Hasselblad X2D 100C Comparison Review
The Hasselblad X2D 100C is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that was announced in September 2022 and is equipped with a medium format sensor. It offers a resolution of 102.1 megapixel.
Is the Hasselblad X2D 100C a good camera? The X2D 100C has a Camera Elo of 3082. This very strong rating puts it among the elite group of camera grand masters. The X2D 100C ranks among the top 10 percent of all mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. In terms of its sensor size category (medium format cameras), the X2D 100C also ranks among the top 10 percent.
|Hasselblad X2D 100C|
|Mirrorless system camera|
|Hasselblad X mount lenses|
|102.1 MP, Medium Format Sensor|
|ISO 64 - 25 600|
|Electronic viewfinder (5760k dots)|
|3.6 LCD, 2360k dots|
|3.3 shutter flaps per second|
|420 shots per battery charge|
|149 x 106 x 75 mm, 895 g|
Read on to find out more about the camera's size, sensor, features, reception by expert reviewers, and how it compares to other digital cameras.
Body comparison with a credit card
The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size of the Hasselblad X2D 100C vis-à-vis a credit card. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.
The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the Hasselblad X2D 100C alongside a set of similar cameras. If you want to review a particular camera pair side-by-side, just move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible comparisons there.
|1.||Hasselblad X2D 100C||149 mm||106 mm||75 mm||895 g||420||Y||Sep 2022||8,199||amazon.com|
|2.||Canon R3||150 mm||143 mm||87 mm||1015 g||760||Y||Sep 2021||5,999||amazon.com|
|3.||Fujifilm GFX 100S||150 mm||104 mm||87 mm||900 g||460||Y||Jan 2021||5,999||amazon.com|
|4.||Fujifilm GFX 50S II||150 mm||104 mm||87 mm||900 g||440||Y||Sep 2021||3,999||amazon.com|
|5.||Fujifilm GFX 100||156 mm||144 mm||75 mm||1320 g||800||Y||May 2019||9,999||amazon.com|
|6.||Hasselblad X1D II||148 mm||97 mm||70 mm||766 g||..||Y||Jun 2019||5,750||amazon.com|
|7.||Hasselblad X1D||150 mm||98 mm||71 mm||725 g||..||Y||Jun 2016||8,995||ebay.com|
|8.||Panasonic S5 II||134 mm||102 mm||90 mm||740 g||370||Y||Jan 2023||1,999||amazon.com|
|9.||Panasonic GH6||138 mm||100 mm||100 mm||823 g||360||Y||Feb 2022||2,199||amazon.com|
|10.||Pentax K-3 III||135 mm||104 mm||74 mm||820 g||800||Y||Mar 2021||1,999||amazon.com|
|11.||Sony A1||129 mm||97 mm||81 mm||737 g||530||Y||Jan 2021||6,499||amazon.com|
|Note: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.|
The listed prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The Hasselblad X2D 100C was launched in the US market at a price of $8,199. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.
Sensor comparison with a 35mm slide
The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.
The Hasselblad X2D 100C features a medium format sensor and has a format factor (sometimes also referred to as "crop factor") of 0.79. Within the spectrum of camera sensors, this places the Hasselblad X2D 100C among the large-sensor cameras that aim for top notch image quality.
Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service is based on lab testing and assigns an overall score to each camera sensor, as well as ratings for dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), color depth ("DXO Portrait"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"). The following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of alternatives.
|1.||Hasselblad X2D 100C||Medium Format||102.1||11656||8762||none||25.9||14.9||3550||101|
|2.||Canon R3||Full Frame||24.0||6000||4000||6K/60p||25.0||14.7||4086||96|
|3.||Fujifilm GFX 100S||Medium Format||101.8||11648||8736||4K/30p||25.8||14.7||3391||100|
|4.||Fujifilm GFX 50S II||Medium Format||51.1||8256||6192||1080/30p||25.9||14.8||3456||100|
|5.||Fujifilm GFX 100||Medium Format||101.8||11648||8736||4K/30p||25.7||14.5||3227||99|
|6.||Hasselblad X1D II||Medium Format||51.3||8272||6200||1080/25p||25.7||14.5||3234||99|
|7.||Hasselblad X1D||Medium Format||51.3||8272||6200||1080/25p||26.2||14.8||4489||102|
|8.||Panasonic S5 II||Full Frame||24.0||6000||4000||6K/30p||25.4||14.6||3158||96|
|9.||Panasonic GH6||Four Thirds||25.0||5776||4336||5.7K/60p||23.4||13.4||1555||77|
|10.||Pentax K-3 III||APS-C||25.6||6192||4128||4K/30p||24.2||13.7||2083||85|
|11.||Sony A1||Full Frame||49.8||8640||5760||8k/30p||25.9||14.5||3163||98|
|Note: DXO values in italics represent estimates based on sensor size and age.|
It should be noted that unlike many modern cameras, the X2D 100C does not provide the possibility to capture videos.
Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. For example, the X2D 100C has an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 5760k dots. The viewfinder offers a field of view of 100% and a magnification of 1x. The adjacent tables list some of the other core features of the Hasselblad X2D 100C along with similar information for a selection of comparators.
|1.||Hasselblad X2D 100C||5760||Y||3.6 / 2360||tilting||Y||1/4000s||3.3/s||n||Y|
|2.||Canon R3||5760||Y||3.2 / 4150||swivel||Y||1/8000s||12.0/s||n||Y|
|3.||Fujifilm GFX 100S||3690||Y||3.2 / 2360||full-flex||Y||1/4000s||5.0/s||n||Y|
|4.||Fujifilm GFX 50S II||3690||Y||3.2 / 2360||full-flex||Y||1/4000s||3.0/s||n||Y|
|5.||Fujifilm GFX 100||optional||Y||3.2 / 2360||full-flex||Y||1/4000s||5.0/s||n||Y|
|6.||Hasselblad X1D II||3690||n||3.6 / 2360||fixed||Y||1/2000s||2.7/s||n||n|
|7.||Hasselblad X1D||2360||n||3.0 / 920||fixed||Y||1/2000s||2.3/s||n||n|
|8.||Panasonic S5 II||3680||n||3.0 / 1840||swivel||Y||1/8000s||9.0/s||n||Y|
|9.||Panasonic GH6||3680||n||3.0 / 1840||full-flex||Y||1/8000s||14.0/s||n||Y|
|10.||Pentax K-3 III||optical||Y||3.2 / 1620||fixed||Y||1/8000s||12.0/s||n||Y|
|11.||Sony A1||9437||n||3.0 / 1440||tilting||Y||1/8000s||10.0/s||n||Y|
|Notes: *) Information refers to the mechanical shutter, unless the camera only has an electronic one.|
The LCD screen on the Hasselblad X2D 100C is flexibly attached to the body. In particular, the LCD can be tilted vertically to facilitate odd-angle shots in landscape orientation. This tilting design is often preferred, for example, by street photographers to a fully articulated, swivel type of LCD attachment, as it is more unobtrusive during shooting than a screen that flips out to the side.
One useful feature of the X2D 100C is a presence of a top-level LCD. While being, of course, smaller than the rear screen, the control panel conveys some of the essential shooting information and can be convenient for quick and easy settings verification.
For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Hasselblad X2D 100C and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.
Mic / Speaker
|1.||Hasselblad X2D 100C||Y||stereo / mono||-||-||-||3.2||Y||-||-|
|2.||Canon R3||Y||stereo / mono||Y||Y||micro||3.2||Y||-||Y|
|3.||Fujifilm GFX 100S||Y||stereo / mono||Y||Y||micro||3.2||Y||-||Y|
|4.||Fujifilm GFX 50S II||Y||stereo / mono||Y||Y||micro||3.2||Y||-||-|
|5.||Fujifilm GFX 100||Y||stereo / mono||Y||Y||micro||3.1||Y||-||Y|
|6.||Hasselblad X1D II||Y||stereo / mono||Y||Y||-||3.0||Y||-||-|
|7.||Hasselblad X1D||Y||stereo / mono||Y||Y||mini||3.0||Y||-||-|
|8.||Panasonic S5 II||Y||stereo / mono||Y||Y||full||3.2||Y||-||Y|
|9.||Panasonic GH6||Y||stereo / mono||Y||Y||full||3.2||Y||-||Y|
|10.||Pentax K-3 III||Y||stereo / mono||Y||Y||micro||3.2||Y||-||Y|
|11.||Sony A1||Y||stereo / mono||Y||Y||full||3.2||Y||-||Y|
It is notable that the X2D 100C offers wifi support. Wifi can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location.
