Fujifilm GFX 50S II

 
Fujifilm GFX 50S II front
 
  • 51MP - Medium format Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Bump to 102400)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Fujifilm G Mount
  • 900g - 150 x 104 x 87mm
  • Announced September 2021
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
Portability
55
Imaging
91
Features
82
Overall
87

Fujifilm GFX 50S II summary

Fujifilm GFX 50S II is FujiFilm's Pro Mirrorless camera initially released on September of 2021. It houses a 51 MegaPixel, CMOS Medium format sized sensor and has a max resolution of 8256 x 6192.

The GFX 50S II stands at #3 out of 53 in Pro Mirrorless cameras and over all #3 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our database. You should check out our Smart camera filter to see camera rankings based on your custom requirements.

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Here is a chart of multiple factors used in the rating system.

Fujifilm GFX 50S II Pros and Cons

Below is a selection of advantages and drawbacks of the Fujifilm GFX 50S II based on aspects which are typically considered useful in a camera.

2 card slots
boasts focus via touch
connects via bluetooth
good resolution screen (2,360 k dots)
great minimum ISO (100)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
has Top display
high MP (51 megapixels)
includes HDMI out
includes headphone support
includes microphone support
interchangeable lenses (Fujifilm G mount)
nice screen size (3.2 inch)
provides face detect focusing
provides tracking focus
quiet mode (1/16,000s)
screen tilts
sensor size is large (Medium format)
supports RAW files
touchscreen functionality
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
weather sealing
you can focus manually
continuous shooting slow (3.0 frames per second)
display isn't selfie friendly
doesn't have phase detect AF
more heavy than others (900 grams)
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Fujifilm GFX 50S II Sensor details

The sensor measurement on the Fujifilm GFX 50S II is 44mm x 33mm (Medium format). The 1,452 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 8256 x 6192 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter may lead to cropping.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 51 megapixels and delivers a native ISO range of 100 to 12800. This ISO can also be widened electronically to 50 to 102400. RAW files are saved so you have wider margin for error.

The image underneath shows the GFX 50S II's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The GFX 50S II sensor comes with a crop factor of 0.8 and is displayed in green.

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To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm GFX 50S II dimensions

Fujifilm GFX 50S II weighs around 1.98 pounds (900 gr or 31.75 oz) and features exterior size of 150mm x 104mm x 87mm (5.9" x 4.1" x 3.4"). The weight of typical Pro Mirrorless camera is 706 gr and the Fujifilm GFX 50S II is heavier when compared with various rivals.

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Here is a image of the Fujifilm GFX 50S II alongside a soft drink to help you have a feel for its scale.

Fujifilm GFX 50S II dimensions scale

The top view underneath will provide the button design on the GFX 50S II.

Fujifilm GFX 50S II topview buttons dials

Fujifilm GFX 50S II Lens specs

The GFX 50S II fits the Fujifilm G mount and has 11 lenses that are available. Below is some of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the GFX 50S II.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Fujifilm-GF-45-100mm-F4-R-LM-OIS-WR lensFujifilm GF 45-100mm F4 R LM OIS WR45-100mmf/4 1005g
Fujifilm-GF-45mm-F2.8-R-WR lensFujifilm GF 45mm F2.8 R WR45mmf/2.8 490g
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Fujifilm-GF-250mm-F4-R-LM-OIS-WR lensFujifilm GF 250mm F4 R LM OIS WR250mmf/4 1425g
Fujifilm-GF-120mm-F4-R-LM-OIS-WR-Macro lensFujifilm GF 120mm F4 R LM OIS WR Macro120mmf/4 980g
Fujifilm-GF-50mm-F3.5-R-LM-WR lensFujifilm GF 50mm F3.5 R LM WR50mmf/3.5335g
Fujifilm-GF-100-200mm-F5.6-R-LM-OIS-WR lensFujifilm GF 100-200mm F5.6 R LM OIS WR100-200mmf/5.6 1050g
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Fujifilm-GF-32-64mm-F4-R-LM-WR lensFujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR32-64mmf/4 875g
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Fujifilm GFX 50S II Connectivity

The GFX 50S II has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras which include NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to transfer pictures and in some cases alter settings without connecting physically to the camera.

Several applications even enable a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external screen. Almost all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.

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Fujifilm GFX 50S II Video specs

The max video resolution on the Fujifilm GFX 50S II is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p resolution can provide a good balance for quality and file sizes but 1080p will not leave you with much room to downsample. The camera does feature both headphone and microphone support making it incredibly useful while capturing audio.

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Fujifilm GFX 50S II Weather Sealing

Fujifilm GFX 50S II has weather proofing making it a fantastic option to use for tricky climates. This can be particularly handy any time you are unsure about the elements you might face for outdoor photography.

Fujifilm GFX 50S II Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm GFX 50S II is equipped with a 3.2" tilting display screen boasting a resolution of 2,360k dots.

Additionally the display screen is touch friendly so you will be able to shift focus points and adjust settings with your fingers. The GFX 50S II also comes with a Top display so you can instantly see camera settings.

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The View Finder details regarding Fujifilm GFX 50S II are as follows:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • ViewFinder Resolution 3,690k dots
  • ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
  • ViewFinder Magnification 0.77x

In those sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders will be very valuable.

