Fujifilm GFX 50S II review

As long as you’re not a speed junkie, the medium format GFX 50S II might just tempt you away from full frame

5 Star Rating
Fujifilm GFX50S II
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Digital Camera World Verdict

Fujifilm is continuing the tradition of portability and affordability in its medium format cameras, making the GFX50S II one of the most tempting propositions yet. The lack of 4K video might keep some potential users away, but if speed and video aren’t important to you, then the advantages of a medium format sensor can be had for a far more affordable price than before.


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    Ergonomic body and controls

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    Relatively affordable

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    Impeccable image quality


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    Sluggish AF compared to other mirrorless

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    No 4K video

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    Heavy for long handheld use

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Fujifilm’s goal to make medium format photography accessible takes another step closer to going mainstream with the GFX50S II, the fifth model in the GFX series. On paper there doesn’t seem to be a huge difference between the Mark II and its predecessor, but a completely different body and a few internal upgrades – at a more tempting price point – could see some photographers making the switch to medium format.

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Sharmishta Sarkar
Managing Editor (APAC)

In addition to looking after they day-to-day functioning of Digital Camera World in Australia, Sharmishta is the Managing Editor (APAC) for TechRadar as well, and helps produce two of Future's photography print magazines Down Under. Her passion for photography started when she was wandering the wilds of India studying monkeys (yes, life took a sharp turn somewhere along the way) and is entirely self-taught. That puts her in the unique position of understanding what a beginner or enthusiast is looking for in a camera or lens, and writes to help those like her on their path to developing their skills or finding the best gear. While she experiments with quite a few genres of photography, her main area of interest is nature photography – wildlife, landscapes and macro. She still prefers an optical viewfinder but is utterly fascinated with what mirrorless technology has been able to achieve. 

With an ear to the ground in the Asia-Pacific territory, she is constantly on top of camera news and breaking developments in the Australian region, in addition to sourcing local deals during big retail events like Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday / Cyber Monday. 

She’s also a skilled stargazer, always eager to share astrophotography tips such as photographing the blood moon without even using a tripod!