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Hasselblad X1D PDF User Manual

Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Hasselblad X1D-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 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-50c below.

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In any case, the X1D is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This mirrorless interchangeable lens camera was announced on June 22nd, 2016, which means that, as of today, the camera is 2286 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Hasselblad X1D II as a replacement in the same line of cameras.

Hasselblad's user guide for the X1D

The camera's user guide is 157 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 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.

Don't forget to bookmark this page for future reference (Ctrl-Shift-D on a Windows PC; Cmd-Shift-D on a Mac). Happy browsing!

Click on the button below to download the pdf version of the Hasselblad X1D-50c manual to your computer. The file will open in a new browser window.

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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.

Printed, hardcopy versions of the Hasselblad X1D manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.

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Video tutorial for the Hasselblad X1D-50c

Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your X1D 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 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.

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Hasselblad X1D FAQ

Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the X1D.

What is the technology behind the imaging sensor in the X1D?

The camera is build around a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.

What is the ISO sensitivity range of the X1D?

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-50c?

Hasselblad does not publish a shutter rating for the X1D. 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.

Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences?

No, the Hasselblad X1D-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?

The X1D 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 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's flash sync speed is 1/2000 sec.

Does the Hasselblad X1D support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?

Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-I cards (data transfer speed of up to 104 MB/s).

Which battery does the X1D use?

The camera gets its power from the H-3054752, which is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion power pack.

Further reading

How does the X1D stack up against available alternatives? In case you are interested in seeing how this camera compares to another one, just make your choice using the following search menu. An an alternative, you can also directly jump to any one of the listed comparisons that were previously generated by the CAM-parator tool.

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    Core camera specifications

    Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Hasselblad X1D-50c.

    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Hasselblad X1D
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Hasselblad X mount lenses
    Launch Date June 2016
    Launch Price USD 8 995
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology CMOS
    Sensor Format Medium Format Sensor
    Sensor Size 43.8 x 32.9 mm
    Sensor Area 1 441 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 54.8 mm
    Crop Factor 0.79x
    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
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 102
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 26.2
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 14.8
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 4489
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Resolution 2360k dots
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 920k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peaking
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/2000s
    Continuous Shooting 2.3 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy100 000 actuations
    Silent Shootingno E-Shutter
    Time Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer Built-in
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards
    Single or Dual Card Slots Dual card slots
    UHS card support UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    Studio Flash PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 3.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port
    Headphone Socket Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in
    Body Specs
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed body
    Battery Type H-3054752 power pack
    Body Dimensions 150 x 98 x 71 mm
    (5.9 x 3.9 x 2.8 in)
    Camera Weight 725 g (25.6 oz)

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