Fujifilm announces new classic design X-T50 APS-C camera

Fujifilm has announced a new interchangeable lens digital camera with an APS-C sized sensor. The Fujifilm X-T50 has a compact body styled to look like a classic 35 mm photography camera.

APS-C sensor

The Fujifilm X-T50 has a 40.2 MP X-trans CMOS 5 HR APS-C sized sensor. As a result, the camera has a crop factor of around 1.5x when compared to a camera with a full-frame sensor. In practice, this means that a 50 mm lens on the X-T50 will have the same field of view as a 76 mm lens on a full-frame camera. The sensor also features a standard ISO range from 125 to 12800. In addition, you can record video in F-Log2 for an improved dynamic range of more than 13 stops. The camera is powered by Fujifilm’s latest X-Processor 5 image processor.

Video recording

The X-T50 can record in an impressive range of video resolutions. The highest quality option is 6.2K at 30 fps. However, you can also shoot up to 60 fps in DCI 4K or 30 fps in DCI 4K HQ mode. The latter option delivers a higher quality 4K by using 6.2K oversampling. All of these resolutions can be recorded internally in 4:2:2 10-bit formats. In addition, you can output 4:2:2 10-bit in 6.2K 30p or DCI 4K 60p via the HMDI output. You can also output 4:2:2 12-bit RAW at 6.2K 30p via HDMI. This means you can record ProRes RAW or Blackmagic BRAW with an appropriate external recorder.


Fujifilm says that the X-T50 uses a newly developed autofocus technology with a significantly improved algorithm. The company says that the performance of the predictive autofocus for moving subjects has been greatly improved. In addition, the autofocus algorithm has been developed with deep learning technology. This means that the X-T50 can recognize animals, birds, cars, bikes, planes, trains, insects and drones, as well as human faces and eyes. The camera also has a 50% increase in the number of PDAF (phase detection autofocus) pixels to focus on fine-textured subjects.

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Image stabilization

The X-T50 features in-body image stabilization (IBIS) with an improved algorithm. This delivers up to seven stops of image stabilization in still photography mode. The IBIS also has improved control for when you are panning or tilting the camera while you take a photograph. In addition, the X-T50 has a more powerful IS mode boost which Fujifilm says it best for taking photographs while walking.

Compact design

The X-T50 has a lightweight body that weighs under 15.5 ounces (438 g). It features a three-inch 1.84 million dot rear tiltable LCD screen on the back. There is also a 2.36 million dot electronic viewfinder. In addition, the camera has a 3.5 mm microphone socket and a USB-C headphone port. The top of the X-T50 has a film simulation dial so you can switch between 20 film simulation modes.

What we think

The Fujifilm X-T50 packs a lot of features into a compact body. It also includes a great range of internal and external video recording options. One very exciting option is the ability to shoot DCI 4K oversampled from 6.2K video. This should deliver very sharp video footage. One limitation of the camera’s compact form factor is over overheating, however. Fujifilm says that at 77 oF (25 oC) you can record for up to 60 minutes at 4K 30p, but only 30 minutes at 4K 60p. Despite this, the X-T50 is an attractive choice for those who like its classic camera styling.

Pricing and availability

Fujifilm says that the new X-T50 will be available in June 2024. The camera will retail at $1,399 for the body only. It will also be available with the Fujinon XC15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens for $1,499 or the F16-50mm f/2.8-4.8 R LM WR lens for $1,799.

Pete Tomkies
Pete Tomkies
Pete Tomkies is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator from Manchester, UK. He also produces and directs short films as Duck66 Films. Pete's latest short Once Bitten... won 15 awards and was selected for 105 film festivals around the world.

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