Fujifilm’s medium-format system, the Fujifilm GFX 50s, has a 51-megapixel medium format CMOS sensor, and is a new medium format mirrorless camera system with a weather sealed body. Fujifilm announced the new camera at Photokina 2016, and it's been confirmed today that the new camera will be available on 23 February 2017 with an RRP of £7600 (with lens).
While we wait to put the GFX 50s through a full test, have a read of our hands-on below.
Fujifilm GFX 50S Key Features:
- 51.4-megapixel medium format CMOS sensor
- 43.8 × 32.9mm sensor, 5.3micron pixel size
- X Processor Pro image processor
- Fujifilm GF lens mount
- Interchangeable electronic viewfinder (EVF)
- 1/4000s shutter speed, 1/125s flash sync
- 15 types of Film Simulation
- Multiple aspect ratio options: 4:3 (default, 51.4mp), 3:2 45.4mp, 1:1 38.3mp, 5:4 48mp, 7:6 48mp, 16:9 38.3mp, and 6:17
- Weather and dust resistant system
- Rear screen tilts up/down as well as vertically
- Top LCD screen
Designed to give the option of a compact medium format camera, as you can use it without the electronic viewfinder or with the EVF. The camera has been designed with good ergonomics in mind, with a deep grip at the front, a thumb grip at the rear, and a slight slope at the bottom of the camera, to ensure a good grip. By incorporating the shutter in to the camera body, Fujifilm say they are able to make their lenses smaller. They also plan to make it possible to shoot with leaf-shutter lenses.
The GFX is said to be the same size as a full-frame Digital SLR, and gives side access to the battery and memory card compartments, even when you have the camera attached to a tripod. This will be particularly useful for when using the camera in a studio tethered.
Fujifilm say that the medium format sensor has been customised for Fujifilm, with improved micro lens shape, and an optimised silicon process.
The camera and optional battery grip is optimised for use vertically as well as horizontally. On top of the camera you can find mechanical ISO and shutter speed dials. You can use the dials, or alternatively control the shooting settings using camera controls. The Top LCD display lights up in blue, and shows settings even when the camera is switched off.
Fujifilm plan to have a total of 6 lenses in 2017, as well as various adapters for other lenses. All lenses are dust and weather sealed, with brass lens mount construction.
Fujifilm GFX 50S Hands-On Photos of Equipment