Hasselblad 907X & CFV 100C review: this beauty is a BEAST

The Hasselblad 907X & CFV 100C isn't just the sexiest camera in the world, it's also the most versatile

5 Star Rating
The Hasselblad 907X & CFV 100C medium format camera with digital back, on a wooden table with artistic lighting
(Image: © James Artaius)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Hasselblad 907X & CFV 100C is, for a certain kind of photographer, the ultimate medium format camera system. It's certainly the most versatile, able to breathe 100 megapixels of new life into legacy Hasselblad film bodies. Its modularity makes it uniquely adaptable, whether you want to go handheld or stay locked down on sticks (the way it really should be used). While its sibling, the Hasselblad X2D, is the better option for freeform shooting, I would argue that there's no better system for high-end studio, landscape or commercial work that demands a tripod. And the image quality? Truly second to none.


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    Unsurpassed color science

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    Immaculate 100MP resolution

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    Sublime menu and interface

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    Flash sync at all speeds


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    Tripod is a requisite

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    No image stabilization

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    Severe rolling shutter

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    No weather sealing

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I think the Hasselblad 907X & CFV 100C is the most beautiful camera system I've ever seen. I'm an absolute sucker for vintage cameras, and for SLR-styled modern mirrorless models, but I've never been quite as smitten with the design of a camera like I have this one.

And the best thing is, this beauty is a beast. A truly unique modular system, the Hasselblad 907X & CFV 100C comprises a "camera" (the 907X) and the all-new 100MP medium format back (the CFV 100C). When combined they become a modern mirrorless camera, but the CFV 100C can also be attached to a vintage Hasselblad body (like the iconic 500C) or a technical camera – adding 100MP horsepower to these similarly unique systems. 

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Hasselblad 907X & CFV 100C
Header Cell - Column 0 NotesScore
FeaturesThe 907X / CFV 100C boasts unique features does things that no other camera has5 / 5
Build & handlingIt's not built for traditional handling, but is exquisitely designed and perfect for what it does5 / 5
PerformanceYou simply can't argue with the image quality!5 / 5
ValueIt's expensive but, for the intended user, it merits the price tag4 / 5

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.