I’ve tried the Fujifilm X-T50 – it’s the ultimate digital solution for photography lovers

The Fujifilm X-T50 is a mirrorless camera which fuses a top sensor with easy to use features

The Fujifilm X-T50
(Image credit: Sam Cross)

Fujifilm launched a whole range of new products recently. An offering of four new products included a couple of cameras and a couple of lenses, spanning from their consumer-grade products through to top-end professional level gear.

Today, we’re looking at the Fujifilm X-T50. That’s the new APS-C mirrorless camera from the brand, and includes some top features which should make life easier for users.

I was able to get hands on with the new camera – paired with the new 18-50mm kit lens – to put it through its paces and see what makes it tick. Let’s dive in and take a look at the specs, as well as how it feels to use.

The Fujifilm X-T50

(Image credit: Sam Cross)

Fujifilm X-T50: key specs

Perhaps the most crucial spec point is that sensor. A 40.2MP X-Trans CMOS 5 is paired up with the X-Processor 5 for impressive shots. It makes mincemeat of the sensors in similar cameras from Sony and Canon, and should make for shots you can zoom in on without losing too much detail.

You’ll also find up to seven stops of in-body image stabilisation. That’s perfect for helping to keep your shots stable and sharp, and should give handheld users a little more hope of getting the right shot. 

Perhaps the most interesting new feature here is the film simulation dial. That brings tactile access to the different simulation modes, with a handful of hard-set options as well as some user customisable ones.

The Fujifilm X-T50

(Image credit: Sam Cross)

Fujifilm X-T50: Performance

In use, the X-T50 is just about everything you’d expect from a modern Fujifilm camera. The menu system is complete, but never feels overwhelming. It’s a tough balance to strike, but Fujifilm does it well.

Images are really impressive, too. That 40MP APS-C sensor really comes into its own here, offering the kind of sharpness you might not expect, even when zooming in.

Colours are bright and vibrant as well. Most of the shots you see here were snapped on the Velvia simulation – that’s just the one I prefer to use, though there are some shots with other simulations laced throughout.

I’m a big fan of that dial. It makes life so much easier, giving users a chance to quickly switch between styles without having to menu dive. With that being said, I still don’t think it’s perfect quite yet.

For me, there are still too many options which I just won’t use. I’d personally prefer to have a way of saving three to five favourites for quick access in an order I choose, rather than having to cycle through options I’ll almost never use.

It’s certainly an ergonomic pick. The compact body size is a real breeze to carry around as a daily shooter, never once feeling fatiguing.

Priced from £1,299 for the body only, this is certainly an interesting prospect. It’s a good chunk of change more expensive than the Fujifilm X-T30, but it’s also a much more entertaining proposition.

For me, the option with the new kit lens is the most appealing. At £1,649, that represents really strong value for money at the top end of the APS-C market. 

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at T3.com, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.