What really would have been interesting is if DPReview would have done the same shot, but also with the Nikon D850 and Sony A7rIII. Zvonimir-Yep, that you will see any Saturday morning at any home improvement store. People wanted to carry their bricks in style for their fancy new home, and opted not for truck that is slower but delivers more and more safely, but for stylish passenger vehicle, Mercedes E class I think, with seats covered with a thick blanket. Scared? Fujifilm GFX 50R Review. Just like medium format film cameras in the past, the FUJIFILM GFX 50R has been developed in pursuit of a compact and lightweight system while delivering the ultimate picture quality for everyday snapshots and street photography. They don't care because they know what they have and what they see when they shoot. MF light= FF image quality. My main reason for returning the X-T3 was high-ISO noise in my candid photos. Cannot clean this up easily. I keep an eye on the Hasselblads but I'm also pretty well covered with the gear I currently have, ". ANd see if MF can overcome it. The ISO standard is based on middle grey rendering, so it's always a stumbling block when trying to discuss ETTR (which is the implication of what you're saying), and what 'correct' exposure is. Fuji isn't diffraction limitted at f/8. When you enlarge an image or its crop past 100%, it looks uglier than it actually is, because by doing so you don't add any information to it. So, where is the key advantage coming from? Nikon was like that too weren't they? ability to capture 10+ images in a split second? I actually have some very strong opinions about bias and DPR, but I'm doing my best to be temperate. Forget about brands and look at capability in a realistic way as it applies to professional usage. The 50S is taller if you include the removable viewfinder. I processed as I usually do and lifted the exposure by one stop, again as I usually do. Ultimate quality comes from these files. A 100MP BSI sensor is likely to offer a very clear benefit over FF.". It is smart to jump up to the next sensor size. It's a medium format camera, what do you expect? Photo's of brick walls are so avant garde. Images from mobile phone can deliver good 8x10 prints. Fuji designed to strip off the wonderful D-pad many of us Fuji shooters have gotten used to over the years and replaced it with a tiny and flimsy joystick: In addition, Fuji for some reason decided to incorporate more buttons without labels – the GFX 50R has three of them, as you can see in the above image. When you go full frame, you typically get 1 more stop of background blur and 1 more stop of high-ISO performance. @Greg7579 why on Earth would dpreview want to "steer top-end photographers back to FF"??? I consider my Mamiya beautiful and there's nothing of this camera that would be reminding that "medium format" feel. FotodioX Nikon F to Fuji GFX 50S Adapter Review, Tips for Photographing the Great Conjunction. ecka84, I turned off NR and sharpening on both just to see what the sensor does. I'd guess for most people, given the level of conversation here, #3 is the most important feature of any camera. If you needed speed you bought a Nikon F4, if you wanted better image quality you bought something like the Mamiya 645. The Fuji will blow you away when you see how it resolves a brickwall. And this is where they need to pause and think about the consequences of going medium format. Curious that DPR reviews usually promote larger sensors as being better overall, until it comes to sensors larger than “full frame”, where for some reason a larger sensor is then not better. Better late than never, I guess! The FUJIFILM GFX 50R is supplied with a 3.69M-dot EVF with 100% coverage. See their X system. With its retail price of $4,500 at the time of the announcement, it was the cheapest medium format digital camera on the market. Ergonomics and AF ability generally stand at the top these days. The large, tilting touchscreen LCD is superb. I am really puzzling over this.And if the data is being clipped, the exposure or ISO or both are too high. As I have already pointed out, the ergonomics of the GFX 50R leave a lot to be desired. Yep and there are shooting situations that the Fuji just can’t handle. Real medium format would justify the excursion into an alternative format. "So, pretty much still lifes, pedestrians and landscapes for $10,000. If priced is reduced to FF price would make it more appealing. And GFX 50S with 110mm F2. FUJIFILM GFX 50R . Same as a large 4x5 negative. Superbike racing is one of the categories.The regulations for the multitude of 'motorcycle racing sport categories' also vary, and can also be altered. They compare the best they can get out of these camera, why get the 50R when you can get better result with a lot less money. The difference between each step is small, but the difference between this vs. a micro 43 system will be very very noticeable. Congrats. You could say that, but they lost me as a customer, and I'm sure they've lost countless others because of this. For the 50R, some noise but pretty clean. well here's the point RZ67 has "slightly bigger" ( :) ) frame