The Hasselblad 907X 50C medium format mirrorless camera was announced back in June 2019, the Black Special Edition was introduced shortly after the announcement, while the Chrome version did not appear on the market at all. Now the original version is finally available in Chrome. It consists of the modernized CFV II 50C digital back and the 907X camera body, which together combines Hasselblad’s photographic legacy and its future in one system.
The XCD lenses and various other adapters can be connected, while the back can alternatively be used with most of the earlier V-System cameras from 1957 onwards, as well as with technical cameras or some camera housings from third-party providers.
The new Hasselblad 907X 50C Medium Format digital camera is equipped with a 50 megapixel CMOS sensor (43.8 x 32.9 mm) with a dynamic range of 14 exposure levels. It features a 3.2-inch tilting display with touch support for quick operation using Hasselblad’s user interface for settings, image review, and menu navigation. The resolution of the LCD is 2.4 Mpx.
Users of previous CFV will appreciate the fully integrated battery. It is the same battery model used in the X system mirrorless cameras. The battery can be charged via the USB-C port. The 907X 50C combines its iconic aesthetic with a chrome-look body and modern technology, a nod to Hasselblad history combined with the brand’s world-famous image quality.
This is a company’s smallest medium format mirrorless camera body, results in a handy and compact system. The CFV II 50C is an updated and refined digital back featuring a classic V-system interface for use on the included 907X. With the 907X, the photographer has access to all high-quality X-System lenses as well as a variety of Hasselblad optics via adapters, including the H-System, the V-System, and the XPan lenses. In addition, the 907X enables compatibility with a wide variety of third-party adapters and lenses.
The optional accessories that practically complement the combination include the 907X control grip and the 907X optical viewfinder. The 907X control grip enables the quick setting of aperture and shutter speed as well as quick AF point selection via the joystick control. Additional buttons are provided for quick access to image search and menu options. All four buttons on the control are customizable, with the option of choosing between 30 different functions. The 907X Optical Viewfinder (OVF), which is reminiscent of the Hasselblad SWC viewfinder, enables easy shots at eye level. In combination with the 907X 50C, it can be easily mounted on the camera body using a cold shoe adapter. The OVF offers a wide field of view and markings for XCD 21, 30, and 45 mm as well as a center cross for the autofocus point.
Hasselblad 907X 50C Specifications
- Lens Mount: Hasselblad X
- Camera Format: Medium Format
- Pixels: 50 Megapixel
- Maximum Resolution: 8272 x 6200
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3
- Sensor Type: CMOS
- Sensor Size: 43.8 x 32.9 mm
- Image File Format: JPEG, Raw, TIFF
- Bit Depth: 16-Bit
- Image Stabilization: No
- ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 100 to 25600
- Shutter Type: Electronic Shutter, Leaf Shutter
- Shutter Speed: Mechanical Shutter – 1/2000 to 4080 Second / Electronic Shutter – 1/10000 to 4080 Second
- Continuous Shooting: Up to 2.7 fps at 50 MP
- Interval Recording: Yes
- Focus Type: Auto and Manual Focus
- Focus Mode: Continuous-Servo AF (C), Single-Servo AF (S)
- Autofocus Points: Contrast Detection: 117
- Monitor Size: 3″
- Monitor Resolution: 920,000 Dot
- Monitor Type: Tilting Touchscreen LCD
- Flash Maximum Sync Speed: 1/2000 Second (Leaf Shutter)
- Connectivity: Dual Slot- SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II), USB Type-C (USB 3.0), Wi-Fi, GPS
- Battery: Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 3400 mAh
- Dimensions: 102 x 93 x 84 mm
- Weight: 740 g (Body with Battery and Memory)
Price and availability
The Hasselblad 907X 50C Medium Format mirrorless camera has been priced at $6.399 and it can be pre-ordered via the Bhphotovideo.com store.
The 907X control grip costs $729 for the Standard model and $969 for the Special Edition, and it is now available to pre-order through the Bhphotovideo.com store.
Coming to the 907X Optical Viewfinder would cost $499 for the Standard model and $629 for the Special Edition, and it is also available to pre-order via the Bhphotovideo.com store.
All these Hasselblad products are expected to be available from early September 2020.
Earlier this year, Hasselblad has introduced the XCD 45mm F4 P lens (XCD 4/45P), is the company most compact and lightweight autofocus lens for the medium format digital camera.