After plenty of rumors about the affordable and compact Fujifilm GFX 50R and the 100MP GFX 100S, now it’s official: Fujifilm has launched the GFX 50R for preorders and announced the development of the GFX 100S. The GFX 50R retails for $4,500, which isn’t exactly a pocket change, but it’s still $1,350 cheaper than the Fujifilm GFX 50S.
Fujifilm GFX 50R
A photo and sketches of the Fujifilm GFX 50R leaked a few weeks ago, but didn’t reveal much about the camera. There was some information we could have concluded from the rumors though, such as the 2-way tilting screen, dual card slots and the like. Here are the specs:
|Number of effective pixels||51.4 million pixels|
|Image sensor||43.8mm×32.9mm Bayer array with primary color filter|
|Sensor Cleaning System||Ultra Sonic Vibration|
|Storage media||SD Card (-2GB) / SDHC Card (-32GB) / SDXC Card (-256GB) UHS-I / UHS-II*7|
|Lens Mount||FUJIFILM G mount|
|Sensitivity||Standard Output||AUTO1/AUTO2/AUTO3 (up to ISO12800) / ISO100-12800 (1/3 step)|
|Extended Output||ISO50 / 25600 / 51200 / 102400|
|Viewfinder||0.5 inch Approx. 3.69 millions dots OLED Color Viewfinder
Coverage of Viewing Area vs. Capturing Area: Approx. 100%
Eyepoint: Approx. 23mm (from the Rear End of the Camera’s Eyepiece)
Diopter Adjustment: -4 – +2m-1
Magnification: 0.77× with 50mm Lens (35mm Equivalent) at infinity and Diopter set to -1.0m-1
Diagonal Angle of View: Approx. 38° (Horizontal Angle of View: Approx. 30°)
Built-In Eye Sensor
|LCD monitor||3.2 inch, Aspect Ratio 4:3, Approx. 2,360K-dot Tilt-Type(Two Direction),
Touch Screen Color LCD Monitor (Approx. 100% Coverage)
|Movie recording||[Full HD (1920×1080)] 29.97p / 25p / 24p / 23.98p 36Mbps up to Approx. 30min.
[HD (1280×720)] 29.97p / 25p / 24p / 23.98p 18Mbps up to Approx. 30min.
|Power supply||NP-T125 Li-ion battery (included)|
|Battery life for still images*8||Approx. 400 frames When GF63mmF2.8 R WR is set. (Auto power save ON)|
|Continuance battery life of movie capture*8||[Full HD] Approx. 145min. *Face detection is set to OFF|
|Actual battery life of movie capture*8||[Full HD] Approx. 70min. *Face detection is set to OFF|
|Dimensions||160.7mm (W) × 96.5mm (H) × 66.4mm (D) / 6.33in. (W) × 3.80in. (H) × 2.62in. (D)
(Minimum Depth : 46.0mm / 1.81in.)
|Weight||Approx. 775g / 27.3oz. (including battery and memory card)
Approx. 690g / 24.3oz. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card)
|Accessories included||Li-ion battery NP-T125, Battery charger BC-T125, Plug adapter, Body cap, Strap clip, Protective cover, Clip attaching tool, Shoulder strap, Cable protector, Hot shoe cover, Sync terminal cover, Owner’s manual|
The camera incorporates a large sensor, approximately 1.7 times the size of the full-frame sensor. It has a rangefinder style design, and all the features are packed in a lightweight 775g body.
Fujifilm GFX 100S
Along with the launch of the GFX 50R, Fujifilm has also announced the development of the GFX 100S. Again, this was rumored before, but now it has been officially confirmed by Fujifilm. The 100MP beast is still not in production, though, but Fujifilm has rather announced “the concept.” Still, the company has revealed some details of its 100MP medium format camera which is yet to come, and there seem to be plenty of “word’s firsts:”
- It will incorporate Fujifilm G Format sensor with the world’s highest 102 million pixels
- The first medium format mirrorless digital camera to incorporate phase detection pixels throughout the entire sensor (coverage ratio of 100%)
- The first-ever medium format digital camera with built-in image stabilization technology
- The world’s first medium format mirrorless digital camera equipped for shooting 4K videos
- Lightweight, robust vertical grip and integrated magnesium alloy body
Although the development of the Fujifilm GFX 100S is now officially confirmed, it’s still not revealed when exactly it will be available. It could be some time in 2019, perhaps ahead of the next Photokina (which will be held in May). The price hasn’t been revealed yet either, but some sources write that it will retail at $10,000.
[image credits: Fujifilm]