so you're comparing incomparable ;). Perhaps another guy mentioned it before. Learn about GF45mmF2.8 R WR; GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR . APS-C and M43 body and lens size just keep seem to be growing to the point there isn't much space/size advantage against small full frame (Sony A7 III, Nikon Z6, Canon 6D II, EOS RP). And fuzzy video. That glass is a world-beater and DPR acts like it is no big deal. Image quality wise, the good sensor and glass is there. Felts, it's not just the sensor, it's the MF lenses. Thanks for posting those John. If you're looking for a high-quality camera, you don't need to spend a ton of cash, nor do you need to buy the latest and greatest new product on the market. This is because those pros are more interested in story telling than creaming buttery-smooth blur circles. FYI I lowered sharpening as far down as I can go on both pics. Full frame is a sinking ship, time to get out while you can. @Goodknight but is has a smaller sensor. This is partially due to the rangefinder-like design that Fuji engineers were aiming at. They aren't lying when they say that once you go full frame, there's no going back. When we know the kind of photographs we want to take, we know the focal length of the prime to be used. Be unthankful? If a better one comes along, I'll buy it. In real life landscapes for either of these cameras to show their world class they need to be shot on a tripod. Believe who you want, but I'm over the moon with it :). I took my friend with me who does not know anything about photography when I went to try GFX 50S. @Felts "but *for me* the GFX files are far far more malleable than my FF output.". Whats classic is somebody who just dropped near 5k on a camera not wanting to see that they wasted a lot of money. I reposted because I could not edit the previous post with broken links. It's called SUCCESSFUL trolling. It is entirely usable, I just think differently. Advantages such as better Fuji color, ergonomics and lens quality does not come inherently due to MF nature of the sensor but due to Fuji as a camera manufacturer. So, I definitely see GFX's advantage in situations where you need higher resolution. Of course, one could always buy it and try using for anything, if they could afford it... nothing should stop them from enjoying their hobby :-). I took her photos many times and she loves that 105mm F1.4 because it makes the image looks magical and she never were that impressed. The point was not if you like the shot from an aesthetic viewpoint anyways, it was supposed to be a technical evaluation of noise. @Greg7579 I fully agree with your opinion about this review. I kind of like what the 50r raws give in terms of latitude. The problem is that this 50 mp sensor is a bit outdated and Sony sees no need for an updated 50-70 mp 33x44 mm sensor at reasonable price point. I can only imagine what a Fujifilm version of a D850 would be like. Keep in mind that the following screen captures are about +5ev (appx for Capture One) which is LESS than DPReview's +6ev criteria of declaring the 50r is not ISO invariant. Advanced cameras tend to be pretty demanding, so I have no idea what you're talking about. The best camera for family trips is the compact Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII, while our choice for travel photography is the Sony a7C. In my opinion, using the DPReview raws, I would personally go with the 50r. The GFX files are very different than the FF files and specially when post processing I can see real differences. Bill Claff's PDR charts show Panasonic S1 cameras right up there with MF cameras. The GFX 50R is capable of incredible detail, but there may be other better-rounded options out there better for you and your style of photography. Sports and birds are 90% of photography, that's why GFX50S/R is only usable in rare photographic cases! Anyone wanting to move up to a larger sensor system would probably look into the GFX 50R and compare it to other 50-60 MP full-frame options on the market. With the X-T3, it takes too long to acquire focus. FUJIFILM has continued to develop and manufacture medium format film cameras. From an intelligent professional shooter has actually shot just about every format and now uses medium format. If you compare sensor size differences..FF vs M4/3 = 4:1(300%)FF vs APS-C = 2.25:1(125%)MF vs FF = 1.68:1(68%)So indeed, the sensor size difference between MF(44x33) and FF is considerably smaller than that between FF and smaller sensors. The large viewfinder image alone beats anything from Canon. Nevertheless in my work, the difference is definitely notable and all things considered well worth the jump from FF (which I still use) to DMF. Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fuji, Phase One, all good. The rear 2.36M-dot LCD monitor measures 3.2 inches and offers 100% coverage. It is like trying to quantify one's wealth by counting things you don't have. As pointed out, it offers no advantage in IQ that is meaningful and everyone has great lenses in systems that are more advanced than this particular camera. The quality of the tool is all that matters. It should not have anything to do with whether ISO amplifies signal further or not. And you cant sell to stupid. And, when used well, captivating, transcendent. Advertising industry used it to isolate products and people smiling while holding products. Doesn't jump out at you, but it's enough to be annoying for an HDR shot. If the camera does everything what is your role and skill after all? @fencesitter there is no justification needed. It's required for event shooting, wildlife, candids, runway...just about any subject outside of landscape will benefit from superior AF. Then - when You got the areas selected You should prepare test scenarios where FF camera FAILS. It's not bad at all. I think that people here are missing the fact that the 35mm sensors are so impressive because of the money being put into their development. So, in real life shooting conditions (landscape), the difference between the 50r and D850 will be negligeable and often the D850 more convenient because D850 has better autofocus and also dual gain BSI sensor, while on the other hand the GFX sensor is older FSI tech. This camera is a cheap way to get into the GFX system. It has not been refuted my friend. I'm here looking at this camera because Fujifilm doesn't offer a full-frame model. Sure but you’ll have people who will say the GFX isn’t a worthwhile upgrade because it’s 1/2 to 2/3 stop improvement over full frame in one breath and the one stop improvement full frame gives you over APSC is totally worth it. What is this obsession with medium format and fast lenses? None of these bodies have sensor based image stabilization so you have to buy lenses with Optical stabilization feature. That remains to be seen.Pixeldensity of this 100MP sensor is comparable to the 24MP APS-C sized sensor. I'll try to explain more. by Robert K Baggs. @Mr Hollywood.I think that you are limiting your view to the GFX50R and it's weaknesses only. Cyber Monday deals: see … Just don't buy MF. If you need this it really is a no-brainer. It's like asking why a mid size truck doesn't have a convertible roof. ;-). Hi dpreview. TONALITY COLOR & ABILITY TO MANIPULATE IT, and for some "this" 3. I think I would prefer to work with this for HDR shots personally. The GFX 50R is a rangefinder style, which has been reborn through the history of medium format cameras. The new medium format camera is lighter by 145g. I do not agree with the review. Yep, and it will only cost you $10,000 to put together a complete system when you upgrade. Might as well. Is that clear enough? It's not what everyone would do, but *for me* the GFX files are far far more malleable than my FF output. I don't see your logic here. Who told you that? Sony I use with 85mm F1.8. It was also used in sports photography when editors presumed audience knows the background of a stadium. And if Nikon enables high resolution mode since they do have IBIS. It's not necessarily the most feature-packed or expensive smartphones that move. One of the most affordable medium format mirrorless camera with the fastest autofocus in its class gets compared with a bunch of FF bodies which are not for the same tasks. According to the internet: "...John Lydgate in his Debate between the horse, goose, and sheep, circa 1440:"Odyous of olde been comparisonis, And of comparisonis engendyrd is haterede." It does not balance well with some of the heavy GF lenses, and its overall ergonomics leave a lot to be desired (more on that below). So essentially, its a good camera for taking photos of anything that is not birds or sports. I am happy enough with the Z6 that I think I will stay with Nikon for now. Nice camera, but limited. You see an extreme wide perspective with no distortion, vs standing in that same spot with a micro 4/3 and trying to get the same edge to edge framing. CIPA's latest report for global camera shipments shows the camera industry is gaining pace once again in a year marred by the COVID-19 pandemic atop a market already in decline. But this is not my area of expertise, so I'll defer to the Sci/Tech forum on this. I do, but I'm a sensitive guy. If I wanted to justify my purchase, I wouldn't go and buy an A7r3 five months after I bought GFX. Felts: “I lifted the exposure one stop as usually do” ? Not to say that their slow glass makes for pretty long shutter speeds. I redid the screen shots where I turned off all noise reduction to see what the results were. Why would I want to get into a system that needs more time? Yes we have a different approach to this market.But at least we can agree to disagree. So for example - select a scene with very, very high DYNAMIC RANGE, range that is far beyond FF scale. You said, "What DPR does not even mention is the fact that you would need an F1.75 MF lens to let the sensor capture as much light as a Nikon FF with a F1.4 lens mounted, and such a lens does not exist.". LOL...I've owned plenty of Fuji gear, but you're not being honest about this particular camera. Result? Buy a Z7 pay less get more lenses superior AF and IBIS in a smaller kit. I've tried a GFX50R (rental), and it left me with mixed feelings. After using the GFX 50S extensively for a number