The Fuji GFX 50R is coming on September 25th for $4,500 and it has dual card slots

Sep 9, 2018

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The Fuji GFX 50R is coming on September 25th for $4,500 and it has dual card slots

Sep 9, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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It’s being reported by Fuji Rumors that the Fuji press event coming before Photokina opens up will be to announce a new medium format camera. The GFX 50R has been rumoured for a while now, but it seems that it’s finally coming. And it’s coming on September 25th – not the 23rd as many have been reporting.

FR says that they have the announcement confirmed by multiple trusted sources and that it will cost “around $4,500”. While still not exactly pocket change, it does come in substantially below the $5,849 Fuji GFX 50S. The $4,500 price hasn’t been set in stone yet, but they claim it won’t be too far off that $4,500 target.

There isn’t much information available about the GFX 50R yet. Some things we already knew, although FR is now adding a couple of new specs that they’ve received from trusted sources.

  • It will be rangefinder styled, but with just an EVF.
  • 2-way tilt screen (not 3-way like the GFX 50S or new Fuji X-T3)
  • Dual SD card slot
  • Similar button layout to the X-E3
  • No more “cooling box”, keeping the camera slimmer

While these are still rumours, FR does say that the information comes from multiple reliable sources. And posts on Weibo do seem to back up some of the information, along with a few more rumours.

  • No ISO dial
  • No OLED on top
  • To be released with a 40mm pancake lens
  • Price to be $3600

That price is significantly lower than previous estimates, and with the cost of just the sensor alone being around $2K, I can’t see that happening. . We’ll know for sure, though, when the official announcement happens, but we’ll keep you updated as we hear more.

Going back to that Photokina press event, though. A couple of the names on the list look quite interesting. Sony and Panasonic, in particular. We might finally see an A7SIII announcement, or perhaps the A6500 series successor (or A7000) that’s like a mini A9. As far as Panasonic goes, I’m hoping for a full frame version of the GH5.

[via Fuji Rumors / Weibo]

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11 responses to “The Fuji GFX 50R is coming on September 25th for $4,500 and it has dual card slots”

  1. Pascal Popp Avatar
    Pascal Popp

    it’s 2018 and this almost sounds like dual card slots are some kind of huge leap in technology

    1. John Aldred Avatar
      John Aldred

      Given the number of people deriding certain companies for only having a single slot in their new cameras, apparently it’s important for them to know now. ;)

    2. Pascal Popp Avatar
      Pascal Popp

      John Aldred Well, imo this should be the standard for pro level bodies by now, so I do understand those criticizing the manufacturer’s decision of not implementing this “feature”. For any commercial job I most certainly would not rely on just a single card. I don’t want to start the general discussion about dual vs. single card slots here, but still it’s somehow disappointing that we still have to talk about such basics.

    3. John Aldred Avatar
      John Aldred

      I wouldn’t say “any” commercial job. Especially when many commercial jobs require zero cards and are shot tethered. :)

      And not everybody who owns a camera does this for a living and will never be within a mile of a commercial shoot – in fact, the vast majority of camera owners will never earn a penny from their kit, nor have any desire to do so.

    4. Stefan Kohler Avatar
      Stefan Kohler

      Maybe the dual card slot is the main selling point. I mean… Phase one has its awesome image quality and and the best raw converter and Fuji has dual card slots.
      As a marketing guy you have to point out „something“ ?

    5. Pascal Popp Avatar
      Pascal Popp

      Stop trolling <3

  2. Angelina Wiese Devine Avatar
    Angelina Wiese Devine

    Remember back when cameras had dual film slots?

    1. rifki syahputra Avatar
      rifki syahputra

      I remember when they shoot slide + polaroid simultaneously.. I think that’s where they get the idea of raw+jpeg

  3. Alan Amos Avatar
    Alan Amos

    Dual card slots??? WOWEEE

    I must have one

    1. rifki syahputra Avatar
      rifki syahputra

      yeah, everything comes with a dual card slot must be good.. Fuji rocks!

  4. rifki syahputra Avatar
    rifki syahputra

    I wish the next Panasonic has 3 card slot.. it will be a game changer