Fujifilm GFX 50S II Shutter specs

Fujifilm GFX 50S II continuous shooting rate is 3.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds. The camera also features silent electronic shutter of 1/16000 seconds. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter could cause "rolling shutter" in certain circumstances.

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Fujifilm GFX 50S II Flash and Hot shoe specs

Fujifilm GFX 50S II boasts external flash support but comes without built in flash. The max flash sync is 1/125 seconds.

Fujifilm GFX 50S II Autofocus specs

Fujifilm GFX 50S II boasts just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier and precise when compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera supports Face detect which makes it useful for people photography.

The Sensor supports 425 focus points to choose from. Fujifilm GFX 50S II has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers to adjust focus. It also has Tracking Auto Focus for subjects on the move. Fujifilm GFX 50S II has got manual focus when required for low light situations or you require more precise focus control.

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Fujifilm GFX 50S II Battery life

The battery pack (NP-W235) for the Fujifilm GFX 50S II is designed to last for 440 photos according to the CIPA requirements which is about average when compared to its competitors. The usual Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 441. Olympus E-M1X has the maximum (870) battery life for this group of cameras.

Listed below is a number of Pro Mirrorless cameras that have the highest battery life:

Fujifilm GFX 50S II for specific categories of photography

The following chart presents a summary of the Fujifilm GFX 50S II for specific categories of photography. To check out more, have a look at the specific section underneath.

Fujifilm GFX 50S II Portrait photography factors

The Fujifilm GFX 50S II has a points tally of 94 which is excellent, and means the camera is a superb choice to use for portrait images. Taking portrait images favors greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support & potential to use off-camera flash.

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has manual focus
megapixel count fantastic (51 megapixels)
great sensor size (Medium format)
supports face detection focus
supports RAW formats

Fujifilm GFX 50S II Street photography info

With a above average points tally of 73, the Fujifilm GFX 50S II is a very decent fit to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.

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screen tilts
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
large sensor size (Medium format)
saves RAW formats
has focus via touch
weather proof
more heavy than competitors (900g)

Fujifilm GFX 50S II Sports photography highlights

A exceptional sports photography points total of 83 suggests the Fujifilm GFX 50S II is a superb choice for taking photos of sports. A camera should have good autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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silent mode (1/16,000s)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
excellent megapixels (51MP)
big sensor size (Medium format)
supports tracking autofocus
environment proof
slow frames per second (3.0 frames/s)
no phase detect autofocus

Travel photography with Fujifilm GFX 50S II

Size is really critical in picking a travel camera. All round, the Fujifilm GFX 50S II gets a above average 66 for a travel camera which makes it a fine pick for your trips.

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environment proofing
connects via bluetooth
features touch focus
MP count fantastic (51MP)
heavier than others (900 grams)
screen is not selfie friendly

Fujifilm GFX 50S II Landscape photography information

For anyone who is looking to choose a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most essential factor will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm GFX 50S II with it's terrific rating of 91 as a landscape camera is a superb pick amongst it's competition.

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focusing manually
change lenses (Fujifilm G mount)
nice screen size (3.2 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count great (51 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Medium format)
delivers RAW formats
weather proof
2 card slots

Vlogging with Fujifilm GFX 50S II

A camera for vlogging should have a articulating screen, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Considering everything, the Fujifilm GFX 50S II is not very good for vlogging as it receives a low score of 34.

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touchscreen functionality
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
has face detection autofocus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
includes external mic port
does not contain selfie friendly display
heavier than competitors (900 grams)

Fujifilm GFX 50S II Alternatives

If you are shopping for alternatives to the GFX 50S II, here is a number of the top placed cameras that fall into the category of Pro Mirrorless.

The line graph followed below shows you a bird's eye view of the GFX 50S II vs it's highest ranked rivals shown earlier.

There are a bunch of cameras you may consider as alternate options. To browse through a full comparison, click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand Name
FujiFilm
Model
Fujifilm GFX 50S II
Category
Pro Mirrorless
Announced
2021-09-02
Physical type
SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
Medium format
Sensor measurements
44 x 33mm
Sensor surface area
1,452.0mm²
Sensor resolution
51 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
8256 x 6192
RAW files
Maximum native ISO
12800
Maximum enhanced ISO
102400
Minimum native ISO
100
Minimum enhanced ISO
50
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points
425
Lens
Lens mount
Fujifilm G
Total lenses
14
Crop factor
0.8
Screen
Display type
Tilting
Display diagonal
3.2 inch
Display resolution
2,360k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
Electronic
Viewfinder resolution
3,690k dots
Viewfinder coverage
100 percent
Viewfinder magnification
0.77x
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Min shutter speed
3600 seconds
Max shutter speed
1/4000 seconds
Max quiet shutter speed
1/16000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate
3.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
no built-in flash
Flash modes
no built-in flash
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize
1/125 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution
1920x1080
Video file format
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
900 grams (1.98 pounds)
Physical dimensions
150 x 104 x 87mm (5.9" x 4.1" x 3.4")
Other
Battery life
440 pictures
Battery style
Battery Pack
Battery model
NP-W235
Self timer
Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (UHS-II supported)
Card slots
2
Pricing at release
$3,999