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    Fuji GFX 50S Medium Format $6,500 - Sample Video

    The new Fujifilm GFX 50S Medium Format (43.8x32.9mm 51.4MP CMOS) camera is now released and Fuji is claiming the worlds best image quality (for stills): . At $6,500 it's causing some serious ripples in the photo industry. The sensor is about 4 times the size of full frame 35mm.

    It also shoots video and some sample videos are starting to appear online e.g.

    Fuji are making very aggressive claims about the superiority of their new G system glass:

    I guess because sensor is not optimized for video, video output could have some issues - but if you want really, really, really shallow depth of field this could be interesting.

    Sorry - I made a mistake - the sensor is 4 times the size of an APS-C sensor (such as the Fuji X-T2).


      And currently the sensor is only capable of HD resolutions for video, I don't think Fuji makes a claim for the video being any good on this camera. Certainly not good enough to add their new "cheap" cinema zoom lenses to the GFX mount. I'm expecting some serious line skipping to get down to HD, or very small scanning area.


        The Fuji XT-2 4k video is far better.

        If you are getting the GFX, it isn't for it's video capabilities.
        Matt Gottshalk
        Director of Production


          Yes it's "only" HD. Actually Full HD ( 1920 x 1080 ). Yes it's presumably using line skipping. But it doesn't look like a small scanning area to me in that sample video (ignoring the first shot which is horrible). Point is - nobody really knows right now. Also it's worth remembering that the Arri 65 (5-perf 65 mm (54.12 mm x 25.58 mm active image area) costs about the same to hire for one day as this camera costs to buy.

          Obviously the main interest in this camera is that at that price + low weight of mirrorless design + new Fuji G mount lenses, it will tempt a lot of full frame still photographers to "move up" to medium format.

          Still if your yearning for that 65mm look on a budget it may be worth keeping an eye on as more footage emerges. Just sayin.