Fujifilm Declares Medium Format Digital Bodies with World Class IBIS and Affordability


Fujifilm has lately taken the wraps off its next and newest medium format GFX-50R camera, but that’s not all, it has for its fans of big digital sensors something more in store. The company has even announced that the coming year it will be launching another GFX model with a mind blowing 100-megapixel sensor. In integration to it, the camera that’s yet-to-be-named will include “in-body image stabilization (IBIS), a remarkable achievement for such medium-format camera. However, for now Fujifilm didn’t provide much details yet on the camera, although it’s assumed to cost around somewhat $10,000 when it will release somewhere around next year. In integration to the feature of IBIS that provides image stabilization to any lens set-up to the camera, this latest model will be capable of shooting 4K video. To begin, the GFX 50R of Fujifilm isn’t any replacement for the recent GFX 50S, rather than it’s a complement to it. One can think “R” this way fundamentally meaning “rangefinder”, as this body cuts off an inch of the thickness of the 50S and also drops the height a bit making it more compact in the “rangefinder-style” design.

Altogether this whole thing gives a brawny X-E3 look that hasn’t been a bad form factor for such a medium format camera. In fact it’s just the compact one ever. The GFX-50R camera isn’t only the new camera that Fujifilm is unfolding at the Photokina 2018. As rumour has it the company even introduced an absurd 100-megapixel medium format GFX-100 mirror-less shooter. Both good and bad, the new 50R sports the same autofocus and sensor as the 50S. Almost everything about this body of the new rangefinder-style shouts a street photography and medium format documentary except lacking in the autofocus system.

The new model includes a large DSLR-styled looks similar to that of GFX-50R and also appears to have an additional bottom grip, supplementing more enlarged sized footprint. The new camera by Fujifilm will have a jaw dropping five-figure price line, but that’s still less expensive compared to PhaseOne and Hasselblad.

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