The Hasselblad 907X 50C, which was first announced more than a year ago, is now available for purchase by the general public. The time spent waiting was not wasted. With their incredible new’modular’ camera system, Hasselblad has excelled even themselves.
This is the most compact digital medium-format camera that Hasselblad has produced to date. The’modular’ 907X 50C consists of two components: the new CVF II digital back and the 907X body, which has the XCD lens mount developed by the business. Both parts are sold separately.
Bypassing the 907X body, the back may alternatively be linked directly to the majority of Hasselblad’s V System (film) cameras. This is a line of cameras that dates back to 1957 and includes well-known cameras such as the Hasselblad 500C/M.
The new digital back contains a medium format sensor that measures 44 mm by 33 mm and has a resolution of 51.2 megapixels. This sensor is utilized to record photographs regardless of whether a 907X body or a Hasselblad film camera is being used.
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Since it utilizes the same sensor and processor as the Hasselblad X1D II, the picture quality potential is a known number. Additionally, it retains Hasselblad’s signature natural color and offers a dynamic range of up to 14EV.
The handling of the 907X is a whole different experience, despite the fact that many of the criticisms we made in our assessment of the X1D II apply here, particularly about the image quality. Whether or whether this is mostly for the better relies on the values that are most appealing to the majority of people.
When it comes to the camera’s system, there are more than ten XCD lenses in the range that are directly compatible with the 907X body. These lenses encompass a focal length range that spans from 21mm to 230mm. The 907X body and two XCD lenses, the 30mm f/3.5 and the 90mm f/3.2, were utilized in the performance of our test.
We’ve also matched a Hasselblad 500C/M body and CF80mm f/2.8 lens (produced in West Germany) with the CVF II back. Both of these components were manufactured in West Germany. However, the main selling point of the 907X is its compatibility with film cameras.
Because there is no electronic communication between the camera and the back for auto exposure or metadata and because the digital medium format sensor is smaller than the medium format film sensor, there is a crop of the image area, which means that exposure and composition are additional factors that must be taken into consideration for this pairing.
Even though it costs $5,999 for the back and body combined, the Hasselblad 907X 50C is one of the most cost-effective methods to utilize Hasselblad film equipment with a digital sensor. However, even at that price, it is still a significant investment.
In addition, the 907X 50C is compatible with various high-quality add-ons and attachments. The 907X control grip, which can be purchased for £679, comes with a lot of positive feedback. You will also receive a 907X Optical Viewfinder, which costs 459 pounds, additional batteries, which cost 86 pounds each, and a Charging Hub, which costs 138 pounds and stores two batteries at once.
Hasselblad 907X 50C Specifications
|Camera Type||Medium Format Mirrorless Digital camera with Autofocus, Auto exposure and interchangeable lenses.|
|Construction||Machined aluminium. Tripod socket 1/4”.|
|Sensor Type||CMOS, 50 megapixels (8272 × 6200 pixels, 5.3 × 5.3 µm).|
|Sensor Dimensions||43.8 × 32.9 mm.|
|Image Size||Stills: 3FR RAW capture 106 MB on average. JPEG: Up to 22 MB, TIFF 8 bit: 154 MB. Video: 2.7K (2720 x 1530) and HD (1920 x 1080), max 29:59 minutes/clip). Video covers the full sensor width in a 16:9 ratio.|
|File Format||Hasselblad 3FR RAW, Full size JPEG. Video: H.264 Compressed (29,97 fps).|
|Shooting Mode||Single shot and Video, Continuous, Self Timer, Interval Timer, Exposure Bracketing and Focus Bracketing.|
|Colour Definition||16-bit; Dynamic range up to 14 stops.|
|ISO Speed Range||ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600.|
|Storage Options||Dual UHS-II SD cards or tethered to Mac or PC. Max 1 TB. SD Cards can be used in Overflow or Backup (images only) mode. Recommended cards are listed on page <?>.|
|Colour Management||Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution (HNCS).|
|Storage Capacity||A 64 GB card holds approximately 600 RAW or 6000 JPEG High Quality images on average.|
