There is no need to wait for the Black Friday camera deals (opens in a new tab) – because we’ve already spotted what has to be one of the camera deals of the year! The 50-megapixel Fujifilm GFX 50S II has had an incredible £700 reduction in price, bringing it down to just £2,799. This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen on this amazing medium format camera in the UK! And, better still, we found this mirrorless beast with a 35-70mm zoom for an equally attractive price of £3,199.
The physical dimensions of the sensor in the Fujifilm GFX 50S II (opens in a new tab) measure 43.8 x 32.9mm, which is 1.7 times the size of a 35mm full-frame sensor. Despite the large size of the central component inside the chassis, the body itself isn’t much larger than your average DSLR. It’s surprisingly light, although it feels a little big in the hand, but compared to other medium format cameras it’s quite small.
You get a very impressive 51.4-megapixel sensor that can shoot some really gorgeous 200MB stills, using Pixel Shift Multi-Shot mode. There’s a 117-point autofocus system and an expanded ISO sensitivity of 50-102,400.
What you might miss is 4K video recording. Unfortunately, the GFX 50S’ video capabilities cap out at Full HD 1080p with a maximum frame rate of 30 fps. Despite this, there is still something to be said for shooting with medium format cameras which have, for a very long time, been the preserve of professional photographers only.
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