Fujifilm GFX 50S Mirrorless Camera Gets Gold Award at DPReview

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DPReview completed their review of the new Fujifilm GFX 50S medium format mirrorless camera – the Fujifilm GFX 50S got an impressive 85% overall score and Gold Award from the experts at DPReview.

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Pro:

  • 51.4MP, 44 x 33mm sensor yields high image resolution
  • Excellent image quality in both Raw and JPEG
  • ISO invariant behavior used above ISO 1600 to give increasing amounts of highlight recoverability
  • Contrast Detect AF is accurate and precise
  • Fujifilm color science, and color chrome effect, in larger than APS-C size
  • Direct controls provide for engaging shooting experience
  • AF joystick + touchscreen makes selecting an AF point simple, effective
  • Touchscreen flips vertically and horizontally
  • Weather-sealing and solid build quality
  • Comfortable ergonomics
  • Plenty of custom buttons
  • Dual card slots give flexibility and capacity
  • Electronic first curtain shutter mode minimizes risk of shutter shock
  • Lack of mirror avoids mirror-induced shock other MF systems bring
  • In-camera Raw processing lets you make full use of excellent JPEG engine
  • Easy-to-use Wi-Fi

Cons:

  • Slow native lenses do not take full advantage of camera’s sensor size
  • Contrast Detect AF speeds can be sluggish in moderate light, often fails in dim or backlit situations
  • Relatively low flash sync speed
  • AF-C is virtually unusable due to constant hunting
  • Moiré is visible in fine detail and patterns
  • ‘Shimmering’ and moiré in the EVF when focus is initiated
  • Significant rolling shutter in complete (silent) E-shutter mode
  • No way to link minimum shutter speed to focal length with Auto ISO
  • Significant color shift at highest ISOs
  • No ISO 100 during video capture
  • No dedicated exp. comp. dial
  • Rear dial can be difficult to turn due to its position
  • Limited lens selection at launch

Conclusion from DPReview:

The Fujifilm GFX 50S represents the company’s entrance into the medium format digital market. It takes the ethos of APS-C X-series cameras and combines it with a larger sensor. Control points are plentiful, image quality is exceptional and autofocus is precise, just don’t expect it to focus on moving subjects. The only thing truly holding back the GFX 50S from reaching its potential is a limited lens selection (at launch) with slow maximum apertures. Still, it is capable of the best image quality we’ve tested to date and is all around a lovely camera to shoot with. Read the full review.

The Fujifilm GFX 50S camera and Three GF lenses are now in stock and shipping at most authorized USA stores.

Fujifilm GFX 50S: $6,499 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR Lens: $2,699 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Fujifilm GF 32-64mm f/4 R LM WR Lens: $2,299 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Fujifilm GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR Lens: $1,499 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

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