Posted on: February 24, 2017
Posted by: kameraderie
The Fujifilm GFX 50S is one of the most talked-about recent camera launches, and for good reason. Announced at Photokina last year, it's Fujifilm's first medium-format camera since the days of film.
It's based around a familiar 51.4MP sensor, uses a new G-mount and offers weather sealing. With its late February launch imminent, we've just taken delivery of a production camera, in Yokohama. Take a look at some of the first images from this potentially groundbreaking new system.
The 51.4-megapixel GFX 50S does look set to usher in a new era of ultra-premium cameras at a price that doesn't break the bank (at least compared with other cameras in its class) and a weight that doesn't break the back. It's called a medium-format camera because it's got a very big, 44mm x 33mm image sensor – that's 70 per cent bigger than the sensors on Canon and Nikon's full-frame cameras – and yet it's roughly the same size and weight as their professional cameras. That lack of the classic Fujifilm look is the one thing that would stop this impecunious reviewer from racing out and buying one the moment the GFX 50S comes out in late February.
Fujifilm looks set to usher in a new era of ultra-premium cameras at a price that doesn't break the bank and a weight that doesn't break the back.