Fujifilm GFX 50S Review

The GFX 50S is beautiful and, believe it or not, affordable for a medium format model

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Fujifilm GFX 50S verdict

It’s unrealistic to expect a large-sensor camera to match the autofocus and continuous shooting performance of a full-frame or APS-C camera, but the GFX 50S takes a massive step towards that, bringing with it the beautiful fluidity of big-sensor images and superb resolution.

Fujifilm GFX 50S competition

Canon EOS 5DS

The EOS 5DS’s blend of resolution, size and affordability looks unlikely to be beaten soon, but it also demands the very best lenses.

Hasselblad X1D

The slim X1D is a very different beast to the GFX, but it delivers the same style of big-sensor image quality at a similar price point.

Pentax 645Z

We loved the 645Z for its SLR-style handling, but prices have stayed high and the GFX and Hasselblad X1D make it look bulky.

Fujifilm GFX 50S specifications

  • Sensor: 51.4MP medium format Bayer sensor (43.8 x 32.9mm)
  • Crop factor: 0.8x
  • Memory: 2x SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS I/II
  • Viewfinder: OLED, 3,690k dots
  • Max video resolution: 1,920 x 1,080 (Full HD)
  • ISO range: 100-12,800 (50-102,400 expanded)
  • Autofocus points: Contrast-detect AF, 117 points
  • Max burst rate: 3fps
  • LCD screen: 3.2in tilting LCD, 2,360k dots
  • Shutter speeds: 60-1/4,000 sec, Bulb, Time (electronic shutter, up to 1/16,000 sec)
  • Weight: 825g (body only, with battery and memory card)
  • Dimensions: 148 x 94 x 91mm
  • Power supply: NP-T125 lithium-ion battery, 400 shots

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