Hasselblad X1D II PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Hasselblad X1D II 50C? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Hasselblad makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the X1D II offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Hasselblad X1D II 50C below.
In any case, the X1D II is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This mirrorless interchangeable lens camera was announced on June 19th, 2019, which means that, as of today, the camera is 1327 days old (young?). Given that the X1D II is a relatively recent model, it forms part of the current Hasselblad product line-up.
Hasselblad's user guide for the X1D II
The camera's user guide is 159 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the X1D II is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Hasselblad's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
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Video tutorial for the Hasselblad X1D II 50C
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your X1D II by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Hasselblad X1D II is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Hasselblad X1D II FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the X1D II.
What technology is the imaging sensor in the X1D II based on?
The camera features a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the X1D II?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 25600.
What is the life expectancy of the shutter in the Hasselblad X1D II 50C?
Hasselblad does not publish a shutter rating for the X1D II. Yet, shutters in comparable cameras from other manufacturers are said to be good for at least 100 000 actuations. It should be noted, though, that this number represents a Mean Time before Failure. The shutter might fail earlier, or it might last longer. Anyway, in order to exhaust an expected shutter life of 100 000 shots over, say, three years, one would have to take about 100 pictures each and every day.
Is completely silent shooting possible with the Hasselblad X1D II?
The camera has an electronic shutter option, so that it is indeed feasible to capture images without any shutter noise.
Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences?
No, the Hasselblad X1D II 50C has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.
Is it difficult to use manual focus lenses with the Hasselblad X1D II?
The X1D II offers focus peaking as a manual focus aid. This feature works by placing a colored highlight on in-focus zones within the image.
Does the Hasselblad X1D II feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with flash?
The X1D II's flash sync speed is 1/2000 sec.
Does the Hasselblad X1D II support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?
Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-II cards (data transfer speed of up to 312 MB/s).
Which battery does the X1D II use?
The camera gets its power from the H-3054752, which is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion power pack.
Does the Hasselblad X1D II 50C support geotagging?
The X1D II has a built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) module and can embed location information in the EXIF data of the captured image.
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Hasselblad X1D II 50C.
|Camera Model||Hasselblad X1D II|
|Camera Type||Mirrorless system camera|
|Camera Lens||Hasselblad X mount lenses|
|Launch Date||June 2019|
|Launch Price||USD 5 750|
|Sensor Format||Medium Format Sensor|
|Sensor Size||43.8 x 32.9 mm|
|Sensor Area||1 441 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||54.8 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||51.3 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||8 272 x 6 200 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||5.30 μm|
|Pixel Density||3.56 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||no AA filter|
|Movie Capability||1080/25p Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 25 600 ISO|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Viewfinder Resolution||3690k dots|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.6 inch|
|LCD Resolution||2360k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fixed screen|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||Focus Peaking|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000s|
|Continuous Shooting||2.7 shutter flaps/s|
|Shutter Life Expectancy||100 000 actuations|
|Silent Shooting||Electronic Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||Intervalometer Built-in|
|Fill Flash||no On-Board Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Dual card slots|
|UHS card support||UHS-II|
|Studio Flash||PC Sync socket|
|USB Connector||USB 3.0|
|HDMI Port||no HDMI|
|Microphone Port||External MIC port|
|Headphone Socket||Headphone port|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Environmental Sealing||Weathersealed body|
|Battery Type||H-3054752 power pack|
|In-Camera Charging||USB charging|
148 x 97 x 70 mm
(5.8 x 3.8 x 2.8 in)
|Camera Weight||766 g (27.0 oz)|
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