Fujifilm GFX 50R Detailed Review

Fujifilm GFX 50R

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In additional GFX 50R was introduced by Fujifilm in September 2018. It belongs to the Mirrorless Cameras category.

Fujifilm is well-known and shouldn’t require further introduction, please see our manufacturer’s page for more digital cameras by Fujifilm.

Brand Fujifilm
Category Mirrorless
Date 09/2018
Sensor Properties

The GFX 50R has a Medium format CMOS sensor with size of 44 x 33 mm² (1.72″ x 1.30″).

Picture of GFX 50R’s sensor compared to popular format.

Infographic: GFX 50R comparing sensor sizes

The 1-Euro coin has a diameter of 23.25mm.

The GFX 50R’s image sensor has an effective resolution of around 51 megapixel. The resolution is far above average and will easily be sufficient for years to come. Photos with this resolution can easily be printed in A2 size or larger, even if unwanted parts of the photo have to be cropped.

The Fujifilm supports taking images in RAW. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computer, using software like Adobe Lightroom or Fujifilm’s RAW converter. This involves one extra processing step but almost always results in superior image quality. Some filters, like converting to monochrome (black and white) will only yield decent results when used with RAW images.

The GFX 50R features a mechanism for automatic sensor cleaning.

Format Medium format
Sensor area 43.80 x 32.90mm²
(1.72″ x 1.30″)
Resolution (physical) 51.40 megapixel
Resolution (effective) 51.40 megapixel
Pixel size 28.10 µm²
Sensor cleaning
RAW support
Continuous 3 frames/second
Interchangeable lens
Mount Fujifilm G-Bajonett
Viewfinder Properties

The GFX 50R uses an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 3.69 megapixel, an excellent value for a viewfinder like this which makes the camera a joy to use.

The magnifcation is c. 0.77x, an excellent value for an electronic viewfinder.

Type Elektronic
Coverage 100%
Magnification 0.77x
Resolution 3.69 megapixel
Dioptric correction

The GFX 50R’s shutter speed varies from 1/4000s to 4s.

Max. shutter speed 1/4000s
Min. shutter speed 4s
Sensitivity Properties

The GFX 50R’s sensitivity is from 100 ISO and 12800 ISO.

Also, Fujifilm’s sensitivity can be boosted to 102400. Therefore, ISO boosting will lead to growth noise.

Min. sensitivity 100 ISO
Max. sensitivity 12800 ISO
Boost 102400 ISO
Exposure Modes

The GFX 50R supports all general exposure modes.

The Fujifilm allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.

Center weight
Auto Focus Properties

The GFX 50R’s auto focus processor uses 117 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. when panning the camera).

Manual focus is also possible with the Fujifilm, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.

Type Contrast Detection
AF points 117
Manual focusing
Flash Specs

The GFX 50R doesn’t feature a built-in flash. That is not unsusual in this camera category.

A flash or a trigger for remote flashes can be attached to the Fujifilm’s hotshoe.

Hot shoe
Display Specs
GFX 50R display and touch screen

The GFX 50R features a monitor with a diagonal of 81.00mm (3.2 in.) and a resolution of c. 2.36 megapixel. A resonable value that will make it easy to evaluate images directly in-camera.

The camera’s display is articulated, a plus for selfies and other challenging situations.

The GFX 50R’s monitor can work as a touch screen, just like a smartphone. That can be very useful, for example to pick AF points, but keep in mind that touch screens usually don’t work when wearing gloves.

Display characteristics at a glance:

Type LCD
Size 81.00mm (diagonal)
(3.2 in.)
Resolution 2.36 megapixel
Touch screen
Video Specs

GFX 50R video supported the resolution with 1920 x 1080 pixel.

Also the camera is equipped with an external microphone.

Fujifilm GFX 50R Video parameters:

Max. resolution 1920 x 1080 pixel
…with frame rates 24 frames/second
25 frames/second
30 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

The GFX 50R has Wi-fi connection. You can transfer photos to a mobile or laptop using wi-fi.

For photo transferring users may use Bluetooth option.

Eventually, if the wifi connection is disabled the wired connection may be used.

Connect the Fujifilm to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.

USB 3.0 is already supported by the Fujifilm. USB 3.0 greatly speeds up transferring images and videos to the computer.

Connection parameters:

Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini

The camera supports SD HC and SD XC cards.

Memory cards characteristics:

Slots 2
Memory cards SD

The Fujifilm GFX 50R has a NP-T125 LiIon battery. The battery provides a shooting life of 400 shots. It`s enough for one day or more.

The GFX 50R’s battery battery parameters:

Type NP-T125 LiIon
In-camera charging
Battery life 400 photos

The Fujifilm GFX 50R’s size is 160.7 x 96.5 x 66.4mm³. (6.3″ x 3.8″ x 2.6″). That dimensions are without lens. The weight of camera is 6.3″ x 3.8″ x 2.6″ grams (775 oz.) without lens weight.

Here is front and top view of the GFX 50R:

Fujifilm GFX 50R Dimensions (Width / Height)
Fujifilm GFX 50R Dimensions (Width / Depth)
Dimensions Comparison

For a better idea of the size of the camera, takes a look off camera and ID card comparison image.

Fujifilm GFX 50R size comparison

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