Fujifilm GFX 50S Medium Format Mirrorless Camera Body
Fujifilm GFX 50S Mirrorless Medium Format Digital Camera Body Summary
Building on the format that forms the basis of photography history, Fujifilm’s GFX format and the GFX 50S medium format camera present a new avenue for photography lovers. Whether you’re a studio photographer shooting anything from still life to fashion, or a fine art landscape photographer, the GFX 50S will deliver amazing images through some outstanding lenses.
Professional photographers have long utilised the power and quality of medium format or large format cameras for studio imaging, landscapes, portraits, or fashion photography. Building on the success of their revolutionary X-Series of cameras, Fujifilm introduced the GFX range, headlined by the GFX 50S and complimented by a series of G-Mount lenses.
Delivering the ultimate in image quality thanks to the 51.4 megapixel CMOS sensor that was designed by Fuji, the 50S is the most advanced digital camera in their X Series. With the ability to adapt the sensor to various aspect ratios including square (1x1) and the classic 4x5 and 6x7 ratios, the GFX 50S will be loved by professional photographers and photography enthusiasts.
Revolutionising the concept of medium format photography with the GFX 50S, Fujifilm have complimented the camera with a detachable Electronic View Finder for eye-level shooting or via the tiltable LCD screen for waist-level shooting.
For studio photography, the 50S has an optional external screen view finder or can be tethered to a computer to shoot direct RAW images.
Ergonomically the GFX 50S will feel similar to other X Series cameras having been designed around the same grip type, however as a medium format camera it is much larger but has been made as compact as possible, despite the huge G-Mount lens opening. Another option is an adapter making it possible to fit the EVF at any angle, giving complete freedom of shooting.
|Fujifilm announces the new GFX 50S, X-T20 and X-100F|
|Fujifilm GFX 50S Mirrorless Medium Format Digital Camera Body Features in Detail|
Large Medium Format Sensor & X Processor Pro Combine For Highest Level of Image Quality
With a surface area approximately 1.7x that of a full frame sensor, the 43.8mm x 32.9mm, 51.4MP medium format CMOS sensor in the Fujifilm GFX delivers excellent light reception thanks to the large surface area, and with room to spare giving the camera a high image sensitivity and tone reproduction, the GFX produces precise images down to the smallest detail that convey the texture of the subject.
The Fujifilm GFX 50S sensor is perfect for indoor studio and outdoor synchronous shooting during the day, with a low normal sensitivity equivalent to ISO 100. For flash photography, users can take advantage of a shallow depth of field by widening the selected aperture value.
Using Fujifilm’s well established X Processor Pro image processing engine, the GFX 50S delivers ultra-high quality images using the Film Simulation features, which reproduce the colour reversal films from the past, professional colour negative film, and tones of black and white film. Additionally, a new Colour Chrome Effect reproduces tones and deep colours in highly saturated subjects.
There are two different RAW settings in the GFX 50S, uncompressed and compressed; as well as TIFF, and JPEG settings of Super Fine, Fine, and Normal.
The Fujifilm GFX 50S will shoot Full HD video at 1920 x 1080 at 29.97 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps, and 23.98 fps at 36Mbps – making use of the high resolution sensor will give excellent colour reproduction and shallow depth of field.
Lightweight Body, Ultra-High Definition EVF & Focal Plane Shutter
The Fujifilm GFX 50S features a magnesium alloy body and has been developed for use by professional photographers, and built to withstand harsh shooting conditions thanks to its dustproof and moisture resistant body and will operate in temperatures down to -10 degrees Celsius.
At only 825g (including battery and memory card), the GFX 50S is extremely lightweight for a medium format camera – making handheld operation easy thanks to the easy-to-handle grip shape.
The detachable Electronic View Finder in the Fujifilm GFX 50S uses a brand new 0.5 inch 3.69 million-dot organic EL panel and uses 5 glass elements to increase magnification by 0.85x and a wide 40 degree diagonal viewing angle. With the optional EVF-TL1 tilt adapter the angle can be changed to a maximum of 90 degrees perfect for shooting full body portraits in the studio or flowers and landscapes from low angles.
On the rear of the camera is a 3.2inch 2.36 million-dot high-definition liquid crystal panel, which allows you to confirm accurate focusing and colour reproduction. This screen is a three-directional tilting LCD screen, capable of tilting in the vertical direction during horizontal landscape shooting or upward when shooting in portrait position, just like in the Fujifilm X-T2. It’s also a touchscreen and functions as a viewfinder for Live View operation.
