Fujifilm has announced the GFX 50S II Medium Format Camera as the latest addition to its GFX range of mirrorless digital cameras. The Fujifilm GFX 50S II is equipped with a 51.4-megapixel large format sensor with image-resolution capabilities that claim to capture more detail and sharpness. Also, the GFX 50S II features a five-axis image stabilization mechanism that provides up to 6.5 stops of vibration reduction. The company has also refreshed its X-T30 digital camera with the launch of the X-T30 II. It is a 26.4-megapixel X-Trans CMOS sensor with more memory than its predecessor and an advanced LCD with 1.68 million dot resolution. Fujifilm has also launched a series of new lenses.
Fujifilm GFX 50S II
The new Fujifilm GFX 50S II is priced at $ 3,999 (approximately Rs. 2,92,000) for the body only. It is the company’s most affordable medium format digital camera. It is expected to be available by the end of October. The new Fujifilm camera has a 51.4-megapixel large format sensor, which claims to use a special design that maximizes the light resolution per pixel and improves image sharpness.
The GFX 50S II comes with 19 film simulation modes, including Nostalgic Neg – originally launched on Fujifilm’s GFX 100S – characterized by high saturation and soft tonality. The GFX50S II also features a five-axis image stabilization mechanism that provides stops up to 6.5 for vibration reduction. It has a high-precision AF system and is claimed to have more accurate autofocus features in face / eye detection than the previous generation GFX 50S. The camera has a compact and powerful in-body image stabilization (IBIS) mechanism and pixel shift multi-shot function, capable of creating 200-megapixel images free from almost completely false color representations.
Fujifilm X-T30 II
For Fujifilm X-T30 II, the successor to the popular X-T30, it brings extra memory for improved performance. The rear panel of the X-T30 II features a high-resolution 1.62mm dot LCD monitor, an upgrade from the previous model. It uses the same 26.4-megapixel X-Trans CMOS sensor but will have the latest firmware and film simulations. The camera is capable of shooting smooth 4K / 30p video. It is priced at $ 899 (approximately Rs. 65,500) for the body only and will be available from the end of September.
Fujifilm’s new lens
At the summit, Fujifilm also introduced the new interchangeable GF35-70mm f / 4.5-5.6 WR lens for the Fujifilm GFX system of large-format cameras. The GF35-70mm is a compact and lightweight zoom lens that weighs about 390 grams. It consists of 11 groups of nine components, including one aspherical component and two extra-low dispersion (ED) components. The lens is weather-resistant in nine locations, and can be used with weather-resistant GFX system cameras at temperatures up to -10 সেল C. The GF35-70mm is currently expected to be available in late November at a price of 999.95 (approximately Rs. 73,000).
Fujifilm has also introduced the XF33mm R LM WR and XF23mm R LM WR lenses. The XF33mm has a weather-resistant build and is equivalent to 50mm in 35mm film format. The 15-component lens measures 2.89 inches and weighs 360 grams. The XF33mm f / 1.4 is currently expected to be available for 799.95 (approximately Rs. 58,400) by the end of October.
Finally, the XF23mm f / 1.4 R LM WR has a durable weather-resistant design and offers a popular and highly versatile focal length of 23mm (equivalent to 35mm in 35mm film format), with a minimum working distance of 19cm and a magnification of maximum 0.2x. It measures approximately 375 grams and is approximately 3-inches long, with a filter thread size of 58 mm. The XF23mm f / 1.4 R LM WR is expected to be available by the end of November at 899 (approximately Rs. 65,500).