The Fujifilm GFX 50S II is the least costly medium-format digital digicam ever: Digital Images Evaluation


Revealed Sep 2, 2021

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Fujifilm has introduced the 51 Megapixel GFX 50S II digicam that – at $4000 – is the most cost effective medium-format digital digicam that is ever been launched. The 50S II is essentially just like the GFX 100S, however with a decrease decision sensor and an absence of 4K video functionality.

Comparatively compact in dimension, the GFX 50S II gives in-body stabilization, with as much as 6.5 stops of shake discount. (The IBIS system may also be used to create ultra-high-res 205MB photos.) The digicam has a considerable grip and has loads of room on the highest plate for dials and an OLED data show. On the again, you may discover a two-axis tilting LCD and a 3.69M-dot digital viewfinder with an equal magnification of 0.77x. The digicam has twin card slots with help for UHS-II media.

The 50S II continues to make use of contrast-detect AF, which will not be capable to sustain with the phase-detect system on the GFX 100S. Equally, the 50S II’s prime burst velocity is simply 3 fps. The older sensor on the GFX 50S II solely helps Full HD video, however high quality is nice. Its battery lifetime of 440 pictures/cost is akin to full-frame fashions, that are very a lot the 50S II’s competitors.

The Fujifilm GFX 50S II might be accessible in late October for $3999 physique solely. It may also be bundled with the brand new GF 35-70mm F4.5-5.6 WR lens for $4499.

Press launch

Fujifilm Pronounces New FUJIFILM GFX50S II Mirrorless Digital Digital camera

Valhalla, N.Y. – September 2, 2021 – FUJIFILM North America Company is
happy to announce the introduction of “FUJIFILM GFX50S II” (GFX50S II), the most recent
addition to the GFX System of mirrorless digital cameras outfitted with a big format*1 sensor.

GFX50S II is provided with a 51.4MP giant format sensor with unimaginable image- resolving energy, capturing each element in sharpness throughout the body. Mild is recorded to the pixel which is 1.7 instances that of a full-frame sensor*2 to realize a large dynamic vary and a excessive signal-to-noise ratio. The ensuing picture reproduces deep tonality and texture from shadows to highlights, and delivers picture readability with minimal noise even when taken in low gentle. One of many strengths of the massive format sensor is its capability to supply a really shallow depth of area, which, when complemented by the edge-to-edge sharpness of Fujifilm’s GF lenses, intensify the primary topic in opposition to a blurred background for added three-dimensional definition.

“GFX50S II gives the proper mixture of accessibility and suppleness,” mentioned Victor Ha, senior director of promoting and product improvement for FUJIFILM North America Company, Digital Imaging Division. “With skilled options that embrace 19 Movie Simulation modes, superior autofocusing, and an unlimited vary of publicity controls, GFX50S II supplies limitless alternatives for creativity.”

Product options:

Superior picture high quality delivered with using a singular 51.4MP giant format sensor

  • GFX50S II makes use of a specialised design with uniquely small, light-collecting micro lenses on the sensor which create a large hole between adjoining pixels, thereby maximizing gentle decision per pixel for distinctive picture sharpness.
  • Having a big, light-receiving space per pixel ends in wonderful ISO sensitivity, dynamic vary and tonality, controlling spotlight / shadow clipping whereas conveying the topic’s texture, definitions and even the environment of the scene in exact element.
  • The power of the massive format sensor to supply a really shallow depth-of-field renders background out of focus superbly, including definition to the topic and drawing consideration to the actual space on the picture that the photographer meant.

Number of Movie Simulations

  • GFX50S II comes with 19 Movie Simulation modes, together with “Nostalgic Neg.,”
    initially launched in Fujifilm’s GFX100S, and characterised by excessive saturation
    and comfortable tonality. Photographers can use Movie Simulation presets, designed for
    varied topic sorts and scenes, whereas checking how they have an effect on the ultimate
    picture in Stay View.

