Fujifilm GFX 50S

 
Fujifilm GFX 50S front
 
  • 51MP - Medium format Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Bump to 102400)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Fujifilm G Mount
  • 740g - 148 x 94 x 91mm
  • Announced January 2017
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
59
Imaging
86
Features
80
Overall
83

Fujifilm GFX 50S summary

Fujifilm GFX 50S is FujiFilm's Pro Mirrorless camera initially revealed on January of 2017. The camera has a 51MP, CMOS Medium format size sensor with a full resolution of 8256 x 6192.

The GFX 50S is scored #16 out of 51 in Pro Mirrorless cameras and over all #21 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our collection. Please look at our Smart camera filter to find camera rankings based on your personal requirements.

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The following is a graph of various factors used in the rating system.

Fujifilm GFX 50S family

The Fujifilm GFX 50S is part of a family of products. You can see the complete list underneath.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Fujifilm-GFX-100S front thumbnailFujifilm GFX 100S
GFX 50S vs GFX 100S
102MPMedium format5.0 fps2021
Fujifilm-GFX-100 front thumbnailFujifilm GFX 100
GFX 50S vs GFX 100
102MPMedium format5.0 fps2019
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Fujifilm-GFX-50R front thumbnailFujifilm GFX 50R
GFX 50S vs GFX 50R
51MPMedium format3.0 fps2018
Fujifilm-GFX-50S front thumbnailFujifilm GFX 50S51MPMedium format3.0 fps2017

Fujifilm GFX 50S Pros and Cons

Here is a selection of upsides and downsides of the Fujifilm GFX 50S based on factors which are often regarded as essential in a camera.

amazing megapixels (51 megapixels)
big sensor size (Medium format)
comes with external mic jack
comes with HDMI support
comes with headphone jack
delivers RAW files
focusing manually
good minimum ISO (100)
has dual storage slots
has face detection autofocus
has tracking autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
includes Top display
interchangeable lenses (Fujifilm G mount)
nice clear screen (2,360 thousand dot)
quiet shooting (1/16,000 seconds)
screen size is good (3.2 inch)
screen tilts
supports focus via touch
touchscreen functionality
weather sealing
display isn't selfie friendly
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
lack of image stabilization
slow frames per second (3.0 fps)
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Fujifilm GFX 50S Sensor features

The Fujifilm GFX 50S is run by the X Processor Pro processor chip. The size of the sensor on the Fujifilm GFX 50S 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 boasts 51 megapixels and has a native ISO range of 100 to 12800. The ISO can also be widened electronically to 50 to 102400. RAW format is supported which means that you have more margin for error.

The image underneath displays the GFX 50S's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The GFX 50S sensor comes with a crop factor of 0.8 and is showcased in green.

Fujifilm GFX 50S sensor size World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records

To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm GFX 50S dimensions

Fujifilm GFX 50S weighs around 1.63 lb (740 gr / 26.10 oz) and the overall size of the camera is 148mm x 94mm x 91mm (5.8" x 3.7" x 3.6"). The weight of average Pro Mirrorless camera is 699 gr and the Fujifilm GFX 50S is similar as compared with its rivals.

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Down below is a image of the Fujifilm GFX 50S beside a soda so you're able to have a feel for its size.

Fujifilm GFX 50S dimensions scale

The top view just below will show the button design on the GFX 50S.

Fujifilm GFX 50S topview buttons dials

Fujifilm GFX 50S Lens features

The GFX 50S fits the Fujifilm G mount and has 11 lenses that you can purchase. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the GFX 50S.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Fujifilm-GF-23mm-F4-R-LM-WR lensFujifilm GF 23mm F4 R LM WR23mmf/4 845g
Fujifilm-GF-32-64mm-F4-R-LM-WR lensFujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR32-64mmf/4 875g
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Fujifilm-GF-250mm-F4-R-LM-OIS-WR lensFujifilm GF 250mm F4 R LM OIS WR250mmf/4 1425g
Fujifilm-GF-110mm-F2-R-LM-WR lensFujifilm GF 110mm F2 R LM WR110mmf/2 1010g
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-45mm-F2.8-R-WR lensFujifilm GF 45mm F2.8 R WR45mmf/2.8 490g
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Fujifilm-GF-120mm-F4-R-LM-OIS-WR-Macro lensFujifilm GF 120mm F4 R LM OIS WR Macro120mmf/4 980g
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Fujifilm GFX 50S Connectivity

The GFX 50S has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that come with NFC and / or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to transfer pictures and usually alter settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.

Certain apps also enable a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external screen. A good number of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.

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Fujifilm GFX 50S Video features

The highest possible video quality on the Fujifilm GFX 50S is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality can provide a good balance in quality and file size but 1080p will not leave you with much room to crop. The camera does come with both headphone and mic jack making it really useful while recording audio.

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Fujifilm GFX 50S Weather Sealing

Fujifilm GFX 50S provides weather proofing making it a excellent pick to use in tricky conditions. This can be especially beneficial in case you are not sure about the conditions you might encounter in outdoor photography.

Fujifilm GFX 50S Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm GFX 50S has a 3.2 inch tilting display with a resolution of 2,360 thousand dots.

Moreover the display is touch friendly which means that you can easily adjust focus points and adjust settings with your fingers. The GFX 50S also comes with a Top display so its possible to instantly view camera settings.

