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Unexpected: Fuji will launch a Medium Format camera with the Sony 50MP sensor this summer

Discussion in 'News and Rumors' started by Boid, May 22, 2014.

  1. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
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  2. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    I saw this. I'm interested!
     
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  3. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I'm amused. "Interested" would require some hope of having the money to buy it. :tongue:
     
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  4. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Same here. I can hardly afford the new Leica which I really want also.
     
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  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Cool....I can stop thinking about buying a gf670 now
     
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  6. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

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    A X100 styled camera with that sensor could be really interesting. It'll probably end up being a bit too big and much too expensive for my taste though.
     
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  7. rbelyell

    rbelyell SC Top Veteran

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    this might indeed be a stupid question, especially from one who does both understand and enjoy the difference medium format film cams have over 35mm, but what besides resolution is the advantage of medium format digital over the most recent crop of FF cams. i mean the resolution from the 24mp sensor is stunning, the files are already HUGE and can take gobs of manipulation, while the hardware themselves are relatively compact and can adapt tons of legacy glass. im not that worked up at spending tons of money for huge non-adaptable equipment that produces computer busting files to see cat hairs a little better...like i said, i'm fully prepared to be wrong on this, but i had to ask.
     
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  8. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    The bragging rights ofcourse!
    In all seriousness, the larger pixel pitch should allow for better dynamic range and make it easier to design lenses that take full advantage of the resolution on offer. Also, it makes wide angle shallow dof a bit easier to achieve. If they manage to make it fairly small i might be interested in buying a used one down the line, although I think sony is more likely to produce a really small camera with this sensor.
     
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  9. Fiddler

    Fiddler SC Veteran

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    Dec 5, 2010
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Colin
    Will be a nice camera, I'm sure, but it's not for me. I've not got anywhere near exploring the full potential of what I already have. I've not even explored 5% of it.
     
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  10. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen SC Regular

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    Jan 10, 2014
    The advantage of Medium Format vs. Full Frame is exactly the same as the advantage of Full Frame vs. APS-C, which is exactly the same as the advantage of APS-C vs. smaller sensors. It's all a continuum of Resolution and available Dynamic Range vs. the tradeoffs of Bulk and Money - and in this case, the Money aspect is made even worse by their being less able to take advantage of economies of scale in manufacturing. There are still some commercial applications that require high quality printed images for billboards and posters. A 50 MP file that has 15+ EV of Dynamic Range can look better than a 36 MP file that has 14 EV of Dynamic Range. Whether it's worth the added cost, YMMV.
     
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  11. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    and shortly after, theyll release the X670-E (for eliot) which will have a 12mp mf sized sensor that shoots up to 500k, and the files are as clean as iso 2000 on my rx1.
    right?
    back me up!
    LETS DOOOOOO EEEEEEET


    hehehe
     
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  12. rbelyell

    rbelyell SC Top Veteran

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    NY Mtns
    yeah doug, i fully understand that. i guess my own feeling is that at some point on that 'continuum' the extra mps just really dont make any practical difference for 90% of us. and imo we're just about at that point. of course, others views may rightfully vary, thats what makes a horse race.
     
  13. john m flores

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  14. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    those ~800x600 shots on your facebook page .. they'll look stunning ... while the 1024x768 ones you put on Flickr? they'll hit Explore every time ..
     
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  15. rbelyell

    rbelyell SC Top Veteran

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    thankfully i neither flickr nor facebook! so i guess my antisocialization will pay off saving me some big bucks!
     
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  16. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    It'll be "interesting" to see what the pricing is.

    The GF670 film camera Luke mentioned comes in at about USD1700 in the States, I believe (UK price - of course - £1-per-$1)
     
  17. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    It may even be as good as the Sigma Merrill's
     
  18. Garylh

    Garylh SC Veteran

    Skip ff where Sony now has beachhead for best price ff csc --> go for mf in a fixed lens package --> x100 or gf670 like camera body, I love it :). 645 size sensor or bigger, what is there not to like..

    Ok now let's see if t real and what the price is going to end up being.

    Gary


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  19. Garylh

    Garylh SC Veteran

    Even if this rumor is true...my big buy this year is going to be a dp2 Quattro..

    Gary


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  20. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Agreed. I am reluctant to buy any camera with more than 16mp. Opening, working with and storing 24-36mp raw files is enough of an issue to cause me to pause. Of course, before long we'll have no choice as the megapixel march continues unabated. But 16 mp - at least for me - is the sweet spot on APS-C and micro four thirds. Full frame? Despite the nice size of the Sony A7 series bodies, you still have to deal with all that big glass. I'm not making money from my photography so I'll pass.
     
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