Fujifilm just killed my favorite camera: the Fujifilm GFX50R is no more!

Fujifilm GFX50R
(Image credit: Rod Lawton/Digital Camera World)

We can see why Fujifilm did it. The new Fujifilm GFX50S II is a more advanced, more versatile camera than the GFX50R, with faster autofocus and in-body stabilization. It goes on sale at a similar price to the old GFX50R, so what was the point of having both?

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com