VIDEO: Is Large Format Still Completely Unrivalled? 8x10 vs Fujifilm GFX100
15 April 2020 | Category: Stills
When it comes to camera formats, most of us probably shoot with either an APS-C or a 35mm full-frame camera. These types of systems offer enough resolution and detail for the vast majority of us. Medium format is the next logical step if you needed resolutions between 100-150mp, however, what if you needed even more?
In a recent video by Usman and Anete from Sonder Creative, they compare several digital cameras to an Intrepid 8x10 large format camera. Large format cameras use film that is far bigger in size than any current, commercially available digital sensor. This massive surface area allows you to produce images with far greater resolution and detail. Even when compared to the incredible Fujifilm GFX100, the large format camera can produce results that are essentially, in a different league.
There is, however, a huge downside to using such types of cameras. Something like the Fujifilm GFX100, is leagues ahead of any film camera when it comes to convenience. Features like phase detect auto-focus and in-body image stabilisation are incredibly useful. Not to mention the fact that none of the images need processing in a darkroom or require huge sums of money just to take a single shot.
For many of us, having a system that is easy to shoot with is essential for professional work. It’s this reason that probably prevents many of us from going back to shooting with film.
In any case, it’s interesting to see how the various formats compare to one another and how ever older systems may still be relevant today.