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The ViewFinder specs regarding Fujifilm GFX 50S are the following:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • ViewFinder Resolution 3,690 thousand dots
  • ViewFinder Coverage 100%
  • ViewFinder Magnification 1.07x

In those sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders will be very helpful.

Fujifilm GFX 50S Shutter features

Fujifilm GFX 50S has the capability to shoot continuously at 3.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds. The camera also comes with silent electronic shutter of 1/16000 seconds. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter may cause "rolling shutter" in some conditions.

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Fujifilm GFX 50S Flash and Hot shoe features

Fujifilm GFX 50S has got external flash support but with missing built-in flash. The highest flash sync is 1/125 seconds.

Fujifilm GFX 50S Autofocusing features

Fujifilm GFX 50S has got only Contrast Detect Autofocus and does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster & accurate than Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera has Face detect which makes it useful for portrait photography.

The Sensor has 117 focus points to choose from. Fujifilm GFX 50S has touch to focus. You can use your fingers to adjust focus. It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for objects that move. Fujifilm GFX 50S has got manual focus when required in low light occasions or you require more precise focus control.

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Fujifilm GFX 50S Battery life

The battery life (NP-T125) for the Fujifilm GFX 50S is designed to last for 400 images based on the CIPA measurements making it on par with its rivals. The average Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 441. Olympus E-M1X has got the best (870) battery life in this class of cameras.

Following is a collection of Pro Mirrorless cameras that come with the highest battery life:

Fujifilm GFX 50S for various forms of photography

The following diagram displays a outline of the Fujifilm GFX 50S for various forms of photography. To see more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.

Fujifilm GFX 50S Portrait photography highlights

The Fujifilm GFX 50S has a points total of 91 which is superb, and means the camera is a terrific option for portrait photos. Photographing portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW photos in addition to the capability to work with off-camera flash.

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focusing manually
amazing MP (51MP)
great sensor size (Medium format)
provides face detection autofocus
supports RAW files

Fujifilm GFX 50S Street photography info

Getting a above average points tally of 73, the Fujifilm GFX 50S is a fine option for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.

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tilting screen
large sensor size (Medium format)
exports RAW formats
includes focus by touch
environment proof
lack of image stabilization

Fujifilm GFX 50S Sports photography details

A above average sports photography score of 74 indicates the Fujifilm GFX 50S is a good fit for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have very good autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
quiet mode (1/16,000s)
fantastic MP (51 megapixels)
large sensor size (Medium format)
includes tracking autofocus
weather proof
low frames per second (3.0 fps)
no image stabilization
has no phase detect autofocus

Fujifilm GFX 50S Travel photography features

Portability is pretty critical in getting a travel camera. All round, the Fujifilm GFX 50S gets a nice 70 for a travelling camera which makes it a fine choice to buy for your travels.

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environment proofing
boasts touch focus
megapixel count high (51MP)
screen is not selfie friendly

Fujifilm GFX 50S Landscape photography features

In case you're looking to pick a camera for landscape photography, the most important aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm GFX 50S with it's outstanding rating of 84 as a landscape camera is a terrific option among its competition.

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manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Fujifilm G mount)
screen size is good (3.2 inch)
resolution is excellent (51MP)
big sensor size (Medium format)
delivers RAW files
environment sealing
2 card slots
lack of image stabilization

Fujifilm GFX 50S as a Vlogging camera

A camera for vlogging ought to offer a articulating display, mic input and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Fujifilm GFX 50S is not really suitable as a vlog camera as it gets a low score of 33.

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touchscreen enabled
comes with face detect focusing
high video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
includes mic socket
does not offer selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization

Fujifilm GFX 50S Alternatives

If you are interested in replacements to the GFX 50S, below is a number of the top rated cameras which fall in to the family of Pro Mirrorless.

The line graph underneath shows you a summary of the GFX 50S versus it's highest scoring competitors listed previously.

These are various other cameras you might take a look at as alternatives. To look at a thorough comparison, simply click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand Name
FujiFilm
Model
Fujifilm GFX 50S
Category
Pro Mirrorless
Announced
2017-01-18
Body design
SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Chip
X Processor Pro
Sensor size
Medium format
Sensor dimensions
44 x 33mm
Sensor area
1,452.0mm²
Sensor resolution
51 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 5:4, 4:3 and 3:2
Peak resolution
8256 x 6192
RAW photos
Highest native ISO
12800
Highest enhanced ISO
102400
Lowest native ISO
100
Lowest enhanced ISO
50
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points
117
Lens
Lens mount
Fujifilm G
Amount of lenses
12
Crop factor
0.8
Screen
Range of display
Tilting
Display size
3.2 inch
Resolution of display
2,360 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
Electronic
Viewfinder resolution
3,690 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Viewfinder magnification
1.07x
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Minimum shutter speed
360 secs
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 secs
Fastest quiet shutter speed
1/16000 secs
Continuous shutter speed
3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
no built-in flash
Flash modes
Auto, standard, slow sync, manual, off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash sync
1/125 secs
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p)
Highest video resolution
1920x1080
Video file format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
740 grams (1.63 lbs)
Physical dimensions
148 x 94 x 91mm (5.8" x 3.7" x 3.6")
Other
Battery life
400 images
Battery format
Battery Pack
Battery model
NP-T125
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC (dual slots, UHS-II supported)
Storage slots
Two
Cost at release
$5,499