Earlier this year Fujifilm announced the GFX Medium Format Mirrorless Camera System, and since we are expecting it to arrive early 2017, we thought it’s time we take a closer look…
Earlier this year Fujifilm announced the GFX medium format mirrorless system, and since we are expecting it to arrive early 2017, we thought it’s time we take a closer look…
The GFX 50S houses a 51.4MP 43.8 x 32.9mm CMOS sensor, which is configured to output several aspect ratios used in traditional film photography: 4:3 (native format), 3:2, 1:1, 4:5, 6:7, and 6:17. The sensor’s performance is complemented by an X-Processor Pro in order to maintain distinct and accurate color and tonal renditions, along with the depth and clarity afforded by the larger sensor area. The camera’s physical design is also reminiscent of past modular medium format cameras, and features a removable electronic viewfinder that can be tilted through the use of an optional adapter. It is weather sealed and supports working in temperatures down to 14°, and the body also supports tethered shooting for working in studio situations. Additionally, an optional Vertical Battery Grip will also be available for longer continuous battery life and improved handling when shooting in the vertical format.
Announced alongside the camera body is a new lens system, along with a new lens mount. The G-mount is dedicated to the mirrorless camera design and features a short flange focal length of 26.7mm for a compact overall profile, along with the ability to maintain even sharpness and illumination. Using this new mount, Fujifilm has announced six lenses to be released over the course of 2017: the GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR, which is a standard prime 50mm equivalent lens; the wide-to-normal zoom GF 32-64mm f/4 R LM WR, which offers a 25-51mm equivalent focal length; the mid-tele 2:1 macro GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR, which has a 95mm equivalent focal length; the GF 23mm f/4 R LM WR, which is an 18mm equivalent ultra-wide; and the standard wide-angle 35mm equivalent GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR lens. [Fujifilm Press Release]
- 51.4MP 43.8 x 32.9mm CMOS Sensor
- X-Processor Pro Image Processor
- Removable 3.69m-Dot OLED EVF
- 3.2″ 2.36m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
- 117-Point Contrast-Detection AF System
- Extended ISO 50-102400, 3 fps Shooting
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
- Multi Aspect Ratio Shooting
- Film Simulation Modes
- Weather-Sealed Magnesium Alloy Body
Watch as professional French photographer Philippe Marinig tests the prototype Fujifilm GFX 50S and GF lenses in Kyoto under natural light. See what he has to say about the new medium format mirrorless camera system by Fujifilm.
Find the Fujifilm GFX Medium Format Camera on Orms Direct here!