Fujifilm GFX 50S II Overview & TCSTV Hands-On Review

  By Ryley Smith

 

The new Fujifilm GFX 50S II is the perfect mix of accessibility and flexibility and a fitting option for those looking to transition to medium format. When paired with the new GF 35-70mm F4.5-5.6 WR lens, it becomes a wonderfully affordable combination that delivers images from a 51.4-megapixel sensor. But how does it hold up in the field? Well, TCSTV’s Dave and Evelyn tested out the GFX 50S II to see, and they were pleasantly surprised with the results! Read the specs, watch the review and decide for yourself, would you make the switch to Fujifilm’s new GFX 50S II?

The GFX 50S II features a redesigned in-body image stabilization (IBIS) system that is 20% smaller and 10% lighter than the version found in GFX100. Despite this reduction in size and weight, it provides up to an impressive 6.5 stops of five-axis stabilization. 

The GFX 50S II’s 51.4MP large format sensor uses a specially designed CMOS Bayer array that delivers images with minimal noise and a wide dynamic range. It has an X-Processor 4 imaging engine with sensor readout speeds that have been boosted from 130fps to 250fps compared to GFX50S, enabling fast, reliable autofocus and razor-sharp responses.

Weighing just 900g (1.98lb), the GFX 50S II is similar in size to many full-frame cameras, giving it a wonderfully familiar and accessible feel. The camera body is finished with a top-plate LCD to display settings, a redesigned focus lever, and a feather-touch shutter release to turn that familiar feeling into an intuitive image-making experience.

Now, enough reading! Let’s see what Dave and Evelyn thought of the Fujifilm GFX 50S II in their hands-on review!

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FUJIFILM GFX50S II Body

FUJIFILM GFX50S II with GF 35-70mm

Author:

Ryley graduated in 2018 from the U of C, with a bachelor in Sociology. With a strong love for writing, and having dabbled in photography, she wanted to take her curious mind and put it towards a more fun and creative future. In her spare time, Ryley finds herself camping, skiing, and fishing. She also loves craft beer and interesting food, ideally together.