The Fujifilm GFX 50S: What We Know


According to Fujifilm any aspect of the GFX 50S could change, but here is what we know so far. I tried to break is up as logically as possible and did my best to filter out any rumors or misinformation that I have come across while gathering information about the Fujifilm GFX 50S. Hopefully we will have a full spec sheet in a couple months and a price.


  1. Mount G
  2. Sensor 43.8 x 32.9mm CMOS made by Sony specifically for Fuji
  3. 51.4MP 8256×6192
  4. Bayer sensor
  5. No low-pass filter
  6. Crop factor: 0.79x
  7. Standard Aspect Ratio 4:3
  8. Other Aspects 3:2/16:9/65:24/5:4/7:6/1:1
  9. About 800g
  10. Mirrorless
  11. Flange back 26.7mm
  12. Mount plate is 6mm deep
  13. Mount plate is 4mm wide
  14. 12 pins lens connector
  15. Lenses’ minimum back focus is 16.7mm
  16. Throat diameter is 65mm
  17. Focal Plane Shutter up to 1/4000
  18. Max ISO 12,800
  19. X-Processor Pro
  20. Full-HD at the very least
  21. The focal plane shutter was picked so lenses without leaf shutters could be adapted
  22. Detachable Electronic Viewfinder
  23. There is a standard non-articulating view finder and an articulating viewfinder
  24. Hot shoe on top of viewfinder
  25. The LCD on top uses E-ink and does not turn off so it can always be used for reference
  26. Dual card slots
  27. Joystick for easy AF point selection
  28. Wifi
  29. Tethering via wireless and USB
  30. HDMI
  31. New larger battery
  32. Contrast detect AF is not fast enough for sports, but should be fast enough for most uses
  33. The rear LCD articulates like the X-T2 and has a lock
  34. Buttons/dials are laid out like the X-T2
  35. There is an adjustable diopter
  36. Fujifilm film simulation
  37. Lenses/dials will have a C/T setting on them that allow you to use command dials like a DSLR. This will allow people to easily transition from a DSLR to GFX
  38.  Camera offers superior high resolution/dynamic range/low light
  39. Weather resistant like the X-T2 down to -10 degrees Celsius
  40. Many Fujifilm X accessories will be compatible
  41. PC sync port
  42. Compatible with Fujifilm EF-X500
  43. Flash sync speed of 1/125


GF lenses:

  1. Fujinon GF 63mm f2.8 R WR (50mm equivalent in 35mm): Launch
  2. Fujinon GF 32-64mm f4 R LM WR (25-64mm equivalent in 35mm): Launch
  3. Fujinon GF 120mm f4 Macro (95mm equivalent in 35mm)(Min focus dist: 45cm Max Mag: 0.5x (macro 1:2)): Launch
  4. Fujinon GF 110mm f2 R LM OIS WR (87mm equivalent in 35mm): Mid 2017
  5. Fujinon GF 23mm f4 R LM WR (18mm equivalent in 35mm): Mid 2017
  6. Fujinon GF 45mm f2.8 R WR (35mm equivalent in 35mm): Late 2017
  7. All lenses can resolve over 100MP
  8. Lenses will have a C position that allows the aperture to be controlled from the command dial like a DSLR
  9. Leaf shutter based lenses can be released or adapted in the future

Safe Assumptions

  1. From the product photos we believe that the GFX 50S is between 144.75 x 93 x 75mm and 152.4 x 93 x 75mm without the viewfinder or 144.75 x 113 x75mm and 152.4 x 113.71 x75mm with the view finder attached depending on if you include the neck strap lugs.
  2. The Fujifilm EF-X500 flash will likely support high speed sync when attached to the GFX 50S in addition to its other advanced features. I am sure this was the conclusion Fujifilm wanted us to draw by displaying the Fujifilm GFX 50S with the EF-X500 affixed prominently in their glass display case.
  3. The maximum ISO on the dials indicate 12,800, but most Fujifilm cameras have a push ISO so 25,600 or higher might be push ISO options. Traditionally Push ISO on Fujifilm cameras have only been useful as JPEG files so RAW output might not be available.


  1. The EVF on the GFX is noticeably bigger than the X-T2, which is already large. There are not many companies producing large LCD/OLED for EVF this big so it might be the Citizen 3.69MP EVF or even the Epson 4.4MP EVF found in the Leica SL. Both can refresh at 120Hz, but a sensor this large will likely limit the refresh speed.
  2. It is highly likely that Fujifilm will implement an electronic shutter like their other cameras, but there has not been a credible report of it being implemented yet. Electronic shutters can be difficult to get right on large sensors so Fujifilm’s application, if any, will be interesting and a first.
  3. We know the X-Processor Pro can handle 4k easily, especially since it’s not dealing with X-trans, so it is possible that Fujifilm could give users crop 4k if they are serious about video. Full HD on a medium format sensor is a great novelty feature, but 4k footage is going to be more useful for many. In interviews Fujifilm has been reluctant to commit to any kind of limitations yet.

Once again any of these details could change, but if Fujifilm hopes to launch the GFX 50S in Early 2017 they will have to finalize the camera for production soon.

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