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  Technology   Gadgets  09 Dec 2018  Fujifilm debuts GFX 50R medium format mirrorless camera

Fujifilm debuts GFX 50R medium format mirrorless camera

Published : Dec 9, 2018, 12:08 pm IST
Updated : Dec 9, 2018, 12:08 pm IST

Alongside the launch of the new camera, Fujifilm has also introduced two new XF lens for its X-series range.

The medium format (43.8mm x 32.9mm) “G Format” sensor has better per pixel light reception capability.
 The medium format (43.8mm x 32.9mm) “G Format” sensor has better per pixel light reception capability.

Fujifilm launched its rangefinder-style GFX 50R medium format mirrorless camera which features the Fujifilm G Format (medium format, 43.8x32.9mm) image sensor, which is approx. 1.7 times the size of a full-frame 35mm image sensor which is in use commonly.

The GFX 50R comprises the characteristics of the Fujifilm’s GFX medium format mirrorless digital camera system while weighing approx. 145g less and 25mm thinner than the GFX 50S. The brand added the new “GFX 50R” to the lineup which is also the world’s smallest and most affordable medium format mirrorless camera. GFX 50R is also the first camera in the GFX system to feature Bluetooth compatibility. In India, the camera is available at a price of Rs 3,69,999 (Body Only).


Along with this, Fujifilm also added two new XF lenses namely XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens and XF 200mm f/2 OIS WR Lens to the lens lineup for its X Series range of Mirrorless cameras. The XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR is a 12-24mm-equivalent lens featuring a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture for consistent performance throughout the zoom range. The XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR is available at Rs 1,59,999. The XF 200mm f/2 OIS WR Lens, on the other hand, is the first super-fast telephoto lens in the XF lens lineup, offering a fast maximum f-stop of 2.0 and a focal length equivalent to 305mm in 35mm film format. This is an ideal lens for sports and wildlife photography and is priced at Rs 4,79,999.


Main features of the GFX 50R:

The medium format (43.8mm x 32.9mm) “G Format” sensor has better per-pixel light reception capability than that of a 35mm full-frame sensor of the same resolution.   Furthermore, the microlenses have been designed to optimise the light gathering performance and image resolution, as well as the handling of data from photodiodes, are customised to achieve a superior level of image quality, surpassing that of existing cameras that use a sensor of the same size. The GFX 50R features the X-Processor Pro image processing engine. Supporting Fujifilm’s renowned Film Simulation modes, the camera allows you to opt for the tonality of photographic films such as Velvia, PROVIA and ACROS.


The GFX 50R is equipped with the Focus Lever to allow quick adjustment of the focus point. The elimination of the selector buttons provides extra space to hold the camera better. The top panel sports two dials, one for shutter speed and the other for exposure compensation.

The medium format mirrorless system, GFX system, currently offers a lineup of seven FUJINON GF lenses, covering focal lengths from 23mm (equivalent to 18mm in the 35mm film format) to 250mm (equivalent to 198mm in the 35mm film format). All GF lenses are able to resolve up 100MP which means they are future proof. They are also dust and weather resistant and designed to operate at temperatures as low as -10℃ so that they withstand professional use in harsh conditions. The GFX system supports tethering software “HS-V5 for Windows” and “Tether Shooting Plug-in PRO for Adobe Photoshop.


This is the first model in the GFX system to support the Bluetooth low energy technology.


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