Firmware Friday: New features and bug fixes for Hasselblad X1D-50c, H6D-50c and H6D-100c


posted Friday, October 27, 2017 at 5:27 PM EDT


Our Firmware Friday roundup this week is all about medium format. All three cameras receiving new firmware in the last seven days are medium-format models from Hasselblad, including the X1D-50c, H6D-50c and H6D-100c. And interestingly, the X1D and H6D-series cameras' new firmware are quite different from each other, with the only real overlap being the addition of Swedish as a language option and the ability to toggle the video live view grid display with the display button.

So what's new for each series? Well, let's start off with the Hasselblad X1D-50c. Here, the new grid toggle and menu language come accompanied by an autofocus touch-pad function controlled through the rear screen, plus the ability to assign 25 different custom functions to one of three buttons. There's also a new EVF-only live view mode, and you can now use the full round aperture when shooting with XCD lenses. The default white balance and AF point size options have also been changed (auto and 2.8mm respectively) and the Exposure Quick Adjust value is now stored in metadata.

The Hasselblad H6D-50c and H6D-100c, meanwhile, share their firmware changes. In addition to the grid toggle and new language, both cameras now support a CF lens adapter, provide more options for custom buttons, add a button lock function, make it possible to create new storage folders from the camera, and improve stability through brief power-cycles, as well as fixing an incorrect aperture list in Phocus with the HTS 1.5 tilt/shift adapter.

You can download Hasselblad's new firmware for all three models here.

(Camera parts image courtesy of Kelly Hofer / Flickr; used under a Creative Commons CC-BY-2.0 license. Image has been modified from the original.)