Fujifilm introduces cheaper medium-format camera without a mirror

Sep

25

2018

Fujifilm has announced the GFX 50R, a mirrorless medium format camera with a 51-megapixel sensor. It is a cheaper version of the existing GFX 50S, the housing resembles that of a rangefinder camera.

In terms of specifications, the Fujifilm GFX 50R is almost identical to the GFX 50S , but the housing is slightly smaller and different in shape. The electronic viewfinder does not sit on top of the camera, but on the left side of the housing, as with a rangefinder. The magnification of the viewfinder is slightly smaller than with the G50S, but the resolution of the OLED panel with 3.7 million pixels is the same.

The GFX 50R uses the same 51.4-megapixel sensor as the G50S. It is a cmos chip with dimensions of 43.8×32.9mm. That is smaller than the analogue medium format, which comes down to about 56x56mm, but a lot bigger than full-frame cameras that have a sensor of about 36x24mm.

At the back of the GFX 50R there is a tiltable 3.2 “touch screen, it can be folded up and down and can not be fully folded out like the G50S.The case is sealed against dust and moisture and the camera shoots up to three photos per second, it can be filmed in 1080p resolution with 30fps The camera weighs about 775 grams with battery and memory card The dimensions are about 161x97x66mm.

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The device has two card slots, both for SD cards. There is wifi and bluetooth and a usb-c connection. Fujifilm will sell the device from November, in the US the recommended price is $ 4500. This makes the introductory price 2000 dollars lower than that of the G50S. Converted with VAT, the price is around 4620 euros.

Fujifilm has also put three new G-lenses on the roadmap. It is a flat 50 mm f / 3.5, a 100-200 mm f / 5.6 and a 45-100 mm f / 4. The zoom lenses receive OIS image stabilization. Converted to 35mm full-frame equivalent, these are lenses with focal lengths of 40mm, 79-158mm and 36-79mm.

Finally, Fujifilm indicates that we are working on a GFX medium format camera with a 100-megapixel sensor: the GFX 100S. The sensor gets image stabilization and that should make sharp photos of the hand possible at the very high resolution, claims Fujifilm. The 100-megapixel camera also gets a 4k movie function, in which it can be filmed with a maximum of 30fps. The sensor format is the same as with the current GFX cameras. It is not yet known when the new camera will be released and what it will cost.

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