Fujifilm GFX 50R Summary
Fujifilm GFX 50R Assessment
The Fujifilm GFX-50R offers a second option for the Fujifilm Medium Format, making itself more portable while maintaining the same performance of the original GFX-50S. Its heart is a 0.8X-crop very high-resolution 50 MP sensor with an ISO 100-12800 standard sensitivity-range, expandable to ISO 50 to 102,400.
Image quality from the GFX-50R is nothing short of amazing. All details are extremely sharp, noise is very low and dynamic-range is class-leading. The metering system is highly reliable and requires minimal adjustment. Color rendition is superb, although Auto White-Balance, which can be easily corrected, is below average.
What it achieves in image-quality, it loses in speed due to the huge volume of data coming from its sensor. This digital camera is slower than recent mirrorless and DSLRs on most fronts. Particularly limiting is a long black-out time and slow shot-to-shot speed, although its Contrast Detect AF system is fast enough to be usable.
This is a very specialized digital camera and so we highly recommend to read both the Fujifilm GFX-50R review and the Fujifilmnon GFX Lens Roundup. Its new system only offers a handful of lenses are available, limiting it to certain types of photography.
|Spectacular sharpness||Sub-par AF speed|
|Class-leading dynamic-range||Frequent yellow cast with Auto WB|
|Very low image-noise||Long black-out|
|Nicely saturated colors||Slow shot-to-shot speed|
|Very reliable metering||Slow mode transitions|
|Very precise autofocus||Innacurate preview|
|Impressive throughput||Complex controls|
|Ultra-sharp EVF||Quite bulky|
|Excellent build-quality||Very poor battery-life|
|Instant video capture||Soft aperture detentsWith all current XF-mount lenses|
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Fujifilm GFX 50R Highlights
Sensor-Size: 44 x 33mm
Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI
|51 Megapixels Mirrorless||ISO 50-102400|
|Fujifilm G Mount|
|0.50" Built-in EVF 3.7 Megapixels (0.77X)||Full manual controls, including Manual Focus|
|Automatic Eye-Start sensor||Custom white-balance|
|2 Axis Digital Level||Spot-Metering|
|Weatherproof down to -10C||Hot-Shoe & Sync-Port|
|Built-in Dust Reduction||Stereo audio input|
|3 FPS Drive, Unlimited Images||Lithium-Ion Battery|
|1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video Recording||Secure Digital Extended Capacity x 2|
|3.2" LCD 2.4 Megapixels|
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