I offer my view on the Nikon D850 versus the medium format Fujifilm GFX. I have long considered this matter with respect to the Nikon D810; the D850 improves the DSLR argument incrementally (a worthy increment to be sure). I cite both my subjective impressions as well as hard facts of several kinds.
The D850 is a very fine camera capable of outstanding imagery. It will become my new workhorse camera, supplanting the D810.
There is that good-better-best thing that Apple likes to use. Except that it is far more complicated, with many other considerations, which all depend not on the gear alone, but on user needs and preferences and likes and dislikes. There is a right answer when all those factors are considered.
Dr S writes:
Thank you for answering the question I have had on my brain since you started your D850 review—Nikon D850 vs. Fuji GFX in Those considering Medium Format.
You have demonstrated a brand-neutral, objective approach to evaluating the products and have come up with conclusions that are rational, well-supported by example, and very useful to those who subscribe to your website.
Though I am not going to go out and spend mucho $$$$ changing systems or even adding to what I already have (yet) , the information you provide helps expand the knowledge-base of these products.
DIGLLOYD: always my goal to be brand neutral and to hit 'em hard when they deserve it and to praise where praise is due—justice.
As I will be buying the D850 for long term use, I will be able to do some kind of shootout vs the GFX when it arrives with that new 45mm lens.