Hasselblad rumors 2022
Once the go-to name for medium format photography, Hasselblad has given ground to the likes of Fujifilm in recent years, thanks to affordable cameras like the Fujifilm GFX 100S (opens in new tab) and Fujifilm GFX 50S II (opens in new tab) democratizing the larger sensor landscape.
Hasselblad still makes some of the best medium format cameras (opens in new tab) on the world, though, and continues to bring to market more traditional form factors such as the Hasselblad 907X (opens in new tab) – keeping not just the technology, but the spirit of medium format photography alive.
That said, its most recent technological innovations have taken the form of Hasselblad optics being used in the flagship Oppo Find X5 Pro (opens in new tab) camera phone. So what else does the iconic Swedish brand have up its sleeve?
Hasselblad X2D 100C (opens in new tab)
After a trickle of rumors (with the first originating from Chinese social media) the Hasselblad X2D 100C was finally announced in September, and marked a significant advancement for the Swedish manufacturer's previously underwhelming mirrorless medium format system.
While reports suggested that it might possess Sony's new 126MP global shutter medium format sensor, instead it possessed the same 100MP back-side illuminated sensor as the Fujifilm GFX100 (opens in new tab) line. Hasselblad remixed the formula, however, by literally one-upping Fuji's in-body image stabilization (the X2D offering 7 stops to the Fujifilm GFX 100S' (opens in new tab) 6 stops).
In addition the camera boasts 1TB of internal solid state storage, in addition to CFexpress Type B memory card support. However, the camera has zero support for video capture (which comes as little surprise, given that the Hasselblad X1D II (opens in new tab) could only muster an anaemic 1080p).
You can check out our full Hasselblad X2D review (opens in new tab) for all the details.
Hasselblad 907X / Hasselblad CFV 100C
With the introduction of a 100MP (100C) Hasselblad X2D, the question stands, it stands to reason that the company will introduce a 100MP digital back for the Hasselblad 907X (opens in new tab) modular system.
The successor to the current CFV II 50C would, nomenclature dictates, be the Hasselblad CFV 100C – and since the entire purpose of a modular camera system is to have interchangeable backs, it seems only a matter of time until Hasselblad produces one with the new 100MP sensor.
Which, in turn, would suggest a new bundle that would surely be the Hasselblad 907X 100C. It's surely only a matter of time…
The Hasselblad verdict
After a few years of mainly licensing its name, if not its optics, to smartphone companies and DJI drones, Hasselblad finally unleashed a long-awaited new 100MP medium format body. Will it upgrade the 907X line, accordingly?