Medium Format Mirrorless Cameras

Today’s Post by Mark Toal

Mirrorless cameras have taken a big leap forward with the introduction of the Fuji GFX-50S camera ($6499.) The 51.4 megapixel camera has a 43.8 x 32.9mm CMOS Sensor that’s larger than a full frame (24x36mm) sensor but smaller than 6×6 or 645 film formats. In this category, Fuji joins the Hasselblad X1D-50C ($8995) announced last summer.

For those of you new to photography, back in the film days wedding, fashion, and advertising photographers used medium format cameras because of their high resolution and ability to capture fine detail.

Last week at WPPI in Las Vegas I had a chance to try the Fuji and even though it’s relatively large—it weighs two pounds, the Olympus E-M1 Mark II ($1999) is 1.26 lbs—it has a great feel to it. I can’t wait to see some images from it once it’s finally released later this month.

This is more proof that the camera world has embraced mirrorless cameras as Joe and I have been writing about for the past several years.