The best medium format camera in 2024: 100MP monsters for elite shooters

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Camera expert James Artaius holding the Hasselblad X2D medium format camera

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Top picks
1. Best overall – Fujifilm GFX 100 II
2. Best for image quality – Hasselblad X2D 100C
3. Best modular camera – Hasselblad 907X & CFV100
4. Best budget 100MP – Fujifilm GFX 100S
5. Best field camera – Phase One XT
How to choose
How we test

The best medium format cameras boast two things that no other digital camera offers: the physically biggest image sensors, for unparalleled image quality, and native 100MP resolution for unmatched detail. 

Photographer James Artaius shooting with the Fujifilm GFX 100
James Artaius

I've been fascinated by medium and large format photography since the film days, and I've been using Fujifilm GFX and Hasselblad X and V system cameras since the advent of medium format mirrorless. "Plus-size photography" holds some unique advantages – and disadvantages – over other formats. Sometimes, it's simply the only tool for the job – and it's a tool I love using! 

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CameraSensor sizeMegapixels
Fujifilm GFX 100/100S/100 II43.8 x 32.9mm100
Hasselblad X2D 100C / CFV 100C44 x 33mm100
Leica S345 x 30mm64
Pentax 645Z44 x 33mm51
Phase One XT53.4 x 40mm150
Row 5 - Cell 0 Row 5 - Cell 1 Row 5 - Cell 2
James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.