50C vs X2D
100MPMedium format3.3 fps2022
Hasselblad-X1D-II-50C front thumbnailHasselblad X1D II 50C51MPMedium format2.7 fps2019
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Hasselblad-X1D front thumbnailHasselblad X1D
X1D II 50C vs X1D
51MPMedium format2.3 fps2016

Hasselblad X1D II 50C Pros and Cons

Below is a selection of positives and negatives of the Hasselblad X1D II 50C based on aspects which are often regarded as necessary in a camera.

above average ISO range (25,600)
above average minimum ISO (100)
bigger than average screen (3.60")
built-in touchscreen
delivers RAW files
focusing manually
great flash sync speed (1/2,000s)
high quality video (2720 x 1530 resolution)
includes external mic socket
includes HDMI socket
includes headphone socket
includes tracking autofocus
interchangeable lenses (Hasselblad X mount)
MP count fantastic (51 megapixels)
offers touch to focus
quiet mode (1/10,000s)
sensor size is great (Medium format)
two card slots
very good screen resolution (2,360 k dots)
weather sealing
display isn't selfie friendly
doesn't have Time Lapse function
fixed screen
lacks phase detect AF
low frames per second (2.7 frames per second)
no image stabilization
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Hasselblad X1D II 50C Sensor info

The size of the sensor in the Hasselblad X1D II 50C is 44mm x 33mm (Medium format). The 1,452 mm² sensor can capture 8272 x 6200 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1 and 4:3.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 51 megapixels and gives a native ISO range of 100 - 25600. RAW format is supported therefore you have wider room to maneuver in post.

The graphic underneath displays the X1D II 50C's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The X1D II 50C sensor comes with a crop factor of 0.8 and is highlighted in green.

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To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Hasselblad X1D II 50C dimensions

Hasselblad X1D II 50C weighs around 1.60 pounds (725g or 25.57 oz) and the measurement of the camera is 150mm x 98mm x 71mm (5.9" x 3.9" x 2.8"). The weight of average Pro Mirrorless camera is 722g so the Hasselblad X1D II 50C is similar when compared to various rivals.

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Here is a picture of the Hasselblad X1D II 50C besides a soda to help you to have a feel for its scale.

Hasselblad X1D II 50C dimensions scale

The top view underneath will provide the button layout on the X1D II 50C.

Hasselblad X1D II 50C topview buttons dials

Hasselblad X1D II 50C Lens info

The X1D II 50C works with the Hasselblad X mount and has 10 lenses to choose from. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our database which will work with the X1D II 50C.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Hasselblad-XCD-30mm-F3.5 lensHasselblad XCD 30mm F3.531mmf/3.5550g
Hasselblad-XCD-80mm-F1.9 lensHasselblad XCD 80mm F1.980mmf/1.9 1045g
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Hasselblad-XCD-135mm-F2.8 lensHasselblad XCD 135mm F2.8135mmf/2.8 935g
Hasselblad-XCD-45mm-F3.5 lensHasselblad XCD 45mm F3.545mmf/3.5 475g
Hasselblad-XCD-65mm-F2.8 lensHasselblad XCD 65mm F2.865mmf/2.8 727g
Hasselblad-XCD-45mm-F4-P lensHasselblad XCD 45mm F4 P45mmf/4230g
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Hasselblad-XCD-21mm-F4 lensHasselblad XCD 21mm F421mmf/4600g
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Hasselblad X1D II 50C Connectivity

The X1D II 50C has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes
  • GPS Yes

Digital cameras that consist of NFC or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can send pictures and oftentimes adjust settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.

A few applications even enable a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external monitor. The majority of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.

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Hasselblad X1D II 50C Video info

The highest possible video quality in the Hasselblad X1D II 50C is 2720 x 1530 and it can shoot in H.264 format. 1530p gives an exceptional quality for video recording. You will be able to crop to 1080p in order to get clearer results. Be wary of the huge file sizes and make sure you have got decent SD cards that have fast write speed. The camera does include both headphone and mic socket making it incredibly useful while recording audio.

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Hasselblad X1D II 50C Weather Sealing

Hasselblad X1D II 50C provides weather proofing making it a great option to use for tricky conditions. This is especially handy in case you are uncertain about the conditions you might encounter for outdoor photography.

Hasselblad X1D II 50C Display and Viewfinder

The Hasselblad X1D II 50C comes with a 3.60" fixed display supporting a resolution of 2,360k dots.

Additionally the display is touch friendly which means you will be able to change focus points plus adjust settings using your finger.

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The ViewFinder details regarding Hasselblad X1D II 50C are as follows:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • ViewFinder Resolution 3,690k dots
  • ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
  • ViewFinder Magnification 0.87x

Viewfinders are quite handy for sunny outdoor conditions which can make the camera display washed out and hard to view.

