Hasselblad releases new 100MP Digital Back and 3cm wide 'camera'
By Tim Levy | 1 February 2024
Wouldn't it be great if you could buy an old 'cheap' Hasselblad on Ebay and add a new 100MP digital back? Well – you can!
This isn't exactly a new idea as you could previously do this way back in 2014 with the Hasselblad 50MP CFV-50C Digital Back.
Hasselblad over the past 10 years have continued to update their 50MP backs as an option for V Series cameras, but as we know, 50MP in this day and age isn't something to go nuts about. Many mirrorless cameras are already around that mark, so to stand out and reclaim the mantle of crazily high resolution images (206MB RAW), Hasselblad has released the new 100MP CFV 100C Digital Back that is sold in conjunction with the 907X camera body (you can't buy them separately as yet).
To call the 907X a camera body is a bit of a stretch. At only 200g and under 3cm in depth, it's more like a lens holder that attaches to the digital back. It makes for an extremely lightweight package (620g), though the tradeoff is that unless you wish to shoot 'top down' while cradling the camera, you'll be wise to add the optional 907X control grip and perhaps the Optical Viewfinder.