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Can You Make APS-C and Medium Format Images Look the Same? Fujifilm X-T4 Versus the GFX 100

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Can you get the same look from a 26-megapixel camera as you would from its 100-megapixel counterpart? What features can you expect to give up when you step up from a convenient and compact APS-C camera to a beefy medium format? This short video puts the Fujifilm X-T4 up against the Fujifilm GFX 100 to see just how similar the results can be.

The Fujifilm GFX 100 is a $10,000, 102-megapixel beast of a camera delivering 11,648 x 8,736-pixel files from its 43.8 x 32.9 mm sensor. As a result, you’d expect it to be a little sluggish when shooting out in the field, especially when compared to the nimble X-T4.

By contrast, the X-T4 — Fujifilm’s newest APS-C body — will cost you a mere $1,700 for a meager 26.1 megapixels from a sensor that measures a measly 23.5 x 15.6 mm and delivers files that measure a humble 6,240 x 4,160 pixels. By contrast, the mechanical shutter will give you 15 frames per second, with significantly more if you switch to electronic shutter, making it an excellent choice for fast-moving situations.

This short video from John Branch IV Photography heads out to try and create the same look from both cameras, and many would be hard-pressed to tell the difference between the resulting images. If you’re interested in seeing how Branch went about the edit, be sure to check out his live stream.

Would you be able to identify the medium format images when placed side by side? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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