A brand new report means that Fujifilm’s subsequent medium format digital camera shall be introduced this September. The GFX50S Mark II is anticipated to look similar 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 be aware, the publication believes that regardless of rumors stating the digital camera could be introduced on August 27, FujiRumors does not believe this to be the case.
The Fujifilm GFX50S Mark II is anticipated to make use of the very same physique because the GFX100S and as such will function in-body picture stabilization (IBIS). Its inclusion is noteworthy as a result of the digital camera is anticipated to value considerably lower than the GFX100S and another GFX50 digital camera at $4,000, which is extraordinarily aggressive for Fujifilm. If true, it could put a digital camera with a really giant, 50-megapixel sensor stabilized with IBIS at a lower cost than some full-frame cameras just like the 50-megapixel Sony Alpha 1. It might 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 images a “look” that’s tough to match with full-frame cameras.
The unique GFX50S was announced five years ago in 2016 and have become accessible the next 12 months. 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 supplied 51.4-megapixels of decision.
“It’s a implausible 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 another 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 could be good to see, Fujifilm, like most electronics producers, has been struggling to provide sufficient merchandise to satisfy demand with its present choices. In February, the corporate issued a proper be aware that it was unable to make enough GFX100S cameras to meet market demand, a difficulty that still plagues the camera five months later. Even when the corporate does launch the GFX50S Mark II within the fall, it’s going to possible show fairly tough to acquire one for a while.