Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Pixel count, part of Advanced Photography: Medium-Format Digital Cameras.
- First and foremost, the main advantage…of a medium format camera over a camera…with a smaller sensor, is that you'll usually…get an image with far more pixels.…I say usually because there are smaller format cameras…that approach the pixel count of these…50 megapixel medium formats.…Of course the advantage of more pixels…is that you get a lot more detail in your final image.…Here's an image shot with the Fuji GFX,…and here's an image shot…with a 24 megapixel full-frame SLR.…When I zoom in to 100%, the increased level of detail…from the extra pixel count is pretty obvious.…
This extra detail means that my images…will possibly be sharper and show more fine detail.…However, you don't need a medium format camera…to get this pixel count.…The Canon 5Ds is a full-frame SLR…that offers 50 megapixels, while the Sony a7R II…is a full-frame mirrorless that offers 40 megapixels.…Both of those cameras are substantially cheaper…than this Fuji GFX 50.…So why pay extra for that jump to medium format?…Because when considering the pixel count of a sensor,…
- SLR and mirrorless design
- Focal length and aspect ratio
- Exploring camera options
- Workflow and tethering
- Shooting with small, medium-format cameras
- Dynamic range and medium format
- Medium format and commercial, architectural, and landscape photography
- Determining if you need a medium-format camera
Skill Level Advanced
1. Medium-Format Basics
2. Medium-Format Cameras
3. Medium-Format Shooting and Noise
4. Medium-Format Applied Uses
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