Fujifilm simply reincarnated the medium-format mirrorless GFX 50S in. Introduced September 25 at Photokina, the brand new GFX 50R makes use of the identical 50MP medium-format sensor because the GFX 50S, however in a smaller, rangefinder-style physique. The digicam incorporates the identical guts of the GFX 50S however shaves off 145 grams — and $2,000. At $4,500, it isn’t simply lower than the launch value of the GFX 50S, it’s cheaper than flagship full-frame DSLRs just like the Canon EOS-1DX and Nikon D5.
The GFX 50R additionally makes use of the identical X-Processor Professional from the 50S, quite than the newer X-Processor Four within the smaller-format X-T3. Picture high quality and efficiency ought to subsequently be equivalent between GFX fashions. And naturally, the 50R contains the movie simulation modes that Fujifilm is understood for. Even the mechanical focal airplane shutter is equivalent, together with its 1/125-second flash sync velocity.
The autofocus system has additionally not been up to date, the 50R making do with the identical contrast-detection system because the 50S with 117 factors. The digicam additionally maintains the three fps burst velocity and 30 fps 1080p video.
The place the 2 cameras differ is within the physique. The newer mannequin makes use of a rangefinder-style physique that’s almost an inch thinner. To attain this, the 50R had to surrender the secondary data show that we beloved on the 50S. Fujifilm additionally made room on the again of the digicam by eliminating the selector buttons and utilizing a spotlight lever to regulate the main focus level as an alternative.
The LCD display screen continues to be a tilting touchscreen, however solely strikes in two instructions as an alternative of the three for the 50S. The digital viewfinder additionally has a unique magnification at .77x (in comparison with .85x) however maintains a 100-percent protection space. The ports between the 2 cameras additionally differ, with the 50R housing a USB-C port as an alternative of a USB 3.0. Twin SD card slots are additionally included.
We’re happy to see that Fujifilm didn’t skimp on the climate sealing, which was one of many nice options of the 50S. The 50R is sealed at 64 locations and may hold capturing in temperatures right down to 14 levels Fahrenheit. The included battery is rated for 400 pictures.
Apart from the adjustments to the physique, the 50R does home a wholly new function — Bluetooth Low Engergy. This enables for computerized picture transfers and syncing smartphone settings.
100MP, stabilization, and 4K in medium format
Whereas the GFX 50R will convey the medium format household to a cheaper price, Fujifilm additionally teased a digicam on the upper finish of the spectrum: the GFX 100-megapixel idea. With an anticipated value within the ballpark of $10,000, this will likely be a critical skilled machine. It will likely be constructed round a wholly new sensor and the X Processor Four picture processor. What’s extra, it’ll have section detection autofocus throughout the body, in-body picture stabilization, and 10-bit 4K/30 video — all world firsts for a medium format digicam.
Few different particulars exist concerning the idea digicam right now, which is deliberate for a 2019 launch.
Moreover, Fujifilm additionally expanded its lens roadmap at this time, asserting the event of the Fujinon GF100-200mm F/5.6 R LM OIS WR, the GF50mm f/3.5 R LM WR, and the GF45-100mm f/Four R LM OIS WR lenses. The 50mm would be the lightest within the sequence, whereas the zoom lenses supply extra versatility. The lenses will convey the overall variety of GFX lenses to 11.