Fujifilm Announces The New 50Mpx Medium Format Camera

The latest product, the GFX 50S medium format camera, is unlike anything Fujifilm has ever created. It will be the first Fujifilm camera offered at a price under $4,000. This is one of an array of company products that have been introduced as part of the UJIFILM X Summit event that is being held on September 25.

The super lightweight Fujifilm GFX50S II features a 51.4-MP image sensor which is far larger than a full-frame camera, giving it six and a half stops of image stabilization. It comes with an electronic shutter for compensation of rolling shutter effect because what should matter for enthusiasts should be “Jiyuu” (freedom) and “Hassu” (joy), while speed is not particularly what makes photography fun anymore. The rest should be left to technology to take care of itself after all!

This mirrorless camera shoots your images in both RAW and JPEG formats and also has the dual card dual slot feature that allows simultaneous shooting between two SD memory cards just in case another SD card failed or got lost. Regardless, this well-rounded and versatile camera is the best you’ll find on the market by any brand.

With the Fujifilm GFX 50S XF R WR lens kit , you can now take advantage of image stabilisation to take your photography to the next level. The GFX 50S presents new opportunities in the way conventional medium fFujifilm touts the GFX 50S II as “bringing new opportunities” to those looking to shoot with a medium format camera, thanks to the inclusion of IBIS (in-body image stabilisation), which gives photographers the ability to take clearer and sharper images without having to mount the camera onto a tripod all of the time. One drawback to the sensor is that it uses contrast-detection autofocus instead of Fujifilm’s GFX 100S‘s phase-detect AF (which Fujifilm says is better than contrast detection for fast and accurate focusing).

With the Fujifilm GFX 50S XF R WR lens kit , you can now take advantage of image stabilisation to take your photography to the next level. The GFX 50S presents new opportunities in the way conventional medium format cameras are used thanks to its upgraded features, which include IS (image stabilisation) so that you no longer have to mount it onto a tripod most of the time just to ensure you’ve got a secure hold over your camera. One drawback to this, however, is that the camera uses contrast-detection AF instead of phase-detection AF*.

Fujifilm Announces The New 50Mpx Medium Format Camera
GFX 50S II | Image Credits Fujifilm

Many camera controls are similar between the two, since the body shape of the two cameras is rather similar. The 1.8-inch monochrome display on the top plate is used for displaying parameters and changing other settings, and it is also where the DSLR-style PASM dial can be found. This feature of the camera tilts in three directions, so you can get high- and low-angle pictures.

The GFX 50S II includes 19 of Fujifilm’s acclaimed film simulation modes, making it the ideal choice for wedding photographers and those with a passion for traditional-looking black and white photography. For those serious about their craft, a new pixel shift function enables incredibly detailed 200-megapixel shots to be taken at blisteringly fast speed – so you can catch even the fastest of moments. The camera is set to hit stores this October alongside the high-quality 35-70mm F4.5-62 WR lens as part of a limited edition bundle package deal that will sell at $4,499.

The X-T30 II is very much like its predecessor in how it functions.
The X-T30 II | Image credits Fujifilm

Furthermore, Fujifilm has released the X-T30 II, which offers few enhancements including, but not limited to: upgrading the firmware and software as well as adding extra memory (for a smoother running application), a slightly more precise 1.68 million dot LCD screen due to previous model’s one million dot display and additional memory for a brisker operation.

This is a re-released version of the X-T3, with nothing surprising such as IBIS or a change in sensor design. The same film simulation modes will be still available on the device, along with multiple updates from its predecessor, however you will have to buy both separately if you would like to transfer these settings from an older camera into the newer one. You can purchase this release for $899 without a battery charger included – although it is not necessary as it can easily be plugged in.

Fujifilm claims that the GF 35-70mm f/4.5-5.6 WR is “the perfect gateway” to the benefits of their medium format cameras and characterises the lens as featuring wide-ranging image quality. The $999.95 version of it arrives in November.

X-T4 | Image credits Fujifilm

While the X Series is impressive, with some additional lens options to match: Fujifilm has introduced two new f/1.4 primes, which are expected to be incredibly popular. The XF33mm R LM WR introduces “new optical brilliance and performance” to the X Series’ cameras and lenses. This advanced lens has weather-resistant build quality. Fujifilm considers this lens to be the best general-use lens in the 35mm film format due to its equivalence to 50mm. The lens has 15 parts and is 2.89 inches long and 13 ounces in weight. It is $799.95 and will be released in October.

Not only does this lens stand out in the sense that it is a weather-resistant lens, but it also was positioned as a lens best suited for discerning photographers by the manufacturer. Its minimum focus distance has been reduced to 19 cm. Fujifilm has stated that this new sensor is meant to accommodate future camera sensors that feature higher resolution than those on the market today. It’s specifically good at dealing with 40 megapixel sensors. It’ll cost $899 and will be available in November.

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