Newly developed for Fujifilm mirrorless cameras, the focal plane shutter is low vibration and quiet and achieves a maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 sec (or 1/16000 sec when using the electronic shutter), as well as a flash synchronisation speed of 1/125 sec or less and has a endurance of up to 150,000 shots. There is also the option to choose between an electronic front curtain shutter and a complete electronic shutter, which helps with low shutter speeds between 1/30 and 1/125 sec.
The Fujifilm GFX 50s uses SD cards (UHS-II recommended) and features dual card slots, allowing for Sequential recording – where recording is performed in order, Backup – which records the same data on two cards simultaneously, and Sorting, which records RAW and JPEG onto separate cards.
Additionally, the GFX 50S features a new high capacity NP-T125 battery to accommodate the large sensor and focal plane shutter – allowing for approximately 400 photos on a single charge.
Easy-to-Use Dial Operation & Familiar Design
Following the core concepts of the X-Series of cameras, the Fujifilm GFX 50S refines the grip and upper control section to match the enlarged body, which means the camera can be used comfortably and surely. With dedicated dials to independently set aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, the camera follows the rest of the X-Series and lets you start shooting easily.
Quick and comfortably shooting is made easier by the use of the C Position (T Position on the shutter speed dial) which allow you to change exposure settings using the command dials on the front and back of the grip.
With a 1.28inch sub LCD monitor on the upper Command Dial, important exposure data is easily visible from the top of the camera – extremely useful when shooting using a tripod or release, or when tethered to a PC.
The AF system in the GFX 50S is a 117-point contrast AF, a high precision autofocus system measures distances and focuses directly using the imaging surface of the sensor to dramatically improve focusing accuracy in the medium format with a shallow depth of field.
New Range of G-Mount Lenses To Match The Power of the 51.4MP CMOS Sensor
The G-Mount premiered in the GFX 50S has a diameter of 65mm and a flange back of 26.7mm and is a dedicated mount designed to make full use of the performance of the G Format. The shortened back focus of the lens to a minimal distance of 16.7mm has been made possible by increasing the aperture portion of the lens, dramatically expanding the freedom of lens design – opening up options for increased number of pixels in the future. All GF lenses are designed to support resolutions up to 100 megapixels.
Inheriting the design philosophy of the reputable XF lenses, the G Mount Fujinon GF lenses are made with stainless steel for the body side of the mount, while the lens side incorporates high strength brass for a secure mount. These lenses achieve extremely high resolving power and rich tone reproduction and are built to withstand harsh professional photography environments so they are dust-proof and moisture resistant and resistant to temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celsius.
There’s an A (Auto) position setting and new C (Command Dial) position, allowing for aperture value to be change from the camera body, and a new lock button has been added to the aperture ring as a measure to prevent incorrect operations when setting the lens in the A Position or C Position, helping to eliminate the risk of unexpected aperture changes as much as possible.
|What else is included in the box?|
|Fujifilm GFX 50S Optional Accessories|
EVF Tilt Adapter - EVF-TL1
Vertical Battery Grip - VF-GFX1
Rechargeable Battery - NP-T125
Battery Charger - BC-T125
View Camera Adapter
AC Adapter - AC-15V
Shoe Mount Flash - EF-X500
Shoe Mount Flash - EF-X20
Shoe Mount Flash - EF-20
Shoe Mount Flash - EF-42
Stereo Microphone MIC-ST1
Remote Release - RR-90
Buy Fujifilm GFX 50S Medium Format Mirrorless Camera Body - price £4,499.00
|Sensor Type||43.8ｘ32.9mm Bayer array with primary color filter medium format (FUJIFILM G Format)|
|ISO range||Standard Output Sensitivity AUTO1/AUTO2/AUTO3 (up to ISO12800) ISO100 - 12800 (1/3 step) Extended output Sensitivity ISO50/25600/51200/102400|
|Focus points||117-point (9 x 13/maximum of 425 points when miniaturized)|
|Video resolution||[Full HD (1920x1080)] 29.97p / 25p / 24p / 23.98p 36Mbps up to Approx. 30 min.|
|LCD screen||LCD Monitor 3.2 inch, Aspect Ratio 4:3, Approx. 2,360K-dot Tilt-Type, Touch Screen Color LCD Monitor (Approx. 100% Coverage)|
|Viewfinder||0.5 inch Approx. 3.69 millions dots OLED Color Viewfinder Coverage of Viewing Area vs. Capturing Area : Approx. 100%|
|Lens compatability||Newly developed large diameter G Mount|
|Storage type||SD Card (-2G) / SDHC Card (-32G) / SDXC Card (-256G) UHS-I / UHS-II|
|Dimensions||147.5mm (W) x 94.2mm (H) x 91.4mm (D) (Minimum Depth : 41.6mm)|
|Weight||Approx. 825g (including battery and memory card), Approx 920g (including EVF)|