Today dpreview added Fuji $6k+ MF camera to its Studio comparison tool. After getting this news alert I was really excited to see the test samples of this Medium format camera against some fullframe cameras of today such as Nikon D810, Canon 5DS R and Ultra famous as Sony A7 R2 mirrorless camera.
Fujifilm GFX features BIG 50 megapixel medium format sensor. The camera is using a X Pro-processor for processing images. Whereas the other competitors in the list carry Fullframe sensor, but you should know and note that Sony is the only FF camera which features most advance BSI CMOS sensor in the list.
1. Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Sony A7R II
Before we begin we must appreciate the presence of Sony A7RII camera among the list. The Sony A7R II camera is one of the most affordable camera among the group and its high image quality allowing him to stand against high-end DSLRs and Medium format camera.
2. Resolution and High ISO
The 50 MP Resolution and the details captures by Medium Format sensor is dominating the entire test results. However the High ISO results look bit better than Nikon D810 and Sony A7R II which was unexpected, we were expecting better results from Fujifilm.
3. Moire Test
We are really disappointed after looking at the Moire test results of Fuji GFX 50S medium format camera. Whereas the full frame sensor based Nikon D810 camera showing well controlled images without any Moire pattern.
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Fujifilm GFX medium format camera first test shots surfaced at imaging resource website. The medium format sensor of Fuji shows us enormous amount details in each and every pic. Till now we know Pentax 645Z As one of the best consumer medium format camera available to date. But when you look at the high ISO test images side by side of Pentax 645Z and Fujifilm GFX then you will going to see the Fuji medium format camera is more superior compared to the Pentax 645Z.
Base ISO TEST
At base ISO test both camera were kept at ISO 100 while capturing the shot. And the images clearly show us that Fujifilm technique is more advanced and better compared to the existing technology used inside the printer 645Z camera.
High ISO Test
Not only at base ISO Fuji performing better, the images captured at ISO 6400 then the noise management of UGC gfx is more better compared to the Pentax. You can see from your eyes that the pic captured by physical gfx medium format camera showing various colour as compared to the Pentax 645 Z not only that the colour output at Higher so he’s very well controlled compared to its competitor.
Fujifilm GFX 50S formal announcement was made on September 20 2016, but from yesterday the camera is available for pre-order in several online stores worldwide. Along with the camera three lenses are also available for pre-order
Fuji GFX 50S
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Fujifilm – GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR Lens Fujifilm
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Fujifilm – GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR Lens
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Fujifilm GF 32-64mm f/4 R LM WR Lens
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Fuji is planned to announce three more MF lenses this year. To get your desired system you have to keep a $10K budget and it’s also true that most of us are not able to effort this system right now. But as the competition is increasing we do hope that in future we will do see more MF products with a very competitive price tags.
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Fuji GFX50S is the name of recently announced mirrorless medium format camera of Fuji. Fuji cut down the mirror to make the camera size more compact and portable as well as to stop the 15% resolution loss caused by the Mirror. After evaluating all the possible consequences they have decided to make a Mirrorless Medium format camera.
The Fuji GFX50S Sensor size is 1.7X larger than the current Fullftame cameras like Canon 1DX Mark II and Nikon D5 and approx 4times more than APS-C Sensor based Camera.
Fuji Made Sensor
As many websites (including us) were speculating that Fuji will use same sensor as of Pentax 645Z or Hasselblad X1D (both camera shares same Sony made 50 MP FF Sensor), but Fuji surprised us when they said the Sensor is completely new and made by Fuji engineers.
The Fuji GFX 50S is offering extensive control just like a bigger version of Fuji X-Pro2 camera.
- 51.4MP 43.8 x 32.9mm CMOS Sensor
- X-Processor Pro Image Processor
- Removable Electronic Viewfinder
- ISO 100-12800
- Focal Plane Shutter, Up to 1/4000 sec.
- Top Settings LCD Monitor
- Multi Aspect Ratio Shooting
- Weather-Sealed Construction
- Tethered Shooting Support
Lens and Mount
The Fuji GFX 50S camera built with the new G Mount. Fuji will announce three new lenses GF 63mm F2.8 R WR, a GF32-64mm F4R LM WR and GF 120mm F4 Macro. In 2017 Fuji will also announce 4 new lenses. The Fuji GF23mm F4 R LM WR and GF110mm F2 coming in Mid 2017 and a GF45mm F2.8 R WR in late 2017
Pricing and availability
The new FUJIFILM GFX system will be available in early 2017 in the U.S. with pricing to be announced at a later date. We expect that Fuji GFX 50S camera paired with 63mm Standard prime lens will cost you approx $10,000.
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