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Rumor: Is this Fujifilm’s next camera?

By Marcus Wong - on 19 Sep 2018, 11:12am

Rumor: Is this Fujifilm’s next camera?

It seems the sources at Fujirumors have uncovered information about yet another upcoming camera – Fujifilm’s GFX 50R. Said to be a medium format rangefinder style camera, the camera is said to have the same button layout as the X-E3, just much larger to match the proportions of the larger body.

It’s also supposed to come with a dual SD-card slot, and two-way tilt screen (as opposed to the three-way tilt screen on the GFX 50S). A China source seems to think there will be no ISO dial but only dials for shutter and exposure, but that the camera will be accompanied by a new 40mm pancake lens, and the body will weigh less than 800g.

Fujirumors expects the camera to cost about US$4,500, making it even cheaper than the GFX 50S at launch (US$6,499), so that would certainly make it quite attractive from a cost perspective. The sketches make it seem like the camera will have only an EVF though, and not the Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder on the X-Pro series, which would take away from the rangefinder experience some.

The launch date is said to be next week, which lines it up for a launch at Photokina, so we’ll be sure to bring you the latest as we get it when we visit.

Sources:Fujirumors, Weibo