A brand new report means that Fujifilm’s subsequent medium format digital camera shall be introduced this September. The GFX50S Mark II is predicted to look an identical to the GFX100S and price $4,000.
In accordance with a report on FujiRumors that the publication is placing a high-degree of certainty behind, the digital camera will begin transport in September. Additionally of notice, the publication believes that regardless of rumors stating the digital camera can be introduced on August 27, FujiRumors does not believe this to be the case.
The Fujifilm GFX50S Mark II is predicted to make use of the very same physique because the GFX100S and as such will characteristic in-body picture stabilization (IBIS). Its inclusion is noteworthy as a result of the digital camera is predicted to price considerably lower than the GFX100S and some other GFX50 digital camera at $4,000, which is extraordinarily aggressive for Fujifilm. If true, it might put a digital camera with a really massive, 50-megapixel sensor stabilized with IBIS at a cheaper price than some full-frame cameras just like the 50-megapixel Sony Alpha 1. It will be comparable in worth to the Canon EOS R5.
Whereas its utility would definitely be totally different than each these cameras, the sheer measurement of the sensor grants photographs a “look” that’s troublesome to match with full-frame cameras.
The unique GFX50S was announced five years ago in 2016 and have become obtainable the next yr. Given its age and the truth that the GFX100 has seen two iterations in that point — the GFX100S and the GFX100IR — it’s definitely due for a refresh. On the time, Fujifilm touted it as a brand new Fujifilm G format sensor that measured 43.8×32.9mm and provided 51.4-megapixels of decision.
“It’s a incredible panorama digital camera, however it’s not only a panorama shooter. It’s good for different stuff like portraits,” Kai Wong said in his review. “It’s simply as versatile as some other digital camera.”
It nonetheless sells for $5,500 which is $1,500 greater than the rumored worth for its successor, and if IBIS does certainly come to the system in its second iteration, its lauded versatility will solely turn into extra spectacular.
Whereas a brand new digital camera can be good to see, Fujifilm, like most electronics producers, has been struggling to supply sufficient merchandise to fulfill demand with its present choices. In February, the corporate issued a proper notice that it was unable to make enough GFX100S cameras to meet market demand, a problem that still plagues the camera five months later. Even when the corporate does launch the GFX50S Mark II within the fall, it is going to seemingly show fairly troublesome to acquire one for a while.