Medium format is a film size, that relates to any film that is larger than 35mm (a film size that is associated with a measurement of 36 x 24mm) but less than large format which is usually a size that is measured by 4” x 5”.
Not One Format
Medium format thus is not a fixed format size. It varies depending on the make. The term applies to digital cameras as well. All cameras that use a sensor of this proportion are known as medium format cameras.
Main Medium Format Cameras
Other notable manufacturers are Rolleiflex, Mamiya, and Yashica.
Medium Format = High Cost
Medium format in the digital segment is a very expensive option. Cameras are routinely priced at $6,000 and more often reaching sky-high prices north of $20K.
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