Hasselblad has introduced a cable release for its X1D medium format rangefinder-style camera alongside a new USB double battery charger. The Release Cord X is 90cm/36in long and triggers the shutter in single shot and continuous modes, and controls the camera via its microphone socket.

Dual slots on the Battery Charging Hub allow for two batteries to be charged simultaneously and for the camera to be powered via the USB C connector. The hub can be plugged into the AC power supply to charge batteries and the camera, or it can be fed from a portable power bank. The hub is compatible with both battery varieties the camera takes, but charges the newer 3400mAh models 25% more quickly – in 2 hours 18 minutes for one and 2 hours 48 minutes for two. The older 3200mAh model takes 3 hours.

Batteries can be checked via the LED panel that monitors the charging process as well as providing a quick levels readout for partially charged units.

The Hasselblad Release Cord X will cost €69 / $80 / £64 / JPY¥9360 excl. VAT. / CNY¥629 incl. VAT, and the Battery Charging Hub will be €129 / $155 / £115 / JPY¥17460 excl. VAT / CNY¥1199 incl. VAT. For more information see the Hasselblad website.

Press release:


Hasselblad X system expands with Release Cord X and Battery Charging Hub

Hasselblad proudly expands its photographic tool kit for the X System with the introduction of the new Release Cord X and Battery Charging Hub. With Hasselblad’s full commitment to the development of the X System, these two new accessories alongside the introduction of the newest XCD Lenses greatly expand the creative capabilities of the revolutionary mirrorless medium format X1D-50c.

The Hasselblad Release Cord X allows for remote shutter actuation, an invaluable tool when eliminating shake or vibration is paramount. A durable cloth-wrapped 90cm (36 in.) cable connects to the X1D-50c’s microphone input port and the remote’s simple single button operation allows photographers to keep vibration to a minimum. When autofocus is enabled on the camera, a single action swiftly starts autofocus and then releases the shutter. Holding the button down when in Continuous Capture mode allows for multiple frames to be captured, whilst setting the camera in Manual Focus mode allows for Release Cord X to fire the shutter without delay. Its durable metal construction matches the adventurous endeavours of Hasselblad’s X System users and its slim, ergonomic design fits comfortably in the hand. For seamless functionality, the X1D should be updated to the latest 1.22 firmware available at My Hasselblad.

The Hasselblad Battery Charging Hub makes it possible for a Hasselblad photographer to streamline the battery charging process, allowing X1D photographers to go further with their creative pursuits. Its dual slots support the simultaneous charging of two batteries while an integrated USB Type-C connector supports mains power via an included power supply or from common external USB battery banks (sold separately). Front-facing LEDs indicate status and capacity when charging, or users can use the Battery Charging Hub to check battery levels simply by inserting a battery and pressing a single button. The Battery Charging Hub supports both first-generation 3200mAh X System batteries and current 3400mAh batteries, the latter of which support quick-charging up to 25% faster than the former. This equates to a completely replenished single battery in 2 hours 18 minutes, or dual batteries in 2 hours 48 minutes. First-generation 3200mAh batteries recharge completely in approximately 3 hours and completed charging cycles are indicated by an audible chime in either situation. With a durable metal construction and compact design, the Battery Charging Hub is posed to simplify a critical aspect of photography and ensure that maximum creative vision can be achieved.

The Hasselblad Release Cord X is available to purchase with an MSRP of €69 / $80 / £64 / JPY¥9360 excl. VAT. / CNY¥629 incl. VAT.

The Hasselblad Battery Charging Hub is available to purchase with an MSRP of €129 / $155 / £115 / JPY¥17460 excl. VAT / CNY¥1199 incl. VAT.