Fujifilm's GFX 50S combines an extraordinary sensor, processor and design with exclusive new range of Fujinon GF lenses...
Want a mirrorless medium-format camera that boasts a mighty 43.8x32.9mm sensor with 51.4MP resolution? Set for release at the end of this month, Fujifilm’s GFX 50S is exactly that. A potentially groundbreaking release that combines the X series’ retro stylings with an ultra-high quality CMOS sensor that’s 1.7x larger than full-frame, the GFX will be joined by a trio of Fujinon GF lenses – 63mm f/2.8 (£1399), 32-64mm f/4 (2199) and 120mm f/4 (£2599). Now this is one camera we can't wait to test - watch this space!
Fujifilm today announces it will release the Fujifilm GFX 50S medium-format mirrorless digital camera on February 23, 2017, adopting a 43.8ｘ32.9mm (Fujifilm G Format) sensor with 51.4MP resolution.
Featuring premium design and excellent operability stemming from the highly reputable digital camera "X Series" system and the accumulation of image design technology from over 80 years of experience, the GFX 50S achieves the highest ever image quality from Fujifilm.
At the same time, it will also release the Fujinon GF63mm F2.8 R WR, Fujinon GF32-64mm F4 R LM WR, and Fujinon GF120mm F4 R LM OIS WR Macro interchangeable lenses, faithfully inheriting the design philosophy of Fujinon lenses, highly evaluated and trusted by photographers from all over the world for many years.
Equipped with a 43.8mm x 32.9mm, 51.4 MP CMOS sensor, boasting approx. 1.7x the area of full frame sensors
Thanks to the excellent light reception performance due to the large area of each pixel, room to spare is created in the camera's high sensitivity performance and tone reproduction, achieving high image quality exceeding that of cameras equipped with full size sensors with an equivalent number of pixels. Therefore, precise images can be reproduced down to the smallest detail, conveying the texture of the subject, a three-dimensional feeling, and even the atmosphere of the scene.
Equipped with X Processor Pro image processing engine
By using the highly rated X Processor Pro, which is also used in the X-Pro2 and X-T2 cameras, it is possible to experience Fujifilm's acclaimed Film Simulation colour reproduction with an ultra-high quality large size sensor. The Movie function also supports Full HD recording at 30p. Users can enjoy high quality video with no post-processing required by using Film Simulation modes just like they would with a still image.
Compact and lightweight body with high rigidity due to the adoption of magnesium alloy
With a weight of approx. 1230g when paired with a standard lens (GF63mm F2.8 R WR), the camera weighs approx. 60% of a medium format DSLR camera equipped with a sensor of the same size. Even when compared to a DSLR camera with a slightly smaller full size sensor, the camera comes in at almost the same weight. Overall camera body height and width have also been minimised for maximum flexibility, overturning the common perceptions regarding the mobility of medium format digital cameras.
3.69M-dot organic EL electronic viewfinder and 2.36M-dot touchscreen LCD back panel
A detachable structure has been adopted to allow for flexible operation according to how the user wishes to use it. Also, by attaching the separately sold EVF-TL1 EVF tilt adapter, the angle can be changed to a maximum angle of 90° when shooting horizontal landscapes and ±45° when shooting in the portrait position. A 3.2-inch, 2.36M-dot touch panel has been adopted for the rear monitor, allowing the user to use touch operations for the selection of the menu, distance measuring points and viewing of images that have been taken. The inclusion of a three-directional tilting LCD screen improves operability and makes viewing images and checking focus even easier.
Newly developed large diameter G Mount with excellent robustness and durability
Utilising the merits of newly developing both a camera body and lenses simultaneously, the GFX 50S adopts a large diameter/short flange back mount with a diameter of 65mm and a flange back of 26.7mm. This construction improves the freedom of the optical design of the lens, greatly contributing to high image quality and miniaturisation of the body.
Main product features
The world's highest level of photographic image quality, produced by the integration of a large 43.8ｘ32.9mm CMOS sensor (Fujifilm G Format) and image design technology cultivated by Fujifilm's 80+ year history.
Overturning common perceptions of traditional medium format digital cameras with a small, lightweight body made of magnesium alloy and equipped with an ultra-high definition detachable EVF adopting a 3.69M-dot organic EL panel. The GFX 50S is the world's first mirrorless medium format digital camera with a focal plane shutter, combining the same mobility as full-size cameras with ultra-high image quality output achieved due to the large-size sensor with a high pixel count.
Inheriting the philosophy of the X Series, an easy-to-use dial operation system allows the user to intuitively change and view camera settings, and a familiar “camera-like" design that brings a sense of joy to the user.
Brand new development of the extremely robust and durable large diameter G Mount, made specifically for the 43.8 x32.9mm large size Fujifilm G Format sensor, as well as the ultra-high image quality Fujinon GF Lens series, combining the resolution capabilities and tone reproduction capabilities of making full use of the power of the 51.4 MP CMOS sensor. Utilizing the strengths of simultaneous development of an exclusive design of camera body, mount, and lens lineup, this camera system was created in the pursuit of the world’s best image quality.
- Effective pixels: 51.4 million pixels
- Image Sensor: 43.8mm x 32.9mm
- Sensor Cleaning System: Ultra Sonic Vibration
- Storage media: SD/SDHC/SDXC
- Lens Mount: Fujifilm G mount
- Sensitivity: ISO 100-12800 (extendable to ISO 102400)
- Viewfinder: 0.5 inch (Approx. 3.69 millions dots) OLED Color
- LCD Monitor: 3.2 inch Touch Screen Color LCD
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (Approx. 2,360K-dot Tilt-Type)
- Movie Recording: Full HD (1920x1080) to Approx. 30 min; HD (1280x720) to Approx. 30min.
- Power Supply: Rechargeable battery NP-T125 (Lithium ion type) (included)
- Battery life for still images: Approx. 400 frames
- Dimension: 147.5mm (W) x 94.2mm (H) x 91.4mm (D)
- Weight: Approx. 825g (including battery and memory card)
- Accessories included: Li-ion battery NP-T125, Battery charger BC-T125, Plug adapter, Body cap, Shoulder strap, Metal strap clip, Metal strap clip lock
The Fujifilm GFX 50S will be available early March with an RRP as follows:
- Fujifilm GFX 50S Body Only RRP £6,199
- Fujifilm GF63mm F2.8 R WR RRP £1,399
- Fujifilm GF32-64mm F4 R LM WR £2,199
- Fujifilm GF120mm F4 R LM OIS WR Macro £2,599