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Fuji GFX 50S Review Summary

51 Megapixels51 MegapixelsElectronic View FinderElectronic View FinderHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed review

Fuji GFX 50S Assessment

The Fujifilm GFX-50S starts a completely new Mirrorless System for Medium Format digital cameras. The heart of the GFX-50S is a 44x33mm very high-resolution 50 MP sensor with an ISO 100-12800 standard sensitivity-range, expandable to ISO 50 to 102,400. The new system comes with a new GF-mount to support lenses covering a larger-than-full-frame imaging-circle.

Image quality from the GFX-50S 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-50S review and the Fujinon GFX Lens Roundup. It is a new system and so only a handful of lenses are available, cornering the system in terms of suitability for different types of photography.

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PROS CONS
Extremely sharp images 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
Highly reliable metering Slow mode transitions
Very accurate autofocus Dual-axis level hidden
Impressive throughput Complex controls
Class-leading optional EVF and Tilting Adapter Histogram disappears when applying EC
Many external controls Poor ergonomics
Nine Function buttons Very bulky
Highly customizable Status LCD Status LCD consumes power when Off
Excellent build-quality Very poor battery-life
Instant video capture Soft aperture detentsWith all current XF-mount lenses
GoodGood Good

Fujifilm GFX 50S Facts

Mirrorless digital camera
51 Megapixels MirrorlessISO 50-102400
Fujifilm G Mount
0.8X FLM

Sensor-Size: 44 x 33mm

654D Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

Shutter 1/16000-30s
Unknown Size Optional EVF 3.7 Megapixels (0.85X)Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
Automatic Eye-Start sensorCustom white-balance
2 Axis Digital LevelSpot-Metering
Weatherproof down to -10CHot-Shoe & Sync-Port
Built-in Dust ReductionStereo audio input
3 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesLithium-Ion Battery
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingSecure Digital Extended Capacity x 2
3.2" LCD 2.4 Megapixels
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