During Photokina 2018 event in Cologne, Fujifilm has announced the GFX 50R medium format camera with a rangefinder-style body. While not as compact as its X-E3 mirrorless camera, the Fujifilm GFX 50R is the smallest and cheapest of medium format cameras in the market and will be available for $4,500 (approx. Rs 3,26,800) during the latter part of this year.
The GFX 50R is powered by an X-Processor Pro imaging engine and a 51.4MP image sensor, thus packing in the most resolution and larger pixels than any other medium format camera. The camera offers a 0.77X magnification, 3.69 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder that can be titled but not detached like the one on the GFX 50S.
The 50R is a rangefinder-style camera which means the viewfinder is positioned on the top left corner at the back than at the middle like traditional SLRs. The magnesium-clad body is weather as well as dust resistant and weighs in at just 775 grams without a lens. Fujifilm has added Bluetooth connectivity to the camera allowing users to pair their GFX 50R with their smartphone or tablet and thus transfer images quickly.
Besides that the Fujifilm GFX 50R shares the same traits as its predecessor, the GFX 50S by sporting dual UHS-II card slots, a 400-shot battery capacity, an ISO range of 100-12,800 (50-102,400 in extended mode) and 2,360K-dot tilt-type touchscreen. However, video shooting capability is limited to recording 1080p clips at 30 frames per second. This means that Fujifilm is only targeting a specific audience for the GFX 50R which include people who mainly want to shoot portrait, architecture, landscape, fashion or art where resolution is of the utmost importance.
The Fujifilm GFX 50R will be available body-only for an asking price of $4,500 (approx. Rs 3,26,800) and will go on sale in late November.