Fujifilm GFX 50R Review

December 4, 2018 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Model Name FUJIFILM GFX 50R
Number of effective pixels 51.4 million pixels
Image sensor 43.8mm x 32.9mm Bayer array with primary color filter


Sensor Cleaning system
Ultra Sonic Vibration
Storage media SD Card (-2G) / SDHC Card (-32G) / SDXC Card (-256G) UHS-I / UHS-II*1
File format
Still image
JPEG (Exif Ver.2.3)*2, RAW : 14bit RAW(RAF original format), RAW+JPEG, 8-bit TIFF(In-camera Raw Conversion Only)
Movie
MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio : Linear PCM / Stereo sound 48KHz sampling)
Number of recorded pixels

L: (4:3) 8256 x 6192 / (3:2) 8256 x 5504 / (16:9)8256 x 4640 / (1:1) 6192 x 6192 (65:24)8256 x 3048 / (5:4) 7744 x 6192 / (7:6) 7232 x 6192
S: (4:3) 4000 x 3000 / (3:2)4000 x 2664 / (16:9)4000 x 2248 / (1:1) 2992 x 2992 (65:24)4000 x 1480 / (5:4) 3744 x 3000 / (7:6) 3504 x 3000

Lens mount FUJIFILM G mount
Sensitivity Standard Output Sensitivity : AUTO1 / AUTO2 / AUTO3 (up to ISO12800) / ISO100-12800 (1/3 step)
Extended output sensitivity : ISO50 / 25600 / 51200 / 102400
Exposure control TTL 256-zone metering, Multi / Spot / Average / Center Weighted
Exposure mode P(Program AE) / A(Aperture Priority AE) / S(Shutter Speed Priority AE) / M(Manual Exposure)
Exposure compensation -5.0EV - +5.0EV, 1/3EV step
(movie recording : -2.0EV - +2.0EV)
Image Stabilizer Supported with OIS type lenses
Shutter type Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter speed
Mechanical Shutter
4sec. - 1/4000sec (P mode), 60 min. - 1/4000 sec. (All modes)
Bulb mode (up to 60min), TIME : 60min. - 1/4000sec.
Electronic Shutter*3
4sec - 1/16000sec (P mode), 60min - 1/16000sec (All modes)
Bulb mode (up to 60 min), TIME : 60min. - 1/16000sec.
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter*4
4sec. - 1/4000sec (P mode), 60 min. - 1/4000 sec. (All modes)
Bulb mode (up to 60min), TIME : 60min. - 1/4000sec.
Mechanical + Electronic Shutter
4sec - 1/16000sec (P mode), 60min - 1/16000sec (All modes)
Bulb mode (up to 60 min), TIME : 60min. - 1/16000sec.
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter*3*4 + Electronic Shutter
4sec - 1/16000sec (P mode), 60min - 1/16000sec (All modes)
Bulb mode (up to 60 min), TIME : 60min. - 1/16000sec.
Synchronized shutter speed for flash
1/125sec. or slower
Continuous shooting Approx. 3.0 fps ( JPEG : Endless Lossless compression RAW : 13 Frames Uncompressed RAW : 8 Frames)


  • * When Using the Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
Approx. 1.8 fps ( JPEG : Endless Lossless Compression RAW : Endless Uncompressed RAW : 8 Frames)


