Fujifilm GFX 50S II

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    Highlights

    • 51.4 MP Medium format CMOS Sensor
    • 100 - 12,800 Native ISO
    • 425 Focus Points
    • 5-Axis Image Stabilization
    • 3.2" 2,360k dot Tilting Screen
    • 0.5" 3,690k dot Electronic (OLED) Viewfinder
    • 3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
    • 1920 x 1080 Video Shooting
    • 2 h Video Recording Limit
    • Built-In Wi-Fi
    • Wheather Sealed Body
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    Overview

    Fujifilm GFX 50S II was announced in 2021 and is a Medium format (43.8 x 32.9 mm) Mirrorless camera with 51.4 Megapixel CMOS sensor. Its native ISO ranges from 100 to 12,800 and expands to 50 - 102,400 in boosted mode. The camera has a Tilting 3.2" screen with 2,360k dot resolution and built-in 0.5" Electronic (OLED) viewfinder with 3,690k dot resolution. It has a built-in 5-Axis Sensor Shift in body image stabilization.

    Fujifilm GFX 50S II can capture video up to 1920 x 1080 resolution.


    Here is the Fujifilm GFX series lineup, where you can view and compare the main specifications of the cameras within the same series.

    Fujifilm GFX series lineup
    Model Date Sensor Native ISO Screen Price
    Image cannot be found Fujifilm GFX 100 II September
    2023
    102 MP
    Medium Format
    Still: 80 - 12,800
    Movie: 100 - 12,800
    Tilting 3.2"
    2,360k dots
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Fujifilm GFX 50S II September
    2021
    51.4 MP
    Medium format
    100 - 12,800 Tilting 3.2"
    2,360k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Fujifilm GFX 100S January
    2021
    102 MP
    Medium format
    100 - 12,800 Tilting 3.2"
    2,360k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Fujifilm GFX 100 May
    2019
    102 MP
    Medium format
    100 - 12,800 Tilting 3.2"
    2,360k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Fujifilm GFX 50R September
    2018
    51.4 MP
    Medium format
    100 - 12,800 Tilting 3.2"
    2,360k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Fujifilm GFX 50S January
    2017
    51.4 MP
    Medium format
    100 - 12,800 Tilting 3.2"
    2,360k dot
    Touchscreen

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Fujifilm GFX 100 II vs GFX 50S II vs GFX 100S vs GFX 100 vs GFX 50R vs GFX 50S.

    Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Fujifilm GFX 50S II.

    PROS

    •   Video Capture
    •   Large Sensor
    •   High Resolution Sensor - 51.4 Megapixel
    •   425 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Large Screen - 3.2"
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,360k dot
    •   Large Viewfinder - 0.5"
    •   Webcam Functionality
    •   High USB Speed
    •   HDMI Output
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Built-In Bluetooth
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   USB Charging
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    CONS

    •   Low Max Continuous Shooting - 3.0 fps
    •   Low Flash Sync Speed - 1/125 sec
    •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Short Battery Life - 440 shots

    And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

    AVERAGE

    •   Price
    •   100 Lowest Native ISO
    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 3,690k dot
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/4000 sec
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/16000 sec
    •   Weight - 900 g (1.98 lb / 31.75 oz)

    Predecessor

    Here we are comparing Fujifilm GFX 50S II to its predecessor GFX 50S and displaying the major changes.

    UPGRADES Fujifilm GFX 50S II vs Fujifilm GFX 50S
    Cheaper $3999 vs $6499/£6199
    More Focus Points 425 vs 117
    Image Stabilization 5-Axis Sensor Shift vs
    Lower Min Shutter Speed 3600 sec vs 360 sec
    Higher Video Recording Limit 2 hours vs 30 min
    Wi-Fi Version Wi-Fi 5, 802.11ac/b/g/n, 2.4/5 GHz vs 802.11b/g/n, 2.4 GHz
    Built-In Bluetooth vs
    Lighter 900 g (1.98 lb / 31.75 oz) vs 920 g (2.03 lb / 32.45 oz)
    Longer Battery Life 440 shots vs 400 shots
    DOWNGRADES Fujifilm GFX 50S II vs Fujifilm GFX 50S
    Lower Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent) 0.77x vs 0.85x

    For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Fujifilm GFX 50S II vs GFX 50S.

