Hasselblad X2D

Hasselblad X2D 100c front

Hasselblad X2D overview

Hasselblad X2D is Hasselblad's Pro Mirrorless camera initially revealed on September of 2022. The camera uses a 100MP, CMOS Medium format size sensor with a peak resolution of 11656 x 8742.

Hasselblad brought out this camera in an effort to upgrade the earlier Hasselblad X1D II 50C (Read Full Comparison)

The X2D comes in at #4 out of 70 in Pro Mirrorless cameras and all-around #4 out of 1465 for cameras in our collection. You can test our Advanced camera filter to find camera results based on your custom requirements.

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The following is a graph of specific criteria used in the scoring system.

Hasselblad X2D family

The Hasselblad X2D is part of a family of products. You can see the detailed list underneath.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Hasselblad-X2D-100c front thumbnailHasselblad X2D100MPMedium format3.3 fps2022
Hasselblad-X1D-II-50C front thumbnailHasselblad X1D II 50C
X2D vs X1D II 50C
51MPMedium format2.7 fps2019
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Hasselblad-X1D front thumbnailHasselblad X1D
X2D vs X1D
51MPMedium format2.3 fps2016

Hasselblad X2D Pros and Cons

Here is a selection of pluses and minuses of the Hasselblad X2D based on things which are often seen as crucial in a camera.

big sensor size (Medium format)
boasts touch to focus
does have Top display
exports RAW files
fantastic resolution (100 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
focusing manually
good ISO range (25,600)
good min ISO (64)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
high flash sync (1/4,000 seconds)
includes external mic jack
includes HDMI support
includes headphone jack
nice clear screen (2,360 thousand dot)
quiet shutter (1/6,000 seconds)
screen larger than average (3.60 inch)
screen tilts up and down
sensor has phase detect autofocus
switch lenses (Hasselblad X mount)
touchscreen functionality
weather proof
display isn't selfie friendly
heavier than others in class (895g)
low video resolution ( resolution)
no Time Lapse recording
slow continuous shooting (3.3 fps)
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Hasselblad X2D Sensor features

The spec of the sensor in the Hasselblad X2D is 44mm x 33mm (Medium format). The 1,452 mm² sensor can resolve 11656 x 8742 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1 and 4:3. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter may produce cropping.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 100 megapixels and supports a native ISO range of 64 - 25600. RAW format is supported so the user has more margin for error.

The image underneath shows the X2D's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The X2D sensor comes with a crop factor of 0.8 and is pointed out in green.

Hasselblad X2D 100c sensor size Photography Glossary

To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Hasselblad X2D dimensions

Hasselblad X2D is 1.97 lb (895 grams / 31.57 oz) and features outside proportions of 149mm x 106mm x 75mm (5.9" x 4.2" x 3.0"). The weight of general Pro Mirrorless camera is 722 grams so the Hasselblad X2D is more heavy than various rivals.

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Down below is a image of the Hasselblad X2D besides a soda to help you to have a sense of its size.

Hasselblad X2D 100c dimensions scale

The top view underneath will show you the button design on the X2D.

Hasselblad X2D 100c topview buttons dials

Hasselblad X2D Lens features

The X2D works with the Hasselblad X mount and has 10 lenses currently available. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection that will work with the X2D.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Hasselblad-XCD-21mm-F4 lensHasselblad XCD 21mm F421mmf/4600g
Hasselblad-XCD-65mm-F2.8 lensHasselblad XCD 65mm F2.865mmf/2.8 727g
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Hasselblad-XCD-80mm-F1.9 lensHasselblad XCD 80mm F1.980mmf/1.9 1045g
Hasselblad-XCD-35-75mm-F3.5-4.5 lensHasselblad XCD 35-75mm F3.5-4.536-73mmf/3.5-4.5 1115g
Hasselblad-XCD-120mm-F3.5-Macro lensHasselblad XCD 120mm F3.5 Macro120mmf/3.5 970g
Hasselblad-XCD-45mm-F3.5 lensHasselblad XCD 45mm F3.545mmf/3.5 475g
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Hasselblad-XCD-30mm-F3.5 lensHasselblad XCD 30mm F3.531mmf/3.5550g
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Hasselblad X2D Connectivity

The X2D has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that include NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to send photos and oftentimes alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.

Several apps also enable a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external monitor. A good number of cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.

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Hasselblad X2D Video features

Hasselblad X2D does not capture video. In case you are looking for a camera to shoot just pictures, it is not a concern.

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Hasselblad X2D Weather Sealing

Hasselblad X2D comes with weather sealing making it a fantastic candidate to use in rough places. This is especially valuable if you are unsure about the conditions you might encounter in outdoor photography.

Hasselblad X2D Display and Viewfinder

The Hasselblad X2D houses a 3.60 inch tilting display with a resolution of 2,360 thousand dots.

Additionally the display is touch friendly so you will be able to adjust focus points as well as adjust settings using your fingers. The X2D also has a builtin Top display so you're able to quickly view the camera's settings.