  • * Recordable frames depends on recording media
  • * Speed of continuous shooting depends on shooting environment and shooting frames
Auto bracketing AE Bracketing (2/3/5/7/9 frames) ±1/3EV - ±3EV, 1/3EV step
Film Simulation Bracketing (Any 3 types of film simulation selectable)
Dynamic Range Bracketing (100%, 200%, 400%)
ISO sensitivity Bracketing (±1/3EV, ±2/3EV, ±1EV)
White Balance Bracketing (±1, ±2, ±3)
Focus Bracketing (Interval, Number of shots, 10 step)
Focus
mode
Single AF / Continuous AF / MF
type
TTL Contrast AF
AF frame selection
Single Point AF: EVF / LCD: 13x9 / 25x17 (Changeable Size of AF Frame Among 6 Types)
Zone AF: 3x3 / 5x5 / 7x7 from 117 Areas on 13x9 Grid
Wide/Tracking AF: (Up to 9 Area)
  • * AF-S : Wide
  • * AF-C : Tracking
White balance Automatic scene recognition / Custom / Color temperature selection (K) / Preset : Daylight, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Underwater
Self-timer 10sec. / 2sec.
Interval timer shooting Yes (Setting : Interval, Number of shots, Starting time)
Flash modes
*When EF-X500 is set
SYNC. MODE
1ST CURTAIN / 2ND CURTAIN / AUTO FP(HSS)
FLASH MODE
TTL(FLASH AUTO / STANDARD / SLOW SYNC.) / MANUAL / OFF
Hot shoe Yes (Dedicated TTL Flash compatible)
Viewfinder 0.5 inch Approx. 3.69 millions dots OLED Color Viewfinder
Coverage of Viewing Area vs. Capturing Area: Approx. 100%
Eyepoint: Approx. 23mm (from the Rear End of the Camera's Eyepiece)
Diopter Adjustment: -4 - +2m-1
Magnification: 0.77× with 50mm Lens (35mm Equivalent) at infinity and Diopter set to -1.0m-1
Diagonal Angle of View: Approx. 38° (Horizontal Angle of View: Approx. 30°)
Built-In Eye Sensor
LCD monitor 3.2 inch, Aspect Ratio 4:3, Approx. 2,360K-dot Tilt-Type(Two Direction),
Touch Screen Color LCD Monitor (Approx. 100% Coverage)
Movie recording [Full HD (1920 x 1080)] 29.97p / 25p / 24p / 23.98p 36Mbps up to Approx. 30min.
[HD (1280 x 720)] 29.97p / 25p / 24p / 23.98p 18Mbps up to Approx. 30min.
Photography functions Color, Sharpness, Highlight tone, Shadow tone, Noise reduction, Long exposure NR, Lens Modulation Optimizer, Color space, Pixel mapping, Select custom setting, Edit/Save custom setting, Store AF mode by orientation, Rapid AF, AF point display, Pre-AF, AF Illuminator, Face/Eye detection AF, AF+MF, Focus peak highlight, Focus check, Interlock spot AE & focus area, Instant AF setting (AF-S/AF-C), Depth-of-field scale, Rlease/Focus priority, Touch screen mode, Flicker reduction, Mount adapter setting, 35mm Format Mode, Red eye removal, Movie AF mode, RGB Histogram, Highlight alert, Electronic level, Preview depth of field, AE lock, AF lock, AF-ON, Multiple exposure
Touch Screen Mode
Shooting Mode
Touch AF, Focus Area, OFF
Playback Mode
Swipe, Zoom, Pinch-in / Pinch-out, Double-tap, Drag
Film Simulation mode 15 modes ( PROVIA / Standard, Velvia / Vivid, ASTIA / Soft, CLASSIC CHROME, PRO Neg.Hi, PRO Neg.Std, Black&White, Black&White+Ye Filter, Black&White+R Filter, Black&White+Gfilter, Sepia, ACROS, ACROS+Ye Filter, ACROS+R Filter, ACROS+G Filter )
Grain Effect STRONG, WEAK, OFF
Color Chrome Effect STRONG, WEAK, OFF
Dynamic range setting AUTO, 100%, 200%, 400%
Playback functions Switch slot, RAW conversion, Erase, Erase selected frames, Simultaneous delete(Raw Slot1/JPG Slot2), Crop, Resize, Protect, Image rotate, Red eye removal, Voice memo setting, Copy, Photobook assist, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Favorites, RGB histogram, Highlight alert
Wireless transmitter
Standard
IEEE 802.11b / g / n (standard wireless protocol)
Encryption
WEP / WPA / WPA2 mixed mode
Access mode
Infrastructure
Wireless function Geotagging, Image transfer (Individual image/Selected multiple images), View & Obtain Images, instax Printer Print, Pairing registration, Delete pairing registration, Bluetooth ON/OFF setting, Auto image transfer, Smartphone Sync. Setting
Other functions Exif Print, Date/Time, Time difference, 35 Languages, My menu setting, Sensor cleaning, Battery age, Sound set-up, EVF brightness, EVF color, LCD brightness, LCD color, Image disp, Auto rotate displays, Preview exp./WB in manual mode, Natural live view, Framing guideline, Autorotate PB, Focus scale units, Disp. custom setting, Focus lever setting, Edit/Save Quick menu, Function(Fn) setting, Selector button setting, Command dial setting, S.S. operation, Shutter AF, Shutter AE, Shoot without lens, Shoot without card, Focus ring, AE/AF-Lock mode, Expo. Comp. button setting, Touch screen setting, Lock, Auto power off, Shooting stand by mode, Auto power save, Frame No., Save org image, Edit file name, Card slot setting, Switch slot, Movie file destination, Select Folder and Create Folder, Copyright Info
Terminal
Digital interface
USB Type-C(USB3.1 Gen1)
HDMI output
HDMI micro connector (Type D)
Other
ø2.5mm, Remote Release / Stereo Mini Connector (Microphone) / DC IN 15V Connecter *Compatible with AC-15V (Optional) Only / Hot Shoe / Synchronized Terninal
Power supply NP-T125 Li-ion battery (included)
Battery life for still images*5
Approx. 400frames When GF63mmF2.8 R WR is set. (Auto power save ON)
Actual battery life of movie capture*7
  • *Face detection is set to OFF
Full HD : approx. 70 min Continuance battery life of movie capture*7
  • *Face detection is set to OFF
Full HD : approx. 145 min.
Dimensions 160.7mm (W) x 96.5mm (H) x 66.4mm (D) / 6.33in. (W) x 3.80in. (H) x 2.62in. (D)
(Minimum Depth : 46.0mm / 1.81in.)
Weight Approx. 775g / 27.3oz. (including battery and memory card)
Approx. 690g / 24.3oz. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card)
Operating Temperature -10°C - +40°C (+14°F - +104°F)
Operating Humidity 10 - 80% (no condensation)
Starting up period Approx 0.4sec.
  • * Fujifilm research
Accessories included Li-ion battery NP-T125
Battery charger BC-T125
Plug adapter
Body cap
Strap clip
Protective cover
Clip attaching tool
Shoulder strap
Cable protector
Hot shoe cover
Sync terminal cover
Owner's manual

