Fuji unveiled the final version of their Medium Format Mirrorless Digital Camera. This is only the second such camera on the market with the Hasselblad X1D-50c just arriving at the end of last year. The new Fuji GFX 50S launches a new mirrorless platform based on a completely new Fuji G-mount.
The Fuji GFX 50S is built around a 51 megapixels CMOS sensor with 0.8X FLM and a 4:3 aspect-ratio. The sensor can output images at 3 FPS which the processor is fast enough to process in real-time with no buffer-depth limit. Outputing such huge RAW files is intense, so buffer-depth reduces to 13 frames in RAW mode. This mirrorless can also record 1080p HD video. Unlike the X1D-50c, the GFX 50 has a built-in Hybrid Shutter with a total shutter-speed range of 1/16000-30s, plus Bulb exposures up to an hour.
This mirrorless camera offers highly efficient ergonomics with dual control-dials, plus direct dials for ISO and Shutter-Speed. A number of customizable buttons are featured on the camera which also includes a top monochrome status display, a rear 2-axis tiling 2.4 megapixels 3.2″ LCD and a detachable EVF with a class-leading 3.7 megapixels and 0.85X magnification! This should make the GFX 50S one of the easiest and most efficient digital cameras to use on the market. The detachable EVF allows the insertion of an EVF tilt and rotation mechanism, for added flexibility. The body of the GFX 50S is fully weatherproof and freezeproof down to -10C.
Along with the new Medium Format Digital Camera, Fuji already unveiled 3 compatible G-mount lenses to be available around the same time:
- Fujinon GF32-64 F/4R LM WR – Ulra-Wide to normal constant aperture zoom, roughly equivalent to 25-50mm on a full-frame.
- Fujinon GF63 F/2.8R WR – Normal lens, equivalent to 50mm on a 35mm camera, The only lens of the group not to have a linear motor.
- Fujinon GF120 F/4R LM OIS WR Macro – Telephoto semi-macro (0.5X magnification) lens with built-in image stabilization.
All these lenses are weatherproof and freezeproof to match the camera. Follow the above links for their full specifications and pre-ordering options.