Fujifilm introduces medium format beast – The 51 MP FUJIFILM GFX 50s
Here’s our much awaited piece on the FUJIFILM medium format Mirrorless- the 51.4 MP GFX 50s which was announced in September 2016 at PHOTOKINA in Germany and will be released in the market in early 2017. Fujifilm claims that this camera- ‘will deliver unmatched and exceptional image quality’. We’re excited to share all information that we gathered about this brand new camera with you.
So let’s start by understand what’s so fascinating about the FUJIFILM GFX 50s:
So what is medium format camera? The current trend in digital photography is the medium format cameras that come with large sensor which provides exceptional image quality with a wider angle of view. It not only provides good tone and colour but also provides good depth of field and sharpness to the images. So when you work with these images and want to enlarge them, there is minimum noise with phenomenal detailing of the subject in the image.
The Fuji film GFX 50s has a large CMOS sensor measuring 43.8mm x 32.9mm (70% larger than the 35mm format) allowing you a wider angel of view. It has a Bayer filter array for giving you those clear high quality pictures. With the boost in the pixel count to 51.4, it allows you higher sharpness with great image quality which makes it an ideal for professional photography and shoot. It has G mount (newly developed by Fujifilm) with a short flange back distance of 26.7mm. The LCD on the back of the camera is flexible and can tilt high and low in landscape alignment along with an option of portrait alignment as well. It features the locking dial along with the ISO dial for faster access to change settings.
Although the camera is big in size it still compares with the full frame DSLR in size, yet is comfortable to hold and is really lightweight unlike its robust looks and other medium format cameras available in the market.
Few additional unique features about this camera is its LCD screen on the top right of the camera which projects the last camera settings even when your camera is on off mode. So when you pick up your camera you know at what settings the camera is on. The camera will also have Wi-Fi and tethering options. It has a larger battery which would allow having more shots per charge. Also, the camera works with some of the accessories available in the X series. It has a viewfinder and even when it is attached to the camera you can still attach other accessories like flash, etc. on top of the EVF. The camera body is dust and weather resistance which makes it an ideal partner for outdoor shoots due its sturdiness.
Currently Fujifilm has opted for focal plane shutter instead of Leaf shutter. There are lenses available in the market that has built-in leaf shutters which can be used with this camera. However, Fujifilm claims that this is a very initial prototype which they introduced at PHOTOKINA and they may make changes to few features before the final release of this model.Available Lenses:
There are 6 Fujifilm lenses inline :
|1||Standard prime “GF63mmF2.8 R WR”|
(equivalent to 50mm in the 35mm format)
|2||Wide-angle standard zoom “GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR”|
(equivalent to 25-51mm in the 35mm format)
|3||Mid-telephoto macro 1:0.5 “GF120mmF4 Macro R LM OIS WR”|
(equivalent to 95mm in 35mm format)
|4||Fast aperture mid-telephoto “GF110mmF2 R LM WR”|
(equivalent to 87mm in 35mm format)
|5||Superior wide “GF23mmF4 R LM WR”|
(equivalent to 18mm in 35mm format)
|6||Wide “GF45mmF2.8 R WR”|
(equivalent to 35mm in 35mm format)
Last but not the least, though the styling of this camera looks more like a DSLR, this piece of technology is definitely engineered with a lot of thought going into enhancing image quality, ease in use and durability for carrying it anywhere you go without second thoughts.
That’s all about the FUJIFILM medium format Mirrorless- 51.4MP GFX 50s. Stay tuned until the launch.