Fujifilm GFX 50S Summary
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.
|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|
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Fujifilm GFX 50S Highlights
Sensor-Size: 44 x 33mm
Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI
|51 Megapixels Mirrorless||ISO 50-102400|
|Fujifilm G Mount|
|0.50" Optional EVF 3.7 Megapixels (0.85X)||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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