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Can Fujifilm's APS-C Cameras Keep Pace With Medium Format?

Fujifilm's latest X Series sensor bumps its resolution to 40 megapixels, putting the company's APS-C sensors on par with many full frame options in terms of detail and even pushing toward medium format levels. Medium format still holds the image quality edge, but how significant is the difference? Will APS-C satisfy your needs? This excellent video comparison takes a look at the X-T5 and GFX 50S II to help you choose. 

Coming to you from bigheadtaco, this great video review compares the Fujifilm X-T5 to the GFX 50S II. To be clear right off the bat, the 50-megapixel medium format sensor in the GFX 50S II will produce higher-quality images than the 40-megapixel APS-C sensor in the X-T5, but what is worth considering is just how wide the gap is. For those who want the highest level of image quality, medium format will win out, but in addition to the higher cost of the camera, it is also worth noting that the lenses often cost more — significantly more, and with the quality of modern sensors, you might find that the X Series is plenty for your needs. On top of that, cameras with smaller sensors often feature better autofocus and faster burst rates. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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