Fujifilm’s Medium Format GFX 50S to Ship in February for $6,500

Fujifilm today finally revealed the pricing and availability of its new GFX 50S medium format mirrorless camera: the 51.4MP camera will start shipping in late February 2017 with a price tag of $6,500.

That means the GFX 50S will cost just $500 more than the Canon 1D X Mark II full frame DSLR ($6,000) and the same price as the Nikon D5 ($6,500). And those are 35mm full frame cameras.

Compared to other “medium format” cameras on the market, the GFX 50S is $500 cheaper than the Pentax 645Z medium format DSLR ($7,000) and $2,500 cheaper than the Hasselblad X1D-50c ($9,000), and $3,500 cheaper than the Leica S-E ($10,000).

Main specs of the GFX 50S include a 43.8×32.9mm CMOS sensor, a weather-sealed magnesium alloy body, film simulation modes, multi aspect ratio shooting, 1080p video recording at 30fps, an ISO range of 100 to 12800, a 117-point contrast-detection AF system, and a 3.2-inch 2.36-million-dot tilting touchscreen LCD. You can find more about the features and specs in the original announcement back in September 2016.

Launching alongside the GFX 50S will be the first 3 Fujinon GF lenses. The 63mm f/2.8 will cost $1,500, the 32-64mm f/4 will cost $2,300, and the 120mm f/4 OIS will cost $2,700. You can preorder the GFX 50S here.