Hasselblad X1D II 50C body + XCD 45mm f4P Lens Kit
Based on the iconic, award-winning design of the first generation, the enhanced X1D II 50C is a compact, powerful mirrorless medium format camera with an excellent 50MP CMOS sensor packed into a lightweight, portable build. With outstanding colour definition, 14 stops of dynamic range, and Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution technology integrated into the camera’s system, the X1D II 50C delivers superb, true-to-life tones that match what the human eye sees. The X1D II 50C’s upgraded electronic platform includes a brilliant 3.6-inch 2.36-million-dot touch display and an enhanced OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) with 3.69-million dots and a high magnification of 0.87x, both featuring a higher resolution, a faster live view refresh rate, and an even quicker and intuitive user interface control. Shutter lag and black out time between frames have been reduced in addition to a startup time cut almost in half from the first generation.
Built-in Wi-Fi and USB-C connection enable a portable medium format workflow with Phocus Mobile 2, allowing the photographer to transfer RAW and full quality JPEG files directly from the X1D II 50C and edit RAW images on their iPad Pro. Dual SD card slots, now supporting the faster UHS-II standard, ensure optimal storage space or the option to back up images to a second card when shooting. With access to the full line of XCD Lenses in addition to HC/HCD Lenses, V System Lenses, and XPan Lenses via the XH Adapter, XV Adapter and XPan Adapter, respectively, the X1D II 50C boasts a varied lens line up of high-class medium format optics for endless creative possibilities. The X1D II 50C lets the photographer bring the beauty of medium format outside of the studio, capturing the world around them with Hasselblad’s renowned, stunning image quality.
THE POWER OF PORTABLE
Lightweight and portable, the X1D II 50C lets you take the power of medium format in a footprint smaller than most full frame 35mm cameras. Individually calibrated for optimal performance, its large 50-megapixel medium format CMOS sensor (43.8 x 32.9mm) features outstanding colour depth and a huge dynamic range of 14 stops. Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution technology is integrated into the camera’s system, delivering superb, true-to-life tones that match what the human eye sees. Blending form and function in its ergonomic design adopted from the award-winning first generation, the X1D II 50C continues to provide creatives with incredible Hasselblad image quality, with 16-bit RAW images and now full resolution JPEGs, in a compact, lightweight design.
HASSELBLAD USER INTERFACE (HUI)
The X1D II 50C’s brilliant 3.6-inch 2.36-million-dot touch rear display and enhanced 3.69-million-dot OLED EVF are updated with higher resolution, enabling a more accurate post capture evaluation of images. With an improved magnification of 0.87x, the X1D II 50C’s EVF is now larger, letting you see the bigger picture. In addition, the menu system is now accessible when looking in the EVF, providing greater usability in the sunniest conditions. Building upon the previous generation’s intuitive user interface with pinch-to-zoom and swipe image browsing, the X1D II 50C is refined with a quicker overall response when navigating through its menu system.
Further additions to the rear display include autofocus point drag and drop placement and autofocus point size changes with pinch/spread finger movement. With a quicker startup time, a live view with a faster refresh rate of 60 fps, and the shutter lag and black out time between frames reduced, the X1D II 50C creates an even smoother user experience.
The X1D II 50C’s updated electronic platform allows for a more responsive camera experience, including faster image previewing, enabling quicker post capture evaluation. In addition, a higher frame rate of 60fps makes live view smoother in both the EVF and the rear display. The much higher resolution of the rear display screen (1024x768) gives a more vivid, true to life image viewing experience. In addition, the X1D II 50C now enables full resolution high quality in-camera JPEG images with Hasselblad’s signature colours. Dual SD card slots, now supporting the faster UHS-II standard, ensure optimal storage space or the option to back up images to a second card when shooting.
Built-in Wi-Fi and USB-C connectivity create a portable photographic workflow with wireless or tethered image export and tethered shooting using Phocus Mobile 2. Tethered shooting is also applicable with Phocus’ desktop version, available for both Mac and PC. An internal GPS module enables optional automatic geotagging of images. Dual SD card slots ensure optimal storage space or the option to back up images to a second card when shooting. The X1D II 50C enables in-camera battery charging via USB through a computer, charger or power bank.
WITH PHOCUS MOBILE 2
Expanding the possibilities of the Hasselblad workflow, Phocus Mobile 2 takes the image editing process to a new, portable level. Compatible with the X1D II 50C via either USB-C or Wi-Fi, Phocus Mobile 2 is supported on iPad Pro and iPad Air 2019 models, enabling the traveling photographer to have a quicker, more seamless workflow. With Phocus Mobile 2, users can import, edit and rate RAW images and import and rate full quality JPEG images directly on their device. In addition, Phocus Mobile 2 supports full quality image export, tethered shooting, and direct camera control.