While the specs-based evaluation of cameras is instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the handling experience and imaging performance when actually working with the X2D 100C. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable. This is where reviews by experts come in. The adjacent table relays the overall verdicts of several of the most popular camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], digitalcameraworld [DCW], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]).
|1.||Hasselblad X2D 100C||4/5||..||5/5||..||..||..||Sep 2022||8,199||amazon.com|
|2.||Canon R3||5/5||o||4.5/5||..||5/5||4.5/5||Sep 2021||5,999||amazon.com|
|3.||Fujifilm GFX 100S||5/5||+ +||5/5||90/100||5/5||5/5||Jan 2021||5,999||amazon.com|
|4.||Fujifilm GFX 50S II||5/5||..||5/5||87/100||..||5/5||Sep 2021||3,999||amazon.com|
|5.||Fujifilm GFX 100||4.5/5||+ +||4.8/5||90/100||5/5||4.5/5||May 2019||9,999||amazon.com|
|6.||Hasselblad X1D II||..||..||4/5||..||4/5||4/5||Jun 2019||5,750||amazon.com|
|7.||Hasselblad X1D||..||o||..||81/100||..||4/5||Jun 2016||8,995||ebay.com|
|8.||Panasonic S5 II||4.5/5||+ +||5/5||..||4.5/5||5/5||Jan 2023||1,999||amazon.com|
|9.||Panasonic GH6||5/5||+ +||5/5||87/100||5/5||5/5||Feb 2022||2,199||amazon.com|
|10.||Pentax K-3 III||4/5||..||3/5||..||4.5/5||..||Mar 2021||1,999||amazon.com|
|11.||Sony A1||5/5||o||4.5/5||93/100||4.5/5||5/5||Jan 2021||6,499||amazon.com|
|Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.|
Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.
Hasselblad X2D 100C FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the X2D 100C.
What technology is the imaging sensor in the Hasselblad X2D 100C based on?
The camera features a BSI-CMOS (Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the Hasselblad X2D 100C?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 64 to ISO 25600.
Is completely silent shooting possible with the Hasselblad X2D 100C?
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 with the Hasselblad X2D 100C?
No, the Hasselblad X2D 100C 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 X2D 100C?
The X2D 100C 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 X2D 100C 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 the Hasselblad X2D 100C for flash photography?
The X2D 100C's flash sync speed is 1/4000 sec.
Which battery does the Hasselblad X2D 100C use?
The camera gets its power from the H-3054752, which is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion power pack.
Camera to camera comparisons
If you would like to see a side-by-side review with another camera, just use the search menu below. There is also a set of direct links to comparison reviews that other users of the CAM-parator app explored.
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- Hasselblad X2D 100C vs Leica S Typ 007
- Hasselblad X2D 100C vs Leica S3
- Hasselblad X2D 100C vs Leica SL2
- Hasselblad X2D 100C vs Nikon D850
- Hasselblad X2D 100C vs Olympus E-M1 III
- Hasselblad X2D 100C vs Panasonic G100
- Hasselblad X2D 100C vs Panasonic S1H
- Hasselblad X2D 100C vs Panasonic S1R
|Camera Model||Hasselblad X2D 100C|
|Camera Type||Mirrorless system camera|
|Camera Lens||Hasselblad X mount lenses|
|Launch Date||September 2022|
|Launch Price||USD 8 199|
|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||102.1 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||11 656 x 8 762 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||3.76 μm|
|Pixel Density||7.09 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||no AA filter|
|Movie Capability||no Video|
|ISO Setting||64 - 25 600 ISO|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Viewfinder Resolution||5760k dots|
|Top-Level Screen||Control Panel|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.6 inch|
|LCD Resolution||2360k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Tilting screen|
|V-logging Friendliness||No front-flip|
|Focus System||On-Sensor Phase-detect|
|Manual Focusing Aid||Focus Peaking|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000s|
|Continuous Shooting||3.3 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||Electronic Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||Intervalometer Built-in|
|Image Stabilization||In-body stabilization|
|Fill Flash||no On-Board Flash|
|Storage Medium||SSD or CFexB cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|Studio Flash||PC Sync socket|
|USB Connector||USB 3.2|
|HDMI Port||no HDMI|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Environmental Sealing||Weathersealed body|
|Battery Type||H-3054752 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||420 shots per charge|
|In-Camera Charging||USB charging|
149 x 106 x 75 mm
(5.9 x 4.2 x 3.0 in)
|Camera Weight||895 g (31.6 oz)|
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