Camera Size: Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Hasselblad X1D-50c


Now that the professional sizers at Camerasize.com have the exact dimensions we know that the Fujifilm GFX 50S and Hasselblad X1D-50c are very close in size as predicted by my printable GFX that was available in September.

  • FujiFilm GFX 50S is 2% (2.5 mm) narrower and 4% (3.8 mm) shorter than Hasselblad X1D.
  • FujiFilm GFX 50S is 29% (20.4 mm) thicker than Hasselblad X1D.
  • FujiFilm GFX 50S [825 g] weights 14% (100 grams)  more than Hasselblad X1D [725 g] (*inc. batteries and memory card).
  • FujiFilm GFX 50S dimensions: 147.5×94.2×91.4 mm (camera body only, excluding protrusion)
  • Hasselblad X1D dimensions: 150x98x71 mm (camera body only, excluding protrusion)

The Fujifilm GFX 50S and Hasselblad X1D are both small enough that photographers can choose to shoot them in a variety of new and exciting ways that medium format cameras are not traditionally utilized. I find it exciting that both Fujifilm and Hasselbald have unshackled a larger than 35mm format from the studio for us to enjoy in life. It is my belief that these are the kinds of innovations that will keep the mirrorless interchangeable lens market healthy for years to come.


Camerasize.com can show you what the various GFX lenses will look like on the GFX 50S if you are interested, but as of this time they do not have any of the Hasselblad X1D-50c lenses in their system to compare. The Fujinon GF63 and even the GF32-64mm look pretty portable, with only the GF120 beginning to look a little large. Fujifilm has done an amazing job.


Fujifilm GFX B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama
Hasselblad X1D-50c B&H Photo/Adorama

via Camerasize.com

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  • sickheadache

    The only difference that matters between these two Medium Cameras is that Fuji is going to release their’s before Hassy does. Hassy still has not figured out over 6 months how to produce a mass camera that needs lenses. Seems Fuji beat them all to the punch. Well Done Fuji.

    • Thylmuc

      Deliveries of X1D have started, more and more people are getting them. Whether Hasselblad will sink is not decided yet, though I see that Fuji does a lot of things very good, notably the quick change of mind from “considering leaf shutter” to an adapter for the H lenses within two months.
      The operating paradigms are rather different. Fuji has more physical dials, but also a more cluttered menu, implementing typical amateur photoediting and image tank functions. Hasselblad relies on the two re-assignable scroll wheels, but has a less cluttered menu. While I think both are suboptimal, it really seems that there are photographers tending to one side, while others prefer the other side.
      Further, I believe a lot of people presently in a decision process will await results. We still don’t know how the two manufaturers might have made modifications to the Sony sensor, how ths software programs will eventually handle the files, and how the images are going to look like, in particular in raw. This is very subjective, and people will make their choise based on their feelings and preferences.

      • The adapter was a known from the beginning, but it’s ability to fire the shutter was unknown until we covered it from the Japanese leakers first.

    • Thylmuc

      oh, and I forgot differences in the flash system. The X1D uses the Nikon Flash System, which means that it can be used with TTL studio flashes. This seems to be a big advantage for studio shooters.
      But then, of course, Fuji is a huge company, and they could easily devote resources to offer a solution for the Fuji flash system, e.g. via a collaboration with a Studio Flash manufacturer, to get such TTL studio flashes for Fuji cameras even before the GFX is released
      all still vague.

      • Fuji uses a Canon pin out. We also have reports of the EFX-500 having HSS support on the GFX. Profoto and Nissin will likely support the GFX. Most of the promo videos show profoto flash systems in them.

  • sickheadache
    • waterengineer

      No.

  • waterengineer

    When do we get independent comprehensive reviews of each camera?

    • I will be reviewing the camera when I get mine and I am supposed to receive a Hasselblad X1D-50c for review if they can ever ship them. I am trying to involve a few local photographers in the review too so that I can include different perspectives.

      • waterengineer

        I would love to participate in that effort. You and l live not too far apart.

        • Send me a message via the contact form with some proposals and we will try to work something out. Maybe we can meet up for a beer and discuss the review. I want to try to explore as many styles of shooting as I can.

      • sickheadache

        Cannot Ship what is not produced.

    • sickheadache

      6-7 months later..do u see that hassy anywhere? Indiana Jones is searching for that lost relic..no luck so far! Lol