of years now, which has a wonderfully deep grip that makes it a breeze to use with any GF lens (light or heavy), the GFX 50R simply does not handle well with anything other than small and lightweight primes. It looks that many of the user here on this site, is very professionals Photographer. The same sensor was used in other camera long ago , those older medium format camera have better af capability than the GFX50, and Fuji know it... they are working on it for the GFX100. The Fujifilm GFX 50R is the last medium format by Fuji to utilize the same 51 MP CMOS sensor that we have previously seen on a number of cameras, including the Fuji GFX 50S, Hasselblad X1D 50C / X1D II 50C and Pentax 645Z. Now is it better enough to overcome the vast gulf in lenses and cost and AF performance. DJI's second-generation Pocket camera includes a long list of useful upgrades including a wider, faster lens, a larger sensor, more resolution, improved audio and an optional handle that significantly improves control and supports live streaming. I'm a FF shooter yet I think your test is unfair for MF. This specific sensor is old, the megapixel count isn't that high at all and it's not very indicative of what this MF format can produce, so there's a difference between it and FF but, especially with a FF that has a base ISO of 64, it's not that huge a difference. The Fujifilm GFX 50R and the Nikon Z7 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in September 2018 and August 2018. Compare it with my Mamiya RZ67...what do you consider ugly and relatively big? And even then you can question if that would be worth 8500 dollars compared to what is available from Sony and Nikon these days. The third reason is reduced background blur. The 50r shadows sharpen up nicely. It's nice to show shadows tonal space and ISO but it's not good to show dynamic scale. Smartphone leaker Ice Universe has shared a leaked slide from a Samsung Semiconductor presentation that shows the company is looking into the possibility of developing a massive 600MP smartphone sensor. Bummer. No one noticed that the Z7 and A7III images were shot at f5.6 and the GFX50S + R images were shot at f8, the diffraction component at f8 start to kick in, making it look like the full frame is as good as the GFX. What's the best camera for travel? I dont even need to say how impressed I was. Differences in lens performance can still make a big difference. And since the Z7/D850 can usually tolerate very, very similar amounts of light per pixel as the GFX, and both record in the same precision (not that that makes much difference), it's difficult to find any rational source for the claimed 'tonality' differences, let alone a way to demonstrate it. As Felts mentioned below, for the test shot comparison between the Z7 and 50R, I ran the RAWs through nx-d and capture one (for the 50R). You can purchase the 56mm F1.4 now, while the 33mm F1.4 lens is available to pre-order. You could easily get an XT30 w/ 18-55 kit for video, and have this for the specific advantages of Medium Format. The 645z is big in comparison to Fuji GFX, but handling is a lot better. "The large viewfinder of the GFX50 was unusable for me because I couldn't see the corner of the frame unless using the back LCD, so I returned the GFX. Saving from Photoshop will preserve the metadata of the background image. The rotated and rescaled version will have been dropped on top of the Fujifilm image to help maximise the alignment and scaling. The Fujifilm GFX 50R is a very exciting camera for a number of reasons. I've been thinking getting either m4/3 or Fuji GFX but I haven't decided." For all other stuff I got the A7r3. If Casio makes a better camera, I'll buy it. It's pointless and useless. In a camera that adds more analog gain with each ISO step, you'd need to drop the ISO to reduce gain or reduce the exposure (which would increase photon shot noise). y better than 'really good may' not be as significant as 2y better than 'pretty good'. Probably some of You view it differently, what's more important for me it just methodology i want do explain. This low bandwidth connection can either be used as a remote shutter release or as a way to more quickly establish a full Wi-Fi connection for image transfer. FF with the most expensive glasses will need to come further to come close to GFX. Reilly Diefenbach - I saw the numbers, Yet I would gladly see side by side shootout that exceeds FF limits. Photos taken with the Fujifilm GFX 50R medium format mirrorless camera. GF23mm F4 GF45mm F2.8 GF63mm F2.8 GF110mm F2 GF120mm F4 Macro GF250mm F4 GF32-64mm F4 GFX 50S GFX 50R GFX 100 ..". @Kevin, I think that, currently, GFX's sensor does not offer the improvements that one would expect a sensor of this size. For sure the Fujifilm GFX 50R can be considered 'great' for certain forms of landscape photography. But it is a medium format camera: Slow AF, large, heavy, "epensive". And I also bought a A7r III after GFX. It's just not worth the extra cost, plus the cost of very expensive and limited lenses, which makes it more of a luxury product, than a tool. 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