Fujifilm reinvent the medium format photography with its newly-announced GFX 50S camera, it uses a 51.4-megapixel sensor measuring 43.8 x 32.9mm. A line of GF lenses will be developed for the system as well.
Like the X series, the GFX camera is mirrorless, and helping it be more compact, reducing “mirror shock” that can create vibration when shooting, and making for easier lens design. The new medium-format mirrorless GFX camera features a large-diameter G Mount and incorporates a large 43.8 × 32.9mm CMOS sensor along with an effective pixel count of 51.4 megapixels. Fujifilm claims the camera will deliver superior sharpness and an image quality that will satisfy professional photographers shooting commercial, fashion or fine-art landscapes.
It’ll have a detachable viewfinder that latches on via the hot shoe at the top. There is also an alternative viewfinder option, intended primarily for video, that gives you a rotating viewfinder. The Fujifilm GFX 50S will have an articulating display as well, which tilts vertically.
The GFX 50S will use the X-Processor Pro imaging processor first introduced along with the X-Pro2 to provide the same high-quality color and also tone reproduction that Fujifilm shooters are familiar with.
Additionally, Fujifilm has said each lens will be dust and weather resistant and will also operate in temperatures as low as 14-degrees F. Combined with the camera’s compact form factor, this could make the new GFX 50S a fantastic camera for outdoor and landscape shooters.
While pricing detail has yet to be announced on the camera and any of the lenses, Fujifilm said the system will be available in early 2017.