Compact 5-axis In-Physique Stabilization delivering as much as 6.5-stops of Vibration Discount

  • GFX 50S II incorporates a five-axis picture stabilization mechanism that gives as much as 6.5 stops*3, the very best within the GFX System. Made attainable with using aII incorporates a five-axis picture stabilization mechanism that gives up high-performance gyro sensor and accelerometer that may detect motions at excessive accuracy, the gyro sensor has been structured for detection accuracy and exact picture stabilization.
  • This digicam presents new alternatives in the way in which typical medium- format digital cameras are used. Fairly than being mounted on a tripod for gradual and cautious taking pictures, GFX50S II can produce superior picture high quality even when taking pictures hand-held, because of its picture stabilization capabilities.

Quick and high-precision autofocus (AF) from the high-speed processing engine and newest algorithm

  • GFX50S II’s quick and high-precision AF system is assisted by the highly effective giant format excessive decision sensor, Fujifilm’s high-speed picture processing engine “X-Processor 4”, and a picture stabilization mechanism, operated with Fujifilm’s newest algorithm. Throughout the distinction detection course of for AF, the built-in highly effective picture stabilization mechanism controls sensor movement blur to supply velocity and accuracy to the AF efficiency.
  • GFX50S II options extra correct AF in Face / Eye Detection in comparison with a
    earlier mannequin (GFX50S). The power to rapidly attain focus regardless of utilizing the
    giant format sensor with a shallow depth of area assists customers significantly when
    taking pictures portraits with motion.

Modern compact and light-weight physique for superior mobility

  • The usage of the compact and highly effective in-body picture stabilization (IBIS) mechanism and shutter unit has been mixed with optimized structure of varied units to realize a logic-defying compact physique for a big format digicam, weighing roughly 37.1 ounces (900g) and measuring 4.1 inches (104.2mm) excessive and three.4 inches (87.2mm) deep.
  • The grip has been formed in order that the digicam sits comfortably within the hand, guaranteeing consolation by considerably lowering the hand pressure generally skilled when utilizing a big zoom lens.
  • The casing is made from extremely inflexible magnesium alloy. Offered thickness across the base of the lens mount has made the digicam physique extremely sturdy. GFX50S II options extra correct AF in Face / Eye Detection in comparison with a earlier mannequin (GFX50S). The power to rapidly attain focus regardless of utilizing the massive format sensor with a shallow depth of area assists customers significantly when taking pictures portraits with motion. II can be weather-resistant at 60 areas, providing mud and moisture-resistance and the flexibility to function in temperatures as little as 14
    a weather-resistant FUJIFILM XF or GF lens.

Simple operability for a clean taking pictures expertise

  • The highest panel options the Mode dial, usually seen in lots of digital cameras, in order that customers can deal with the digicam in a well-known vogue. It gives six customizable positions, C1 – C6, permitting customers to register their selection of features to every of the positions and activate them rapidly for a clean photograph shoot, with the flexibility to immediately change between the nonetheless and video modes for added comfort.
  • The usage of a flat-shaped Focus Lever reduces bodily discomfort even after prolonged use. It responds with enhanced sensitivity when transferring the main target level, permitting customers to achieve focus on the meant location rapidly.
  • For distinctive visibility, the customizable 1.8-inch sub LCD monitor is discovered on the highest panel, displaying key EXIF settings equivalent to shutter velocity, aperture, ISO sensitivity and publicity. Extra data displayed consists of the variety of frames remaining when taking pictures stills and the remaining filming period when recording video. On the rear panel is a 3.2-inch major LCD monitor with 100% protection. It may tilt in three instructions to allow high- and low-angle taking pictures, in conditions through which the digital viewfinder (EVF) can’t be simply used.

