Fujifilm GFX 50R

Fujifilm GFX 50R front
  • 51MP - Medium format Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Increase to 102400)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Fujifilm G Mount
  • 775g - 161 x 97 x 66mm
  • Introduced September 2018
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  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Fujifilm GFX 50R summary

Fujifilm GFX 50R is FujiFilm's Pro Mirrorless camera originally revealed on September of 2018. The camera has got a 51MP, CMOS Medium format size sensor with a max resolution of 8256 x 6192.

The Fujifilm GFX 50R places at #27 out of 70 in Pro Mirrorless cameras & over-all #41 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our database. You should use our Advanced camera filter to see camera results based on your custom factors.

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Fujifilm GFX 50R family

The Fujifilm GFX 50R has a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can see all previous and more recent models along with important specifications.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
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Fujifilm-GFX-50R front thumbnailFujifilm GFX 50R51MPMedium format3.0 fps2018

Fujifilm GFX 50R Pros and Cons

Here is a selection of positives and negatives of the Fujifilm GFX 50R based on features that are usually considered essential in a camera.

amazing resolution (51MP)
connects via bluetooth
environment sealing
good minimum ISO (100)
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has dual storage slots
has external mic jack
has HDMI support
has headphone jack
has manual focus
high resolution screen (2,360 k dot)
includes focus via touch
interchangeable lenses (Fujifilm G mount)
large sensor size (Medium format)
offers face detection focusing
offers tracking autofocus
quiet mode (1/16,000s)
screen size is good (3.2 inches)
screen tilts
supports RAW formats
touch screen
continuous shooting slow (3.0 fps)
does not have selfie friendly display
lacks phase detect AF
no image stabilization
terrible battery pack (400 shots)
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Fujifilm GFX 50R Sensor specs

The Fujifilm GFX 50R houses the X Processor Pro processor chip. The spec of the sensor in the Fujifilm GFX 50R is 44mm x 33mm (Medium format). The 1,452 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 8256 x 6192 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 5:4, 4:3 and 3:2.

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The CMOS sensor has 51MP and provides a native ISO range of 100 - 12800. The ISO can be expanded electronically to 50 - 102400. RAW files are supported which means that the user has more margin for error.

The image below illustrates the Fujifilm GFX 50R's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The Fujifilm GFX 50R sensor has a crop factor of 0.8 and is presented in green.

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To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm GFX 50R dimensions

Fujifilm GFX 50R is 1.71 lb (775g or 27.34 oz) & the overall size of the camera is 161mm x 97mm x 66mm (6.3" x 3.8" x 2.6"). The weight of typical Pro Mirrorless camera is 722g so the Fujifilm GFX 50R is very much the same as compared with other competitors.

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Below is a photo of the Fujifilm GFX 50R next to a soft drink so you're able to get a sense of its size.

Fujifilm GFX 50R dimensions scale

The top view directly below will show the button arrangement on the Fujifilm GFX 50R.

Fujifilm GFX 50R topview buttons dials

Fujifilm GFX 50R Lens details

The Fujifilm GFX 50R fits the Fujifilm G mount and has 14 lenses available for purchase. Here is some of the lenses we have in our collection that will work with the Fujifilm GFX 50R.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Fujifilm-GF-100-200mm-F5.6-R-LM-OIS-WR lensFujifilm GF 100-200mm F5.6 R LM OIS WR100-200mmf/5.6 1050g
Fujifilm-GF-250mm-F4-R-LM-OIS-WR lensFujifilm GF 250mm F4 R LM OIS WR250mmf/4 1425g
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Venus-Laowa-17mm-F4-Zero-D-GFX lensVenus Laowa 17mm F4 Zero-D GFX17mmf/4829g
Fujifilm-GF-45mm-F2.8-R-WR lensFujifilm GF 45mm F2.8 R WR45mmf/2.8 490g
Fujifilm-GF-50mm-F3.5-R-LM-WR lensFujifilm GF 50mm F3.5 R LM WR50mmf/3.5335g
Fujifilm-GF-80mm-F1.7-R-WR lensFujifilm GF 80mm F1.7 R WR80mmf/1.7 795g
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Fujifilm-GF-110mm-F2-R-LM-WR lensFujifilm GF 110mm F2 R LM WR110mmf/2 1010g
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Fujifilm GFX 50R Connectivity

The Fujifilm GFX 50R has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that consist of NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to copy pictures and at times adjust settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.

Several apps also give a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external display. A good number of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.

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Fujifilm GFX 50R Video details

The max video quality in the Fujifilm GFX 50R is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality is an excellent balance in quality versus file size but 1080p isn't going to leave you with any room to crop. The camera does include both headphone and mic jack making it especially useful whilst recording sound.

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Fujifilm GFX 50R Weather Sealing

Fujifilm GFX 50R provides environment proofing which makes it a good selection for use in tough places. This is especially helpful in case you are not sure about the conditions you may encounter in outdoor photography.

Fujifilm GFX 50R Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm GFX 50R has got a 3.2" tilting screen with a resolution of 2,360k dots.

Additionally the screen is touch friendly which means that you can switch focus point as well as adjust settings using your fingertips.

