It’s finally here: Full details on the Fuji GFX medium-format mirrorless camera, including the price!
posted Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 12:32 AM EST
Last fall, Fujifilm stole the show at Photokina 2016 with a surprise development announcement, flooring us all with its vision of an incredibly compact medium-format mirrorless camera. Today, it takes that announcement off the development roster, and brings it into the real world with the official launch of the Fuji GFX 50S, the strongest competition yet for Ricoh's venerable Pentax 645Z.
We've long known that the Fuji GFX would have a similar sensor size and pixel count to the 645Z, but in a significantly more compact package. Designed from the ground up to forego the bulk-inducing mirror mechanism DSLR cameras use to allow for their optical viewfinder image, the Fuji GFX 50S makes a strong argument in favor of a lighter, more easily-transported camera. What we've really been keen to learn is just how the electronic viewfinder-based GFX 50S would compare to its pricy-yet-popular rival in other respects.
And now we need wait no more: Most all of the really important specs are out there now, and we've combined all of that new knowledge with our own hands-on experience of the GFX 50S to bring you our just-published Fuji GFX 50S preview. So what are you waiting for? Hop on over to our preview now, and see if the GFX 50S has what it takes for you to make the move to medium-format mirrorless!
Available from late February 2017, the Fuji GFX 50S is priced at US$6,500 body-only in the US market. Three Fuji G-mount lenses will be available at the same time as the camera itself: The GF63mmF2.8 R WR (US$1,500), GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR (US$2,300) and GF120mmF4 R LM OIS WR Macro (US$2,700). More details can be found in our Fuji GFX preview!