Fujifilm launched the GFX 50R at Photokina 2018 and now, the company has launched the mirrorless, medium format camera in India.
The GFX 50R is a slimmer and lighter version of the GFX 50S but more importantly, it a lot more affordable. It's priced at Rs 3,69,999 for just the body, compared to the Rs 5,11,999 price tag for the GFX 50S.
It competes with other full-frame cameras like the Sony A9 and Nikon Z7, which are also priced above Rs 3,00,000.
Launched in September, GFX 50R has a lot of features in common with its bigger sibling.
It has the same 51.4-megapixel medium-format sensor, a native ISO range of 100 to 12,800, contrast detection autofocus system with 425 AF points, 3fps continuous shooting, full-HD video recoding up to 30fps, a 3.2-inch touchscreen display with a 2,360K dot resolution and a weather-sealed body.
The differences lie in the ergonomics, button layout and features. The GFX 50R is thinner and about 145g lighter than the GFX 50S and also has a noticeably smaller grip.
A big change can be seen in the EVF, which is now placed on the left whereas the GFX 50S has a removable one that's placed in the middle.
While both models support Wi-Fi, the GFX 50R is the first model in the GFX system to sport Bluetooth Low Energy.
This should let you to maintain a constant connection with your smartphone, without draining the camera's battery.
Along with the camera, Fujifilm also launched two new XF lenses — the XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens and the XF 200mm f/2 OIS WR for its X series of mirrorless cameras.
The former features a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout the zoom range and is priced at Rs 1,59,999, while the latter is a telephoto lens with an aperture of f/2 which is priced at Rs 4,79,999.
(with news agency inputs)