The Fujifilm GFX 50S II mirrorless digital camera is the latest addition to the GFX Series. Fuji’s newest medium-format digital camera costs a whopping Rs. 3,79,999 for the body alone and features a large format sensor and a five-axis image stabilization technology. The Fujinon GF35-70mm f/4.5-5.6 WR lens was announced alongside the new high-end mirrorless camera.
When purchased combined, the GFX 50S II and the 35-70mm Kit lens would put you back Rs. 4,49,999. Let’s take a look at why the new Fujifilm mirrorless camera is so costly. The 51.4MP large format sensor on the GFX50S II is equipped with smaller light-collecting microlenses to enable more separation between adjoining pixels.
The bigger sensor and light-collecting microlenses, according to Fujifilm, boost light resolution per pixel for greater image clarity. The configuration with a larger light-receiving surface per pixel improves the camera’s ISO sensitivity and dynamic range in low-light situations. The 51.4MP sensor is rather huge, and it should result in a naturally narrow depth-of-field.
The GFX50S II weighs more than 900g and has dimensions of 104.2mm in height and 87.2mm in depth. According to Fujifilm, the camera’s handle is intended to fit securely in the hand, ensuring comfort by significantly reducing hand stresses while using a large zoom lens in scenarios such as animal and bird photography. The casing is made of a strong magnesium alloy for strength. The lens mount’s base has been reinforced to enhance the camera body’s longevity.
Importantly, the GFX50S II is weather-sealed at 60 locations, protecting it from dust and moisture and allowing it to operate in temperatures as low as -10°C. Another notable feature that contributes to the new mirrorless camera’s high price is the five-axis image stabilization system, which provides up to 6.5 stops of advantage, the highest in the GFX Series’ history.
Fujifilm achieved this by utilizing a high-performance gyro sensor and accelerometer, both of which promise to detect motions with high precision. The gyro sensor was created to increase detection accuracy for precise image stabilization. Fujifilm is betting big on the stabilization capabilities of the new medium-format digital camera. The GFX50S II, according to the company, may produce superior image quality when used hand-held and does not require a tripod for slow and thorough shooting.
Following that, the GFX50S II is touted to have a high-precision AF system thanks to a high-speed image processing engine known as “X-Processor 4” and a newly built algorithm. When compared to a previous model, the pair achieves more precise focusing in Face/Eye Detection. Better portraiture should emerge from the enhanced focusing mechanism and large-format sensor with a natural shallow depth of field.