What are medium format digital cameras?

Medium format digital cameras use 120 size film, or, for more advanced cameras, a digital imaging sensor that imitates 120 size film. Though there is no standardized size for medium format cameras, they are typically smaller than large format (102x127mm) and bigger than full-frame sensors (135).

Medium format digital cameras are great for high-quality, authentic color images. Medium format cameras provide a lot of detail and handle exposure really well. As far as image sharpness is concerned, they beat out SLRs significantly. They have been known to make images “pop”. A lot of advertisers and fashion photographers choose to use medium format specifically for these reasons.

Medium format digital cameras have a unique set of positive characteristics. They are dynamic cameras, with a wide range of allowable frame sizes and aspect ratios. They are also virtually endlessly customizable due to their interchangeable parts. Newer models also have a large image sensor ranging from 43.8x32.9mm to 53.7x40.2mm.

These cameras give a wilder angle view and a signature look that immediately separates them from other cameras. They are also markedly versatile thanks to their interchangeable parts.

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