Hasselblad 907X 50C review

The Hasselblad 907X 50C might not be perfect, but it's a giant step forward for medium format digital camera design

5 Star Rating
Hasselblad 907X 50C
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Digital Camera World Verdict

Our five-star rating needs to be viewed in context. By regular camera standards, the 907X 50C is pretty slow and awkward. But it’s not designed to compete with regular cameras. This is a professional tool designed for careful, considered, commercial use that is part of a hugely flexible modular system – but at a fraction of the cost these systems usually entail.


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    Low cost for a modular system

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    Simple assembly and operation

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    CFV II 50C fits the old 500CM

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    Same lenses as X1D II 50C


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    Screen hard to see in bright light

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    AF is slow and noisy

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The Hasselblad 907X 50C achieves two remarkable things. It’s an affordable entry point to Hasselblad’s modular medium format system, and it also resurrects the classic Hasselblad 500 film camera range, and at a price that makes bringing these cameras out of retirement a feasible proposition, especially as many are still working today.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com