Fujifilm Is Now in the Business of Making Medium Format Digital Cameras

September 19, 2016

By RF Staff

Some big news from Fujifilm out of Photokina today: they will ship their first mirrorless medium format digital camera next year.


The first model is the GFX 50S will use a new, Fuji-developed 51.4-megapixel image sensor that measures in at 43.8mm x 32.9mm. It's a mirrorless camera that will accept new "G-Mount" lenses. It will support several image formats including 4:3 (default), 3:2, 1:1, 4:5, 6:7 and 6:17.

Additional specs include:

  • focal plane shutter with 1/4000 sec. min speed.
  • Tilting LCD display
  • no built-in viewfinder but an EVF is included in the box
  • an optional viewfinder will tilt up at 90 degrees and swivels
  • support for tethered shooting
  • an optional vertical grip

Pricing isn't available yet, but Fuji noted that it will come in under $10,000 and include the 63mm lens.

Here's the lens road map:

  • GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR - early 2017
  • GF120mmF4 Macro - early 2017
  • GF63mmF2.8 R WR - early 2017
  • GF23mmF4 R LM WR - mid 2017
  • GF110mmFS R LM WR - mid 2017
  • GF45mmF2.8 R WR - late 2007

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