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The ViewFinder specifications for Fujifilm GFX 50R are as follows:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • Resolution 3,690k dots
  • Coverage 100 percent
  • Magnification 0.97x

For bright outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and hard to see, viewfinders will be rather useful.

Fujifilm GFX 50R Shutter details

Fujifilm GFX 50R has the capability to shoot continuously at 3.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds. The camera also provides silent electronic shutter of 1/16000 seconds. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter can lead to "rolling shutter" under some lighting conditions.

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Fujifilm GFX 50R Flash and Hot shoe details

Fujifilm GFX 50R features external flash support but is lacking in-built flash. The max flash sync speed is 1/125 seconds.

Fujifilm GFX 50R Autofocusing details

Fujifilm GFX 50R features only Contrast Based Autofocus & doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker and precise than Contrast Based focusing. The camera has got Face detect which is handy for taking photos of people.

The AF system has got 117 focus points to select from. Fujifilm GFX 50R has tap to focus. You can use your fingers in order to adjust focus. It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for subjects that move. Fujifilm GFX 50R supports manual focusing when required in low light conditions or you want more accurate focusing control.

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Fujifilm GFX 50R Battery life

The battery pack (NP-T125) in the Fujifilm GFX 50R is made to last for 400 clicks according to the CIPA benchmarks making it less than it's competition. The usual Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 460. Olympus E-M1X has got the maximum (870) battery life in this type of cameras.

Following is a collection of Pro Mirrorless cameras that have the best battery life:

Fujifilm GFX 50R for varying kinds of photography

The following chart indicates a outline of the Fujifilm GFX 50R for varying kinds of photography. To see more, visit the specific paragraph below.

Fujifilm GFX 50R Portrait photography details

The Fujifilm GFX 50R has a points tally of 91 which is wonderful, and means the camera is a awesome fit for portrait photos. Shooting portraits leans greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW photos together with the ability to use external lighting.

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has manual focus
MP count great (51MP)
great sensor size (Medium format)
offers face detect focusing
supports RAW formats

Fujifilm GFX 50R as a Street photography camera

Getting a very good rating of 73, the Fujifilm GFX 50R is a good fit to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of picture quality and portability.

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tilting screen
great sensor size (Medium format)
exports RAW formats
features focus by touch
weather sealing
does not have image stabilization

Fujifilm GFX 50R as a Sports photography camera

A very good sports photography rating of 70 indicates the Fujifilm GFX 50R is a fine pick for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have excellent tracking and continuous shooting for sports photography.

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silent shutter (1/16,000s)
amazing sensor resolution (51MP)
sensor size is great (Medium format)
includes tracking focus
environment proofing
max frames per second very slow (3.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
terrible battery (400 shots)
lacks phase detect auto focus

Fujifilm GFX 50R Travel photography features

Portability is really important when picking a camera for travel. Over-all, the Fujifilm GFX 50R gets a above average 67 as a travel camera which is a good choice for your vacations.

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weather proof
supports bluetooth
features focus by touch
MP count great (51 megapixels)
not so great battery power (400 shots)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen

Fujifilm GFX 50R Landscape photography highlights

For those who are planning to choose a camera for landscape pictures, the biggest aspect will be image quality. The Fujifilm GFX 50R with it's wonderful score of 79 for a landscape camera is a great fit compared to it's competition.

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focusing manually
switch lenses (Fujifilm G mount)
pretty good screen size (3.2")
MP count great (51 megapixels)
large sensor size (Medium format)
saves RAW formats
weather proofing
has double storage slots
lack of image stabilization
low battery (400 per charge)

Fujifilm GFX 50R Vlogging information

A vlogging camera preferably should have a moving display screen, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Fujifilm GFX 50R is just not good as a vlog camera as it receives a bad rating of 33.

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screen is touchscreen
comes with face detection focusing
good video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
has external microphone port
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization

Fujifilm GFX 50R Alternatives

If you need replacements to the Fujifilm GFX 50R, here is a range of the highest rated cameras which fall into the class of Pro Mirrorless.

The chart followed below will give you a summary of the Fujifilm GFX 50R compared to it's top scoring competitors shown above.

There are more cameras you might look into as alternative options. To go through a extensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Brand Name
Model type
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Pro Mirrorless
Body design
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Powered by
X Processor Pro
Sensor size
Medium format
Sensor dimensions
44 x 33mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
51 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 5:4, 4:3 and 3:2
Peak resolution
8256 x 6192
RAW format
Highest native ISO
Highest enhanced ISO
Minimum native ISO
Minimum enhanced ISO
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points
Lens mount type
Fujifilm G
Number of lenses
Focal length multiplier
Display type
Display size
3.2 inches
Resolution of display
2,360k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder resolution
3,690k dot
Viewfinder coverage
100 percent
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Min shutter speed
Max shutter speed
Max quiet shutter speed
Continuous shutter speed
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
no built-in flash
Flash options
Auto, standard, slow sync, manual, off
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Max flash sync
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
775g (1.71 lbs)
Physical dimensions
161 x 97 x 66mm (6.3" x 3.8" x 2.6")
Battery life
400 shots
Form of battery
Battery Pack
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media
SD/SDHC/SDXC (dual slots, UHS-II supported)
Storage slots
Retail cost