Hasselblad's Groundbreaking 907X and CFV 100C: Redefining Medium Format Photography and Looking to the Past

Hasselblad's Groundbreaking 907X and CFV 100C: Redefining Medium Format Photography and Looking to the Past

Hasselblad has introduced the 907X and CFV 100C. This innovative system is anchored by the CFV 100C digital back, a 100 MP marvel that transforms three distinct camera platforms, including the 907X, V System, and technical cameras, into high-resolution powerhouses.

The CFV 100C: Photographic Innovation

Sensor and Image Quality

The CFV 100C is the core of this new system. It employs a 44 x 33mm 100 MP BSI CMOS sensor, similar to the one in the X2D camera. This sensor captures a wide 15-stop dynamic range with 16-bit color depth and Hasselblad's Natural Color Solution, ensuring images full of detail with smooth tones and authentic color transitions.

Speed and Autofocus

The new 100 MP sensor not only improves resolution but also speed. Featuring phase-detection autofocus that covers 94% of the image area, it offers faster, more responsive, and accurate AF performance compared to its 50 MP predecessor. This system is on par with the AF performance of the X2D, including face detection for more precise portraiture.

Storage and Connectivity

Significantly, the CFV 100C incorporates a 1 TB SSD for high-speed, reliable storage (2,370 MB/s write and 2,850 MB/s read speeds). It also features a CFexpress Type B port for additional storage. The USB-C port has been upgraded to 3.1 Gen 2 speeds, and wireless capabilities are enhanced with Wi-Fi 6.

Design and Functionality

Physically, the CFV 100C retains its elegant design with a tilting 3.2" 2.36m-dot touchscreen, ideal for various shooting angles. Despite these enhancements, the camera body is narrower and lighter than its predecessor. A significant addition is the hot shoe adapter, fulfilling one of the most requested features from previous models.

907X System: Sleek and Versatile

The 907X, when paired with the CFV 100C, becomes an even lighter version of its former self, maintaining its sleek interface. This body acts as a simple yet effective connector between the CFV 100C digital back and various Hasselblad lens systems, including the autofocus XCD lens system.

Key Accessories

The system supports accessories like the updated 907X Optical Viewfinder and the 907X Control Grip. These enhancements provide ease of use and additional controls for an improved shooting experience.

V System Modularity: A Tribute to Hasselblad's Legacy

One of the CFV 100C's unique features is its compatibility with Hasselblad’s 500- or 200-series film bodies. The digital back's design is reminiscent of Hasselblad’s A12 film back, allowing for a seamless integration with vintage models. This compatibility extends to technical and view cameras via a V System interface plate, making it a boon for architecture and product photographers.

A Camera for Every Need

The versatility of the CFV 100C is quite impressive. It can function as a high-end travel camera, a bridge between digital and film with a 500-series body, or a precision tool for technical photography. This flexibility makes the Hasselblad 907X & CFV 100C desirable for a huge range of applications.

Detailed Specs and Features

  • Sensor Resolution: 100 Megapixels
  • Sensor Size: 43.8 x 32.9 mm (Medium Format) CMOS
  • ISO Sensitivity Range: 64 to 25,600
  • Media/Memory Card Slot: Single Slot CFexpress Type B
  • Display Type: Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Battery: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 V, 3,400 mAh
  • Shutter Type: Leaf Shutter and Electronic Shutter
  • Image File Format: HEIF, JPEG, Raw
  • Environmental Operating Conditions: 14 to 113°F / -10 to 45°C, 85% humidity
  • Dimensions: 102 x 92 x 84 mm
  • Weight: 620 g


The Hasselblad 907X and CFV 100C medium format camera system look quite exciting. Look for our review of the system soon. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Alex, the problem is the reality of supply does not keep up with the hype of the press release. At least with lenses. Go to any major online outlet (e.g. B&H) and the "new" XCD lenses are simply not available. This is true for US., Europe, Asia - same story. Delivery dates keep moving and "temporarily out of stock" (B&H) and "On backorder" (Adorama) feels like a joke. I saw one forum post where the buyer waited12 months for delivery of their XCD lens. I gave up and bought the Fujifilm GFX, but I wanted to go back to Hasselblad hopwever I am not going to put up with these supply issues.

It's a shame no one has been able to make a cost effective 6x6 sensor. This Hasselblad does look really interesting but you do end up with a non-square crop when compared to the original film camera.

The camera is beautiful, but out of my price range.