Fujifilm's next camera has been leaked online: the Fujifilm GFX 50S II will reportedly be launching in August, possibly featuring in-body image stabilization (IBIS) but retaining the original 51.4MP sensor.
The Fujifilm GFX 50S II would, of course, be the successor to the groundbreaking Fujifilm GFX 50S – which is still one of the best medium format cameras. However, it has been outclassed in many respects by its successors – not least the Fujifilm GFX 100S, which boasts a similar size but with IBIS and a huge 102MP image sensor.
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While the GFX 50S II reportedly retains the same 51.4MP image sensor as the original model, it will apparently redress the balance by adding image stabilization to the mix – making it an appealing alternative to the 100S for users who want the IBIS but don't necessarily need the resolution.
The new camera, carrying the product name FF210001, was registered back in March. Fuji Rumors "110% confirms" that this is the Fujifilm GFX 50S II, and adds that "it 100% surely uses the same 50MP sensor of the original GFX 50S".
Fuji Addict added more details concerning the potential image stabilization. “It looks like the location of the antenna is pretty close to how the GFX100S is laid out," wrote the site, "so the camera that is coming should be a GFX camera that will likely also have IBIS in it and be of a similar form factor as the GFX100S.”
According to Nokishita, which first reported the camera, "the planned release date of detailed materials at this time is August 27 2021."
Concurrently, a series of images have been posted online from an FCC certification that show a silver Fujifilm GFX camera. While these had been suggested as images of the GFX 50S II, it seems that they are actually of an early GFX 100S. Still, if Fujifilm were to release the new camera with an X-series-style silver finish, we would be very happy to see it!