Hasselblad Releases Its Smallest Medium Format Body Ever 907X 50C

More than a year after announcing the thing in June of 2019, Hasselblad is today ready to start selling and shipping the 907X 50C: a compact medium format system that combines the CFV II 50C V System digital back with the smallest medium format body Hasselblad has ever made.

Until now a limited edition Moon Landing kit was the only way to get one – but those sold out pretty quickly.

With an outstanding medium format 50-megapixel CMOS sensor (43.8 x 32.9 mm), the CFV II 50C digital back enables use with most V System cameras made from 1957 and onwards in addition to third party technical or view cameras. The CFV II 50C features a brilliant 3.2in 2.4M dot tilting rear display with full touch support and Hasselblad’s renowned user interface for settings, image review, and menu navigation.

Users of previous CFV digital backs will appreciate the new fully integrated battery design, the same used on the X System, which reduces overall size and with the option to recharge in-camera via the USB-C port. Combining its iconic aesthetics with a chrome edge body finish in addition to modern technology, the CFV II 50C gives a nod to Hasselblad’s history combined with the brand’s world-renowned image quality.

Coupling the CFV II 50C with the 907X, Hasselblad’s smallest medium format camera body ever, creates a highly compact package. This combination offers a truly distinct photographic experience, including the classic waist-level shooting style of the V System enabled by the CFV II 50C’s tilt screen.
With the 907X, the photographer gains access to all of the high-quality X System Lenses in addition to a vast range of Hasselblad optics via adapters, including the H System, V System, and XPan Lenses. In addition, the 907X enables compatibility with a wide range of third-party adapters and lenses. Accessories that beautifully complement the combination include the 907X Control Grip and 907X Optical Viewfinder.

Key features for the 907X 50C:

  • Large medium format 50MP 43.8 x 32.9 mm CMOS sensor
  • 14 stops of dynamic range
  • Hasselblad HNCS
  • Captures 16-bit RAW images and full-resolution JPEGs
  • High-resolution 3.2-inch 2.4M dot touch and tilt screen
  • Smooth live view experience with a high frame rate of 60fps
  • Video: 2.7k (2720 x 1530) and Full HD (1920 x 1080) / Video covers full sensor width in a 16:9 ratio
  • Intuitive user interface with swipe and pinch touch controls
  • Internal battery slot with the option to recharge in-camera via the USB-C port (same battery used on the X System)
  • Compatibility with most V System cameras made from 1957 and onwards in addition to third party technical or view cameras
  • Full compatibility with all XCD Lenses
  • Full compatibility with HC/HCD Lenses including AF with optional XH Lens Adapter (manual focus only with HC 120 Macro and HC 120 Macro II)
  • Compatibility with V System Lenses, XPan Lenses, and third-party lenses using XV, XPan and third-party lens adapters, respectively
  • Dual UHS-II SD card slots
  • Audio in/out connectors
  • Flash in/out connectors
  • Integrated Wi-Fi connectivity and USB-C connection, enabling tethered shooting
  • Portable workflow with Phocus Mobile 2 support
  • Optional accessories, including chrome finished 907X Control Grip for quick access to main image functions and 907X Optical Viewfinder for convenient eye-level shooting
  • 907X ultra-thin and lightweight body converts CFV II 50C digital back into digital SWC
  • 907X 50C weight: 740 g (CFV II 50C: 540 g / 907X Camera Body: 200 g)

The regular 907X 50C will run you $6,400, the 907X Control Grip costs an extra $730, and the 907X Optical Viewfinder can be had for another $500. Shipping is scheduled to begin at the end of August.

More info on Hasselblad’s website.

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