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As of spring 2017, the Fujifilm GFX and Hasselblad X1D both disrupt both the medium format and high-end DSLR markets:
- Mirrorless with EVF (Pentax 645 is a conventional DSLR).
- All-new lens designs optimized for digital (Pentax 645 fails here).
- Price point competes with high end 35mm systems utilizing the best lenses (high-end Nikon and Canon and Zeiss Otus run in the $2000 to $5000 range). The cost of the camera body recedes in such a price context.
- Hugely reduced price compared to most medium format, e.g., Leica S, yet more attractive due to EVF with Live View and the size/weight factor.
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These systems are hugely expensive, so make the right choice for your own needs (full frame vs medium format).
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