Fujifilm's GFX 50R could be the first truly affordable mid-sized camera

The Fujifilm GFX 50R

Camera 's in the medium format are some of the most legendary in the world of photography – snappers able to produce stunning images, but also for a super steep price. In general this costs $ 20,000 or more, and that price tag keeps equipment in the medium format limited to the domain of professional photographers or enthusiasts with extremely deep pockets.

However, that could all change. Hot on the heels of his latest X-T3 mirrorless snapper, According to Fujifilm, would almost launch a new camera – a camera that will be the cheapest shooter in the middle format ever to come on the market.

First discovered on website FujiAddict, a photo of the Fujifilm GFX 50R leaked earlier this month and now more details about the specifications and the price tag of the camera started to drip.

The Fujifilm GFX 50R | Image: FujiAddict

(Image: © FujiAddict)

According to Fuji rumors, we could see the new camera with a predicted price of about $ 4,500 (£ 3,450 / AU $ 6,300). However, Photo rumors, another online publication, thinks the price of the GFX 50R can be even more aggressive, for only $ 3,600 (£ 2,763 / AU $ 5,065) – although it is also possible that the difference may be between the cost of the body alone and that of a kit that contains a lens.

For comparison, the medium format Fujifilm GFX 50S which launched at Photokina 2016 currently costs about $ 5,849 / £ 5,999 / AU $ 9,000.

The specification sheet

There are no specifications yet confirmed about the GFX 50R, but rumors suggest that it may be similar to the Fujifilm X-E3& # 39; S rangefinder-like design, but a bit larger, which would make it even slimmer than the previous GFX 50S.

The GFX 50R has also been rumored to have an identical button layout for the X-E3, which will include an exposure compensation and a shutter speed selection, but excludes ISO controls.

One of the other rumors is the presence of a joystick, dual SD card slots and a tiltable screen, but no display on the top plate.

Photo rumors also suggest that the GFX 50R could launch with a new 40 mm equivalent pancake lens.

However, all details we currently have about the Fujifilm GFX 50R are rumors, including the launch date. If the latter proves to be the case, we see the new camera officially appearing on September 25th.