“Pixel Shift Multi-Shot” perform to seize and generate 200MP photos freed from false colour

  • GFX50S II options the Pixel Shift Multi-Shot perform, able to creating 200MP photos virtually totally freed from false colour presentation. The power to breed a photograph’s colours, texture and even its environment within the best of particulars makes the digicam an ideal selection for archiving. Giant artworks and historic artifacts, beforehand troublesome to {photograph} intimately due to their dimension, might be captured in exact particulars in edge-to-edge readability.
  • This perform makes use of the digicam’s IBIS to shift the picture sensor by 0.5 pixel to incrementally document 16 RAW photos and mix them right into a single Digital Detrimental (DNG) RAW file within the software program “Pixel Shift Combiner,” producing an ultra-high-definition 200MP picture. The excessive pixel depend results in an astonishing degree of tonality and three-dimensional definitions for edge-to-edge readability.
  • The picture sensor is shifted in excessive precision to make sure that every pixel data picture information in crimson, inexperienced and blue, virtually utterly eliminating false colour and recording the topic in correct colour.
  • The perform might be configured to supply 51.4MP photos, that are simpler to deal with, freed from false colour.

GFX50S II is anticipated to be accessible in late October, 2021, at a producer’s instructed retail value of $3,999 USD ($5,000 CDN). A GFX50S II digicam/lens equipment that includes the GF35-70mmF4.5-5.6 WR lens is anticipated to be accessible as nicely at a producer’s instructed retail value of $4,499 USD ($5,625 CDN). For extra data, go to

*1 A picture sensor that measures 55mm diagonally (43.8 mm x 32.9 mm) and is approx. 1.7 instances larger than a 35 mm full-frame sensor
*2 When in comparison with a 50 megapixel full-frame digicam
*3 When mounted with the FUJINON Lens GF63mmF2.8 R WR

Fujifilm GFX 50S II specs

Physique kind
Physique kindSLR-style mirrorless
Physique materialsMagnesium alloy
Max decision8256 x 6192
Picture ratio w:h1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Efficient pixels51 megapixels
Sensor dimensionMedium format (44 x 33 mm)
Sensor kindCMOS
ProcessorX-Processor 4
Colour areasRGB, Adobe RGB
Colour filter arrayMajor colour filter
ISOAuto, 100-12800 (expands to 50-102400)
Boosted ISO (minimal)50
Boosted ISO (most)102400
White steadiness presets7
Customized white steadinessSure (3 slots)
Picture stabilizationSensor-shift
CIPA picture stabilization score6.5 cease(s)
Uncompressed formatRAW + TIFF
JPEG high quality rangesTremendous fantastic, fantastic, regular
File format

  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Uncooked (14 RAF)
Optics & Focus

  • Distinction Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Middle
  • Selective single-point
  • Monitoring
  • Single
  • Steady
  • Contact
  • Face Detection
  • Stay View
Autofocus help lampSure
Guide focusSure
Variety of focus factors425
Lens mountFujifilm G
Focal size multiplier0.79×
Display screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDTilting
Display screen dimension3.2
Display screen dots2,360,000
Contact displaySure
Display screen kindTFT LCD
Stay viewSure
Viewfinder kindDigital
Viewfinder protection100%
Viewfinder magnification0.61× (0.77× 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder decision3,690,000
Images options
Minimal shutter velocity3600 sec
Most shutter velocity1/4000 sec
Most shutter velocity (digital)1/16000 sec
Publicity modes

  • Program
  • Aperture precedence
  • Shutter precedence
  • Guide
Constructed-in flashNo
Exterior flashSure (by way of sizzling shoe or flash sync port)
Flash X sync velocity1/125 sec
Steady drive3.0 fps
Metering modes

  • Multi
  • Middle-weighted
  • Common
  • Spot
Publicity compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
WB BracketingSure
Videography options
FormatMPEG-4, H.264

  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Storage sortsTwin SD/SDHC/SDXC playing cards (UHS-II supported)
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
USB chargingSure
HDMISure (micro HDMI)
Microphone portSure
Headphone portSure
Wi-fi notes802.11ac + Bluetooth
Distant managementSure
Environmentally sealedSure
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionNP-W235 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)440
Weight (inc. batteries)900 g (1.98 lb / 31.75 oz)
Dimensions150 x 104 x 87 mm (5.91 x 4.09 x 3.43)
Different options
Orientation sensorSure
Timelapse recordingSure


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