Fujifilm has signlehandedly made medium format more accessible now than ever. Cameras such as the Fujifilm GFX 100S offer a whopping 100 megapixels worth of resolution for less than $6,000. With features such as in-body image stabilization and phase detect autofocus from the sensor, Fujifilm has made it really difficult to compete in the medium format segment.
In our latest video, Anete and I compare the Fujifilm GFX 100 with its relatively smaller medium format sensor to what many consider to be a "proper" medium format camera, the Hasselblad H6D 400c. The 400c model is practically identical to the Hasselblad H6D 100c other than the huge difference in price and the fact that the more expensive model can produce 400-megapixel files with the use of pixel shift. Due to the fact that both cameras have 100-megapixel sensors and have the ability to produce 400-megapixel pixel shift images, we decided it would be an interesting comparison to make.
The biggest difference between both cameras is how you handle each system. The Hasselblad H6D 400c is a DSLR camera system with its bulky design and optical viewfinder. The camera system also utilizes an older focusing system, and this can prove to be a little frustrating in certain scenarios. The Fujifilm GFX 100 on the other hand is far smaller and lighter and handles similarly to many full frame cameras when it comes to speed and autofocus — all of this but with a larger medium format sensor and incredible potential for color and resolution.
In the video linked above, we perform a number of tests and shoots to compare each system. Find out how each camera compares in the full video.