My First Experience with the Hasselblad X2D Camera

March 1st, 2024

It was an absolute pleasure to venture into the world of Medium Format mirrorless photography with the Hasselblad X2D camera for the first time. This Swedish-made beauty has been on my radar for quite some time, and finally getting my hands on it was nothing short of a thrilling experience. The Hasselblad X2D is known for its exceptional image quality and elegant design. Picking up the camera, the first thing that struck me was its weight. Despite its large sensor, it was surprisingly light and compact. It felt comfortable and well-balanced in my hands, a sign of the thoughtful design that went into creating this masterpiece.


The next thing that caught my attention was the X2D's minimalist design. The camera body is sleek and devoid of unnecessary buttons; its controls are intuitive and easy to master. The images it produced were fantastic. The colors were rich and saturated, the details were crisp, and the dynamic range was impressive. Though it would take some getting used to with the medium format focus. It was quite difficult to really nail focus at F1.9 on the 80mm lens.


Shooting with the Hasselblad X2D for the first time was an enlightening experience. The camera's exceptional image quality, sleek design, and intuitive controls make it an excellent choice for both professional photographers and enthusiasts, though it's cost may scare some away at a whopping $11,374 CAD. I'm still looking forward to capturing more moments with this extraordinary medium format camera in the future, given the chance! Here's a couple photos below.