Fujifilm GFX 50S Review - This camera was unveiled at Photokina 2016. It is the first digital medium-format camera body in Fuji’s brand new GFX system. This medium-format camera is designed and aimed to offer overwhelming image quality. As a medium-format camera, this camera is lighter that what people expect which appears to be the opening impression of anyone who picks up the camera for the first time. But of course “lighter” is not the most important impression of a camera that many people are looking for. Mostly we want a camera with a model that housing such a huge sensor inside, and other stuffs of the camera to make it better than the available camera on the market. This is what we want to delve more about Fujifilm GFX 50S Camera and share everything we know in a brief review and helpful guide.
Fujifilm GFX 50S Camera DesignFujifilm GFX 50S Camera is designed with a 51.1-megapixel sensor that is 1.7x larger than a full-frame sensor. This mirrorless camera has a focal plane shutter and a range of other specifications that drew delight from the crowd in Cologne. The large grip of Fujifilm GFX 50S makes it feel comfortable in the hand and gives it that air of quality. This camera won’t impress you much at the first sight with its fairly body design, but eventually you will love it after you find the beauty in it.
Fujifilm GFX 50S Camera PerformanceAt a medium-format camera, Fujifilm GFX 50S is very impressive with the speed of autofocus which is generally medium-format cameras are not known for their speedy focusing. In fact, Fujifilm GFX 50S appeared to perform rather well in the strange light on its unveiled day. The light weight of this Fujifilm GFX 50S camera translates to the lenses, too. There is no integrated leaf-shutter system in its lenses like other medium-format system. Fujifilm plans to have half a dozen lenses available for the GFX system covering a range of focal lengths from ultra-wide angle to medium-telephoto, including a macro lens and a zoom.
Fujifilm GFX 50S Camera SensorFujifilm GFX 50S camera is equipped with a 43.8x32.9mm CMOS imager with a resolution of 51,4 megapixels. This chip has an imaging area that is 1.7times greater than that of a 35mm “full-frame” sensor, and it is also over 3.7 times larger than the APS-C sized imagers used in Fujifilm’s X series XSCs. Fujifilm GFX 50S also has a traditional Bayer color filter array in front of the sensor, unlike those cameras. Although the pixel count is not really higher than that of the highest-resolution 35mm full-frame DSLRs, but the pixel pitch is greater, promising a wider dynamic range and a better signal-to-noise ratio.
Officially, Fujifilm GFX 50S camera is still in development and it will likely launch in early 2017. Based on some early assumptions, the GFX 50S camera will probably cost less than $10,000. If you are a working professional, the Fujifilm GFX 50S could be the next camera for you. Toward its launching day, it is better for you to read our Fujifilm GFX 50S review to ensure that you are well-prepared to handle the camera on the first day you hand on it.