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Fujifilm Medium Format Mirrorless Camera Announced With Huge Sensor & New Lenses

Fujifilm announces GFX mirrorless medium format camera with 51.4-megapixel sensor and new lenses with a new lens mount.

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Fujifilm has announced the development of a medium-format mirrorless digital camera system called "GFX" to deliver the highest image quality in the history of Fujifilm electronic imaging.

The Fujifilm GFX 50S features the Fujifilm G-Format 43.8 × 32.9mm medium-format sensor and has a 51.4 megapixels. There are also six lenses that will be introduced under the new Fujinon GF Lens series of interchangeable lenses to go with the camera which features an all new mirrorless system.

This new medium-format mirrorless camera uses large diameterer “G Mount” and incorporates a large 43.8 × 32.9mm CMOS sensor. The sensor’s 51.4 megapixels can be adapted to various aspect ratios, including 4:3 (default), 3:2, 1:1, 4:5, 6:7 and 6:17, which were available in film cameras of the large- and medium-formats. The camera also uses the “X-Processor Pro” imaging processor. 



The GFX is an all-new mirrorless camera system that revolutionises the concept of medium-format cameras. Compared to conventional medium-format digital SLR cameras, the GFX is lighter weight and with regards to functionality, the camera follows in the footsteps of the X Series by featuring numerous physical buttons and dials, and is designed with an ergonomic grip. This model becomes Fujifilm’s first model to use a detachable electronic viewfinder, which you can remove when using an external monitor or wanting to make the system even lighter.

In addition, an optional adapter makes it possible to fit the EVF in any angle, giving greater freedom in the choice of shooting angle. Other optional accessories that will be released at the same time, include the Vertical Battery Grip, which enhances functionality when shooting in the portrait orientation. The camera also supports tethered shooting, which has become an essential part of the professional photographers’ workflow, and will be compatible with various RAW conversion application software.    




A new line-up of Fujinon GF lenses, designed specifically for the GFX, supports the new G Mount. Taking advantage of the mirrorless system’s structure, the G Mount has the short flange back distance of just 26.7mm to shorten the back focus distance as much as possible. This prevents vignetting to achieve edge-to-edge sharpness. The initial lineup on launch is to include the following six lenses:

1. Standard prime “GF63mmF2.8 R WR” (equivalent to 50mm in the 35mm format)


2. Wide-angle standard zoom “GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR” (equivalent to 25-51mm in the 35mm format)



3. Mid-telephoto macro 1:0.5 “GF120mmF4 Macro R LM OIS WR” (equivalent to 95mm in the 35mm format)


4. Fast aperture mid-telephoto “GF110mmF2 R LM WR” (equivalent to 87mm in the 35mm format)



5. Ultra wide “GF23mmF4 R LM WR” (equivalent to 18mm in the 35mm format)



6. Wide “GF45mmF2.8 R WR” (equivalent to 35mm in the 35mm format)  



The lenses feature an aperture ring, a popular feature in the X Series, and have the new C (Command) Position on the ring to enable aperture adjustments with the Command Dial on the camera body. All the lenses feature dust and weather resistant construction that withstands operation at temperatures as low as minus 10 degrees Celsius, allowing you to take them outdoors with peace of mind. This gives these lenses a strong potential, suitable for professional use in tough conditions.   

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Photographs taken using the GFX 50S

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RJPhoto 9 16 1 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2016 10:01AM
Nice move from Fuji, will be interesting to see their price point compared to Pentax.

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