Fujifilm GFX 50R Review

December 4, 2018 | Mark Goldstein |

Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 51.4 megapixel SuperFine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 25Mb.

The Fujifilm GFX 50R produced images of outstanding quality during the review period. This camera produces noise-free images at ISO 50 up to ISO 3200, with some noise appearing at ISO 6400. The faster settings of ISO 12800 and 25600 are still usable, although we'd suggest avoiding ISO 51200 and higher if possible. The RAW files were also excellent, exhibiting more noise but still producing very usable images from ISO 50-12800.

The night photograph was very good, with the maximum shutter speed of 60 minutes allowing you to capture enough light in almost all situations. The Dynamic Range settings subtly improve detail in the shadows and highlights, while the various Film Simulation modes successfully hark back to a bygone era.

Noise

There are 12 ISO settings available on the Fujifilm GFX 50R. Here are some 100% crops which show the noise levels for each ISO setting:

JPEG RAW

ISO 50 (100% Crop)

ISO 50 (100% Crop)

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ISO 100 (100% Crop)

ISO 100 (100% Crop)

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ISO 200 (100% Crop)

ISO 200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 400 (100% Crop)

ISO 400 (100% Crop)

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ISO 800 (100% Crop)

ISO 800 (100% Crop)

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ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

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ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

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ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

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ISO 25600 (100% Crop)

ISO 25600 (100% Crop)

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ISO 51200 (100% Crop)

ISO 51200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 102400 (100% Crop)

ISO 102400 (100% Crop)

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File Quality

The Fujifilm GFX 50R has 3 different JPEG file quality settings available, with SuperFine being the highest quality option, and it also supports Raw. Here are some 100% crops which show the quality of the various options, with the file size shown in brackets.

SuperFine (26.5Mb) (100% Crop)

Fine (15.1Mb) (100% Crop)

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Normal (9.12Mb) (100% Crop)

Raw (111Mb) (100% Crop)

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Night

The Fujifilm GFX 50R's maximum shutter speed is 60 minutes in the Bulb mode, which is great news if you're seriously interested in night photography. The shot below was taken using a shutter speed of 30 seconds at ISO 100.

Night

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Dynamic Range

The Fujifilm GFX 50R has three dynamic range settings - 100% (on by default), 200%, and 400% - and an Auto setting if you want to let the camera take control. These settings gradually increase the amount of detail visible in the shadow and highlight areas, with the side-effect of more noise appearing in the image. Note that you can't actually turn this feature off.

Auto

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100%

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200%

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400%

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Film Simulations

The Fujifilm GFX 50R offers 9 different film simulation modes to help replicate the look of your favourite film stock from the past.

Provia / Standard

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Velvia / Vivid

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Astia / Soft

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Classic Chrome

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Pro Neg. Hi

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Pro Neg. Standard

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Acros

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Monochrome

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Sepia

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Multiple Exposure

The Fujifilm GFX 50R's Multiple Exposure mode allows you to take two consecutive photos and combine them into one.

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