The most powerful cameras on the market

Most powerful cameras? An old commercial said that “power is nothing” without control. Well, with the due proportions and the necessary readjustments, I think that the same spot can, after all, also be applied to the world of photography. A world in which, from month to month, we are witnessing a sort of relaunch between the various brands, surprising the market (or at least trying) with more and more products. But I still have a doubt and no one will ever take it away from me: we are so sure that the final result, that is the only thing that matters, the shot, of a 100 MP camera is better than that of 80 MP, or there are so many and various technical characteristics on the sidelines that this megapixel race does not make so much sense?

I have no answers

Here: I do not have a definitive answer on the subject. In the course of this and some subsequent posts, however, I will try to analyze the most powerful cameras among those currently available on the market. I will do it not with a purely technical eye, but mostly photographic. So do not expect a simple ranking of sensors, from the most powerful to the least powerful. In any case, I hope that after reading these both you and myself, however, we all have a clearer idea of ​​where we are going to end or rather where, the great brands of photography want to lead us to par.

Phase One XF IQ4 150MP Camera System

 Do you have 50 thousand euros and you don’t know how to spend it? Well if you are passionate about photography then you might see to use them to buy a Phase One XF IQ4 150MP Camera System. Are you wondering why? Better not to ask too many questions in these cases. But if you really want to justify your header, the Phase One XF IQ4 150MP Camera System is known worldwide for its 151 Megapixel lens system. Yep, you read that right, 151 megapixels. The highlight of a top-level product with a 53.4 x 40mm MF sensor.

Immagine 1 - PHASE ONE IQ4 150MP

Fujifilm GFX 100

I have already talked about the Fujifilm GFX 100, and in detail in this post. You will therefore have understood (and the fact that repeating it underlines it further) that it is one of my favorite products among those currently available on the international market. It is clear that compared to the first mentioned Phase One XF IQ4 150MP Camera System it is a product of another level, lower, but it is also true that it costs a fifth, or about 8 thousand euros. But the result we were talking about earlier? Well, with its 100 Megapixels, its 5fps shutter speed and 4K 30fps video resolution, the Fujifilm GFX 100 will take you to the top of the Olympus of modern cameras, also thanks to out-of-the-box phase-detection AF. common. A defect? Well maybe the in-body stabilization system. But you have to be very careful to notice.

Hasselblad H6D-400C Multi-Shot

Did you notice the number 400 in the name of the Hasselblad H6D-400C Multi-Shot? Well, it’s not there by chance. This technical power is in fact able to express, thanks to the pixel-shift technology, a power of 400 MP in output, starting from a sensor of 100 MP. It is not a prerogative of the Hasselblad H6D-400C Multi-Shot alone, also other brands and models exploit this technology to reach powers n times higher than the nominal power of the sensor. The difference is that the Hasselblad H6D-400C Multi-Shot, trust me, does it better than the others. You see: one day perhaps, indeed certainly, all brands will produce cameras with 400 MP sensors. Well that day, when it comes, go take the shots taken with the “old” Hasselblad H6D-400C Multi-Shot and try to notice the differences with those of your modern camera. We bet you will struggle to find the differences?

Photospecialist - Hasselblad H6D-400c MS