There is no need to wait for Amazon Prime Day 2020 or for Black Friday 2020 – because we have already spotted what must be one of the camera deals of the year! The 50 megapixel Fujifilm GFX 50S has had an incredible £900 lopped of its price tag, to bring it down to just £3,999. That is the lowest price we have seen on this amazing camera EVER in the UK!
The physical dimensions of the sensor in the Fujifilm GFX 50S is 43.8x32.9mm – that's 1.7 times the size of a 35mm full-frame sensor. Despite the large size of the core component inside the chassis, the body itself isn't much bigger than your average DSLR. It's surprisingly lightweight, although it does look a little clunky in the hand, but compared to other medium format cameras, it's quite diminutive.
You get a very impressive 51.4MP sensor that generates 117MB truly magnificent stills. There's a 117-point autofocus system and an extended ISO sensitivity of 50-102,400. And a new firmware update released in June this year has improved AF performance, added more Film Simulations, and added the ability to adjust shooting parameters while the camera is tethered to a computer.
What you might miss is 4K video recording. Unfortunately, the GFX 50S's video capabilities top out at Full HD 1080p with a maximum frame rate of 30fps. Despite that, there's always something to be said about shooting with a medium format camera that has, for a very long time, been the playthings of professional photographers only.