Fujifilm launches its first mirrorless medium format camera

Fujifilm has released a mirrorless medium format camera that delivers ultra-high image quality in a remarkably compact and lightweight body. The new Fujifilm GFX 50S is equipped with a 51.4MP sensor (43.8 x 32.9mm) that's around 1.7x larger in area than a 35mm fullframe sensor, and yet the camera is smaller than a DSLR.      
The GFX 50S inherits some of the most popular features from Fujifilm's X-series models - including the well-established X-Processor Pro image processing engine, Film Simulation modes and weatherproofing - while offering a higher number of effective pixels. To further improve image quality, the GFX 50S has a very short flange distance, meaning the elements in the lenses come closer to the sensor. Fuji says this construction greatly contributes to the performance of wideangle lenses in particular. The camera comes with a detachable highresolution electronic viewfinder, which can be used with an optional tilt adapter for those who prefer to compose looking down rather than straight ahead.      

The Fujifilm GFX 50S is available now for £6,199 (body only), and it launches with three GF lenses: 63mm f/2.8, 32-64mm f/4 and 120mm f/4 macro. A 45mm f/2.8, 23mm f/4 and 110mm f/2 lens will be released later this year. Like the camera body, all the GF lenses are dust and moisture sealed.

Sample image taken with the Fujifilm GFX 50S and GF 32-64mm f/4 LM WR lens.

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