Hasselblad launches new 100MP flagship digicam plus 3 up to date lenses

Hasselblad has unveiled its model new flagship digicam the X2D 100C. With the digicam launch comes three fully new lenses that can be part of the XCD household: the XCD 2,5/38V, XCD 2,5/55V, and the XCD 2,5/90V. The digicam is the third medium-format mirrorless digicam that the corporate has produced and follows the success of the 50MP X1D-50c and X1D II 50C.

The X2D 100C homes a 100-megapixel back-side illuminated CMOS sensor, delivering as much as 15 stops of dynamic vary with a 16-bit color depth. In a darkish gray tone physique of machined aluminium, it is a critically horny digicam.

The digicam additionally comes with 7-stop in-camera picture stabilisation (IBIS), which is able to permit photographers to shoot handheld in a a lot wider number of situations. Based on Hasselblad, the corporate has independently developed its personal IBIS for the X2D 100C as a way to meet the stringent necessities for stabilising a 100MP sensor.

The X2D provides a local ISO starting from 64 to 25,600, together with a brand new processor and up to date autofocus system. The autofocus velocity is 60% quicker than the earlier X1D II. The sensor consists of phase-detect autofocus factors that cowl about 97% of the picture sensor.

One other nice characteristic is the in-built storage capabilities of the digicam. The X2D 100C consists of 1TB of inside SSD storage, and a CFexpress Sort B slot.

“When growing the X2D 100C, our objective was the identical as all the time, simply as Victor Hasselblad himself made a long time in the past: construct a greater digicam,” stated Bronius Rudnickas, Hasselblad Advertising and marketing Supervisor. “This dedication drives us to discover the chance to enhance its efficiency from all elements.”


Quicker, extra compact lenses

The launch of the XCD 2,5/38V, XCD 2,5/55V, and XCD 2,5/90V carry the whole lens line-up to 13. Every new lens options an upgraded focusing module. Its stepping motor allows quicker and extra correct autofocus, and the optimized leaf shutter is extra compact, offering flash sync in any respect speeds.

The trio of lenses consists of up to date focus rings, plus a spotlight clutch, and a customizable management ring that may regulate aperture, publicity compensation, ISO, or shutter velocity. Photographers can now conveniently change to Full-time MF utilizing the lens by merely pulling and pushing the main target ring to vary between AF and MF, and test focus and DOF readings in MF mode.

Per Nordlund, Hasselblad Lead Optical Designer commented, “The formidable improvement objectives we set for these lenses proved to be fairly the problem. We seemed towards quicker focusing, higher operational options, and the very best potential optical efficiency in a extra compact form. The top end result has been properly definitely worth the effort – all the things falls into place, making the person expertise easy and pure.”

When you’re feeling spendy you possibly can preorder the X2D 100C digicam physique for $8,199. The lenses vary from $3,699 to $4,299. They’re anticipated to be out there from September fifteenth 2022.

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