A couple of years ago, Fujifilm announced and launched its first medium format camera in the form of the GFX 50S. Lately we have been hearing rumors that the company could have a newer model in the works, and it turns out the rumors were true as Fujifilm has officially announced the GFX 50R.
Now to think of the GFX 50R as a successor wouldn’t exactly be right, in fact as you can see in the photo, the GFX 50R looks very different from the 50S. In fact the camera does seem to be giving off an X-Pro kind of vibe, which is actually kind of what Fujifilm was going for. The company claims that the 50R was designed for photographers who wanted a lighter and more compact version of the 50S, that also operated like a traditional film camera in a rangefinder style, which is exactly what the company has delivered.
The 50R will feature a G format sensor of the 51.4MP variety, and will have an X-Processor Pro image processing engine. There is also a built-in EVF, Bluetooth capabilities that will allow for wireless photo transfer, a touchscreen display, ISO range from 100-12,800, shooting speeds of 3fps (which is a bit low), contrast autofocus, and video capture capabilities of 108p at 30fps.
In terms of pricing, the 50R is priced at $4,500 which by no means is cheap, but it is cheaper than the 50S by more than $1,000. It is also set for a release late November.