Hasselblad X2D 100C review

The 100MP Hasselblad X2D might just be the iconic brand's best ever camera

5 Star Rating
Hasselblad X2D review
(Image: © James Artaius)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Hasselblad X2D is a camera that pulls no punches. With a 100MP sensor, native 16-bit color, 15 stops of dynamic range, 7 stops of in-body image stabilization and 1TB of internal storage, it's holding absolutely nothing back and goes toe to toe with Fujifilm's GFX100 series. While it lacks any video capability whatsoever, as a pure imaging machine it's practically untouchable. The yardstick around here may just have changed!


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    Stunning 100MP imaging

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    7 stops of stabilization

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    1TB internal storage


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    No video

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    No joystick

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    Touchscreen tilt only

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The Hasselblad X2D 100C feels like a camera that's long overdue, but nonetheless a camera that has been well worth the wait. It stands as by far the manufacturer's most capable camera ever, and sets new standards in a couple of areas for medium format photography.

A 100MP monster, the Hasselblad X2D not only doubles the resolution of the existing Hasselblad X1D II (which remains on sale for those who require lower resolution) but improves upon its predecessor in every single respect… well, bar one, which we'll get to shortly. 

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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.