Three years after launching the world’s first medium-format mirrorless camera, the X1D 50C, Hasselblad announced its replacement on June 19.
Called the X1D II 50C, this second-generation model seeks to smooth out the X1D’s various rough edges with a refined user experience, improved speed, and upgraded screen and viewfinder.
The 50-megapixel, 43.8 x 32.9mm sensor returns, offering 1.7 times more surface area than a full frame.
Also returning is the minimalist, all-metal body and ergonomics that photographers loved about the first X1D, albeit in a new “graphite gray” color that, we have to admit, looks really good.
Hasselblad says that improving operational speed was one of the primary goals of the X1D II.
Image playback and menu responsiveness should all be snappier, with speed improvements of 30 to 40% across the board.