DPReview just published their full Fujifilm GFX 50S review… and it get’s the gold award.
Here are the Pros and Cons
- 51.4MP, 44 x 33mm sensor yields high image resolution
- Excellent image quality in both Raw and JPEG
- ISO invariant behavior above ISO 1600 gives increasing amounts of highlight recoverability
- Contrast Detect AF is accurate and precise
- Fujifilm color science, and color chrome effect, in larger than APS-C size
- Direct controls provide for engaging shooting experience
- AF joystick + touchscreen makes selecting an AF point simple, effective
- Touchscreen flips vertically and horizontally
- Weather-sealing and solid build quality
- Comfortable ergonomics
- Plenty of custom buttons
- Dual card slots give flexibility and capacity
- Electronic first curtain shutter mode minimizes risk of shutter shock
- Lack of mirror avoids mirror-induced shock other MF systems bring
- In-camera Raw processing lets you make full use of excellent JPEG engine
- Easy-to-use Wi-Fi
- Slow native lenses do not take full advantage of camera’s sensor size
- Contrast Detect AF speeds can be sluggish in moderate light, often fails in dim or backlit situations
- No high speed flash sync
- AF-C is virtually unusable due to constant hunting
- Moiré is visible in fine detail and patterns
- ‘Shimmering’ and moiré in the EVF when focus is initiated
- Unduly rolling shutter in complete (silent) E-shutter mode
- No way to link minimum shutter speed to focal length with Auto ISO
- No ISO 100 during video capture
- No dedicated exp. comp. dial
- Rear dial can be difficult to turn due to its position
- Limited lens selection at launch
They also say:
“In principle, there’s a full frame camera that can match the Fujifilm in each of the specific areas in which it might be expected to excel: resolution, dynamic range and noise. […] However, if you aren’t pushing the camera to its limits in any of these respects, then the difference becomes negligible. The GFX’s greatest strength is its combination of all of these characteristics.
[…] And though it does offer the best combo of dynamic range, resolution and noise performance of any camera on the market, it only beats its full frame competition by a small amount.
[…] If Fujifilm truly wants to steal users away from Canon, Nikon and Sony (and they should), they’re going to have to get serious about a few things: releasing faster glass, improving AF, and packing the most modern sensor technologies that smaller formats provide.
[…] But ultimately, for successfully debuting a new system with an all-around lovely camera and the best image quality we’ve seen to date, the Fujifilm GFX 50S takes home the gold. “
Read the Full Review at DPReview here.
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