    Screen and Viewfinder

    Tilting Touchscreen

    Fujifilm GFX 50S II has a 3.2" Tilting touchscreen with 2,360k dot resolution which is quite high by today's standards. Tilting screen makes this camera very useful for photography purposes but not so useful for video shooting.

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    Fujifilm GFX 50S II with Tilting screen


    Electronic (OLED) Viewfinder

    Camera has a built-in 0.5" Electronic (OLED) viewfinder with 3,690k dot resolution. It has a 100% coverage and 0.61x (0.77x 35mm equivalent) magnification.

    Sensor

    Fujifilm GFX 50S II features a 51.4 megapixel Medium format CMOS sensor with dimensions of 43.8 x 32.9 mm and a total area of 1441 mm2. Its native ISO range is 100 - 12,800 and expands to 50 - 102,400 in boosted mode.


    Here is a sensor size comparison chart where you can see how Fujifilm GFX 50S II's Medium format sensor compares with other types of sensors:

    Sensor size chart
    Sensor Dimensions Area Aspect Ratio Crop Factor
    Image cannot be displayedMedium Format43.8 x 32.9 mm1441 mm24:30.79x
    Image cannot be displayedFull Frame36 x 24 mm864 mm23:21x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-H27 x 18 mm486 mm23:21.3x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-C23.6 x 15.6 mm368.2 mm23:21.5x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-C (Canon)22.3 x 14.9 mm332.3 mm23:21.6x
    Image cannot be displayedMicro Four Thirds17.4 x 13 mm226.2 mm24:32x
    Image cannot be displayed1-inch13.2 x 8.8 mm116.2 mm23:22.7x
    Image cannot be displayed1/1.7-inch7.44 x 5.58 mm41.5 mm24:34.7x
    Image cannot be displayed1/2.3-inch6.17 x 4.55 mm28.1 mm24:35.6x

    Photography Features

    Camera is equipped with X-Processor 4 processor and can take pictures up to 8256 x 6192 resolution.


    Lens Mount

    Fujifilm GFX 50S II has Fujifilm G lens mount. Due to Medium format sensor its crop factor (also called lens multiplier) is 0.79x. This means that a 35mm equivalent focal length of the mounted lens will be equal to its actual focal length times 0.79.


    In-Body Image Stabilization

    The camera has a built-in 5-Axis Sensor Shift in-body image stabilization (IBIS) with 6.5 stops of compensation. This means that you are still getting vibration reduction when camera is paired with non-image stabilizied lenses. It also works with lenses with optical image stabilization and in combination can achieve even better compensation.

    Check out the cameras which are frequently compared to Fujifilm GFX 50S II.

    Connectivity, Battery and Storage

    Built-in Wi-Fi

    Camera has a built-in Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 5, 802.11ac/b/g/n, 2.4/5 GHz) which allows to easily transfer photos and videos from the camera to other Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets, printers, or computers. This eliminates the need for cables and allows for quick and convenient media sharing and social media integration. It gives you the ability to control your camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet. This is particularly useful for taking self-portraits, group shots, or capturing images in challenging conditions without having to touch the camera. Firmware updates can also be downloaded and installed wirelessly.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in WiFi.


    Bluetooth

    Camera has a built-in Bluetooth (version 4.2 LE) which lets you to connect the camera to a smartphone or a dedicated remote control device. This allows you to remotely trigger the camera, adjust settings and controls remotely through a paired mobile app. While Wi-Fi is generally faster for transferring larger files, Bluetooth can be used for small, selective transfers, it can provide real-time information about your camera's battery status, memory card capacity, and other key settings directly on your paired smartphone or smartwatch.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in Bluetooth.


    USB Input and HDMI Output

    Fujifilm GFX 50S II has a USB 3.2 Gen 1x1 (5 GBit/sec) Type-C input for data transfer and battery charging. There is a Micro HDMI connector for video signal output.


    Battery

    Fujifilm GFX 50S II comes with NP-W235 battery pack with battery life of 440 shots.


    External Storage Slots

    The camera has Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II) card slots.

    Other Features

    Shutter

    Fujifilm GFX 50S II has Mechanical Focal Plane shutter. Shutter speed can go up to 1/16000 sec with electronic shutter and up to 1/4000 sec with mechanical shutter. Camera can shoot continuously up to 3.0 fps.