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The ViewFinder specifications regarding Hasselblad X2D are the following:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • ViewFinder Resolution 5,760 thousand dots
  • ViewFinder Coverage 100%
  • ViewFinder Magnification 0.87x

In those sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders can be quite helpful.

Hasselblad X2D Shutter features

Hasselblad X2D continuous shooting rate is 3.3 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds. The camera also features silent electronic shutter of 1/6000 seconds. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter could result in "rolling shutter" in some conditions.

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Hasselblad X2D Flash and Hot shoe features

Hasselblad X2D boasts external flash ability but with no built-in flash. The maximum flash sync is 1/4000 seconds.

Hasselblad X2D Autofocusing features

Hasselblad X2D boasts both Phase Detect Autofocus and Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier & accurate than Contrast Detect focusing.

The Sensor boasts 294 focus points to pick from. Hasselblad X2D has touch to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to shift where you focus. It also features Tracking Autofocus for objects on the move. Hasselblad X2D supports manual focus in case it is required in low light or you want to have more exact focus control.

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Hasselblad X2D Battery life

The battery power for the Hasselblad X2D is made to last for 420 shots according to the CIPA benchmarks making it about the same as its competition. The typical Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 460. Olympus E-M1X offers the highest (870) battery life in this type of cameras.

Below is a collection of Pro Mirrorless cameras which have the highest battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
Photography Glossary
Canon-EOS-R3 front thumbnailCanon R3
X2D vs R3
760 yesnoyes
Nikon-Z9 front thumbnailNikon Z9
X2D vs Z9
740 yesnoyes

Hasselblad X2D for varying forms of photography

The following diagram presents a overview of the Hasselblad X2D for varying forms of photography. To see more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.

Hasselblad X2D Portrait photography information

The Hasselblad X2D has a points tally of 95 which is outstanding, meaning that it is a excellent option for portrait photos. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor specs, support for RAW photos & ability to work with external flash.

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you can focus manually
above average flash sync (1/4,000s)
MP count great (100MP)
great sensor size (Medium format)
exports RAW formats

Hasselblad X2D Street photography highlights

Having a above average points total of 75, the Hasselblad X2D is a respectable option to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of image quality and portability.

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tilting screen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great sensor size (Medium format)
saves RAW files
offers focus by touch
environment proof
above average high ISO (25,600)
more heavy than others in class (895g)

Hasselblad X2D as a Sports photography camera

A awesome sports photography score of 90 suggests the Hasselblad X2D is a tremendous pick for taking photos of sports. A camera must have very good focusing and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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silent shutter (1/6,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count fantastic (100 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Medium format)
has tracking focus
weather sealing
sensor has phase detect autofocus
max frames per second low (3.3 fps)

Hasselblad X2D Travel photography factors

Portability is very crucial when picking a camera for travel. Overall, the Hasselblad X2D gets a very good 61 as a travel camera which is a respectable pick for your journeys.

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environment proof
features touch focus
excellent sensor resolution (100MP)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
heavier than average in class (895 grams)
does not have selfie friendly screen

Hasselblad X2D Landscape photography advice

For anybody looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most important factor is going to be image quality. The Hasselblad X2D with it's very high score of 87 as a landscape camera is a awesome choice in the current marketplace.

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you can focus manually
swap lenses (Hasselblad X mount)
bigger than average screen (3.60")
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
fantastic MP (100 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Medium format)
above average high ISO (25,600)
delivers RAW files
weather proof
missing Time Lapse function

Hasselblad X2D as a Vlogging camera

A vlogging camera really should come with a moving display screen, microphone port and preferably IBIS. Considering all things, the Hasselblad X2D is not suitable for vlogging as it comes to a bad rating of 30.

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touch screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
has external mic jack
screen isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low ( pxls)
heavier than average (895 grams)

Hasselblad X2D Alternatives

If you are trying to find alternatives to the X2D, here is a selection of the top rated cameras which fall under the family of Pro Mirrorless.

The chart just below offers you an overview of the X2D compared to it's top ranking rivals suggested earlier.

Here are a few more cameras you might take a look at as alternate options. To see a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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General Information
Hasselblad X2D 100c
Pro Mirrorless
Body design
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Medium format
Sensor dimensions
44 x 33mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
100 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1 and 4:3
Maximum resolution
11656 x 8742
RAW files
Maximum native ISO
Lowest native ISO
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points
Lens mounting type
Hasselblad X
Number of lenses
Crop factor
Range of display
Display size
3.60 inch
Resolution of display
2,360 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Viewfinder resolution
5,760 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Lowest shutter speed
4080 secs
Highest shutter speed
1/4000 secs
Highest quiet shutter speed
1/6000 secs
Continuous shooting speed
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
no built-in flash
Flash modes
TTL center weighted system, compatible with Nikon System Flashes
External flash
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync
1/4000 secs
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Mic input
Headphone input
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
895 gr (1.97 lbs)
149 x 106 x 75mm (5.9" x 4.2" x 3.0")
Battery life
420 photographs
Battery format
Battery Pack
Self timer
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
CFexpress Type B, 1TB Internal Storage
Storage slots
Cost at launch