Fujifilm Expands GFX Series
Fujifilm has announced the release of GFX50S II as the latest addition to the GFX Series of mirrorless digital cameras equipped with a large format sensor.
The GFX50S II is equipped with a 51.4MP large format sensor with a specialised design that uses small light-collecting micro lenses on the sensor to create a wider gap between adjacent pixels, thereby boosting light resolution per pixel for added image sharpness. It comes with as many as 19 Film Simulations, including “Nostalgic Neg.,” developed for the launch of the GFX100S and characterised by high saturation and soft tonality.
The device features a five-axis image stabilisation mechanism that provides up to 6.5 stops of advantage. It boasts of a fast and high-precision AF system assisted by a large-format high resolution sensor, high-speed image processing engine “X-Processor 4” and an image stabilisation mechanism operated with the latest algorithm. The camera weighs approximately 900 g and measures 104.2 mm high and 87.2 mm deep. The casing is made of magnesium alloy and is weather-sealed at 60 locations to offer dust- and moistureresistance and ability to operate in temperatures as low as - 10 °C.
The top panel features the Mode dial and offers six customisable positions
C1 – C6, along with a selector to instantly switch between the still and video modes. A 1.8-inch sub LCD monitor is also found on the top panel, displaying key EXIF settings such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO sensitivity and exposure. Additional information displayed includes the number of frames remaining when shooting stills and the remaining filing duration when recording video. On the rear panel is a 3.2-inch main LCD monitor with 100% coverage. It can tilt in three directions to enable high- and low-angle shooting.
The device also features the Pixel Shift Multi-Shot function that is reportedly capable of creating 200MP images free of false colour presentation. The Fujifilm GFX50S II is scheduled to release at a recommended retail price of USD 3,999.