Fujifilm GFX 50S Review – Get Ready to Break the Bank

If you think that high-end cameras can already put a dent into your bank account, then perhaps you might not have checked out the price tag of the Fujifilm GFX 50S just yet. Simply put, if you have weak constitutions or get shocked pretty easily, the back away now and don’t look at its price any longer. But aside from its immensely large price tag, it should be noted that this is the company’s first attraction into the medium-format realm. It is designed to offer “overwhelming” image quality. How can it achieve this? With its 51.4-megapixel sensor, that’s how. For comparison’s sake, this sensor size is 1.7-times larger than that of a full-frame sensor. With that, it is an absolute boon for landscape photography.

Fujifilm GFX 50S Review - Get Ready to Break the Bank

The Fujifilm GFX 50S Brings Forth Lots of Detail in Images With its 51.4-Megapixel Sensor

When you think about medium-format cameras, they can be big and bulky, but that’s not the case with the Fujifilm GFX 50S. It is surprisingly lighter than what you would expect. You might event think that you would grunt a bit when you pick it up, but you won’t. Well, it’s still not as light as a compact digital camera, but the difference in terms of weight when comparing it with other medium-format cameras can still surprise you.

There is a large grip found on the GFX 50S that makes it comfortable to hold while it is in the hand. Of course, the addition of that quality grip gives it more of its premium design. However, there is no getting around its rather utilitarian look. In other words, it doesn’t have those beautiful curves and edges that you would expect from Fujifilm’s other cameras, particularly that of the brand’s X series. However, there are some photographers who wouldn’t mind too much about the camera design as the important part is how it can capture images.

Speaking of its image capturing performance, the Fujifilm GFX 50S will impress just about any type of photographer. Whether you’re shooting portraits, landscapes, or your dog, you will see a ton of detail in each shot. However, do make sure that you have a ton of space on your computer if you plan on saving a lot of images since shooting with that 51.4-megapixel sensor can fill up your storage space pretty fast. Even thought the image performance might look uncannily good, there is still that main problem of its price tag, which means that there is only a minimal percentage of the market that would have no problem getting this. For most, you might get a better chance if you win the lottery first.


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Fujifilm GFX 50S Review – Get Ready to Break the Bank
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