Fujifilm GFX 50S II Gets 87% Overall Score and Silver Award at DPReview

DPReview has completed their Fujifilm GFX 50S II review and test results: The Fujifilm GFX 50S II medium format mirrorless camera achieves an excellent 87% overall score and Silver Award from the experts at DPReview.

Fujifilm GFX 50S II Key Features:

  • 51.4MP 43.8 x 32.9mm CMOS Sensor
  • X-Processor 4 Image Processor
  • 3.69m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3.2″ 2.36m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 117-Point Contrast-Detection AF System
  • Extended ISO 50-102400, 3 fps Shooting
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Multi Aspect Ratio Shooting
  • Film Simulation Modes
  • Weather-Sealed Magnesium Alloy Body

What we like

  • Some of the best image quality available
  • In-body stabilization extends circumstances in which you’ll get maximum resolution
  • Film Simulations give attractive processing options
  • Comparatively small and light
  • Dual-tilt LCD is excellent for portrait orientation shooting
  • Least expensive digital medium format camera ever
  • Well-thought-out video features
  • Matched card slots mean you only need one type of card
  • USB charging is convenient

What we don’t

  • Face/eye detection not as dependable as in rivals (and no eye detect in C-AF)
  • Autofocus isn’t the quickest
  • ‘Quick AF’ mode drains battery faster
  • Video is only Full HD (no 4K)
  • Exposure Comp needs its own button, even if you want to use a dial
  • Multi-shot mode very sensitive to movement of the camera or subject

Conclusion from DPReview:

The GFX 50S II is the least expensive and most refined 50MP medium format camera yet from Fujifilm. Image stabilization boosts the range of circumstances it can be used in, helping it to deliver image quality at the very extreme of what full-frame is capable of. It’s not the fastest camera on the market but it can make photography feel special and will deliver the best results this side of Fujifilm’s 100MP models if you’re shooting the kinds of photos it’s strongest at.

Good for

Landscape and studio work

Not so good for

Sports and social shooting

Fujifilm GFX 50S II body: $3,999 at Amazon, B&HAdorama.

Fujifilm GFX 50S II with 35-70mm Lens Kit: $4,499 at Amazon, B&HAdorama.

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