Fujifilm rumoured to be announcing the X-T30 II (?) and GFX50S II on September 2nd

Aug 18, 2021

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Fujifilm rumoured to be announcing the X-T30 II (?) and GFX50S II on September 2nd

Aug 18, 2021

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Well, this is an odd one. Rather than making the Fujifilm X-T30 successor the X-T40, as logical numbering would dictate given Fujifilm’s history, they’re apparently going to be calling it the X-T30 II, according to a report on Fuji Rumors. There aren’t many details on this at all, really, or any, but it’s expected to be announced on September 2nd, alongside the much anticipated Fujifilm GFX50S II.

Exactly what the two cameras will bring to the table over their predecessors is unknown, but knowing Fuji, it’ll probably be something pretty awesome. Then a few weeks after the pre-orders open up, they’ll announce firmware for the old ones to bring them close to the spec of the new ones.

The Fujifilm X-T30 was released in February 2019. Two years seems like a pretty short life cycle, although the Fujifilm X-T20 was released in January 2017. Given that we’re already in August, one could potentially argue that an X-T30 successor is actually a few months overdue.

Over the X-T20, the X-T30 brought with it a slight bump in resolution, going from 24 to 26-megapixels, and video saw a little bump going from 4K UHD (3840×2160) to 4K DCI (4096×2160) with the bitrate doubled from 100Mbps to 200Mbps. The number of autofocus points was also increased from 325 to 425, with continuous shooting seeing a massive bump raising that relatively low 8 fps to a very impressive 30 fps.

As to what we can expect from the X-T30 II is unknown. The fact that they are going with a “Mark II” and not an X-T40, though, does suggest that this might just be a small incremental update, rather than something groundbreaking. But, I suppose we’ll see.

As for the GFX 50S II, well, the Fujifilm GFX 50S was released in January 2017. With more than a four and a half year gap, that one’s definitely ready for a refresh. But, like the X-T30 II, there’s really no news about it, other than that it’ll be announced on September 2nd. What do you think will be coming in that one?

[via Fuji Rumors]

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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    G Daniels

    I wish they would bring back the XS-1 superzoom, with a longer faster zoom, ibis and and maybe an aps-c sensor.