Hasselblad X1D II 50C Shutter info

Hasselblad X1D II 50C continuous shooting rate is 2.7 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s. The camera also features silent electronic shutter of 1/10000s. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter could cause "rolling shutter" in certain lighting conditions.

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Hasselblad X1D II 50C Flash and Hot shoe info

Hasselblad X1D II 50C boasts external flash support but is without in-built flash. The maximum flash sync is 1/2000s.

Hasselblad X1D II 50C Autofocusing info

Hasselblad X1D II 50C boasts just Contrast Detect AF and does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier and precise when compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.

The Sensor comes with 117 focus points to select from. Hasselblad X1D II 50C has touch to focus. You can use your fingers in order to adjust focus points. It also comes with Tracking AF for subjects on the move. Hasselblad X1D II 50C has manual focus in case it is required for low light scenarios or you want more exact focus control.

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Hasselblad X1D II 50C Battery life

The average Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 460. Olympus E-M1X has got the best (870) battery life for this class of cameras.

Here is a listing of Pro Mirrorless cameras which have the strongest battery life:

Hasselblad X1D II 50C for varying types of photography

The following diagram displays a outline of the Hasselblad X1D II 50C for varying types of photography. To learn more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.

Hasselblad X1D II 50C Portrait photography advice

The Hasselblad X1D II 50C receives a points tally of 91 which is exceptional, meaning that it is a tremendous fit for portrait photography. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor size, support for RAW photos plus the flexibility to utilize off-camera lighting.

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manual focus
above average flash sync speed (1/2,000 seconds)
excellent resolution (51MP)
big sensor size (Medium format)
exports RAW formats

Hasselblad X1D II 50C Street photography advice

Having a nice score of 69, the Hasselblad X1D II 50C is a good pick to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.

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sensor size is large (Medium format)
exports RAW files
comes with focus via touch
weather proofing
above average ISO range (25,600)
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization

Sports photography with Hasselblad X1D II 50C

A very good sports photography points tally of 74 means the Hasselblad X1D II 50C is a fine choice for shooting sports. A camera must have excellent tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.

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silent shooting (1/10,000 seconds)
amazing sensor resolution (51MP)
large sensor size (Medium format)
offers tracking focus
environment proofing
slow fps (2.7 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
no phase detect auto focus

Travel photography with Hasselblad X1D II 50C

Portability is super important when choosing a travel camera. All round, the Hasselblad X1D II 50C gets a nice 65 as a travelling camera which is a fine option for your journeys.

Photography Glossary
environment proof
comes with focus by touch
megapixel count fantastic (51MP)
lack of Timelapse mode
does not have a selfie friendly display

Hasselblad X1D II 50C as a Landscape photography camera

For anybody planning to pick a camera for landscape photographs, the most essential aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Hasselblad X1D II 50C with it's impressive score of 81 as a landscape camera is a wonderful option compared to its competitors.

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you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Hasselblad X mount)
screen larger than average (3.60 inch)
megapixel count amazing (51 megapixels)
large sensor size (Medium format)
great high ISO (25,600)
saves RAW files
weather sealing
2 card slots
no image stabilization
lack of Timelapse function

Hasselblad X1D II 50C Vlogging info

A vlogging camera should come with a articulating screen, mic port and if possible IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Hasselblad X1D II 50C is not appropriate for vlogging as it comes to a lousy score of 32.

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screen is touchscreen
video resolution high (2720 x 1530 pxls)
includes external microphone jack
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization

Hasselblad X1D II 50C Alternatives

If you need alternatives to the X1D II 50C, here is a list of the top scored cameras which fall under the family of Pro Mirrorless.

The line graph down below gives you an overview of the X1D II 50C versus it's highest rated rivals suggested previously.

Here are a few more cameras you might look at as alternative options. To see a full comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Hasselblad X1D II 50C
Pro Mirrorless
Physical type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Medium format
Sensor dimensions
44 x 33mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
51 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1 and 4:3
Peak resolution
8272 x 6200
RAW format
Highest native ISO
Minimum native ISO
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points
Lens mount
Hasselblad X
Number of lenses
Crop factor
Type of display
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
Resolution of display
2,360k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder resolution
3,690k dots
Viewfinder coverage
100 percent
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
DXO Color Depth score
DXO Dynamic range score
DXO Low light score
Minimum shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
Fastest quiet shutter speed
Continuous shutter rate
2.7 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
no built-in flash
Flash settings
no built-in flash
External flash
WB bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
2720 x 1530 (30p)
Highest video resolution
Video file format
Mic port
Headphone port
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
725g (1.60 lb)
150 x 98 x 71mm (5.9" x 3.9" x 2.8")
Self timer
Time lapse shooting
Storage type
Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots
Card slots
Retail pricing