NEW MEDIUM-FORMAT MIRRORLESS UNVEILED
Fujifilm has announced two medium-format cameras at Photokina 2018
The Fujifilm GFX 100 is under development and a working prototype is not yet available, but we were able to get a special hands-on session with the GFX 50R. This a brand-new, rangefinder-style version of the existing GFX 50S. The GFX 50S is a modular design styled like a DSLR for the maximum flexibility; the new GFX 50R is a smaller, lighter and slimmer camera designed for speed and portability. Technically, the two cameras are very similar. The GFX 50S and 50R use the same 50-megapixel sensor, autofocus system, lenses and lens mount. The difference is in the design of the body, and the price. At £3,999 body only and £4,500 with the 63mm f2.8 standard lens, the GFX 50R will be the cheapest medium-format camera ever. We’re told the price of the GFX 50S is set to drop too. It looks like the raft of full-frame cameras at this year’s Photokina face a pair of unexpected rivals.