If you've ever yearned after a medium format camera, you might wonder what the difference between them is, particularly when they're both 100 megapixels. Well, here's a showdown.
In this video, Chris Hau and a photographer by the name of Angel compare shooting with the Hasselblad X2D 100C and the Fujifilm GFX 100S medium format cameras. Now, although I haven't shot with either of these bodies, I have shot with several Hasselblad bodies and owned one, and I've shot with several Fujifilm medium format bodies, and I still own one. I will let Hau talk you through the difference between the two bodies, and instead offer a summary of my experience with the brands.
Fujifilm had me fall in love with their cameras at the announcement of the GFX 100 in 2018 and I still love them. Perhaps some of it is placebo, but the medium format look grips me and with the right lens, my GFX epitomizes what I want. However, I owned an older Hasselblad and although it lacked many bells and whistles, a lot of the images I took with it I loved. In fact, and perhaps this is a more objective sign, my girlfriend — who knows nothing about photography — has never had a higher rate of loving my images than when I was shooting with an older Hasselbad!
Do you shoot medium format? What do you believe is the best body available?