Two incoming camera’s from Fujifilm this June, X-T50 and GFX 100S II

Headed for South African shores this June are two convincing camera’s from Fujifilm.

We see the announcement of the X-T50 alongside the GFX 100S II with a 102MP sensor headed for South Africa, come June this year.

Fijifiom announces the two mirrorless cameras as their latest addition to the growing list of GFX large format cameras.

The pair will come with the latest kit lenses for the X series called the Fujinon XF 16 50mm F2-4.8 R LM WR and the GF500mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR which complements the GFX series range.

Fujifilm X-T50

Inside its small and lightweight body (approx. 438g) resides the same new sensor and processor as found on Fujifilm’s flagship X-T5 camera – the 40.2-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 5 HR sensor and X-Processor 5, respectively.

As a first for the X Series, the X-T50 now includes a Film Simulation dial incorporated on the top plate.

This allows users to easily switch between 20 different Film Simulations, including Velvia, Classic Chrome, and the new REALA ACE. Each has unique colour and tone properties, which change the look and feel of the images to resemble the different types of vintage 35mm film.

The X-T50 sees improvements across the board, including an electronic shutter speed of 1/180000 sec., an AI-based subject detection autofocus, and a digital teleconverter function that magnifies images by 1.4x and 2x. Also new to this range is the 5-axis in-body image stabilization (IBIS) function of up to 7.0-stops, greatly enhancing the camera’s low-light capabilities.

The Fujifilm X-T50 will be available in South Africa in June and is expected to retail for R26 000.

Fujifilm GFX100S II

New to the GFX large format line-up, the Fujifilm GFX100S II comes as an update to 2019’s GFX100S. The GFX series’ sensor is approximately 1.7 times larger than a 35mm full-frame sensor, with the GFX100S II’s version being the newly developed GFX 102MP CMOS II high-speed sensor. In addition, the GFX100S II is also receiving the new X-Processor 5 processor, all housed in a compact body weighing only 883g, making it the lightest of the 102MP GFX models.

The GFX100S II offers not only rich tonal expression and three-dimensional rendering capabilities, made possible by the unique characteristics of the large format sensor, but it also features AI-based subject detection, greatly evolving the autofocus from its predecessor.

The camera sees an improved continuous shooting speed of up to 7.0 frames per second and enhancements to the in-body image stabilization function which now achieves a maximum of eight-stop five-axis performance – the best in its series. In terms of video performance, users can shoot vibrant and smooth 4K/30P videos, allowing for high-quality video production as well.

The GFX100S II comes equipped with the Pixel Shift Multi-Shot feature, which shifts the image sensor with high precision while capturing photos, allowing users to generate an image with approximately 400 million pixels.

The GFX100S II provides professional photographers as well as hobbyists who want to explore the world of large format photography with excellent image rendering capabilities and improved mobility. It will be coming to South Africa in June, with an expected retail price of R93 500.

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