2018-05-08

HASSELBLAD FIRMWARE UPDATE 1.21 FOR X1D AND H6D

Hasselblad’s 1.21 Firmware Update demonstrates their commitment to technological innovation with new features for the X1D and H6D

With the 1.21 Firmware Update, Hasselblad conveys their dedication to continuously develop and enhance its world-renowned camera systems. This most recent firmware update for the X1D and H6D adds to the photographer’s ease in not only capturing one’s shot, but their options for creativity as well.

Hasselblad is pleased to announce new updates for both the X1D and H6D including a White Balance Tool, allowing the photographer to set the colour temperature and tint directly on a photograph when shooting. These values can then be applied to all following images until the setting is turned off. 

New features specific to the X1D include an Interval Timer and Exposure Bracketing. Using the Interval Timer, photographers can further their creativity with time-lapse shots. Exposure Bracketing gives users options in their exploration of varied exposure settings, capturing up to 9 frames with customizable sequences of bracketing exposures.

A highlight particular to the H6D allows for the user to create seven customizable profiles. By accessing the General Settings Menu on the main display, the user can easily navigate to the Profiles Menu and save the current camera settings to one of the seven profiles. With these preset settings customized by the user, the photographer has the tools to swiftly change camera settings without losing time, and ultimately, their shot. 

Firmware updates are available from the “My Hasselblad > Downloads” section online at Hasselblad.com. Users can update their firmware simply by downloading the “.cim” file to an SD card and selecting Firmware Update from the Service Menu on their camera.

X1D and H6D: v1.21.0
White balance tool
Audio notifications
Tethered image import
Reset all settings: Option to disable reset of profiles
Power Off symbol while shutting down
Improved feedback to user when missing card in backup mode
Browse Zoom: Long-hold to zoom in to 100% or out to full image (X1D: Hold the AF-D/AE-L button; H6D: Hold the True Focus button)

X1D: v1.21.0
Interval timer
Exposure bracketing
New setting: Shutter speed limit for Auto ISO, P- and Full Auto Mode
Custom Button for Crop Modes - Replace “Crop Mode Cycle” with “Crop Mode Next” and “Crop Mode Previous” 
Zoom into coordinates of the focus point for the image just taken
Browse images and pan when zoomed-in in EVF with swipe on touch-pad area on display
Start live view automatically in EVF after browsing on rear LCD
Auto focus support for all HC/HCD Lenses (except HC120 Macro) when using the XH Lens Adapter

H6D: v1.21.0
Profiles
HDMI - Pan in zoomed-in with touch-pad area on display

New Lens Firmware HC-HCD 19.0.3 and XCD 0.5.20:
Hasselblad is also pleased to announce new firmware for XCD, HC & HCD lenses including autofocus support for the following Hasselblad H System lenses when used on the X1D camera with an XH adapter: HCD24, HC150, HC150N, HC210, HC300, HCD35-90 and HC50-110. For further details, please see release notes at https://www.hasselblad.com/support/.

For more information and images:
https://www.hasselblad.com/x1d/firmware/
https://www.hasselblad.com/h6d/firmware/
https://www.hasselblad.com/support/

About Hasselblad

Founded in 1941, Hasselblad is one of the leading manufacturers of digital medium format cameras and lenses. True to its Scandinavian heritage, Hasselblad cameras are renowned for their iconic ergonomic design, uncompromising image quality and extremely high performance. For over half a century, Hasselblad cameras have captured some of the world’s most iconic images – including the first landing on the Moon – and helped shape the way we look at the world through genuine photographic artistry. Trusted by NASA and used by some of the greatest photographers in the world, Hasselblad continues to develop products that enable all types of creatives to capture their artistic vision.

Hasselblad’s H and X Camera Systems and their superb range of medium format lenses fuse innovative technology with precision mechanics, delivering exceptional imaging experiences for every sort of photographer. The highly professional H System, with its latest line up of the H6D-50c, H6D-100c and H6D-400c Multi-Shot, offers the ultimate image quality and resolution with 50, 100 and 400-megapixel solutions. The more portable X System easily enables bringing medium format photography outside of the studio with options that include the world’s first compact mirrorless digital medium format camera – the X1D-50c – followed by the second generation X1D II 50C. Combining the CFV II 50C digital back and 907X camera body, Hasselblad’s photographic history is connected, bringing the X, H, and V Systems together in a portable, sleek package.

Headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, Hasselblad is a global brand with offices in New York, London, Tokyo, Paris, Copenhagen, Hamburg and Shenzhen with distributors located throughout the world.

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