    Focusing

    Fujifilm GFX 50S II has TTL Contrast AF system with 425 focusing points. Touch-to-Focus allows users to select a specific point on the screen where they want the camera to focus. This feature can be helpful for achieving precise focus in both photo and video recording. There is also face detection feature which automatically finds and focuses on faces.


    Flash

    Fujifilm GFX 50S II has no built-in flash but an external flash may be connected via Hot Shoe or PC Terminal. The fastest flash synchronization speed is 1/125 sec.

    Physical Parameters

    Fujifilm GFX 50S II has dimensions of 150 x 104 x 87 mm (5.91 x 4.09 x 3.43"). It weighs 900 g (1.98 lb / 31.75 oz) which is neither heavy nor lightweight.

    150 mm (5.91")

    104 mm (4.09")

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    87 mm (3.43")

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    Fujifilm GFX 50S II dimensions

    Fujifilm GFX 50S II for Different Types of Photography

    We give scores to the camera for different type of photography based on its features and specifications. Let us see how Fujifilm GFX 50S II is suitable for six different types of photography.


    Landscape Photography

    EXCELLENT
    91

    Fujifilm GFX 50S II gets a score of 91 and is EXCELLENT choice for Landscape photography.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,360k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing

    Sports Photography

    GOOD
    81

    Fujifilm GFX 50S II gets a score of 81 and is GOOD choice for Sports photography.

    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
    •   425 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,360k dot
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 3,690k dot
    •   Low Max Continuous Shooting - 3.0 fps
    •   Short Battery Life - 440 shots
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Wildlife Photography

    GOOD
    77

    Fujifilm GFX 50S II gets a score of 77 and is GOOD choice for Wildlife photography.

    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
    •   425 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,360k dot
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 3,690k dot
    •   Low Max Continuous Shooting - 3.0 fps
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Short Battery Life - 440 shots
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Portrait Photography

    EXCELLENT
    91

    Fujifilm GFX 50S II gets a score of 91 and is EXCELLENT choice for Portrait photography.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   425 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Large Screen - 3.2"
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,360k dot
    •   Low Flash Sync Speed - 1/125 sec
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Street Photography

    EXCELLENT
    87

    Fujifilm GFX 50S II gets a score of 87 and is EXCELLENT choice for Street photography.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   425 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,360k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 900 g (1.98 lb / 31.75 oz)

    Travel Photography

    GOOD
    81

    Fujifilm GFX 50S II gets a score of 81 and is GOOD choice for Travel photography.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,360k dot
    •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 900 g (1.98 lb / 31.75 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 440 shots

    Fujifilm GFX 50S II Evaluation

    We evaluate Fujifilm GFX 50S II and give score of 80 out of 100. We also give separate scores for 7 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new camera is added to the database.


    OVERALL
    80

    Sensor

    GOOD
    74

    We give Fujifilm GFX 50S II a score of 74 for Sensor parameters.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   High Resolution Sensor - 51.4 Megapixel
    •   100 Lowest Native ISO
    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO

    Photo

    GOOD
    81

    We give Fujifilm GFX 50S II a score of 81 for Photo parameters.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/4000 sec
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/16000 sec
    •   Low Max Continuous Shooting - 3.0 fps
    •   Low Flash Sync Speed - 1/125 sec

    Video

    AVERAGE
    58

    We give Fujifilm GFX 50S II a score of 58 for Video parameters.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
    •   Webcam Functionality

    Focusing

    GOOD
    80

    We give Fujifilm GFX 50S II a score of 80 for Focusing parameters.

    •   425 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus

    Screen and Viewfinder

    EXCELLENT
    87

    We give Fujifilm GFX 50S II a score of 87 for Screen and Viewfinder parameters.

    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Large Screen - 3.2"
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,360k dot
    •   Large Viewfinder - 0.5"
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 3,690k dot

    Connectivity

    EXCELLENT
    96

    We give Fujifilm GFX 50S II a score of 96 for Connectivity parameters.

    •   High USB Speed
    •   HDMI Output
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Built-In Bluetooth

    Battery, Storage and Physical

    GOOD
    71

    We give Fujifilm GFX 50S II a score of 71 for Battery, Storage and Physical parameters.

    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 900 g (1.98 lb / 31.75 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 440 shots
    •   2 Storage Slots


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