Medium format digital cameras deliver image quality beyond the capabilities of high-end DSLRs. Combining a larger sensor size, high pixel count, expanded dynamic range, and specialised lenses, medium format cameras allow you to render the finest of details, even in the largest of prints. They’re the next level choice for fine art, landscape and high-end fashion and commercial photography, delivering when high quality on a big scale is a must.
Stunning, lifelike colour and detail worthy of billboards or gallery walls. This is what distinguishes the photographs produced by a medium format camera.
With image sensors that measure up to four times larger than those in 35mm format (full frame) DSLRs, and larger pixels within those sensors, medium format cameras can capture a remarkable amount of light and detail. This translates to considerably greater dynamic range, picture quality and printable size. Medium format cameras can literally shoot big, and with far more detail and less image noise—advantages that make medium format cameras ideal for advertising, documentary and fine art photography.
Medium format cameras also deliver a distinct look compared to DSLRs. Their large formats allow for a wider field of view compared to smaller format cameras with the same focal length lens, but with a more natural perspective more akin to the human eye’s than to a camera’s. So you can capture the broad sweep of a landscape, for example, with noticeably less of the distortion or stretching associated with a wide angle lens.
Built for the purpose of getting the best quality image, medium format cameras are typically larger, heavier and pricier than DSLRs and other consumer cameras. This means they’re traditionally best suited to professionals working with well planned setups, consistent environments, and stable platforms.
However, recent trends have seen digital medium format cameras incorporate more user-friendly features found in consumer grade cameras. These models feature smaller, lighter, more portable bodies that would not alienate anyone accustomed to using a normal DSLR. Some medium format cameras feature video recording in full HD or even 4K, and there are also mirrorless versions. The results are powerful, yet highly usable versions of medium format camera favoured not only by studio photographers but also landscape and street shooters, both professional and enthusiast.
An authorised Australian dealer of leading brands including Fujifilm and Pentax, CameraPro stocks some of the best medium format digital camera models and lenses on the market. Each one of them comes with a full manufacturer’s warranty, giving you peace of mind should you require a service or repair. We also stock a comprehensive range of quality photographic accessories—from lighting equipment and tripods to printing paper and memory cards—and ship right across Australia.