The saying “dynamite comes in small packages” perfectly describes the brand-new Fujifilm X-T50. Set to replace the X-T30 II, the X-T50 features a powerful 40.2 MP BSI APS-C sensor and the advanced X Processor 5, both of which are also found in the flagship X-T5. This camera allows beginner and hobbyist photographers to capture professional-quality images without the hefty price tag, making high-end photography more accessible.

Fujifilm X-T50

Image Capabilities

Like most Fuji X-T models, the camera is aimed at stills photographers. The camera can shoot up to 8 photos per second in continuous shooting mode when using the mechanical shutter. It has a fast maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 of a second, useful for freezing very fast-moving subjects. It features In-Body Image Stabilisation up to 7 stops, a 2.6M-DOT OLED Colour Viewfinder with a .62X magnification, and a 3.0-inch 1.6M dot 2-way tilting touch LCD. Fujifilm enthusiasts will be delighted to learn that the X-T50 comes with the brand’s signature 20 film simulations, now complemented by a new Film Simulation dial. This addition makes it effortless for photographers to switch between their favourite simulations on the fly. Its advanced autofocus capabilities and AI technology enable photographers to accurately track animals, birds, vehicles, and more. Compatible with all X-series lenses, this camera also incorporates a 1.4x and 2x digital teleconverter, expanding photographers’ framing possibilities.

Fujifilm X-T50

Video Capabilities

While the camera may be aimed at still photography, the camera does feature some pretty impressive video capabilities, supporting a maximum resolution of 6.2K at 30 fps for exceptionally detailed footage. It also offers 4K recording at 60 fps, ideal for capturing smooth motion, and Full HD (1080P) recording at a high frame rate of 240 fps, perfect for creating ultra-slow-motion videos. The video quality is further enhanced by its 4:2:2 chroma subsampling and 10-bit colour depth, which provide rich, accurate colours and finer gradation. Additionally, the camera features Fujifilm’s F-Log2 gamma curve, allowing for greater dynamic range and more flexibility in colour grading during post-production. With a bitrate of 360 Mbps, the camera ensures high-quality video with significant detail and minimal compression artifacts.

Physical Features

The Fujifilm X-T50 is designed with a single UHS-II SD card slot, ensuring high-speed data transfer and ample storage for both photos and videos. It is available in three sleek colour options: silver, black, and charcoal gray, catering to various aesthetic preferences. For audio and connectivity, the camera includes a 3.5mm microphone input, a remote release, a USB-C headphone adapter, and a Micro HDMI port, providing versatile options for external devices and accessories. Additionally, it supports wireless functionality with Frame.IO, enabling seamless integration into modern, cloud-based workflows.

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