In the Box:
Camera body, Battery, Battery charger, USB 3 cable, Camera front protective cover, Shoulder strap, Quick Start Guide, XCD 45mm f4P Lens.
50 MP Medium Format Mirrorless Digital camera with Autofocus, Auto exposure, interchangeable lenses.
Camera Body only: 148 x 97 x 70mm
650g (Camera Body)
X System accessories and adapters. XCD lens range
PHOCUS MOBILE 2
HASSELBLAD WORKFLOW ON THE GO
Expanding the possibilities of the Hasselblad workflow, Phocus Mobile 2 takes the image editing process to a new, portable level. Compatible with the X1D II 50C and CFV II 50C* via either USB-C or Wi-Fi, this application is currently supported on iPad Pro and 2019 iPad Air models**, enabling the traveling or studio photographer to have a quicker, more seamless workflow. With Phocus Mobile 2, users can import, edit and rate RAW images and import and rate full quality JPEG images directly on their portable device. In addition, Phocus Mobile 2 supports full quality image export, tethered shooting and direct camera control.
IMPORT FULL QUALITY IMAGES VIA USB-C OR WI-FI
Easily connected to the camera via USB-C or Wi-Fi, Phocus Mobile 2 enables a smooth, portable workflow. Import RAW and full quality JPEG image files to the device’s local library. Shoot tethered for instantaneous image viewing on your device. Browse images that are saved either on the SD card or the iPad’s local library.
EDIT IMAGES ON THE GO
RAW images imported into the local library can be easily edited with a selection of Phocus adjustment tools, including Highlight Recovery, Shadow Fill, and Clarity.
EXPORT FULL QUALITY IMAGES
Export full quality images from Phocus Mobile 2 to JPEG or 3FR format. Easily share images using the Share Panel.
RATE IMAGE CAPTURES
Rate both RAW and JPEG files on your device’s local library to easily sort and catalogue preferred image captures.
HASSELBLAD NATURAL COLOUR SOLUTION (HNCS)
HNCS technology is seamlessly integrated in Phocus software, producing outstanding and reliable colours so that skin tones, specific product hues, and difficult gradations reproduce beautifully every time without the need for multiple colour profiles.
DIRECT CAMERA CONTROL
Adjust camera settings, including aperture, shutter speed and ISO, directly on your device via either USB-C or Wi-Fi connection. In addition, trigger the shutter release from your device and save the image either on the SD card or the iPad’s local library.
*This application currently supports X1D II 50C and CFV II 50C camera models only.
** iPad Air 2019 and iPad Pro 2nd and 3rd generation recommended, minimum 3GB RAM models. Phocus Mobile 2 for iPhone coming soon.
The XCD 4/45P is the world’s lightest digital medium format autofocus lens on the market today, weighing 320g (0.7 lbs). Its compact, lightweight build combined with world class optics makes it the perfect lens for travel, exploration, and documentary.
As the most lightweight member of the X System lens range, its size perfectly complements the compact
X1D II body. Like the other XCD Lenses, the XCD 45P has an integral central shutter offering a wide range of shutter speeds and full flash synchronisation up to 1/2000s.
The XCD 4/45P takes high quality imaging even further out into the world. Designed for the utmost in portability, the 45P stands as the most lightweight and compact member of the XCD lens family. Weighing in at only 320g (0.7 lbs), about the same as a professional hot-shoe flash, this makes it the world’s lightest digital medium format autofocus lens on the market today. The XCD 45P allows photographers to bring high quality optics on any adventure, ranging from travel photography across deserts and up mountains to urban exploration and documentary. Minimal weight combined with superior image quality, the XCD 45P coupled with the X1D II and Phocus Mobile 2 lets creatives go physically further with their creative visions with lighter gear in their kit and a highly portable workflow.
The XCD 45P features an optical design incorporating two aspherical elements, resulting in state-of-the art optical performance within compact dimensions. With a minimum focus distance of 35cm (13.8 in) and a maximum image scale of 1:5.2, the XCD 45P is even suitable for food or still life photography. Its mechanically connected focus ring gives the lens a responsive and accurate manual focus experience. Just as the other XCD lenses, the XCD 45P is uncompromising in its build quality, technical excellence, optical performance, and balance in handheld use in addition to its built-in leaf shutter that allows for flash sync up to 1/2000s.
The XCD 45P has been designed with discreet portability in mind and thanks to evolved designs, both the autofocus motor and leaf shutter have been reduced in audible noise. Photographers will find that the new XCD 45P leaf shutter is less audible than many focal plane mechanical shutters.
* Hasselblad recommend the following memory cards for the X1D II camera:
Sandisk Extreme PRO UHS-II 300MB/s
Panasonic V90 UHS-II 280MB/s
Toshiba EXCERIA PRO UHS-II 270MB/s
SONY M UHS-II 260MB/s