|User Interface||Touch interface including swipe, scroll and pinch/spread to zoom. Camera grip with buttons and Scroll Wheels. Many camera functions and settings can be controlled from a tethered computer or iPad Pro/iPad Air (2019) over Wi-Fi or tethered.|
|Display||3.2 inch TFT type, 24 bit colour, 2.36 M dots (1024 x 768). Can be tilted up to 90 degrees.|
|Live View||On camera and host computer with high frame rate.|
|Histogram Feedback||Yes, in Browse Mode on rear display.|
|IR Filter||Mounted in front of sensor.|
|Software||Phocus for Mac and Windows. Compatible with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® and Adobe Camera Raw®.Phocus Mobile 2 for iPad Pro and iPad Air (2019).|
|Platform Support||Macintosh: OS X version 10.12.2 or later. PC: XP/Vista/Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)/ 8 / 10.|
|iOS device Support||iPad Pro or iPad Air (2019 or later).|
|Host Connection Type||USB 3.0 (5 Gbit/s) Type-C connector.|
|Additional Connections||Audio In/Out.|
|Operating Temperature||-10 to 45 ˚C. 14 to 113 ˚F.|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 b, g, n, a, ac (a and ac depending on region).|
|Lenses||Hasselblad XCD lenses with built in electronically controlled shutter and aperture. Automatic or manual focusing with instant manual focus override. Lens shades can be mounted in reverse for transport.Compatible with all H System lenses and some H System accessories using an XH Lens Adapter. Also compatible with V System and XPan Lenses using a XV or XPan Lens Adapter. Many other lenses via 3rd party lens adapters (E-shutter only).|
|Shutter||Electronically controlled lens shutter with speeds up to 1/2000 s. Flash sync at all speeds. Optional electronic shutter.|
|Shutter Speed Range||68 minutes to 1/2000 s with XCD Lenses. 1/800 s or 1/2000 s with HC/HCD Lenses. Electronic shutter 68 min to 1/10000 s.|
|Flash Sync Speed||Flash can be used at all shutter speeds. Mechanical shutter only.|
|Flash Compatibility||Socket for connection of external flashes via included sync cable.|
|Focusing||Automatic and manual focusing. Instant manual focus override. Automatic focusing using contrast detection. 100% zoom or Focus Peaking available in manual focus. Up to 117 selectable autofocus points.|
|Exposure Metering||Spot, centre weighted and centre spot.|
|Power Supply||Rechargeable Li-ion battery (7.27 VDC/3400 mAh). Compatible with the 3200 mAh battery.Can be charged in camera via USB or with optional external charger. Plug for external DC Power.|
|Dimensions||907X + CFV II 50C: 102 × 93 × 84 mm, 907X only: 102 × 91 × 28 mm, CFV II 50C only: 91 × 93 × 61mm.|
|Weight||740 g (CFV II 50C: 540 g / 907X Camera Body: 200 g). Excluding battery and SD card.|
It has been a bit of a process, but we have arrived at a verdict about the Hasselblad 907X 50C. However, there are still some questions that need to be answered. There was a lot of eager anticipation. Immediate satisfaction greater still. In hindsight, we find ourselves on the fence about it. In the end, we’d really want to have more time behind the camera.
Our interest was piqued by the idea of a modular digital camera system that may also be used with Hasselblad’s film cameras. The design does not disappoint. It is a gorgeous camera, wonderfully constructed, and embodies film cameras from the past while still being equipped with a contemporary twist.
It is quite simple to switch between the body of the 907X and a camera such as the Hasselblad 500C/M, and the grip on the camera remains relatively unchanged in either configuration. Having said that, camera design has advanced by leaps and bounds since the V-series, but any restrictions in terms of handling may be partly mitigated with the utilization of the excellent control grip attachment.
This location has a multitude of appealing features. It’s the kind of camera that you want to use, and depending on who you are, you might even want to be seen using it! There is something endearing about it, not the least of which is when combined with film equipment.
- LCD screen that can be tilted.
- A nostalgic appearance and air
- Supports XCD autofocus lenses
- Digital back works with V system bodies
- Option for charging through USB-C, which is convenient
- Premium pricing
- Electronic shutter provides the greatest results when used with a tripod.
- Lifespan of the battery is average at best.
- It does not come with a handgrip.