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Fujifilm announces the X-T50 and XF16-50mmF2.8-4.8 R LM WR

· 16.May.2024

Fujifilm is back with another mega product release, which they’ve just announced at the X Summit in Sydney, Australia. Kicking things off is the newest camera and lens for the X Series: the X-T50 and XF16-50mmF2.8-4.8 R LM WR.


The X-T50 is the latest model in the X Series that delivers outstanding image quality with unique colour reproduction technology in a compact, lightweight body, weighing in at around 438g. The camera has a back-illuminated approx. 40.2 megapixel X-Trans™ CMOS 5 HR sensor, the high-speed image processing engine X-Processor 5 and a 5-axis in-body image stabilisation function that offers up to 7 stops of IBIS.

Versatile and intuitive, the X-T50 delivers the same excellent image quality and high performance as the X-T5 in an extremely portable and convenient package, sporting a new compact form factor with rounded design, allowing convenient and comfortable shooting from all angles. In addition, a Film Simulation Dial has been incorporated on the top plate of the camera for the very first time, allowing the user to easily switch between Film Simulations, a key feature unique to Fujifilm, which enables a wide variety of colour tones straight from the camera.


Main features

Exceptional image quality delivered by high-performance sensor and high-speed image processing engine

  • Back-illuminated 40.2 megapixel X-Trans™ CMOS 5 HR sensor offering impressive resolution while maintaining a high signal-to-noise ratio.
  • Improved pixel structure (ISO 125 adopted as the normal sensitivity) and fastest electronic shutter speed of 1/180,000s
  • AI-based subject detection AF developed using deep learning technology and AF prediction algorithm enabling more comfortable shooting of a wide range of subjects, including fast-moving cars and animals
  • 20 Film Simulation Modes including REALA ACE
  • High pixel count of approximately 40.2 megapixels utilised by the digital teleconverter function (images can be magnified by 1.4 times and 2 times)

Enhanced functionality for an expanded shooting range

  • 5-axis in-body image stabilisation function, with a maximum of 7.0 stops
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 video in 6.2K/30P with AF tracking function d
  • AUTO mode that detects the scene and automatically selects the optimal shooting settings, detects the subject and tracks it while keeping it in focus, making it easier to capture high-quality still images and movies

New, sophisticated product design delivers both style and performance

  • Rounded body design with a newly developed grip that sits comfortably in the hand, allowing excellent grip and stability when shooting from all angles
  • All-new Film Simulation Dial enables users to effortlessly switch between Film Simulation Modes according to the subject or scene, allowing photographers to enjoy different colour tones in both still and moving images
  • A pop-up flash integrated with the viewfinder is also mounted on the top plate
  • 1.84 million-dot, tiltable rear LCD monitor

Pricing and availability

The X-T50 will be available from 17th June 2024 at a suggested retail price of £1299 / $1399 / €1499. The camera body comes in a choice of black, silver or charcoal silver. It’s also available to buy in two kits, as follows:

  • X-T50 + XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ Kit (£1399 / $1499 / €1599)
  • X-T50 + XF16-50mmF2.8-4.8 R LM WR Kit (£1649 / $1799 / €1899)

XF16-50mmF2.8-4.8 R LM WR

The XF16-50mmF2.8-4.8 R LM WR is a standard zoom lens that covers a focal length range from wide-angle 16mm (equivalent to 24mm in 35mm format) to medium telephoto 50mm (equivalent to 76mm in 35mm format). It combines high-resolution performance from the 40.2 million pixel X-Trans™ CMOS 5 HR sensor throughout the entire zoom range and offers the lightest weight (approximately 240g) among the XF zoom lens range. 

Furthermore, this versatile lens is equipped with a high-speed and high-precision autofocus system, with magnification of 0.3x at the telephoto end (equivalent to magnification of 0.45x in 35mm format), and a weather resistant and -10°C low-temperature resistant structure, allowing use in a wide range of scenarios and environments.

Replacing the previous so-called ‘kit lens’, the XF18-55mmF2.8-4, the XF16-50mmF2.8-4.8 R LM WR covers a versatile focal length range, making it suitable for an extensive variety of applications, from wide-angle landscape and architectural photography when travelling, to portrait shooting with the mid-telephoto range. In addition to its high-resolution performance, it also has a close-up capability equivalent to half macro photography in 35mm format, making it effective for photographing food, crafts, plants and various everyday subjects.

As well as being available to purchase on its own, Fujifilm will also introduce lens kits with the X-T50, X-T5 and X-S20 cameras, which all have in-body image stabilisation to maximise the performance of the lens.


Main features

Zoom lens with versatile, high-quality shooting capabilities

  • Lens configuration of 9 groups and 11 elements, including 3 aspherical lenses and 3 ED lenses, suppressing chromatic aberration and maintaining high-resolution performance throughout the zoom range
  • Versatile focal length range, from a wide-angle 16mm (equivalent to 24mm in 35mm format) to a mid-telephoto 50mm (equivalent to 76mm in 35mm format)
  • Maximum shooting magnification of 0.3x at the telephoto end, allowing a minimum focusing distance of 24cm throughout the zoom range and as close as 15cm from the front of the lens to the subject

Comfortable and lightweight to use during long shoots

  • Approximate weight of just 240g, making it the lightest zoom lens in the XF lens line-up
  • Constant length design, where the lens does not extend during zooming

Fast and accurate autofocus

  • Internal focus method, which drives a compact and lightweight group of focus lenses with a linear motor, plus high-speed and high-precision autofocus system

Weather-resistant construction

  • Weather-resistance to withstand low temperatures (down to -10°C) with sealing applied to 13 areas of the lens barrel

Pricing and availability

TheXF16-50mmF2.8-4.8 R LM WR will be available from 17th June 2024 at a suggested retail price of £699 / $699 / €799. The lens will also be available to buy as a kit as follows:

  • X-T50 + XF16-50mmF2.8-4.8 R LM WR Kit (£1649 / $1799 / €1899)
  • X-T5 + XF16-50mmF2.8-4.8 R LM WR Kit (£2049 / $2099 / €2399)
  • X-S20 + XF16-50mmF2.8-4.8 R LM WR Kit (£1599 / $1699 / €1799)

For full product information, visit the Fujifilm X Series website.