Fujifilm GFX 50R review

This is the most affordable medium-format digital camera ever

5 Star Rating
Fujifilm GFX 50R

Digital Camera World Verdict

The GFX 50R has somewhat ponderous autofocus and a weak burst mode, but it was never designed for fast action and you only have to take a look at its raw files for the first time to instantly forget all its weaknesses. The GFX 50R was designed for superb medium format image quality at a price we haven’t seen before and in a portable, resilient camera, and it does that quite superbly.


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    Breathtaking image quality

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    Solid build and handling

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    Traditional exposure controls

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    Leisurely autofocus

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    No 4K video

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    Burst mode only 3fps

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Sensor: 51.4MP medium format CMOS, 43.8 x 32.9mm
Image processor: X-Processor Pro
AF points: TTL contrast AF, 425 points
ISO range: 100 to 51,200 (exp. 50-204,800)
Max image size: 8,256 x 6,192px
Metering zones: 256
Video: 1,920 x 1,080 at 30p, 25p, 24p
Viewfinder: EVF, 3,690k dots OLED, 100% coverage, 0.77x magnification
Memory card: 2x SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS II compatible
LCD: 3.2-inch tilting touchscreen, 2,360k dots
Max burst: 3fps, unlimited JPEGs, 13 lossless compressed raw
Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Size: 160.7 x 96.5 x 66.4mm (body only)
Weight: 775g (body only, with battery and memory card)

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com