Fujifilm GFX 50S PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Fujifilm GFX 50S? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Fujifilm makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the GFX 50S offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Fujifilm GFX 50S below.
In any case, the GFX 50S is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This mirrorless interchangeable lens camera was announced on September 19th, 2016, which means that, as of today, the camera is 2712 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Fujifilm GFX 50S II as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Fujifilm's owner manual for the GFX 50S
The camera's owner manual is 360 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the GFX 50S is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Fujifilm's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
Printed, hardcopy versions of the Fujifilm GFX 50S manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.
Video tutorial for the Fujifilm GFX 50S
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your GFX 50S by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Fujifilm GFX 50S is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Fujifilm GFX 50S FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the GFX 50S.
What technology is the imaging sensor in the Fujifilm GFX 50S based on?
The camera is build around a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
Which image processing chip is used in the Fujifilm GFX 50S to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Fujifilm equipped the GFX 50S with the X Processor Pro image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the Fujifilm GFX 50S?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 12800, which can be extended to ISO 50-102400.
Can the Fujifilm GFX 50S be equipped with an optional viewfinder?
Yes, Fujifilm provides the EVF-TL1 as an accessory (here on amazon) that can be mounted on the hotshoe.
What is the life expectancy of the shutter in the Fujifilm GFX 50S?
Fujifilm does not publish a shutter rating for the GFX 50S. Yet, shutters in comparable cameras from other manufacturers are said to be good for at least 200 000 actuations. It should be noted, though, that this number represents a Mean Time before Failure. The shutter might fail earlier, or it might last longer. Anyway, in order to exhaust an expected shutter life of 200 000 shots over, say, three years, one would have to take about 200 pictures each and every day.
How do I find the shutter count on my Fujifilm GFX 50S?
Fujifilm embeds the number of shutter actuations in image metadata. You can check the number of shots that your GFX 50S has taken up to now by uploading a recent image to the free online shutter count finder app.
Is completely silent shooting possible with the Fujifilm GFX 50S?
The camera has an electronic shutter option, so that it is indeed feasible to capture images without any shutter noise.
Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences with the Fujifilm GFX 50S?
No, the Fujifilm GFX 50S has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.
Is it difficult to use manual focus lenses with the Fujifilm GFX 50S?
The GFX 50S offers focus peaking as a manual focus aid. This feature works by placing a colored highlight on in-focus zones within the image.
What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with the Fujifilm GFX 50S for flash photography?
The GFX 50S's flash sync speed is 1/125 sec.
Does the Fujifilm GFX 50S support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?
Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-II cards, which provide for data transfer speed of up to 312 MB/s, in both of its card slots.
Which battery does the Fujifilm GFX 50S use?
Is there a vertical grip available for the Fujifilm GFX 50S?
Yes, Fujifilm offers the VG-GFX1 as an optional accessory to facilitate shooting in portrait orientation and to provide additional battery power.
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Fujifilm GFX 50S.
|Fujifilm GFX 50S
|Mirrorless system camera
|Fujifilm G mount lenses
|USD 6 499
|Medium Format Sensor
|44.0 x 33.0 mm
|1 452 mm2
|8 256 x 6 192 pixels
|no AA filter
|100 - 12 800 ISO
|50 - 102 400 ISO
|X Processor Pro
|Fully flexible screen
|Manual Focusing Aid
|Maximum Shutter Speed
|3 shutter flaps/s
|Shutter Life Expectancy
|200 000 actuations
|Time Lapse Photography
|no On-Board Flash
|Single or Dual Card Slots
|Dual card slots
|UHS card support
|PC Sync socket
|External MIC port
|NP-T125 power pack
|Battery Life (CIPA)
|400 shots per charge
148 x 94 x 91 mm
(5.8 x 3.7 x 3.6 in)
|740 g (26.1 oz)
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