  • *1 Please see the Fujifilm website (http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/compatibility/card/x/) to check memory card compatibility.
  • *2 Exif 2.3 is a digital camera file format that contains a variety of shooting information for optimal printing.
  • *3 The Electronic Shutter may not be suitable for fast-moving objects or handheld shooting. Flash can not be used.
  • *4 When using the electronic front curtain shutter, the continuous shooting speed drops and using high speed shutter, the shutter switches to mechanical shutter. (1/640 sec. to 1/4000 sec.)
  • *5 Approximate number of frames or movie recording time that can be taken with a fully-charged based on CIPA Standard.

Memory Card Capacity and Image Quality / Size

All figures are approximate; file size varies with the scene recorded, producing wide variations in the number of files that can be stored.

Number of images
Modes Still image (L)
Number of recorded pixels 8256 x 6192 (4:3)
Quality SUPER FINE FINE NORMAL
SDHC memory card 8 GB 254 381 607
16 GB 524 785 1253
Number of images
Modes RAW
Quality UNCOMPRESSED LOSSLESS COMPRESSED
SDHC memory card 8 GB 66 127
16 GB 137 265
Recording time
Modes Movie
Quality FULL HD (1920 x 1080) 60p / 30p HD (1280 x 720) 60p / 30p
SDHC memory card 8 GB 26 min. 51 min.
16 GB 54 min. 105 min.
  • * For recording movies, use a card with UHS Speed Class 1 or higher.
  • * Although movie recording will continue without interruption when the file size reaches 4 GB, subsequent footage will be recorded to a separate file which must be viewed separately.